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Column: Footy, anyone? Niche fans cheer on sports from afar

Sep. 23, 2022 04:25 AM EDT

Early Saturday morning, at half past midnight, a small but passionate group of fans will gather in front of our American TVs to watch the Grand Final, the Super Bowl of Aussie rules football. Something unites those of us — insomnia, perhaps? — who choose to adopt a sport from the...

Ticket crush for India-Australia cricket match injures 20

Sep. 22, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Twenty people were injured in a stampede when thousands of people thronged counters selling tickets for an India-Australia Twenty20 cricket match in southern India, police said on Thursday. The crush of cricket enthusiasts occurred as the tickets sale...

After the death of a renowned queen, life in London goes on

Sep. 12, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On morning television, the moment was singularly somber — the departure of the hearse bearing the flag-draped coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. But at the very same hour, as fans in shorts and Ray-Bans streamed into London’s Oval stadium for a long-anticipated cricket match, you...

Sports in Britain resume, pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 10, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

Wearing black armbands, test cricketers from England and South Africa held a minute’s silence before a bell was chimed once by a high-ranking member of the military at the Oval. Over to the west of London, golfers from around the world paused their rounds and other pros, officials...

Live updates: French president sends condolences to PM Truss

Sep. 10, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron turned his attention from the new head of state to the new head of government on Saturday evening. He sent condolences to Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss and said that ties between France and the United Kingdom have long roots in...

Premier League games off as 'mark of respect' to queen

Sep. 09, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

The English Premier League postponed its round of matches as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, adding to the cancellation of high-profile golf, cricket and horse racing across a mourning Britain on Friday. The top-flight soccer clubs held a meeting on...

Pakistan frees TV executive held over an anti-army broadcast

Aug. 11, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday ordered the release of a TV news director who was arrested the previous day over an anti-army broadcast, his colleagues and lawyer said. The release of Ammad Yousaf, a senior executive at...

Taliban say 2 died in Friday explosion at Kabul cricket game

Jul. 30, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday raised the casualty toll from a hand grenade explosion during a cricket game in the capital of Kabul the previous day, saying two civilians at the stadium died from the blast. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion but...

Kabul hospital says explosion at cricket game wounded 13

Jul. 29, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A grenade exploded on Friday during a cricket game in Kabul, wounding 13 spectators at the stadium, an emergency hospital in the Afghan capital said. The Italian-run Emergency Hospital in Kabul said on Twitter that 12 of the wounded were hospitalized while one...

Hall of Famers in push for baseball in cricket-mad region

Jul. 28, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Two Hall of Fame baseball players are leading a push to bring the sport that made them famous to India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and ex-Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin are the familiar faces...