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Underarm incident recalled as Australia-NZ prepare for final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 34 years since cricket’s notorious “underarm” incident, but in the sporting context memories of the incident have dimmed very little and the shadow it casts is no less.

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Ambrose says he couldn’t “deliver” as lead Penske driver

LAUNCESTON, Australia (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose says he asked to be temporarily replaced as a driver in Australia’s V8 Supercars Series because he couldn’t “deliver what’s expected of me” as a lead driver at DJR Team Penske.

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Australia’s Gotsis an anchor for Georgia Tech defense

FILE- In this Dec. 29, 2014, file photo, Georgia Tech defensive lineman Adam Gotsis answers questions during media day for the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gotsis appeared to be a curiosity when he was signed by Georgia Tech out of Australia three years ago. Now, preparing for his senior season, the defensive tackle is a standout with a probable future in the NFL. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Gotsis wasn’t on any of the recruiting lists when the Australian signed with Georgia Tech three years ago in what looked like a strange experiment.

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Intensity peaking for India v Australia World Cup semifinal

SYDNEY (AP) — Acrimony is omnipresent now whenever Australia and India clash in cricket. With a spot in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand on the line, expect the intensity to peak.

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What to Watch in the Australia vs India World Cup semifinal

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and India have won six of the last eight Cricket World Cup titles and have developed a heated rivalry over the last decade. When the teams meet in the World Cup semifinal on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, there’s bound to be some friction. Both captains have attacking mindsets in the 50-over format, and the top order of both batting lineups are stacked with free-hitting players, so there’s also bound to be some entertaining and enterprising cricket.

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