Simon Evans

Aussies into last four after crushing Ireland

Australia qualified for the semifinals of the World Cup after a crushing nine-wicket victory over Ireland in their Super Eights game on Friday. Pace bowlers Glenn McGrath and Shaun Tait skittled Ireland out for 91 and the World Cup holders then knocked off the total inside 13 overs with the loss of just one wicket.

Chanderpaul hits ton as hosts beat Irish

Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck an impressive unbeaten century as World Cup hosts West Indies beat surprise package Ireland by eight wickets in the final Group D match at Sabina Park on Friday. Ireland made 183 for eight in 48 overs after rain stopped play and under the Duckworth-Lewis rules West Indies were set a target of 190.

World Cup returns to action after Black Sunday

World Cup cricketers attempt to get back to competitive business on Monday, 24 hours after the tournament was rocked by the death of Pakistan's coach Bob Woolmer and an England drinking scandal. India are aiming to bounce back from their surprise defeat to Bangladesh while hosts West Indies could book their place in the next stage of the competition.

Massa expects equal treatment with Raikkonen

Brazilian Felipe Massa expects equal treatment with new Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen this season and is confident he can improve on last season's third place championship finish. Massa told a news conference on Wednesday that he feels he has a new status since the retirement of seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher announces retirement

Michael Schumacher, the most successful Formula One driver of all time, said on Sunday that he was retiring from the sport at the end of the season. Ferrari announced the German's decision just minutes after Schumacher won the Italian Grand Prix. ''It has been a really tough decision not to work together at this level but I knew that one day it had to come,'' Schumacher told a post-race news conference.

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