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Mitchell Johnson's heart may take him to Western Australia
Melbourne, Dec 31 (IANS) Mitchell Johnson could move from Queensland to Western Australia, not because of the lure of the bouncy WACA pitch but his girlfriend, Australian karate champion Jessica Bratich.

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:30:17 PM

Davenport returns to competitive tennis with win
Auckland, Dec 31 (DPA) Former No.1 Lindsay Davenport returned to competitive tennis, after a gap of more than a year, with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Laura Granville in the first round of the ASB Classic here Monday.

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:14:31 PM

Sharapova skips Aussie circuit
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Maria Sharapova has ignored the rankings pressure stemming from the need for another successful Australian Open campaign by basing her Melbourne Park preparation in Asia.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:06:45 PM

'It's time Hewitt won the Australian Open'
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Roger Rasheed, who quit as Lleyton Hewitt's coach a few months ago, says the Australian No. 1 should focus more on winning his home Grand Slam title he desperately wants to.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:05:43 PM

Wilander and Hewitt in copyright row
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) The clothing range Australian Number One Lleyton Hewitt has launched may lead to a confrontation between him and former world No 1 Mats Wilander and that could happen in Adelaide.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:04:32 PM

Melbourne Ana's favourite city
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Adopted 'Melburnian' and tennis glamour girl Ana Ivanovic loves the city so much that she has expressed a desire to settle one day there.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:03:43 PM

Ashley Cooper's role defended (Tennis Briefs)
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has defended former Wimbledon champion Ashley Cooper's role on the committee that awarded the multimillion-dollar contract for Plexicushion courts at Melbourne Park to a company affiliated with a business Cooper held shares in for 24 years.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:02:40 PM

Johnson's ODI showing against India gets him the Test nod
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's place in the first Test was in doubt, but his impressive performance against India in Melbourne makes him sure starter for the second Test, starting in Sydney Wednesday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:54:06 PM

Manager Rajput stands by struggling Dravid
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) India team manager Lalchand Rajput stood up for an off-from Rahul Dravid and said it is only a matter of time for the batsman to find runs.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 3:19:59 PM

We will bounce back in Sydney: Rajput
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) A day after India lost the first Test to Australia by a huge margin of 337 runs, team manager Lalchand Rajput said Sunday his team will bounce back in the second Test in Sydney, starting Wednesday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:51:22 PM

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