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Ireland’s O’Brien Retires From International Cricket

Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O’Brien announced on Friday that he is retiring from international and first-class cricket after a 16-year career. The 36-year-old, who made his international debut against Denmark in 2002, played 216 times for Ireland and appeared in his nation’s first-ever Test, against Pakistan, in May this year. O’Brien opted for the number 72 shirt to mark his match-winning …

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Ireland Beat Afghanistan By Three Wickets To Level ODI Series

Ireland levelled a three-match ODI series with Afghanistan at 1-1 with victory by three wickets in Belfast on Wednesday. The visitors chose to bat first but posted a modest total of 182 for nine and, propelled by a half century from Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland reached their target of 183 with six overs to spare. The sides will meet again on …

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India Rout Ireland By 143 Runs In Second T20

India routed Ireland by 143 runs in the second Twenty20 international on Friday, the joint second-highest margin of victory in the game’s shortest format. Ireland, chasing 214 to win, were dismissed for just 70 in only 12.3 overs. The margin of victory matched Pakistan’s win over West Indies at Karachi three months ago, and was only behind Sri Lanka’s 172-run …

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Man Arrested After Faked Death Goes Viral Over Lost Cricket Bet

Bangladesh police have detained a man who faked his murder on social media — using red fruit juice as imitation blood — to avoid paying out $1,800 on a cricket bet, a senior officer said Tuesday. A video of Adel Shikder’s purported murder was shared some 10,000 times within days, prompting a hunt for his body. “He hired a film …

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Analysis: Bafana Bafana Struggling To Make Needed Improvements

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 21: The South African supporters wave their flags during the 2010 Tri-Nations match between the South African Springboks and the New Zealand All Blacks at the FNB Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

“The Springboks don’t even need to lose a lot, one game and people get depressed. They’re like an A student that gets a B and people are worried. Whereas when Bafana Bafana lose, no one really cares,” joked South African comedian Trevor Noah when comparing the contrasting success of South Africa’s national sporting sides. Jokes aside, Noah does inadvertently raise an interesting question. …

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Video: Lar Corbett Plays Cricket With a Hurl

Tipperary hurling legend Lar Corbett is in Bangladesh at present, and was testing the culture with the locals. It is a well known fact that the country is cricket-mad, and the 2010 hurler of the year was tempted to get involved. However, he did not go for the traditional form of cricket, and left his own stamp on the game. …

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PlayON Daily Fantasy Sports: An Introduction

Most of you will be familiar with fantasy sports. Whether you play with your friends, dedicate hours to the statistics, or you’re just a fan of The League – the chances are, you’ve come across it. In regular fantasy – Fantasy Premier League for example – you assemble your line-up at the beginning of the season and make small changes every week, right up …

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6 Current Sports Stories Bigger Than Roy Keane’s Resignation

As the Press flock en masse to the news that an Assistant Manager who happens to be Roy Keane has resigned from a club playing terribly, we round up ten stories from sport that are far more important.   1. The World of Sport Mourns Philip Hughes Tributes continue to poor in for Australian Cricketer Philip Highes who passed away …

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Phil Hughes – The Anatomy Of A Sporting Tragedy

Eoin Sheehan analyses the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of cricket player Phil Hughes.   Where to start with the tragic death of Phil Hughes? Hughes’ 26th birthday would have been this weekend. According to friend and broadcaster Alan Jones, Hughes told him he hoped to mark his birthday with a century for his state side South Australia. A big …

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Cricket, Jimmy Anderson & A Lesson On How Not To Get The Truth

Iain Anderson discusses the problems in modern day cricket where confrontations lead to drawn out, time-consuming hearings. Case in point, the Jimmy Anderson saga. After a hearing lasting 6 hours, overseen by Australian Judicial Commisioner Gordon Lewis, through the technology of video conferencing, Jimmy Anderson will not be punished for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja, a level three offence. …

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