Kids want to ask Aussie cricket captain: Why did you cheat?

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Young cricketers across the country have been swept up in the discontent as a chorus of politicians, pundits and players demanded strong action in the wake of a cheating scandal that has rocked the foundations of a national institution — the Australian cricket team.

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  • Written by By JOHN PYE , AP Sports Writer

Ball tampering plot: Smith, Warner banned for 12 months

 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were banned for 12 months on Wednesday after an investigation into the Australian cricket team's cheating scandal identified Warner as the instigator of the ball tampering plan that unraveled in South Africa.

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  • Written by By GERALD IMRAY , AP Sports Writer

Vanek has 3 goals, assist to lift Blue Jackets over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After Edmonton scored the first three goals of the game, the Columbus Blue Jackets made it apparent which team was still fighting for a playoff spot and which team was already out of the race.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Amid protests outside arena, Mavericks beat Kings 103-97

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes didn't see the group of protesters making their way to Golden1 Center for a second round of protests Tuesday. He only heard they were coming — and he was perfectly fine with it.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL WAGAMAN , Associated Press