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Djokovic blames his racquet for form slump
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Novak Djokovic blames his new racquet for his form slump. The World No.3, who is not in best of form to defend his Australian Open title, has been criticised for excess golf and partying for his loss of form.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:32:33 PM

Warner heroics help Australia thump South Africa in T20
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Debutant David Warner's breathtaking 89 from 43 balls saw Australia thump South Africa by 52-runs in the Twenty20 International here Sunday.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:12:43 PM

Emergency declared in flood-hit Fiji
Wellington, Jan 11 (DPA) A state of emergency was declared Sunday in the Pacific island state of Fiji where two people have died in floods, four are missing and hundreds of tourists stranded, according to reports from the capital Suva.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 3:23:57 PM

Murray moves into Australian contender position
Melbourne, Jan 11 (DPA) Andy Murray heads to Melbourne for the Australian Open on the back of his fifth victory over Roger Federer in seven career ATP matches against the Swiss.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:14:05 PM

Serena escapes upset thanks to Stosur's Sydney slump
Sydney, Jan 11 (DPA) Top seed Serena Williams flirted with disaster before finally emerging from a lengthy sulk to survive 6-3, 6-7(4-7), 7-5 against Australian Samantha Stosur in the opening round of the Medibank International Sunday.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:11:48 PM

Injured Sharapova pulls out of Australian Open
Melbourne, June 11 (DPA) Defending champion Maria Sharapova Sunday withdrew from the Australian Open due to a slow return from the chronic shoulder problems which have kept her off court since last summer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:21:32 PM

Johnson turns his back on IPL
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Mitchell Johnson has turned down an offer to join the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) -- so as to remain fit for national duty.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:42:46 PM

Lehman open to coach England cricket team
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Recognised as one of the world's sharpest cricket brains, Darren Lehman has said that he is ready to coach the England team.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:40:58 PM

Aussie selectors call players meeting
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Australian selectors have called the country's contracted players for a meeting to douse the simmering discontent among them over failing to get a national berth.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:15:54 PM

Hayden's future in selectors' hands
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Australian opener Matthew Hayden's Ashes hope now rests on the selectors who will meet soon to pick 25 players for the central contract for the 2009-10 season.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 3:27:48 PM

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