LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.
Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The 36-year-old, who smashed twin hundreds in the first Test, notched 111 not out for his 27th century to help Pakistan close the opening day on a solid footing of 304-2 after they won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. In the last over before stumps, Azhar Ali also completed his sixth Test hundred and was unbeaten on 101 on a day Australia used as many as eight bowlers and unusual fielding placings but failed to break the Ali-Younis third wicket stand which has so far yielded 208 runs. Younis lofted spinner Glenn Maxwell to long-on boundary for his tenth four to complete his hundred before raising his bat to his team-mates and a few dozen people who gave him a standing ovation.