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Lyon joins Warne, McGrath as Aussies with 400 test wickets

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A bit of banter from the new captain was all Nathan Lyon needed to end his 11-month wait to move from 399 test wickets and become just the third Australian to hit the 400 mi...

Root: England's best option is to make brave calls

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Joe Root didn’t back away from the contentious calls to bat first in the Ashes series opener when conditions appeared to heavily favor the bowlers, or on a team selection th...

Australia beats England by 9 wickets to open Ashes series

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A new era of Australian cricket with fast bowler Pat Cummins leading the team and Alex Carey behind the stumps started with a familiar result for an Ashes test at the Gabba....

Root's record helps lead an England rally in Ashes opener

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Joe Root set a record for most runs in a calendar year by an England test batter and shared an unbroken 159-run stand with Dawid Malan on Friday to lead a rally in the Ashes...

Head, Warner help Australia to 196-run lead in Ashes opener

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Warner set up the innings with a chance-filled 94 and Travis Head took over with an unbeaten century after a mini-collapse in the middle order to guide Australia to 34...

Starc's first-ball wicket is fodder for a new Ashes memory

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — When it comes to first-ball folklore in the Ashes, new Australia captain Pat Cummins thinks it’s time for a hit to take precedence over a miss. Left-arm pa...

Ashes: Cummins takes 5 wickets, England out for 147 on Day 1

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — England captain Joe Root won the toss, opted to bat and lost opener Rory Burns on the very first delivery of the Ashes series, a late swinging yorker from Australia paceman ...

Ashes could revolve around contest between Cummins and Root

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — One particular contest between bat and ball could shape this Ashes series. Pat Cummins is set to lead the home team, putting a fast bowler’s perspective on...

With Anderson out, England leaves call on 11 to toss

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jimmy Anderson is sidelined but his fellow pace veteran Stuart Broad is in contention to play in the Ashes series opener after being included in a 12-man England squad on th...

Anderson to miss series-opening Ashes test for England

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jimmy Anderson has been ruled out of the first Ashes test against Australia, leaving England without its leading wicket taker for a match that could set the tone for the ser...

East Asia Super League aims high, from startup to Big 3

One is the so-called Golden Boy of the Philippines. Another is the first 100 million-yen-a-season basketball player in Japan. The East Asia Super League is set to launch next October...

Buttler open to another day-night Ashes test, or any cricket

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An extra day-night test match on the Ashes tour is something England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is more than open to. Any cricket at all would suit him just ...

Cavallo comes out in a big statement before A-League season

Josh Cavallo recorded the statement that he'd been too concerned to talk about publicly for a very long time. “There's something personal that I need to share with everyone: I'm a fo...

Trading shots: Lawmakers differ on Aussie Open vaccinations

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The back-and-forth debate over unvaccinated tennis players being allowed to contest the Australian Open in January heightened Wednesday with the prime minister and a state p...

Prospect of no jab, no visa for Australian Open tennis stars

Tennis players who haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccination are unlikely to get a visa to enter the country for the Australian Open in Melbourne in January, according to the political leader of the sta...