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$183,000 spent to monitor media, mostly on Haneef case
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Australia's former immigration minister Kevin Andrews spent more than A$200,000 (US$183,000) on monitoring the media, much of it on the bungled investigation of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef, a Senate Estimates Committee was told Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:21:24 PM

Australian coach urges cricketers to focus on game
Melbourne, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian coach Tim Nielsen feels that Wednesday's auction for the billion-dollar Indian Premier League (IPL) will occupy the minds of his players, but he urged his boys to worry about watching the ball and hitting it, the media reported here Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:19:55 PM

Sri Lanka lose openers after opting to bat against India
Adelaide, Feb 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka lost both openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (4) and Sanath Jayasiriya (0) early after they won the toss and opted to bat against India in the key eighth one-day international of the Commonwealth Bank triangular series here Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:00:38 AM

Sri Lanka too will feel the pressure, says Pathan
Adelaide, Feb 18 (IANS) India will face Sri Lanka in a must-win game Tuesday to keep their hopes alive in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series, but Irfan Pathan believes the island nation will feel the pressure equally since they are at the bottom of the points table.

Monday, February 18, 2008 7:48:55 PM

Australian coaches prepare for Pakistan tour
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) With Cricket Australia (CA) technically not in a position to abandon the tour of Pakistan before its security team visits the country, coach Tim Nielsen and his assistants are preparing for the series, Australian media reported Monday.

Monday, February 18, 2008 7:39:06 PM

India has statistical advantage against Sri Lanka
Adelaide, Feb 18 (IANS) India will start with a psychological advantage against Sri Lanka in the Commonwealth Bank Triangular One-day Series as they have won 15 of the 26 matches for 57.69 percent success at neutral venues.

Monday, February 18, 2008 4:55:26 PM

Nielsen asks players to step on the ground with free mind
Adelaide, Feb 18 (IANS) The uncertainty over the Pakistan tour and the issues related to Indian Premier League (IPL) are natural to hover in the minds of Australian cricketers, but they will have to leave them behind while stepping on the ground and focus on their immediate task of wining the tri-series, coach Tim Nielsen said.

Monday, February 18, 2008 4:49:47 PM

Herpes virus likely trigger for pregnancy hypertension
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) Viral infection has a bearing on high blood pressure in pregnant women, says a new study that makes the connection between the two for the first time.

Monday, February 18, 2008 4:12:43 PM

India need to win at least two matches (Points tally)
Adelaide, Feb 18 (IANS) The struggling Indian team needs to win at least two of their three remaining matches in the Commonwealth Bank triangular one-day series to have a chance of entering the best-of-three finals next month.

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:14:50 PM

India look to batsmen to deliver against Sri Lanka (Preview)
Adelaide, Feb 18 (IANS) While it might be a bit too early to say India are out of the finals of the Commonwealth Bank Triangular One-day Series, two successive defeats have surely caused concern in the team ranks.

Monday, February 18, 2008 2:35:47 PM

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