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Cricket: Johnson fired up for Ashes opener

Cricket: Johnson fired up for Ashes opener

Eighteen months after battering the confidence of English batsmen, Mitchell Johnson has been fine-tuning his preparations for this week's Ashes opener in Cardiff by peppering his Australian teammates in the nets.

Cricket: Masood, Younus centuries put Pakistan on top

Cricket: Masood, Younus centuries put Pakistan on top

Pakistan's Shan Masood struck his maiden test century and Younus Khan his 30th to fuel their spirited chase for a daunting 377-run victory target in the series-deciding third and final test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.

Cricket: Du Plessis leads S. Africa to easy win in Bangladesh

Faf du Plessis led from the front as South Africa flexed their bowling muscles to thrash Bangladesh by 52 runs in the first Twenty20 Internationals on Sunday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

Cricket: Flintoff stopped drinking to ward off depression

Cricket: Flintoff stopped drinking to ward off depression

Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, whose image as a heavy, fun-loving drinker was sealed by his animated victory celebrations, has opened up about now being teetotal as part of his battle with depression.

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