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Lights out at the Open as the late show goes off (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Tennis into the wee hours of the morning will be a thing of the past at this year's Australian Open as officials call time on truly late finishes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:48:42 AM

Hayden sledge inspired Test debutant Chris Rogers
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) Chris Rogers made his Test debut Wednesday at the expense of the man who delivered the sledge that forced him to toughen up and chase a Test career.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:33:35 AM

India 74 for two at lunch on first day (Lead)
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) India, 74 for two at lunch, made a sedate start to the third Test against Australia here Wednesday after captain Anil Kumble won the toss at the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) ground.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:32:27 AM

Police defend pepper spray attack on Australian Open crowd
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Beleaguered Australian Open officials and Melbourne police went into damage control mode Wednesday, defending the gassing of a crowd of rowdy, chanting spectators during an evening match.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:20:12 AM

German flies over New Zealand's highest peak in paraglider
Wellington, Jan 16 (DPA) German tourist Gerhard (Gerry) Mayr became the first man Wednesday to fly over Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak at 3,754 metres, in a motorised paraglider, news reports said.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:56:35 AM

Australia's Rudd harpooned by Japanese whalers
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) Incoming national leaders are defined by how well they deal with their first crisis. John Howard, Kevin Rudd's predecessor as Australian prime minister, won plaudits in 1996 for staring down opponents of gun control and ordering the world's biggest gun buy-back after the Port Arthur massacre claimed 35 lives.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:55:11 AM

Perth Test: India 74/2 at lunch on opening day
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) India were 74 for two wickets on the opening day of the third Test against Australia here Wednesday. At the interval, Rahul Dravid was batting on two and Sachin Tendulkar was on 13.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:13:27 AM

Sehwag set to be recalled for third Test
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) After a long hiatus, Virender Sehwag is set to be recalled to the Indian Test side for the third Test against Australia starting here Wednesday, indicated captain Anil Kumble here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 7:47:49 PM

Australians to wear special shirts for special birthday
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Ricky Ponting and his players will wear special commemorative shirts on the opening day of the third Test against India here Wednesday to celebrate Australian cricket board's official charity partner Royal Flying Doctor Service's (RFDS) 80th birthday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 7:29:34 PM

Gavaskar once called me racist: Barry Richards
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Reacting to Sunil Gavaskar's views on the raging Harbhajan Singh issue, former South Africa batsman Barry Richards has alleged that the former India skipper once tried to have him sacked as a television commentator for being a 'racist'.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 5:23:43 PM

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