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Police to crack down on match fixing at Australian Open
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Following recent complaints of match-fixing in international tennis, Tennis Australia has set up a task force to monitor Australian Open matches next month. Access to players will be restricted in an unprecedented crackdown, Australian media reports said.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:59:07 AM

New Zealand city mops up after 6.8 magnitude quake
Wellington, Dec 21 (DPA) An elderly woman died of a heart attack minutes after a massive earthquake shook most of New Zealand, wrecking the central business district of Gisborne, news reports said Friday.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:21:39 AM

Indian doctor's name cleared in terrorism case
Sydney, Dec 21 (DPA) A court ruling Friday cleared the way for Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was held briefly on terrorism charges, to return to his job in an Australian hospital.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:13:18 AM

Ponting and Vettori continue their running battle
Hobart, Dec 20 (IANS) The running battle between Australia and New Zealand continued right till the last game of the Chappell-Hadlee Series that concluded here Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 7:52:19 PM

Ganguly in good nick on a rain hit day
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Rain, as forecast, is threatening to rob the Indians of much needed practice ahead of the Boxing Day (Dec 26) Test against Australia.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:19:01 PM

New Zealand rocked by 6.8 magnitude quake (Lead)
Wellington, Dec 20 (DPA) A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand Thursday evening, causing considerable damage in the city of Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:15:48 PM

Major quake jolts coast of New Zealand
Wellington, Dec 20 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit the east coast of New Zealand's North Island Thursday, according to the New Zealand earthquake monitoring system.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 4:29:48 PM

Australian players fear T20 may destroy ODIs and hurt Tests
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia's rookie cricketers warn the authorities against succumbing to public demand by going in for more Twenty20 games as that would destroy the 50-over game and breed a generation of players unprepared for the unique demands of Test cricket, the Australian media reports.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:54:27 PM

Encouraging news for Victorian leg-spinner
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Victorian leg-spinner Bryce McGain may not have made the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test against India, but he was heartened Wednesday on the eve of playing against India in a warm-up game at Junction Oval, with news from skipper Ricky Ponting that he was in contention as late as Tuesday morning, Australian media reports said.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:53:22 PM

Money in India, but in a clash Australian cricketers prefer home
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia's cricketers would like to represent their home teams in the global Champions League even if they sign with the multimillion-dollar Indian Premier League, an Australian media report says. They have expressed a preference to play for their state teams should they qualify for the global Champions League.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:30:29 PM

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