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Australian aircraft, ship to monitor Japanese whaling vessels
Canberra, Dec 19 (Xinhua) Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Wednesday announced that Australia will send an aircraft and a custom ship to monitor Japanese whaling vessels off Antarctica.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:35:53 PM

Mark Philippoussis to undergo fifth knee surgery
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Two-time Grand Slam runner-up and one of the top tennis players of Australia in recent years Mark Philippoussis has injured his right knee yet again and is heading for his fifth surgery for a damaged cartilage, the media reported here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:29:30 PM

Gilchrist to wear pink gloves to promote cancer research
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Adam Gilchrist will wear pink wicket-keeping gloves in the first Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to raise awareness for breast cancer research, it was reported by the media here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:17:31 AM

Tendulkar says he isn't too old to play key role
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar is a man of few carefully chosen words and as he wheeled his luggage towards the team bus he said quietly but firmly that he was not too old to play a meaningful part in a tour that could put the finishing touches on his great career.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:02:08 AM

Kumble sees Brad Hogg as Australia's weak link
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Anil Kumble has identified Brad Hogg as Australia's weak link only two days after the Indian skipper's off-spinning team mate Harbhajan Singh said Indian batsmen would feast on the left-arm wrist spin of Hogg who was 'not close to the class' of the retired Shane Warne or the injured Stuart MacGill.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:09:15 AM

South Australian spinners disappoint selectors
Adelaide, Dec 19 (IANS) After Shane Warne's retirement Australian selectors had pinned their hopes on Stuart MacGill but the leg-spinner's wrist injury sent them scouting for new faces.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:05:03 AM

New Zealand minister fined for fight in parliament
Wellington, Dec 18 (DPA) New Zealand cabinet minister Trevor Mallard was fined $375 (500 New Zealand dollars) Tuesday after admitting in parliament that he punched an opposition legislator during a fight in a public place.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 3:02:15 PM

New Zealand coach Bracewell apologises to Gilchrist
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach John Bracewell has personally apologised to Adam Gilchrist for attributing motives to the Australian vice-captain's resting from the third and last one-day international in Hobart last Thursday, it was reported by the media here Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 12:55:34 PM

Australian coach Nielsen insists on a spinner
Melbourne, Dec 18 (IANS) Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen reiterated his preference to play a specialist spinner in the upcoming Test series against India, it was reported by the media here Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 12:16:24 PM

Australia, Japan brace for whaling spat
Sydney, Dec 18 (DPA) The Australian government was Tuesday warned against sending a warship to confront the Japanese whaling fleet expected this week in the Southern Ocean.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 11:12:47 AM

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