LONDON (AP) — England allrounder Moeen Ali has retired from test cricket and said he hopes his career can inspire other English Muslims to play the sport.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has accused an unnamed individual in India of sending threatening emails that caused New Zealand to abandon its cricket tour in the country.
LONDON (AP) — The language of cricket is changing in an attempt to make the sport more inclusive.
English cricket officials provoked an angry response from Pakistan after withdrawing their men's and women's teams from a limited-over trip to the Asian country next month, citing “increasing concerns” about travelling to the region.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman says New Zealand's abrupt withdrawal from its tour on security grounds has put an unwanted question mark over Pakistan’s ability to host international matches.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — New Zealand abandoned its cricket tour of Pakistan on Friday because it was wary of being attacked outside Rawalpindi Stadium, according to the Pakistan government.
The gripping test series between England and India came to an unsatisfactory conclusion on Friday when the fifth and final test was canceled before a ball was bowled amid health concerns among India's players following a coronavirus outbreak in their camp.
LEEDS, England (AP) — English county cricket team Yorkshire acknowledged on Friday that one of its former players was the victim of racial harassment and bullying.
An All-Star at closer before recent rocky outings, righthander pitched two scoreless innings to pick up workload, ready for starter bid in 2022.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's SBS TV has quoted a Taliban spokesperson as saying that women's sports — and women's cricket specifically — will be banned by his group in Afghanistan.
LONDON (AP) — Jasprit Bumrah knew it was his time, and India captain Virat Kohli wasn’t going to stand in his way.
Reyes, with 29 saves, will be part of the crowd utilized as closer, continuing what's become Cardinals' annual retooling of the ninth inning late in the season.
Righthander, who has made one big-league start since 2019, will face Pirates Friday.
Lefthander had struggled in previous two starts. Righthander Ponce de Leon activated from IL.
Happ was acquired in exchange for a reliable reliever and a Class AA lefty, and outfielder Lane Thomas was swapped for Lester.
The narrative is only going to get louder as the trade deadline approaches. Can the Cards force the front office's hand? A better question: How could they?
He has battled shoulder soreness and wildness during what could have been his breakout season. Ponce de Leon (1-1, two saves in three opportunities, 7.02 ERA) started two games and worked 15 in relief. He walked 13 batters, hit five more and allowed 27 hits in 24 1/3 innings. But one terrible start – seven runs allowed, just four batters retired against the Milwaukee Brewers April 11 – made his season look even more disappointing than it was.
As the Cardinals’ “one-dimensional” and wholly struggling offense has become the subject of internal discussions, external criticism and ongoing dissection, manager Mike Shildt acknowledged changes are necessary but said Friday those must be in approach, not coach.
Edman returns to the lineup. Also: Cardinals face Morton nearly six years after they last saw the Atlanta starter, and things are different for him.
They will have 20 successive games against sub-.500 teams. Sosa to start at second.