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Sri Lanka slumps to 91-8 after Ali powers England to 498

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) Sri Lanka was facing another innings loss and a hefty series defeat as it slumped to 91-8 at stumps in the second test on Saturday after England declared on 498-9, with Moeen Ali thumping a career-best 155 not out. (MORE)

Hales, Root half-centuries take England to 310-6 in 2nd test

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) Alex Hales and Joe Root made half-centuries to help England to 310-6 at stumps on the first day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Friday, although the tourists had a late boost with the dismissal of in-form Jonny Bairstow just before stumps. (MORE)

England wins toss, bats in 2nd test against Sri Lanka

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat in the second test against Sri Lanka on Friday, resisting the temptation to put the tourists back in after their batting failures in the first game. (MORE)

New Zealand announces bumper cricket schedule for 2017-18

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Cricket has announced a domestic schedule for the next two summers which includes 12 test matches and a total of 98 days of international cricket. (MORE)

England replaces Stokes with Woakes for test vs. Sri Lanka

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) Chris Woakes will replace allrounder Ben Stokes in England's team to face Sri Lanka in the second test in Durham starting Friday. (MORE)

Hesson to stay on as New Zealand cricket coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Mike Hesson will stay on as New Zealand cricket coach through the 2019 ICC World Cup after agreeing terms on a contract extension. (MORE)

SA coach Domingo backs 'champion' Steyn to get back to best

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa coach Russell Domingo called Dale Steyn a "champion" bowler on Wednesday and backed the pacer to return to top form. (MORE)

Selectors still waiting on fitness report of Hafeez

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan is still waiting on the fitness of injured opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez for the test series against England as selectors named 21 probables for next week's skill camp. (MORE)

England allrounder Ben Stokes undergoes knee surgery

LONDON (AP) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone knee surgery, while fellow international Reece Topley has been ruled out for three months with a partial stress fracture. (MORE)

Pace bowler Thakur in India squad for West Indies tests

NEW DELHI (AP) Fast bowler Shardul Thakur of Mumbai has been picked for the first time by India's national selectors for an upcoming four-test tour of the West Indies. (MORE)