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Spinner Vettori confirms retirement

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori returned home to New Zealand on Tuesday and confirmed what he had hinted at last week - the Cricket World Cup final against Australia was his last match for New Zealand. (MORE)

Ahmed named in Australia test squad

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed was named to Australia's test squad Tuesday for tours of the West Indies and England later this year after an impressive domestic first-class season. (MORE)

Siddle not given Australian contract

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Veteran fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from Cricket Australia's list of contracted players on the same day he was recalled to the Australia test squad for tours of the West Indies and England. (MORE)

Lord's Father Time flattened by wind

LONDON (AP) It's been a damaging month for English cricket, and now one of the symbols of the national game has taken a hit. (MORE)

Australians celebrate World Cup win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final. (MORE)

New Zealand reacts to World Cup loss

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The front-page headline of New Zealand's largest newspaper reads "You've done us proud," and that seems to sum up the nation's mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in Sunday's final. (MORE)

McCullum named captain of World Cup team

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum gained some small consolation by being named captain of the team of the World Cup on Monday, a day after the Black Caps lost the final by seven wickets to Australia. (MORE)

Cricket Australia to name Ashes squad

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two days after earning a fifth World Cup victory, Australia's best one-day cricketers will find out if they're in the mix for a five-test Ashes tour later this year. (MORE)

Ali named new Pakistan ODI captain

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan named Azhar Ali as captain for limited-overs cricket on Monday after ignoring the middle-order batsman for the Cricket World Cup, where it was eliminated in the quarterfinal. (MORE)

Australia win fifth World Cup title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia's run to a fifth World Cup title that culminated with an emphatic win over New Zealand. (MORE)

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