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A sign: 4-0 represents another humbling Ashes for England

SYDNEY (AP) — England ended another Ashes tour on a humbling note at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sick and tired young skipper Joe Root was asleep in the dressing rooms after an inning...

Root battles illness to try and save England in 5th test

SYDNEY (AP) — Joe Root's final day of the Ashes series was a miserable one in many ways after the England captain was admitted to hospital suffering from a stomach bug then saw his team soundly beaten...

Marsh brothers score centuries, emulate Waugh twins at SCG

SYDNEY (AP) — So often the subject of criticism regarding selection in the Australian test cricket team, Shaun and Mitch Marsh shared milestone centuries together on a remarkable Sunday in the fifth A...

Marsh siblings score tons; Australia 578-5 at lunch, day 4

SYDNEY (AP) — Centuries to Shaun and Mitch Marsh led Australia to 578-5 at lunch on day four, helping build a commanding 232-run over England in the fifth Ashes test. Resuming at 479...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--BARCELONA-COUTINHO BARCELONA, Spain — Philippe Coutinho is joining Barcelona after Liverpool agreed Saturday to sell the Brazilian in a deal that ...

Khawaja answers critics with first century in an Ashes test

SYDNEY (AP) — Usman Khawaja answered his critics Saturday with the best way he knows how: By scoring runs, and lots of them. Khawaja made 171 on the third day of the fifth Ashes test...

Khawaja century leads Australia to 277-3 at lunch, day 3

SYDNEY (AP) — Usman Khawaja scored his first test hundred in over a year and Steve Smith just missed yet another Don Bradman record as Australia reached 277-3 at lunch on the third day of the fifth As...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LIVERPOOL, England — Virgil van Dijk becomes an instant favorite at Liverpool by marking his debut with a late goal to clinch a 2-...

Steve Smith is second-quickest to tally 6,000 test runs

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Steve Smith reached another milestone during an extraordinary summer of batting by reaching 6,000 career test runs during the second day of the fifth Ashes test against...

England all out for 346 on day 2 of 5th test

SYDNEY (AP) — Some big hitting by the lower order helped England reach 346 and a competitive first-innings total at lunch on the second day of the fifth Ashes test. Despite losing th...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--TOTTENHAM-WEST HAM LONDON — Tottenham hosts West Ham in the 30th Premier League game in the last 10 days as a packed festive schedule comes to an ...

Root fails again to turn a good start into a century

SYDNEY (AP) — Despite batting for 4 1/2 hours and frustrating one of the world's best bowling units, England captain Joe Root failed again to convert a good start into a century during the fifth Ashes...

England wins toss, bats first against Australia in 5th test

SYDNEY (AP) — England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the rain-delayed start to the fifth Ashes test at a damp Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Passing sh...

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TOP STORY: SOC--MAN UNITED-ROONEY MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's joint leading scorer of all time when he scored his 249th goal for t...

Smith looking ahead to India series

SYDNEY (AP) — Just moments after Australia completed its first test series win in nearly a year by clean sweeping Pakistan on Saturday, captain Steve Smith shifted his focus to the tour of top-ranked ...