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Federer hopes for a turnaround in Halle
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) Swiss No. 1 Roger Federer in his bid to get over his humiliating defeat in the French Open final has flown to Halle and is hoping for a turnaround in the run-up to the third Grand Slam of the year -- Wimbledon.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:42:17 PM

Dalai Lama in Australia, but PM not to meet him
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) The Dalai Lama arrived here Wednesday to a warm reception from supporters, but Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will not meet him during his six-day visit to Australia.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 5:58:00 PM

Ponting sees in Casson a strong prospect
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is pinning his spin hopes on debutant Beau Casson for the series against India and says playing in the third Test against West Indies will stand the left-arm spinner in good stead.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:59:11 PM

Beau Casson selected for third Test against West Indies
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) As hinted by skipper Ricky Ponting, Beau Casson will be Australia's 401st Test cricketer. The left-arm spinner has been named in the XI for the third Test against the West Indies starting Thursday.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:47:01 PM

Hussey caught in heart and mind dilemma
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) Australian Michael Hussey is caught in a dilemma -- which team to play for in the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League -- but the Future Tours Programme (FTP) may come to his rescue.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:54:16 PM

Samuels may be cleared to play for West Indies
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) With the International Cricket Council (ICC) all set to review his case, banned all rounder Marlon Samuels may get a chance to play for the West Indies in the one-day series against Australia.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:37:42 PM

Health campaigns lost on the poor
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Health campaigns prompting people to exercise are missing the point, especially when it comes to the poor, according to a study.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:36:57 PM

West Indies pace attack is lazy and unfit: Garner
Melbourne, June 11 (IANS) West Indies bowling legend Joel Garner has fired a salvo at the current pace attack, describing it as 'lazy and unfit'.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:13:36 PM

Drug trial aborted, thanks to Sudoku playing jurors!
Sydney, June 10 (IANS) Jurors' obsession with the puzzle game 'Sudoku' has led to a million-dollar drugs trial being aborted here Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:05:28 PM

Play it softly... it could lead to hearing loss!
Sydney, June 10 (IANS) Listening to loud music may not be as enjoyable as it seems - a new survey has found that loud music heard on headphones led to over 70 percent of young adult Australians showing the first signs of hearing loss.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:04:29 PM

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