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Ex-NZ cricket captain Cairns cleared in fixing perjury case

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns was cleared Monday of perjury and perverting the course of justice during a libel action about match-fixing but said he believes his career in the sport is over. (MORE)

Test case: Players, coaches expect day-nighters to be future

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) The captains and coaches were unanimous in endorsing the concept of day-night test cricket, with a few tweaks. Fans voted with their feet, and TV screens. (MORE)

Injured Starc unsure when he'll bowl again for Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) The morning after hobbling through for the winning runs in an historic three-wicket win over New Zealand in the first day-night cricket test, injured Mitchell Starc was already wondering when he'd be able to bowl again for Australia. (MORE)

New Zealand demands clarification from ICC over DRS decision

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is demanding answers from the International Cricket Council over a contentious decision by TV umpire Nigel Llong that swung the momentum in the first ever day-night cricket test. (MORE)

A contentious call before a close call before a loss for NZ

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) One contentious, momentum-shifting umpiring decision is unlikely to get lost in the aftermath of a dramatic, first day-night cricket test. Certainly not in New Zealand. (MORE)

Australia wins 1st day-night test by 3 wickets v New Zealand

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Australia won the first ever day-night cricket test by 3 wickets against New Zealand on Sunday, with tail-enders Peter Siddle and Mitch Starc ushering the hosts to victory in a dramatic finish under lights that will almost certainly ensure the format isn't consigned to history as a one-time event. (MORE)

ICC chairman opposes council dominated by sport's powers

NEW DELHI (AP) International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar said he is not in favor of the world cricketing body being dominated by the sport's heavyweights in yet another indication he'd like to shake up the power structure of the council to make it more equitable, according to a report published Sunday. (MORE)

3rd test: Australia v New Zealand scores

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Scores Sunday at the end of New Zealand's second innings on the third day of the third cricket test between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval, the first ever day-night test match. (MORE)

D for Decision, right or wrong, in contentious cricket call

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Critics lined up to insert their own D words into the Decision Review System that was designed to reduce bad calls in cricket but which overshadowed the day-night test between Australia and New Zealand on Saturday. (MORE)

NZ takes 94-run lead as wickets tumble in day-night test

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Another 13 wickets tumbled as bowlers again dominated with the pink ball in the first day-night cricket test on Saturday, leaving a teetering New Zealand with a 94-run lead and the Decision Review System clearly in the spotlight. (MORE)