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MacGill cites fatigue, poor form for retiring
Melbourne, June 9 (IANS) Australian Stuart MacGill, who sprang a surprise by quitting international cricket midway through the West Indies series, said weariness of long-distance travelling coupled with his poor form forced him to take the decision.

Monday, June 09, 2008 5:29:58 PM

Nielsen worried about dead Test pitches
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) Australian coach Tim Nielsen is worried that lifeless pitches could be ruining Test cricket.

Monday, June 09, 2008 4:44:10 PM

Symonds needs to work on bowling, says Sobers
Melbourne, June 9 (IANS) West Indian great Sir Garfield Sobers feels Australia's Andrew Symonds needs to make significant improvement in his bowling if he wants to be considered a good all-rounder.

Monday, June 09, 2008 3:45:53 PM

Unmanned planes will be commonplace within a decade
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles, used with deadly precision in war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan, are likely to be adapted to civilian work within the next decade.

Monday, June 09, 2008 1:21:44 PM

Breast cancer screening helps reduce mortality
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) Breast cancer mortalities continue to fall, down from 30 per 100,000 women in 1990 to 23 per 100,000 in 2005, according to an Australian study.

Monday, June 09, 2008 1:10:29 PM

Gayle says his team no longer fear Aussies
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) West Indies captain Chris Gayle feels that his team is no longer in awe of World Champions Australia after giving them a tough fight in the first two Tests of the ongoing series.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 6:11:30 PM

Warne to captain Rajasthan Royals against Victoria
Melbourne, June 8 (IANS) Shane Warne will captain his Indian Premier League (IPL) champion side Rajasthan Royals against his home side Victoria in a new international Twenty20 club championship that will involve top Twenty20 teams from India, England, South Africa and Australia.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 3:36:48 PM

Indian bandit queen-inspired dance show a hit in Canberra
Canberra, June 8 (IANS) Blending dance forms, the weeklong Utsav 2008 festival here choreographed by Indian dancer Padma Menon highlights issues of social justice for women. And it includes a sell-out performance inspired by the original Indian bandit queen.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 12:35:53 PM

Katich gears up to strengthen Australian attack
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Australian opener Simon Katich is ready to work on his latent spin skills to strengthen the team's depleted bowling attack after Stuart MacGill's retirement.

Saturday, June 07, 2008 7:48:11 PM

Young Australian spinners shouldn't tour India, says coach
Melbourne, June 7 (IANS) Spin bowling coach Terry Jenner is worried that Australia's plan to blood young spinners in the away cricket series against India might backfire.

Saturday, June 07, 2008 3:35:43 PM

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