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Rain continues to dog Indian cricketers in Melbourne
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) India will have to go into the first Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Boxing Day (Dec 26) with little match preparation after they suffered a second wash-out in as many days in their three-day tour match against Victoria here Friday.

Friday, December 21, 2007 6:27:14 PM

Warne says success has made Australians arrogant
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Legendary spinner Shane Warne says cricketing success has bred an ugly, arrogant attitude in the Australian game and has warned officials they could be heading for a fall, Australian media reported.

Friday, December 21, 2007 1:15:00 PM

Reduce ODIs to 40 overs: Warne
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Australian spin legend Shane Warne feels that to counter the increasing popularity of Twenty20 games, one-day internationals (ODI) should be reduced from 50 to 40 overs, it was reported by the media here Friday.

Friday, December 21, 2007 1:13:40 PM

Big bucks lure away top Australian swimming coaches
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia is facing a mass exodus of its top swimming coaches as they are being lured by big bucks overseas and Swimming Australia says is powerless to stop it, Australian media reported.

Friday, December 21, 2007 11:29:39 AM

Police to crack down on match fixing at Australian Open
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Following recent complaints of match-fixing in international tennis, Tennis Australia has set up a task force to monitor Australian Open matches next month. Access to players will be restricted in an unprecedented crackdown, Australian media reports said.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:59:07 AM

New Zealand city mops up after 6.8 magnitude quake
Wellington, Dec 21 (DPA) An elderly woman died of a heart attack minutes after a massive earthquake shook most of New Zealand, wrecking the central business district of Gisborne, news reports said Friday.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:21:39 AM

Indian doctor's name cleared in terrorism case
Sydney, Dec 21 (DPA) A court ruling Friday cleared the way for Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was held briefly on terrorism charges, to return to his job in an Australian hospital.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:13:18 AM

Ponting and Vettori continue their running battle
Hobart, Dec 20 (IANS) The running battle between Australia and New Zealand continued right till the last game of the Chappell-Hadlee Series that concluded here Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 7:52:19 PM

Ganguly in good nick on a rain hit day
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Rain, as forecast, is threatening to rob the Indians of much needed practice ahead of the Boxing Day (Dec 26) Test against Australia.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:19:01 PM

New Zealand rocked by 6.8 magnitude quake (Lead)
Wellington, Dec 20 (DPA) A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand Thursday evening, causing considerable damage in the city of Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:15:48 PM

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