Australia diminished after Ryan Harris forced to call it quits
Australia diminished after Ryan Harris forced to call it quits

It was a brief, late-life test career that always seemed to be a match-at-a-time proposition but paceman Ryan "Ryno" Harris made a crucial contribution to Australian cricket at a critical time.

Michael Clarke hails Ryan Harris as one of the best
Michael Clarke hails Ryan Harris as one of the best

Test captain Michael Clarke labelled Ryan Harris "as good as anyone who has played for Australia" after the fast bowler announced his retirement on Saturday because of injury.

Joe Root dismisses `ridiculous` David Warner excuse for attack
Joe Root dismisses `ridiculous` David Warner excuse for attack

England`s Joe Root has labelled David Warner`s reason for hitting him two years ago as "ridiculous" after the Australia batsman explained his actions just days before the start of this year`s Ashes series.

`New` England face Ashes acid test
`New` England face Ashes acid test

England will face the ultimate test of their stated desire to play bold and aggressive cricket as they bid to regain the Ashes from Australia in a five-match series that starts in Cardiff on Wednesday.

Steve Smith eager to have last Ashes laugh
Steve Smith eager to have last Ashes laugh

When Steven Smith made his Ashes debut in Perth during England`s victorious 2010/11 tour of Australia he was, following prompting from then captain Ricky Ponting, clear on his role in the team.

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills.

Ryan Harris absence 'massive blow' to Aussies, say former England cricketers
Ryan Harris absence 'massive blow' to Aussies, say former England cricketers

Former England cricketers said the absence of Ryan Harris was a massive blow to the Australian team after the pacer announced his shock retirement on Saturday due to a knee injury.

Ryan Harris announces shock retirement from international cricket
Ryan Harris announces shock retirement from international cricket

Veteran Australian pacer Ryan Harris has bid adieu to cricket which comes as a shock to many lovers of the game worldwide. Knee injury has forced Harris to retire from the sport and that serves as a big blow for the Aussies ahead of the Ashes starting from 10th July.

HWL Semifinals: World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium
HWL Semifinals: World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium

World champions Australia overcame some stiff resistance put up by Great Britain to notch up a 3-1 win and set up a title contest against Belgium in the men's Hockey World League Semifinals here.

Michael Clarke still fired by hunger for Ashes success
Michael Clarke still fired by hunger for Ashes success

Michael Clarke could not have looked less like the "pup" of his nickname as he prepared to depart Australian shores for his seventh and final Ashes series.

England captain Alastair Cook faces ultimate challenge
England captain Alastair Cook faces ultimate challenge

Alastair Cook faces his biggest ever challenge as England captain when he leads his young team into this year`s home Ashes series against Australia.

Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing.

Australia`s James Faulkner facing drink-driving charge
Australia`s James Faulkner facing drink-driving charge

Australia all-rounder James Faulkner accepted Friday he had made an "error of judgement" after being charged with drink-driving by Greater Manchester Police while playing for English county side Lancashire.

Alastair Cook best suited to lead England in Ashes: Andrew Strauss
Alastair Cook best suited to lead England in Ashes: Andrew Strauss

England cricket team director Andrew Strauss is convinced Alastair Cook is the best man to lead England into the Ashes, and said he will give the skipper no guarantee beyond this series.

Australian charity group accused of raising funds for Islamic State

 Members of an Australian charity group set up to help Syrian orphans, have been accused of raising funds for Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a media report said on Friday.

Sledging crackdown killing excitement in cricket: David Warner
Sledging crackdown killing excitement in cricket: David Warner

Australia opening batsman David Warner on Friday insisted that the recent moves by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to crack down on sledging are taking the excitement out of the game.

Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL
Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL

World champions The Netherlands outplayed Australia 5-1 to set up a title clash with South Korea on Saturday in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here.

Dawood sent Chhota Shakeel to lead assault on Chhota Rajan: Reports

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was allegedly directly involved in the plan hatched to eliminate his rival Chhota Rajan, claim reports.

Tom Westley follows Alastair Cook`s lead as Australia toil
Tom Westley follows Alastair Cook`s lead as Australia toil

Essex opener Tom Westley followed in the footsteps of England captain Alastair Cook by making an impressive century for Essex against the touring Australians at Chelmsford on Thursday.

Pet dog gnawed to the bone leg of Aus owner found dead: Report

A man, who was found dead in a home in suburban Australia, had his right leg missing and the left one gnawed to the bone by his pet dog, a media report said today.