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Italian Volandri to miss Australian Open for asthma medicine abuse
Melbourne, Jan 17 (DPA) Italian Filippo Volandri will miss the Australian Open after being slapped with a ban for using an asthma medicine containing an excess of a proscribed stimulant.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:42:52 AM

Federer counsels Australian officials not to worry
Melbourne, Jan 17 (DPA) World No.2 Roger Federer has told officials at the AAMI Classic tennis tournament not to panic over reports that Middle Eastern money will swamp the traditional Australian Open tune-up events.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:31:39 AM

Federer feels it's possible to win calendar Grand Slam
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) World no.2 Roger Federer feels it is possible for the present crop of tennis players to win all the four Grand Slams in a calendar year.

Friday, January 16, 2009 9:03:50 PM

Seles elected to international tennis Hall of Fame
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) US tennis star and former World No.1 Monica Seles has been elected to the international tennis Hall of Fame.

Friday, January 16, 2009 8:32:22 PM

Nadal backs call to shift Australian Open to February
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal Friday supported Swiss maestro Roger Federer's call to shift the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open to February.

Friday, January 16, 2009 8:30:09 PM

South Africa beat Australia in a thriller
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) SOuth Africa recovered in time from a middle-order collapse to pull off a stunning three-wicket victory in the final over in the first One-Day International cricket against Australia here Friday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 5:53:39 PM

Infected cells kill themselves to halt virus
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Infected mammalian cells kill themselves to prevent infection and ensure the greater good of its numbers.

Friday, January 16, 2009 4:02:17 PM

Australian soldier gets Victoria Cross
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) An Australian soldier who braved enemy machine-gun fire to save an Afghan interpreter shot in a Taliban ambush has become the first Australian in 40 years to win the Victoria Cross award.

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:20:20 PM

Australian jailed for deliberately transmitting HIV virus
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) An HIV-positive Australian who hosted parties where he deliberately had unprotected sex to infect his gay partners was Friday given an 18-year jail sentence by a Melbourne court.

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:12:28 PM

Sania to face Marta Domachowska in Australian Open Round-1
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza will begin her singles campaign against Marta Domachowska of Poland in the Australian Open tennis beginning here Monday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 1:38:56 PM

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