Multiple walls collapse in India monsoon rains, killing 31
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials...
Wall collapses on huts in western India, killing 16
NEW DELHI (AP) — A 4.5-meter (15-foot) high wall collapsed on a cluster of tin-roofed huts housing migrant workers and their families in western India early Saturday following heavy rains, killing...
Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court ordered Wednesday that five prominent rights activists arrested for alleged Maoist links be kept under house arrest instead of police custody until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention.
Police, meanwhile, broke up a protest in southern India against the arrests and detained about two dozen people.
India arrests 5 rights activists for alleged Maoist links
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Tuesday arrested five rights activists for suspected links to Maoist rebels in raids on their homes and offices in several places in the country.
Police also accused the five of delivering speeches that triggered protests and violence between low-caste Dalits and right-wing groups near the western city of Pune in December. The government says Maoist rebels, who are active in several states, are India's biggest internal security threat.
Watson century powers Chennai past Rajasthan in IPL
PUNE, India (AP) — Shane Watson capitalized on a dropped catch in the first over and whacked 106 as Chennai Super Kings drove to an easy 64-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Friday.
Chennai shares the lead with Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Kings XI Punjab, who all have three wins.
Watson was on 8 when he was dropped at first slip by Rahul Tripathi off Stuart Binny. He went on to make 106 off 57 balls in Chennai's total of 204-5.
Simon beats Anderson to win Maharashtra Open
PUNE, India (AP) — Gilles Simon won his first major ATP Tour title since 2015 when the Frenchman defeated second-seeded Kevin Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the final of the Maharashtra Open on Saturday.
The World No. 89 Simon was in supreme form in the opening week of the new year as he also defeated defending champion Roberto Bautisa Agut in the second round and stunned top- seeded Marin Cilic in the semifinals.
New Zealand win toss, send India into bat
KANPUR, India (AP) — New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl first in the third and final One Day International against India on Sunday.
The series is locked at 1-1 after New Zealand won in Mumbai and the hosts won the second match in Pune.
Both teams have named unchanged teams for the series decider.
Indiana Gov. Holcomb headed on trade mission to India
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is going on a trade mission to India next week.
The Republican will be joined by Indiana's First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. They are visiting Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Pune.
The goal of the trip is to meet with government officials and prospective businesses that may be interested in establishing a presence in Indiana.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians won their third Indian Premier League title on Sunday, defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run in a dramatic final which went to the last ball.
Supergiant lost three wickets in the last over — bowled by Mitchell Johnson (3-26) — to be restricted to 128-6 after Mumbai Indians scored 129-8.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians won their third Indian Premier League title after defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run in a cliffhanger final which went to the last ball on Sunday.
Needing seven runs off the last five deliveries, Australian seamer Mitchell Johnson dismissed Manoj Tiwary and Steve Smith off successive deliveries.
Dan Christian was run out off the last ball as Supergiant was restricted to 128-6.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Leg-spinner Karn Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah destroyed Kolkata Knight Riders by sharing seven wickets as Mumbai Indians stormed into the final of the Indian Premier League playoffs with a six-wicket victory on Friday.
The two-time champions Mumbai Indians now meet Rising Pune Supergiant in the final on Sunday.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rising Pune Supergiant reached their first Indian Premier League final when they beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the playoffs on Tuesday.
Supergiant finished second to Mumbai in the round-robin but beat Mumbai in both of their league matches.
Mumbai, a two-time champion, has one more chance to make the final, when it plays the winner of Wednesday's eliminator between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.
Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs
PUNE, India (AP) — Rising Pune Supergiant demolished Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets and stormed into the Indian Premier League playoffs while last-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore signed off with a 10-run victory over Delhi Daredevils on Sunday.
At Pune, in a must-win game for both teams to qualify for the playoffs, Kings XI were bundled out for 73 in 15.5 overs — their lowest total in the IPL.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rising Pune Supergiant failed to clinch an Indian Premier League playoff spot when it lost to Delhi Daredevils by seven runs on Friday.
Supergiant, lying third overall, has one last shot at confirming a playoffs berth when it hosts playoffs contender Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.
Delhi, not in the playoffs running, made 168-8 and somehow defended it.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Rahul Tripathi struck a spectacular 93 runs from just 52 deliveries to guide Rising Pune Supergiant to a four-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
Knight Riders were limited to 155-8 from their 20 overs on home turf, with Manish Pandey (37) and New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme (36) leading the charge after losing the toss.
PUNE, India (AP) — Ben Stokes smashed one of the most memorable centuries in Indian Premier League history to lead Rising Pune Supergiant past Gujarat Lions by five wickets on Monday.
Stokes endured cramps in his legs at the end of his unbeaten 103 off 63 balls before Dan Christian hit the winning six for Supergiant to win with only a ball to spare.
Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Lions in Super Over
RAJKOT, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians kept their nerve in the Super Over to defeat Gujarat Lions for their seventh win in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant cruised to a 61-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore as Virat Kohli's men put in another miserable performance in the 10th edition of the tournament.
Uthappa hits 87 as Knight Riders beat Supergiant in IPL
PUNE, India (AP) — Robin Uthappa struck an inspired 87 and captain Gautam Gambhir added 62 as two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders swept to a seven-wicket victory over Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
An unbeaten 51 by Steven Smith helped Supergiant reach a solid total of 182-5, only for Uthappa and Gambhir to guide Knight Riders to 184-3 and a win that took them to the top of the standings.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rising Pune Supergiant halted Mumbai Indians' six-match winning streak with a thrilling three-run victory in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma hit 58 off 39 balls, but his effort went fruitless as the home team finished at 157-8 after Pune scored 160-6.
Pune's Jaydev Unadkat conceded two sixes in the last over, but Mumbai also lost three wickets with 17 runs required off the last six balls.
Faulkner, O’Keefe and Marsh miss out on CA retainers
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe, allrounder James Faulkner and veteran batsman Shaun Marsh have been cut from the list of 20 players selected for Cricket Australia central contracts for the 2017-18 season in a shakeup of the men's squad.
Mumbai defends 142, Dhoni hits last-ball winner in IPL
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians successfully defended 142 in beating Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
Also, Rising Pune Supergiant rose from last place to fourth after beating 2016 finalist Sunriser Hyderabad with a Mahendra Singh Dhoni boundary on the last ball.
Mumbai didn't appear to have done enough after making only 142-8, spearheaded by 28 by opener Jos Buttler, one of three run-outs.
Mumbai Indians record 4th successive win in IPL
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Lions by six wickets to record their fourth successive victory in the Indian Premier League, and Rising Pune Supergiant got off the bottom of the table with a 27-run win against struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
Despite losing five wickets for just three runs during their innings, Supergiant managed to score 161-8 after Royal Challengers' skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field.
Kings XI demolish Royal Challengers by 8 wickets in IPL
INDORE, India (AP) — Kings XI Punjab demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets for their second successive victory in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
An unbeaten 58 from Hashim Amla and a belligerent 43 off just 22 balls by captain Glenn Maxwell piloted Kings XI to 150-2 in just 14.3 overs.
AB de Villiers, playing his first match after recovering from a back injury, hit an electrifying unbeaten 89 off 46 balls, but his late onslaught could lift Royal Challengers to just 148-4.
IPL victories for Royal Challengers & Kings XI
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Injury-depleted Royal Challengers Bangalore hung on to beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs for their first win in the Indian Premier League and Kings XI Punjab strolled past Rising Pune Supergiant by six wickets on Saturday.
Without the injured Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers missing out for the second successive game, Royal Challengers posted a modest 157-8 and restricted Daredevils to 142-9.
Australia win toss and bat as Virat Kohli ruled out
DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Australia won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth cricket test here on Saturday after India captain Virat Kohli was ruled out with injury.
In a massive blow to the hosts, Kohli had still not sufficiently recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained whilst fielding on day one in the third test at Ranchi.
Ajinkya Rahane leads the Indian team in his absence, with the stand-in skipper making a couple of gutsy calls in his first test in-charge.
India, Australia aiming to move on from DRS controversy
RANCHI, India (AP) — The week since India's dramatic, series-leveling win in Bangalore has been dominated by the rancorous debate over Australia skipper Steve Smith's "brain fade" moment that magnified a flaw with the Decision Review System, and his counterpart Virat Kohli's reaction to it.
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BANGALORE, India (AP) — Ravichandran Ashwin's 25th five-wicket haul and a cracked and uneven pitch propelled India to a series-leveling, 75-run win on Tuesday, when Australia's batting lineup capitulated chasing a victory target of 188 in the second test.
On momentum-swinging day that favored the bowlers, 16 wickets tumbled on the deteriorating Bangalore pitch.
Ashwin snared a match-winning 6-41 and Australia lost its last six wickets for 11 runs to be all out for 112.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — After two batting collapses in a shocking, series-opening loss to Australia, it is little wonder the Indian batsmen such as Murali Vijay want to start all over again.
Australia beats India by 333 runs with 2 days to spare
PUNE, India (AP) — Australia won the first cricket test by 333 runs on Saturday with two days to spare in an embarrassing end to India's 20-match unbeaten streak at home.
Chasing an improbable 441 to win in Pune, India was bowled out in its second innings for only 107 runs shortly after tea on day three as Australia took an unexpected lead in the four-match series.
1st test: Smith defies India, Aussies lead by 298 on day 2
PUNE, India (AP) — On a stunning day when India was bowled out for 105 and 16 wickets fell, Steve Smith survived three chances to be the 17th to extend Australia's lead to 298 in the first cricket test on Friday.
India's first-innings collapse from 93-3 was a record triggered by spinner Steve O'Keefe's career-best 6-35.
Virat Kohli was out for a duck, his first in a home test, and India conceded a 155-run lead on day two.
Kohli, Jadhav lead India to stunning 3-wicket win vs England
PUNE, India (AP) — Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav put on 200 runs for the fifth wicket as India scored 356-7 in 48.1 overs to seal a stunning win by three wickets in the first one-day international against England in Pune on Sunday.
Kohli scored 122 runs off 105 balls, including eight fours and five sixes, while Jadhav hit 120 runs off 76 balls as they rescued India from a precarious 63-4 in just under 12 overs.
Trump Organization cancels business talks in 3 countries
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization has canceled talks over possible projects in Brazil, Argentina and India as the president-elect pulls back from deal-making less than three weeks before taking office.
India confirms dates, venues for Australia’s 4-test tour
NEW DELHI (AP) — India will use three grounds that are untried as test venues when it tries to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in a four-match series against Australia starting Feb. 23 at Pune.
8 die as portion of building collapses in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — A portion of a 13-story building under construction in the western Indian city of Pune collapsed on Friday, killing at least eight workers, a fire official said.
The official said the top portion of the building came crashing down on the ground.
Rescuers were looking for workers possibly trapped in the rubble, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters. Pune is 160 kilometers (100 miles)...