John Pye

CWC15: Cup chase heats up as knockout stage begins

The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves into the quarterfinals stage, with any one of the remaining eight teams able to clinch the ultimate prize.

Sharapova survives to reach Brisbane semifinals

Maria Sharapova recovered her serve to beat Kaia Kanepi and advance to the Brisbane International semifinals.

Australia on the front foot against Proteas

Michael Clarke produced his third double-century this year and reached 1 000 runs for 2012 with a defiant unbeaten 218 against South Africa.

Clijsters bows out of semifinals with injury

Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters has retired from her semifinal match against Daniela Hantuchova at the Brisbane international with an injury.

Warburton card costs Wales while launching France into final

World Cup referees are in the spotlight again after Sam Warburton was red-carded for a dangerous tip-tackle that left the Welsh without their captain.

Tendulkar, Ponting polarise opinion on walking

To walk or not to walk? The big question at the World Cup has been debated since contrasting attitudes involving cricket's two most prolific batsmen.

Henin makes winning return to tennis

Justine Henin made a winning comeback from retirement on Monday, beating second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia 7-5, 7-5.

India in focus on and off the field in 2008

Harbhajan Singh started 2008 by escaping a ban in an acrimonious racism row in Australia and finished it as one of the leading wicket-takers.

Andrew Symonds under spotlight again

Andrew Symonds's word is no longer enough for his bosses, who will decide on his international cricket future after another alcohol-related incident.

Nadal races past Kiefer

With the sun setting behind Centre Court, Rafael Nadal was racing to get done so he could concentrate on another important match.

Waratahs secure home Super 14 semifinal

New South Wales secured a home Super 14 semifinal with an 18-11 win over Queensland in a derby match on Saturday that was short on attacking creativity or endeavour. The win, coupled with Wellington's loss to Auckland on Friday, ensured the Waratahs will host a semifinal in Sydney next weekend.

Hamilton starts season in pole position

Lewis Hamilton got an early psychological edge over Kimmi Raikkonen, winning pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix while the world champion will start near the back of the grid. McLaren's Hamilton had the fastest times in the second and third runs of the three-phase qualifying session.

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