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Warne backs selection of veteran spinner McGain
Brisbane, Sep 13 (IANS) Australian spin great Shane Warne has backed the selection of leg-spinner Bryce McGain for the four-Test Indian tour and insists he is the top spinner in Australia despite his age.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 4:14:23 PM

Casson upset after being left out of Australia cricket squad
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Young Australian spinner Beau Casson was upset after he was ignored by the selectors for the four-match Test series in India next month but has vowed to fight his way back into the team.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 3:39:05 PM

Symonds attends net session, takes a step towards comeback
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Troubled Australian allrounder Andrew Symonds has taken first step towards 'mental recovery' by attending a net session with his Queensland and Australian teammate Matthew Hayden.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 3:18:40 PM

It all started over a bar tiff for Symonds
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Andrew Symonds must be wondering what hit him after heing dropped from the Australian squad for the four-Test series in India. He must be ruminating his own words he uttered during the Harbhajan Singh appeal hearing last summer: 'A Test match is no place to be friendly with an opposition player'.

Friday, September 12, 2008 5:40:11 PM

New Australian citizen Smeets rushed into Davis Cup squad
Melbourne, Sept 12 (IANS) In a swift turn of events, Robert Smeets was sworn in as an Australian citizen Thursday and he now joins the Australian Davis Cup squad leaving Saturday to play the Davis Cup World Group qualifier against Chile in Santiago next week.

Friday, September 12, 2008 5:23:54 PM

After a Twenty20 double-header, Australian women play India
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Australian cricket fans will seee the trans-Tasman rivalry this summer over a Twenty20 double-header as their men's and women's teams clash with New Zealand in Twenty20 matches at the Sydeny Cricket Ground next year.

Friday, September 12, 2008 4:45:46 PM

Junk food ads saturate TV programmes for kids
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Junk food ads heavily saturate 20 of the most popular TV programmes for children, according to a study.

Friday, September 12, 2008 2:25:08 PM

Promiscuous females endanger offspring's life
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Fish born to promiscuous females may be disadvantaged because of certain inherited traits, according to researchers of University of Western Australia.

Friday, September 12, 2008 2:07:34 PM

Suicides by pregnant women, new mothers under-reported
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Nearly twice as many women commit suicide during pregnancy or the time around childbirth than previously thought, according to University of New South Wales researchers.

Friday, September 12, 2008 1:03:27 PM

Symonds omitted from Australian squad for India
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) All-rounder Andrew Symonds' passage to India has been sealed as Cricket Australia Friday omitted him from the 15-man squad for the four-Test tour of India.

Friday, September 12, 2008 12:09:03 PM

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