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Ashley Cooper's role defended (Tennis Briefs)
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has defended former Wimbledon champion Ashley Cooper's role on the committee that awarded the multimillion-dollar contract for Plexicushion courts at Melbourne Park to a company affiliated with a business Cooper held shares in for 24 years.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:02:40 PM

Johnson's ODI showing against India gets him the Test nod
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's place in the first Test was in doubt, but his impressive performance against India in Melbourne makes him sure starter for the second Test, starting in Sydney Wednesday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:54:06 PM

Manager Rajput stands by struggling Dravid
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) India team manager Lalchand Rajput stood up for an off-from Rahul Dravid and said it is only a matter of time for the batsman to find runs.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 3:19:59 PM

We will bounce back in Sydney: Rajput
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) A day after India lost the first Test to Australia by a huge margin of 337 runs, team manager Lalchand Rajput said Sunday his team will bounce back in the second Test in Sydney, starting Wednesday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:51:22 PM

Cash bashes Tennis Australia
Melbourne, Dec 30 (DPA) Pat Cash has blasted Tennis Australia officials after the federation apparently rejected two offers of coaching help from the former Wimbledon winner.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 1:11:14 PM

Jankovic bounces back after sinus surgery
Perth, Dec 29 (DPA) Post-season sinus surgery in November almost wiped the trademark smile off the face of Jelena Jankovic, who is now back on court for a leading role at the Hopman Cup.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:08:28 PM

Cramps fell Sania as India lose 1-2 to US; India win doubles (Hopman Cup lead)
Perth, Dec 29 (IANS) Sania Mirza was first felled by cramps and then Meghann Shaughnessy as India went down 1-2 to second seeds United States in the opening match of the Hyundai Hopman Cup at Perth's Burswood Dome Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:12:27 PM

Board must also take the blame for first Test debacle (News Analysis)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) The fact that India lost the first test to Australia primarily because of a batting debacle, reinforces the culpability of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Batting practice in match conditions is what tourists essentially need to come to grips with the new environment. Even the air is alien in Australia as compared to India, let alone wickets, outfields, size of grounds and crowd support.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:53:18 PM

India slump to third biggest Test defeat (Statistical Highlights)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India's 337-run loss to Australia in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Saturday was their third biggest defeat in Test cricket.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:30:25 PM

We took every chance that came our way: Ponting
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting Saturday attributed his team's 337-run win over India in the first Test match, to his team's exceptional bowling and fielding at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:04:36 PM

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