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Citing decreasing COVID cases, South Africa ends emergency

Apr. 05, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With declining cases of COVID-19, South Africa on Tuesday ended its national state of disaster, the legal framework used for two years to impose restrictions to combat the pandemic. South African sports fans can now return to stadiums in large numbers to watch...

Celebrities pay tribute to cricketer Shane Warne at service

Mar. 30, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An eclectic array of celebrities including singer Elton John, golfing legend Greg Norman and champion surfer Kelly Slater paid tribute on Wednesday to their friend, former Australian cricketer Shane Warne, at a star-studded state memorial service. More...

Thousands to commemorate Warne, cricket's 'box office' star

Mar. 29, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Shane Warne mixed with Mick Jagger and Elton John, bowled to Ed Sheeran in the practice nets at the spiritual home of cricket, and for a while was engaged to be married to Liz Hurley. He had poker face for poker, a head for cricket and a knack for taking...

Body of cricket great Shane Warne arrives back in Australia

Mar. 10, 2022 07:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The body of cricket great Shane Warne is back in Australia. Just before dawn outside Bangkok his coffin — draped in an Australian flag — was put into an ambulance at the Thai Police Forensic Institute and driven to an international airport. A private...

A master on field, enigmatic off; Shane Warne dies aged 52

Mar. 06, 2022 01:00 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Shane Warne, whose artful and record-breaking spin bowling on the cricket field was matched by his impish allure and often controversial career off the pitch, was remembered by all manner of athletes, actors, prime ministers and rock stars on Saturday following his...

Shane Warne, one of cricket's iconic players, dies at 52

Mar. 04, 2022 19:49 PM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52. Known around the cricket globe as “Warnie,” he revived and elevated the art of leg spin...