As Australia vice-captain Alex Blackwell retires from international and state cricket, her team-mates and opponents - across countries - paid tributes on Twitter to the 34-year old's path-breaking career
The third season of the WBBL broke plenty of run-scoring records, with shots clearing the boundary more frequently than ever before, but work still remains before the tournament realises its full potential
Perth Scorchers made the most of their fortuitous home semi-final, jumping Sydney Thunder at the start and then bowling tigerishly to successfully defend 148
With six teams chasing four spots ahead of the WBBL's last leg, there's much to play for after a topsy-turvy week for a few of the franchises
Hat-tricks, last-ball thrillers and swinging fortunes made for an action-packed second week at WBBL 2017-18
Jason Roy, the Surrey batsman, has signed for a three-match stint with Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.
A superb innings by Katich, a sharp run-out by Mitch Marsh, and a near-full house at the WACA
Eoin Morgan, the England batsman, has signed up to play for the Sydney Thunder at Australia's Big Bash League
One of the Sydney sides had to break their losing streak tonight, but both teams did their best to keep it alive in a bizarrely entertaining match at ANZ Stadium
Although Chris Gayle was already a much-feared batsman in the Twenty20 format even before 2011, his record since the beginning of 2011 is scarcely believable
Sydney Thunder's captain courageous, David Warner, spanked an unbeaten century after sparkling in the field to lead his team to a six-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars in the Twenty20 Big Bash League encounter at the MCG
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Schedule of upcoming international games
Suraj Panwar can't afford the fancy footwear for racewalking, but the youth Olympian hasn't let money problems affect his positive attitude and determination.
After a mini-break, the Indian Super League is back, with several blockbuster matches in store. Here is ESPN's definitive guide for the week ahead.