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Report: Taliban has banned women's sports in Afghanistan

Sep. 08, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's SBS TV has quoted a Taliban spokesperson as saying that women's sports — and women's cricket specifically — will be banned by his group in Afghanistan. “In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be...

Love of cricket in NC town reflects changing demographics

Aug. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Before 2018, Jaskaran Malhotra, a member of the U.S. national cricket team, had never heard of Morrisville. Malhotra grew up in the northern state of Punjab in India, about 200 miles north of New Delhi, where cricket is a popular sport. As a...

Chopra wins India’s 1st gold in Olympic track and field

Aug. 07, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Neeraj Chopra held a corner of the India flag in each hand and raised it over his head. A half-hour later, the tri-color was flying at the top of the mast at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium and Chopra was standing atop the medal podium, feeling on top of the...

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid

Jul. 21, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids. The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956. ...

What pairs with beetle? Startups seek to make bugs tasty

Jul. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and something a bit more unusual — ground acheta domesticus, better known as cricket powder. Di Costanzo is an edible insect...

The Latest: Australia to tighten restrictions in Sydney

Jul. 08, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australian authorities are further tightening restrictions in Sydney after reporting 44 new community cases, the largest number since a coronavirus outbreak began there last month. The city of more than 5 million is already in lockdown. New South Wales State...

AP PHOTOS: British sports fans making up for lost time

Jul. 03, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Few countries have elevated sports' role in society quite as much as Britain, so the absence of crowds during the pandemic has been a constant reminder, if any were needed, of the far-reaching toll of the coronavirus. The steady return of fans over the...