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Ireland beats Afghanistan by 7 wickets in 1st T20

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Ireland clinched their first home T20 International win of the season by beating Afghanistan by seven wickets in Belfast on Tuesday. George Dockrell...

Pakistan drops fast bowler Hasan Ali for ODIs and Asia Cup

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has dropped fast bowler Hasan Ali for a limited-overs series against the Netherlands and the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Hasan has been ...

Houston takes Auburn's Jabari Smith with third overall pick

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pic...

Nigerians blame fuel shortage on Ukraine war, fixed prices

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is grappling with widespread fuel shortages that are forcing motorists to spend hours in lines to buy gas and causing prices to surge for transportation and basic commodi...

Two Nigeria churches attacked; worshippers killed, abducted

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked two churches in rural northwestern Nigeria on Sunday, killing three people, witnesses and a state official said, weeks after a similar attack in the West African ...

Gunmen kill 32 in northwest Nigeria villages, say residents

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Attacks by armed gangs on motorcycles are blamed for the deaths of at least 32 people in rural northwestern Nigeria, residents told The Associated Press. The g...

Pakistan cuts Usman Qadir for ODI series against West Indies

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has dropped leg-spinner Usman Qadir and hard-hitting batters Asif Ali and Haider Ali for next month’s limited-overs international series against the West Indies. ...

Indonesia tourist bus smashes into billboard, killing 14

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — A tourist bus with an apparently drowsy driver slammed into a billboard Monday on a highway on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 14 people and injuring 19 ot...

Indonesia: Over a dozen killed as tour bus hits billboard

At least fourteen people were killed in Indonesia's East Java province when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed into an advertising billboard. Nineteen people were also injured in the crash,...

Australia names full-strength squads for Sri Lanka tour

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia will be at close to full strength for all three legs of its Sri Lankan tour as 34 players were named Friday for the all-format matches in June and July. ...

Explosion hits marketplace in northeast Nigeria; 6 killed

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion has rocked a marketplace in Nigeria's northeast killing six people, police and emergency response services told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ...

Richardson out of Cricket Australia's contracted player list

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Jhye Richardson has been cut from Cricket Australia’s contracted list after the surprising rise of fellow paceman Scott Boland. Richardson was...

Barnes scores 25 in Kings' 2nd win over Rockets in 3 days

HOUSTON (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Houston Rockets 122-117 on Friday night. The Rockets and Kings were playing each other for the sec...

Kings used balanced scoring attack to beat Rockets 121-118

HOUSTON (AP) — Davion Mitchell, Damian Jones and Trey Lyles scored 24 points each, and the Sacramento Kings outlasted the Houston Rockets for a 121-118 win Wednesday night. It was a...

Cummins elated after Australia wins test series in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Up there with winning the Ashes. Australia captain Pat Cummins was jubilant after his team thrived in testing cricket conditions to win the test series agains...