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Serena stunned by new mum Davenport's comeback
Melbourne, Jan 12 (DPA) Former World No.1 Serena Williams confessed that her female ego has been slightly bruised as she watches new mum Lindsay Davenport storm through a comeback that has carried the 31-year-old back to the Australian Open.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:19:08 PM

Nadal in no mood to write off an ill Federer
Melbourne, Jan 12 (DPA) Spaniard Rafael Nadal won't be lulled into writing off World No.1 Roger Federer of Switzerland, who missed a week of pre-Australian Open training due to a stomach virus.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:11:41 PM

Lawson feels safe, but Australia have doubts touring Pakistan
Melbourne, Jan 12 (IANS) Thursday's bomb attack in Lahore have increased doubts over Australia's tour of Pakistan as Cricket Australia (CA) executives met foreign affairs officials in Canberra.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:10:26 PM

Kohlschreiber pips Ferrero to clinch Heineken Open title
Auckland, Jan 12 (DPA) German Philip Kohlschreiber Saturday defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 in the Heineken Open final, thereby denying the Spaniard from a title since 2003.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:47:11 PM

'Harbhajan's behaviour after Ponting's wicket objectionable'
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Former captain of English county Somerset and eminent cricket writer Peter Roebuck came in for some flak from readers of his syndicated column for being lenient with Indian player Harbhajan Singh. They felt the off-spinner's behaviour also must come under scrutiny.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:45:44 PM

It's not 'monkey', more likely a Punjabi abuse
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) It now transpires that Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh may have used a colloquial Punjabi curse that sounds suspiciously like 'monkey' during his spat with Andrew Symonds, making the Australian cricketer misinterpret it as a racial abuse.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:13:16 PM

Elite Panel umpires are overworked: Ponting
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes the umpires on the Elite Panel of the International Cricket Council (ICC) are overworked, resulting in their making mistakes.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:49:30 AM

Greenpeace ship confronts Japanese whalers
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) The Greenpeace protest ship Esperanza has confronted Japan's whaling fleet in Antarctic waters, the environmental organisation said Saturday.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 9:34:05 AM

Kumble warns Ponting over agreement
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble has warned that he may tear up his agreement with Australian skipper Ricky Ponting if the rival team continues to dishonour it at the Perth Test.

Friday, January 11, 2008 9:25:17 PM

Upset Sania wonders if tennis is worth it, says Bhupathi
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza, unwittingly caught once again in a controversy over the Indian flag, is so upset that she is considering about her future.

Friday, January 11, 2008 6:15:41 PM

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