Strauss makes derogatory Pietersen remarks - reports

Former England captain Andrew Strauss was caught on microphone making derogatory remarks about ex-team mate Kevin Pietersen during an MCC v Rest of the World exhibition match at Lord`s on Saturday, media reports said.

`Oz fan` McIlroy `stunned` by `vitriolic sledging` between England, Oz in Ashes

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has said that he is `stunned` by the level of vitriolic sledging between Australia and England in the ongoing Ashes series

Johnson says his `short-pitched bowling` to England `not dangerous` but `within rules`

First Ashes Test destroyer Mitchell Johnson has denied that his short-pitched bowling to the England tail should be classified as dangerous bowling despite admitting that Australia had a plan to go really hard at the tailenders.

BBL`s second stint fails to recreate first edition`s magic

Australia`s much-hyped Twenty20 Big Bash League`s second stint has failed to recreate the magic of its first edition with ratings down 30 per cent and crowds dipping nearly 40 per cent from the same stage of the competition last year.