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  • Mar 29, 2015
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No brotherly love lost as co-hosts vie for glory in Cricket World Cup final

After 48 matches involving teams from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, cricket's global showcase has distilled itself into a local derby.

28 Mar 2015 - 11:56pm
Aussie run machine Steve Smith does it again

Steve Smith's golden summer just keeps on getting better. Australia's new run-scoring machine just can't seem to do any wrong and now he is off to the Cricket World Cup final.

26 Mar 2015 - 10:48pm
Aussie run machine Steve Smith does it again

Australia skipper Michael Clarke is confident his side will have no problem handling the weight of local expectation when they meet reigning champions India in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final...

26 Mar 2015 - 12:05am
Aussie run machine Steve Smith does it again

All sport is pointless. When you look at it objectively, it seems pretty stupid to spend 90 minutes trying to put a glorified pig's bladder in the back of a net. In the greater scheme of things,...

26 Mar 2015 - 12:40am
Aussie run machine Steve Smith does it again

New Zealanders hailed the Black Caps’ cliffhanger World Cup semi-final win over South Africa as one of the country’s top sporting moments and finally began dreaming of even greater glory in the...

25 Mar 2015 - 9:17am
Australia have the edge over India, Steve Smith believes

Steve Smith piled up a lot of runs against India leading into the World Cup, and reckons the defending champions still have a few scars from their underwhelming tour against Australia.

24 Mar 2015 - 11:23pm

Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball on Tuesday for New Zealand to beat South Africa by four wickets in a cliffhanger and reach their first Cricket World Cup final.

24 Mar 2015 - 11:21pm


Martin Guptill's record-shattering double century and Trent Boult's four-wicket haul sent New Zealand sailing into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals as they trounced the West Indies by 143 runs on...

22 Mar 2015 - 12:32am

There are some days when you are grateful for the lack of a single, elite athletic bone in your body. Grateful for the fact that your delusions of one day being a professional athlete basically...

23 Mar 2015 - 8:54pm

Australian Shane Watson admitted he was fortunate to escape Wahab Riaz's classic spell of intimidating, eyeball-to-eyeball fast bowling in Friday's World Cup quarter-final, which Australia won.

21 Mar 2015 - 12:04am

New Zealand will stick with their crash, bang, wallop brand of cricket in today's World Cup quarter-final against West Indies because it gives them the best chance of winning, captain Brendon...

20 Mar 2015 - 11:46pm

Tensions appeared to be rising around the long awaited welterweight world title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, with the fighters’ camps reportedly at odds over a proposed...

20 Mar 2015 - 6:45pm

History favours Australia, but Pakistan's astonishing ability to conjure magical wins promises enthralling cricket during their World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

19 Mar 2015 - 10:50pm

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised his team for their spirited revival after storming into the World Cup semi-finals on Thursday.

19 Mar 2015 - 10:47pm

Defending champions India steam into Thursday's quarter-final against first-timers Bangladesh with the momentum of an unbeaten six-game pool run as the Cricket World Cup becomes cut-throat.

18 Mar 2015 - 10:26pm

South Africa stormed into the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday with a nine-wicket rout of Sri Lanka, which brought the curtain down on the ODI careers of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene...

18 Mar 2015 - 11:24pm

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao enjoyed a strong first day of sparring on Tuesday in preparation for his May 2 showdown with unbeaten US rival Floyd Mayweather.

18 Mar 2015 - 10:36am

China’s Dongfeng Race Team led the Volvo Ocean Race’s six-strong fleet out of New Zealand’s waters as the yachts finally set sail for the most daunting leg of the nine-month offshore marathon on...

18 Mar 2015 - 10:18am

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hopes his side can feed off yet more passionate support from expatriate and travelling fans in Wednesday's World Cup quarter-final against South Africa in Sydney...

18 Mar 2015 - 12:42am

Manny Pacquiao was given a random drug test on Saturday, only two days after the US Anti-Doping Agency revealed the Filipino boxing icon and future foe Floyd Mayweather agreed to Olympic-style...

16 Mar 2015 - 6:21pm

Boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler knows exactly what Manny Pacquiao is going through as he prepares to take on Floyd Mayweather – and he says now’s the time for the Filipino star to let the...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:13pm

Pakistan and the West Indies secured the two remaining places in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals after coming through must-win matches in the last of the tournament's group games on Sunday

15 Mar 2015 - 10:13pm

Sergey Kovalev stopped former champion Jean Pascal in the eighth round to retain his trio of world light heavyweight boxing titles.

15 Mar 2015 - 11:34pm

Lewis Hamilton fought off teammate Nico Rosberg to give Mercedes an easy victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

15 Mar 2015 - 10:01pm

World champion Lewis Hamilton scorched to pole position more than half-a-second faster than teammate Nico Rosberg as he led a Mercedes one-two at Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

14 Mar 2015 - 11:36pm

India and Australia wrapped up their World Cup group campaigns in style yesterday, paving the way for a knife-edge finish today when Pakistan, West Indies and Ireland will tussle over the last two...

14 Mar 2015 - 11:22pm

Opener Martin Guptill and paceman Tim Southee praised New Zealand's fightback in their hard-earned win over Bangladesh in Hamilton on Friday, hoping it will stand them in good stead in the...

13 Mar 2015 - 11:15pm


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