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2009-06-21 22:49:51

Back-to-form Shahid Afridi's brilliant 54 steered Pakistan to an 8-wicket win over Sri Lanka Sunday in the Twenty20 World Cup cricket final at London's Lords. The victory helped the team regain its international cricket stature after years in a slump. Pakistan faces growing political instability brought on brought on by the Taliban insurgency and severe economic problems. The all-rounder Afridi, who had been out of form in recent months, has been the main architect of his team's comeback in...

2009-06-12 06:31:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- - Fastest Growing Sports Community Launches Second Fantasy Cricket League: Fantasy World Twenty20 Following the success of SportsPundit.com's first online fantasy cricket tournament earlier this year, the world's fastest growing online sports community, is launching Fantasy World Twenty20. Based on the World Cup tournament, staged this year in England and running right through to the final match on 21 June, over 1,500 cricket fans...

2009-05-24 19:34:40

The Deccan Chargers fought off Anil Kumble's 4 for 16 spell Sunday to defeat the Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League cricket final in South Africa. The Johannesburg thriller saw Herschelle Gibbs (53 not out) and Andrew Symonds (33 in 21 balls) take Hyderabad's total to 143-6 in 20 overs, enough to register a six-run win over the Bangalore team's 137 for 9 in the same number of overs, the BBC reported. The Chargers thus erased their ignominious record of finishing at the bottom in...

2009-05-07 17:55:00

~A First for the City, Free Bus Rides are Cricket's Way of Saying Thank You for a Great First Year~ LAS VEGAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Who says there is no such thing as a free ride? On Wednesday, May 20, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. city residents will be treated to free bus rides on the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's (RTC) valley-wide transit system, courtesy of Cricket Communications, Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services. This will mark the first time a...

2009-04-15 09:45:00

STOCKHOLM, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SportsPundit.com expects to attract big hitters to play its first online Fantasy Cricket tournament based on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009 season. Due to be staged from April 18 to May 24th, over 1000 online teams from global cricket-playing nations have already registered for the exciting competition. Enter here: http://fantasyipl.sportspundit.com The competition's top prize is a trip for two to watch cricket in England in June...

2009-03-25 07:30:00

~Philadelphians Invited to Make the Biggest Calls of their Life on the Guinness World Record-Breaking Samsung Phone~ PHILADELPHIA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, and Samsung Telecommunications America, (Samsung Mobile) a leading mobile phone distributor in the U.S., will bring the world's largest working cell phone to the Shops at Liberty Place on 16th and Chestnut Streets in Center City Philadelphia today. To celebrate the unveiling of...

2009-03-20 10:24:00

~Winner to Play Match Against Chicago Storm Developmental Team Tormenta de Chicago~ HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The true international flavor of both Chicagoland and the sport of soccer will be on display Sunday, March 22, at the first annual Cricket Classic soccer tournament at the Sears Centre Arena. The Chicago Storm, a professional indoor soccer team, and Cricket, the official wireless provider of the Chicago Storm, will bring together ten local adult amateur teams...

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2009-01-07 10:30:00

Observing and betting on cricket fights has been part of Chinese cultural tradition since at least the Sung Dynasty (A.D. 960-1278). This ancient practice has resulted in quite a detailed list of characteristics that Chinese practitioners think make for champion fighters. "Because money was involved, there was a strong incentive for the practitioners of this sport to observe their cricket fighters closely," says Kevin Judge, a biology postdoctoral researcher at University of Toronto...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

By NICOLE DASTUR He ruled the Indian spin bowling attack for years. Now, at 37, he's captaining the Indian Test side. But Anil Kumble's not yet out, for he's all set to make his acting debut in a Pritish Nandy production Meerabai Not Out. Yes, Kumble will soon be seen on the big screen; what's more, he's playing himself! "The film revolves around cricket and a particular cricketer which happens to be me. So I'm essentially playing myself. That's why I agreed to do the film," says Kumble,...

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2007-07-19 20:55:00

SALT LAKE CITY -- They're a pest and often a plague on farmers and ranchers. But Daniel Fenn regards the greasy thumb-sized Mormon cricket with fascination, collecting the choicest specimens for study. Fenn and two other researchers at Brigham Young University have taken a deep look inside the ravenous bug, mapping its gene sequence to figure out what makes the cricket tick. Legend has it that crickets nearly destroyed the crops of Mormon settlers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1848, until a...


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Southern Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately 0.75 to 1.5 inches. It has a pointed snout. The hind leg is more than half of the body length when...

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2005-09-07 18:59:19

Katydid is the common name of insects belonging to the grasshopper family Tettigoniidae, which contains over 6,800 species. Katydid are also known as "long horned grasshoppers" and "bush crickets." The term "katydid" is used mainly in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The name "katydid" comes from the sound produced by species of the N. American genus Pterophylla (literally "winged leaf"). The males of katydids have sound-producing (stridulating) organs located on their front wings which in...

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2005-08-25 11:12:07

The Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a genus of large, flightless insects native to western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of its large, human-like head, it is commonly called the nino de la tierra (Spanish for "child of the earth"), or wó see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect"). It is also often called the potato bug, or alternatively the old bald-headed man. Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets. Also, Potato bugs are...

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2005-08-25 09:40:19

The Orthoptera are an order of insects with incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and katydids. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as stridulation) by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. Their ears, located in the front legs, are interconnected in such a way that they are able to locate each other by sound. Characteristics Orthopterans have two pairs of wings - the...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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