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
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
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
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
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
Auckland, Jan 10 (DPA) Olympic women's tennis champion Elena Dementieva completed a dream week to start her 2009 season, winning the ASB Classic title 6-4, 6-1 Saturday over Elena Vesnina without dropping a set all week.
Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:34:19 PM
Sydney, Jan 10 (DPA) More rain fell in north Australia Saturday raising the spirits of drought-depressed farmers, engorging already swollen rivers and putting dusty cattle ranches under water.
Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:24:36 PM
Sydney, Jan 10 (DPA) Australia rejected Saturday a formal request from the US to resettle Chinese nationals currently detained in the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:12:43 AM
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting has backed Nathan Hauritz to become a permanent fixture in the Test squad following the off-spinner's call-up to the one-day and Twenty20 squads.
Friday, January 09, 2009 6:29:45 PM
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) South Africa cricket captain Graeme Smith, suffering from a chronic tennis elbow, will meet a surgeon Saturday.
Friday, January 09, 2009 5:40:36 PM
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