England ends semifinal stumbles to reach cricket final

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — After a year of semifinal frustration for England soccer fans and players alike, the country is finally celebrating reaching the final of a major sporting tournament. ...

Sky-high headache for ICC ahead of final

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Cricket's governing body has a sky-high headache: How can it stop planes flying over World Cup games carrying political messages? A small plane circled the...

Helmet knocked off, bloodied Carey bats on for Australia

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — As a wicketkeeper Alex Carey is used to catching things at high speed. That now includes his own helmet. England pacer Jofra Archer — who can reach speeds ...

Morgan wants to use 'The E Factor' against Australia

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — England captain Eoin Morgan is hoping to take advantage of the Edgbaston effect in the Cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia on Thursday. Ahead of ...

Finch goes dog-watching ahead of semifinal vs England

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aaron Finch wants to see a dog — and not a dreaded duck — in the next 24 hours. The Australia captain was asked how his team would relax ahead of the Crick...

England takes on 'perfect' Australia for final prize

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — For England to advance to the Cricket World Cup final in front of its own fans, Australia must do something it has never done before in seven previous semifinals at the tour...

Prolific Sharma leading charmed life at Cricket World Cup

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Catch him if you can. Rohit Sharma became the leading scorer at the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday, and once again had a little help from the opposition desp...

Sharma hits 4th ton as India sets Bangladesh 315 to win

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — India finished on 314-9 at Edgbaston to set Bangladesh a tough run chase which could have been a lot worse for the Tigers as they seek to stay in the Cricket World Cup on Tu...

Roy's return gives England needed boost

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Jason Roy and James Vince make a good double act for England: Roy hits bowlers, Vince catches batters. England revived its struggling Cricket World Cup cam...

No longer unbeaten, India chases semifinal spot v Bangladesh

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — When India's players get on the bus for their World Cup match against Bangladesh, there's one thing they can no longer take onboard: an unbeaten record. Th...

England sets India a victory target of 338 at World Cup

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — England finished 337-7 in its 50 overs on Sunday and set unbeaten India a victory target that no team has ever achieved in the Cricket World Cup. But the 3...

Struggling England faces India in must-win 'away' home game

England can rely on playing its must-win game in front of the noisiest, most passionate, drum-banging, trumpet-blasting cricket fans in the land who will cheer every mistake by the opposition. ...

Pakistan chases 238 to beat New Zealand

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme came to unbeaten New Zealand's rescue Wednesday with a 132-run partnership for the sixth wicket to lift the 2015 World Cup finalist's t...

3's company: Williamson used to early entrance at World Cup

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Kane Williamson doesn't open for New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup. He just comes in very quickly after the innings has started. Ahead of the match at E...

New Zealander Guptill becomes an unwanted hit at World Cup

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Martin Guptill hit his way into the record books on Wednesday. Just not in the way he wanted. The opening batsman became the first New Ze...