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Published:Friday | December 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Shane Watson

Watson back after accident

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson resumed training on Wednesday, a day after he was hit in the head by a short-pitched delivery in training for the Boxing Day Test against India.

Watson, who was dazed when struck on the helmet by the bouncer from James Pattinson, faced a bowling machine while having a hit in the indoor nets to prepare for the start of today's Test.

National selector Mark Waugh said Watson felt unwell after he returned to the team hotel Wednesday, and there were fears he had sustained a concussion. Pattinson looked upset after the incident and left training.

On November 25, Australia teammate Phillip Hughes was hit by a bouncer during a domestic match in Sydney, and died in hospital two days later.

MLB average salary exceeds US$3.8 million


Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than US$3.8 million this year in the steepest rise since 2001, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015.

The Major League Baseball Players Association said on Tuesday the average salary was $3,818,923, up from $3,386,212 last year. The 12.78 per cent hike was the biggest since a 12.83 per cent rise from 2000 to 2001.