Posts Tagged New Zealand

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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Top-ranked Lydia Ko set for Kia Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko doesn’t want to get too far ahead of herself at the Kia Classic — a week before the first major championship of the LPGA Tour season.

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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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