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Safin questions colour of Australian Open surface
Melbourne, Jan 10 (IANS) Russian tennis player Marat Safin questioned the blue colour of the Plexicushion courts on which the Australian Open will be played for the first time.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:37:17 PM

Hewitt shocked by fellow-Australian Guccione
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) Big-serving left-hander Chris Guccione produced a stunner at the Sydney International tennis tournament by knocking out fellow-Australian Lleyton Hewitt here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 8:11:56 PM

Is 'monkey' a racist term, asks Buchanan
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Australian coach John Buchanan asked whether 'monkey', the term allegedly used by Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to address Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, is racist.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 8:07:44 PM

Lawson criticises Australian team
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowler and current Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has slammed the on-field behaviour of the Australian players, saying they are disrespecting the baggy green with their arrogance.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:54:49 PM

Kumble wants to review captains' agreement on low catches
Canberra, Jan 9 (IANS) Anil Kumble has said that he would want to review the captains' agreement on low catches. The Indian skipper, while talking to the media Wednesday in the Australian Capital, said he would bring it up in a discussion once the team reached Perth.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:54:11 PM

Canberra game crucial to select third Test team: Kumble
Canberra, Jan 9 (IANS) As the focus slowly but surely shifts away from controversies to matters cricketing, India captain Anil Kumble hinted that the practice match against the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) team would be crucial in selecting the team for the third Test in Perth, starting Jan 16.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:41:17 PM

Ponting turned down Kumble's request against racism charges
Canberra, Jan 9 (IANS) India captain Anil Kumble revealed Wednesday that Australian counterpart Ricky Ponting turned down his request not to press charges of alleged racism against off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:35:50 PM

Perth officials relieved that Indian tour is on
Perth, Jan 9 (IANS) Officials at Perth's Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Ground have heaved a sigh of relief with Indian cricket board's decision to go ahead with the tour.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 4:49:53 PM

Bhupathi-Knowles out in first round
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the Medibank International Tennis 2008 at the Sydney Olympic Park ended Wednesday, when Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Mark Knowles were ousted in the first round by Czech pair Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 2:40:25 PM

ICC should take lessons from Sydney Test, says Hair
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Australian umpire Darrel Hair, who has seen more than his share of controversies, came out in support of Steve Bucknor and said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should embrace an umpiring referral system to relieve pressure on the game's decision-makers, the Australian media reported.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 2:01:08 PM

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