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Australian Open: Djokovic advances over Becker
Melbourne, Jan 15 (DPA) Third seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia passed an easy opening test at the Australian Open Tuesday as he dispatched German Benjamin Becker 6-0, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:36:34 AM

Hewitt has advantage with Roche on side, says Federer
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland admits that splitting with coaching guru Tony Roche was a tough blow and that the legendry coach is an asset for Llyeton Hewitt, the Australian media reported Tuesday,

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:21:21 AM

Shark attack was like 'Jaws', says survivor
Wellington, Jan 15 (DPA) A popular New Zealand beach was reopened to swimmers Tuesday with lifeguards keeping a close watch on the water following a large bronze whaler shark's attack on an inflatable boat, which caused it to start to deflate.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:33:02 AM

Paes, Sania flaunt Indo-Australian partnerships
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian and Australian cricket teams may be engaged in a war of words, but on the tennis court Leander Paes is hoping to strike a successful partnership with Australia's Paul Hanley at the Australian Open.

Monday, January 14, 2008 6:19:09 PM

Federer, Sampras to take their rivalry to New York
Melbourne, Jan 14 (DPA) Roger Federer will take on legendary American Pete Sampras in the latter's home territory when the pair meet in another of their exhibition clashes in March.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:18:08 PM

No blues for Federer as Australian Open ends green era (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 14 (DPA) World No.1 Roger Federer cannot figure what all the fuss is about after the Australian Open organisers changed court surface for this edition from Rebound Ace to Plexicushion.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:17:07 PM

Hingis drops appeal against cocaine controversy
Melbourne, Jan 14 (DPA) Former World No.1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland has dropped her battle to clear her name from a dope test controversy, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chief executive Larry Scott confirmed here Monday.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:14:54 PM

Pat Cash endorses sledging by Australian cricketers
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Australian tennis star Pat Cash says sledging only makes a contest an even tougher mental battle.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:03:00 PM

Billy Bowden will be under added pressure: ICC
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) The International Cricket Council concedes it has placed added pressure on replacement umpire Billy Bowden, but insists it had no choice but to stand down Steve Bucknor after his lamentable performance in the second Test against India in Sydney, the Australian media has reported.

Monday, January 14, 2008 11:34:10 AM

Sreesanth ready for battle with the Aussies
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Pacer Sreesanth, under instructions from the Indian cricket board, has declined to say anything on the conflict between his teammate Harbhajan Singh and Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds, but has vowed to renew his onfield battle with the Queenslander during the upcoming One-Day Internationals (ODI) tri-series.

Monday, January 14, 2008 11:17:55 AM

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