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'Injury-prone' Watson pulls out from Zimbabwe ODI tour

Shane-WatsonJohannesburg, Aug 17 : Cricket Australia (CA) has revealed that Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been forced to pull out from Zimbabwe tour with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Phil Hughes.  Read more »

Shane Watson wants to win World Cup with family

Shane WatsonSydney, July 5 - Australian all-rounder Shane Watson wants to combine the joy of his family with the success of winning a World Cup in Australia next year.  Read more »

Oz batting coach blasts accusations Watson only scores runs when not under pressure

Shane-Watson1Sydney, May 23 : Australia batting coach Michael di Venuto has reportedly defended all-rounder Shane Watson of the accusations that he only scores runs when there is no pressure, saying that even though  Read more »

Royals elect to field against Sunrisers

Rajasthan-RoyalsAhmedabad, May 8 : Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson won the toss and elected to field against visiting Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sardar Patel Stadium here Thursday.  Read more »

Royals put Royal Challengers in to bat

Rajasthan-RoyalsAbu Dhabi, April 26 : Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson won the toss and decided to field against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here Saturday.  Read more »

Watson says might have to move up in batting order to revive Royals' IPL fortunes

Sydney, Apr. 23 - Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson has said that he might have to move himself up the team's batting order as his side's struggles continue in the Indian Premier League.  Read more »

Watson belts out `Stand By Me` to `open` IPL-7

Shane WatsonSydney, Apr 18 - Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has reportedly helped open the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by singing and playing a song to the crowd at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.  Read more »

Australia plays down 'weak against spin' talk despite World T20 fallout

Shane-WatsonSydney, Apr 1 : Australia has reportedly refused to accept that their top order is weak against spin bowling despite the glaring statistics from the World Twenty20 that highlight their weakness.  Read more »

Aussie batsmen still have major problems against spin

Aussie batsmen still have major problems against spinMirpur (Bangladesh), Mar. 31 - Australia's miserable run at this year's WorldT20 tournament in Bangladesh has exposed a glaring weakness against spin, especially on turning tracks.  Read more »

Watson creates embarrassment by not walking on being bowled by Sharma

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Mar. 31 - Australia created some embarrassing moments during its thumping loss to India in a WorldT20 match on Sunday.

One of them was by all-rounder Shane Watson, who refused to walk after being bowled for one.  Read more »

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Man U sign Daley Blind for 13.8 mln pounds from Ajax

Daley BlindLondon, Sep 02 - Versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind has moved from Dutch club AFC Ajax to Premier League side Manchester United in a 13.8 million-pound deal.  Read more »

'Excruciating pain' forced Gabriel Batistua to ask for leg amputation post retirement

Gabriel BatistutaLondon, Sep 01 - Former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, who called time on his career in 2005, has revealed that he asked a specialist to amputate his legs following his retirement.  Read more »

Moores defends Cook, says skipper can be 'influential' batsman in ODIs

England cricket team coach Peter MooresLondon, Sep 02 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has insisted that captain Alastair Cook can be an influential batsman in one-day cricket despite former England greats slamming the skipper for his approach.  Read more »

Varun Aaron to work under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation

Varun AaronNew Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company.  Read more »

Miguel Oliveira finishes fourth at British GP in MotoGP

Miguel OliveiraSilverstone: Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed a second top-three podium finish of the season by just five hundredths of a second at the British Grand Prix in Moto3 category of the MotoGP championship, here Sunday.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »