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Other Sport 29 Oct 2018 | 1:45 AM Premium

Baseball - Red Sox add to Game Five drama by starting Price

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As if the drama of the World Series had not been unpredictable enough, the Boston Red Sox threw out their latest surprise when they named pitcher David Price as the starter for Sunday's Game Five against the Los Angeles Dodgers.    Red Sox manager Alex Cora revealed that he had shuffled the pitching rotation following Saturday's come-from-behind 9-6 win over the Dodgers.Game One starter Chris Sale was expected to again get the ball but, with the Red Sox leading 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, they will turn back to Game Two winner Price.    "It's something we talked about before (Game Four). We feel like David is good (for Sunday)," Cora said.    "We feel that this is a good spot for David, in a National League park to start a game. Obviously he's been throwing the ball well.

Cricket 28 Oct 2018 | 1:05 AM Premium

Kohli's third straight ton in vain as West Indies level series

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India captain Virat Kohli struck his third consecutive hundred but it was not enough as West Indies defeated the hosts by 43 runs in the third one-day international on Saturday to square the five-match series at 1-1.

Cricket 16 Oct 2018 | 2:05 AM Premium

England's Dawson out of Sri Lanka tour with side strain

(Reuters) - Spinner Liam Dawson has been withdrawn from the England squad in Sri Lanka after sustaining a right side strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.

Cricket 07 Aug 2018 | 10:30 PM Premium

Cricket - Pope ready to emulate England team mate Curran

LONDON (Reuters) - Young Surrey batsman Ollie Pope has come a long way in a short time and says he will be ready if, as looks likely, he makes his England debut against India at Lord's on Thursday.

Cricket 30 Jul 2018 | 2:07 PM Premium

Ball-tampering a 'cry for help' in unbalanced sport - Steyn

MUMBAI (Reuters) - South African paceman Dale Steyn believes this year's Australian ball-tampering scandal could be viewed as a "cry for help" because the balance between bat and ball in cricket has become so skewed in favour of the batsmen.

Football 11 Jul 2018 | 11:00 PM Premium

Soccer Players and Their Coach Are on the Mend, Thailand Says

MAE SAI, Thailand — Twelve young soccer players and their coach were recovering well Wednesday, a day after the last of them left the remote cave in Thailand where they had been trapped since late June, a Thai public health official said.

Cricket 28 Jun 2018 | 5:11 AM Premium

England's Buttler serves up more pain for Australia

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Explosive batting from Jos Buttler, who hit England's fastest-ever T20 fifty, helped Eoin Morgan's side overwhelm Australia by 28 runs at Edgbaston, the tourists' ninth successive loss in all forms of cricket.

Cricket 06 Jun 2018 | 12:30 PM Premium

Long-serving Australia boss Sutherland to step down

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Long-serving Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland said on Wednesday he would step down as chief executive next year but denied the ball-tampering scandal had played a part in the decision.

Cricket 31 Mar 2018 | 10:13 PM Premium

Brilliant Bavuma denied test tonne as South Africa seize control

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Temba Bavuma was left stranded on 95 not out as they tightened their grip on a first home series win over a scandal-hit Australia in almost 50 years at tea on the second day of the fourth and final test at the Wanderers on Saturday.

Rugby 26 Mar 2018 | 9:49 PM Premium

Vilified Smith not alone in murky world of finding an edge in sport

LONDON (Reuters) - The Australian ball-tampering scandal continues to ripple far beyond cricket circles, with captain Steve Smith portrayed as arch-villain in the sorry saga.