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Kohlschreiber pips Ferrero to clinch Heineken Open title
Auckland, Jan 12 (DPA) German Philip Kohlschreiber Saturday defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 in the Heineken Open final, thereby denying the Spaniard from a title since 2003.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:47:11 PM

'Harbhajan's behaviour after Ponting's wicket objectionable'
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Former captain of English county Somerset and eminent cricket writer Peter Roebuck came in for some flak from readers of his syndicated column for being lenient with Indian player Harbhajan Singh. They felt the off-spinner's behaviour also must come under scrutiny.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:45:44 PM

It's not 'monkey', more likely a Punjabi abuse
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) It now transpires that Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh may have used a colloquial Punjabi curse that sounds suspiciously like 'monkey' during his spat with Andrew Symonds, making the Australian cricketer misinterpret it as a racial abuse.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:13:16 PM

Elite Panel umpires are overworked: Ponting
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes the umpires on the Elite Panel of the International Cricket Council (ICC) are overworked, resulting in their making mistakes.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:49:30 AM

Greenpeace ship confronts Japanese whalers
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) The Greenpeace protest ship Esperanza has confronted Japan's whaling fleet in Antarctic waters, the environmental organisation said Saturday.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 9:34:05 AM

Kumble warns Ponting over agreement
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble has warned that he may tear up his agreement with Australian skipper Ricky Ponting if the rival team continues to dishonour it at the Perth Test.

Friday, January 11, 2008 9:25:17 PM

Upset Sania wonders if tennis is worth it, says Bhupathi
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza, unwittingly caught once again in a controversy over the Indian flag, is so upset that she is considering about her future.

Friday, January 11, 2008 6:15:41 PM

Hopman Cup organiser, WTA support Sania
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Hopman Cup organiser Paul McNamee and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) members have come out strongly in support of Sania Mirza, saying she is just not the kind who would ever show disrespect to her country or the national flag.

Friday, January 11, 2008 6:15:13 PM

Lahore bombings cast another shadow on Australia's Pakistan tour
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Thursday's suicide bomb blast outside the Lahore High Court, which claimed 25 lives, has cast another shadow on Australia's cricket tour to Pakistan, scheduled in March.

Friday, January 11, 2008 3:45:42 PM

Sania gets two easy rounds at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Sania Mirza will start her Australian Open campaign against unseeded Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan.

Friday, January 11, 2008 3:02:00 PM

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