Cricket

A man comes in to bowl during a cricket match on a patch of wasteland in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. At dozens of makeshift pitches on wasteland around Doha, workers from all over South Asia gather to play on their one free day of the week. The stadium hosting the world track and field championship, and the arenas for the 2022 soccer World Cup, are at best distant lights on the horizon. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 2:27 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most played sport in Qatar is nowhere near the country's glitzy, air-conditioned stadiums. Cricket is king among the migrant workers who make up most of the energy-rich emirate's population, and Friday is game day. At dozens of grass-free pitches in the shadow of construction...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 26, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwe players applaud their fans after the group A soccer match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission says it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission regulates sport in Zimbabwe and says it wants the Zimbabwe Football Association to be run by a normalization committee. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, fans arrive before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, in London. Major League Baseball is trying to muscle in on a crowded marketplace in Britain dominated by soccer but also filled with cricket, rugby _ and this month Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
July 06, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Making the long walk from the Stratford train station through a mall and to Olympic Stadium, fans headed to the first Major League Baseball games in Europe passed retailers filled with gear from Premier League clubs. Next on the route was a tented pop-up outlet brimming with...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, senior curator Tom Shieber poses with uniforms worn by a cricket wicket-keeper, left, and a baseball catcher at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Baseball has never been as big as soccer or cricket in Britain, but it has deep roots _ by some measure, in fact, deeper than its storied history in the United States. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London for Major League Baseball’s first games in Europe this weekend is being treated as a festival of Americana, but it may be that what has come to be regarded as America’s game in fact started in England, before the revolution _ or insurrection, depending on the teller _ separated the colonies from the mother country. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 28, 2019 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Baseball has never been as big as soccer or cricket in Britain, but it has deep roots — by some measure, in fact, deeper than its storied history in the United States. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London for Major League Baseball's first games in Europe...
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Australia's Ashley Barty reacts after beating Germany's Julia Goerges during the final match of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, Sunday June 23, 2019. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 9:30 am
Ash Barty never had been ranked inside the WTA's top 10 until April. As of Monday, she is No. 1. The 23-year-old Australian never had been as far as the quarterfinals at any Grand Slam tournament until January. As of this month, she is the French Open champion — and as of next week, she'll be among...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 11, 2019 - 7:26 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty's father had a pretty good idea when his daughter had made the decision to return to tennis after nearly two years playing professional cricket. "One day I came home and found about four boxes of new tennis balls at the front door," Rob Barty told Australian...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Australian tennis legends Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver hold the women's and men's trophies, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the official start of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ashleigh Barty’s first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was “a joy to watch.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 08, 2019 - 8:08 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Evonne Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ash Barty's first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was "a joy to watch." Goolagong Cawley won the French Open in 1971, the first of her seven Grand Slam singles tennis titles. "What a wonderful result for...
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