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Aug 9, 2015

Cricket Australia says to review foreign flops

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s cricket board has promised a review of the Ashes debacle after the dead rubber test at The Oval and will seek answers to the team’s continued flops on foreign pitches.

Eighteen months after blitzing England 5-0, Australia’s rout in Nottingham to surrender the Ashes 3-1 has again exposed the team as home-track bullies.

Aug 9, 2015

Cricket-Cricket Australia says to review foreign flops

MELBOURNE, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Australia’s cricket board has promised a review of the Ashes debacle after the dead rubber test at The Oval and will seek answers to the team’s continued flops on foreign pitches.

Eighteen months after blitzing England 5-0, Australia’s rout in Nottingham to surrender the Ashes 3-1 has again exposed the team as home-track bullies.

Aug 8, 2015

Australia’s Clarke to retire after Ashes – report

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire at the end of the current Ashes series, bringing a dismal end to a storied 114-test career, Channel Nine reported on Saturday.

Time looked to be running out for Clarke after he failed again with the bat on Friday as his team slid towards a humiliating Ashes defeat.

Aug 8, 2015

Cricket-Australia’s Clarke to retire after Ashes – report

MELBOURNE, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire at the end of the current Ashes series, bringing a dismal end to a storied 114-test career, Channel Nine reported on Saturday.

Time looked to be running out for Clarke after he failed again with the bat on Friday as his team slid towards a humiliating Ashes defeat.

Aug 8, 2015

Bells toll for Michael Clarke in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Michael Clarke’s storied 114-test career appears certain to end sourly after the Australia captain failed again with the bat to slow his team’s slide into an humiliating Ashes defeat.

Leaden-footed and ill at ease at the crease, Clarke eked 13 grudging runs from 37 deliveries before being caught in the slips off seamer Mark Wood on day two of the fourth test.

Aug 8, 2015

Bells toll for Clarke in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Michael Clarke’s storied 114-test career appears certain to end sourly after the Australia captain failed again with the bat to slow his team’s slide into an humiliating Ashes defeat.

Leaden-footed and ill at ease at the crease, Clarke eked 13 grudging runs from 37 deliveries before being caught in the slips off seamer Mark Wood on day two of the fourth test.

Aug 8, 2015

Cricket-Bells toll for Clarke in Australia

MELBOURNE, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Michael Clarke’s storied 114-test career appears certain to end sourly after the Australia captain failed again with the bat to slow his team’s slide into an humiliating Ashes defeat.

Leaden-footed and ill at ease at the crease, Clarke eked 13 grudging runs from 37 deliveries before being caught in the slips off seamer Mark Wood on day two of the fourth test.

Aug 7, 2015

Asia’s first sprint king Ning puts doping stain behind him

By Ian Ransom

(Reuters) – Ning Zetao’s stunning 100 meters freestyle win at the world championships was an unexpected triumph for a swimmer determined to put a troubled past and the smear of a doping ban behind him.

The 22-year-old from China’s heartland province of Henan became the first Asian swimmer to win the blue riband event, roaring home to edge Australian favorite Cameron McEvoy and clock an impressive 47.85 seconds in the Kazan pool.

Jul 28, 2015

Aboriginal Goodes takes break after fan abuse

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Adam Goodes, a champion Aboriginal footballer and a former Australian of the Year, has been given time off by his Sydney Swans team after suffering months of jeering from spectators in the country’s premier sports competition.

Anti-racism activist Goodes has been booed by crowds for most of this Australian Football League (AFL) season, alarming Aboriginal advocates and shining a spotlight on race relations in a country that sees itself as a beacon of tolerance.

Jul 26, 2015

Rugby-Foley kicking himself after wayward night in Mendoza

MELBOURNE, July 26 (Reuters) – An emphatic 34-9 win over Argentina helped Australia build momentum for a Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand, but Bernard Foley’s suspect kicking underlined a big problem for the Wallabies’ World Cup ambitions.

The 25-year-old flyhalf was slow to leave the field after the pre-match warmup in Mendoza on Saturday, taking extra time to cram in as many practice kicks as possible.

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      "Based in home-town of Melbourne covering sports in Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Asia Sports desk. Previously covered general news and politics in Beijing with a special focus on the Beijing 2008 Olympics."
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