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Chairman of selectors backs Hayden for 2009 Ashes
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) As Australian cricket opener Matthew Hayden mentally prepares himself for his retirement, chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch hoped that the batsman would continue till the 2009 Ashes tour of England.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 11:13:09 AM

McDermott's teenage son ready to debut for Queensland
Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS) Almost 25 years after fast bowler Craig McDermott made an impressive debut for Queensland, his teenage son Alister McDermott is going to debut for the same provincial team in a Twenty20 clash against New South Wales at the Gabba starting Friday.

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:59:59 PM

Hauritz, Hilfenhaus in Boxing Day Test squad
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Australian cricket selectors have recalled New south Wales (NSW) spinner Nathan Hauritz and Tasmanian swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus in the squad for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa which begins Friday.

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:48:55 PM

Lee under pressure: Ponting
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Form continued to elude Brett Lee against South Africa leading Australian skipper Ricky Ponting to admit that the pacer is under pressure to perform.

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:26:11 PM

Philippoussis to return to tennis at Australian Open seniors
Melbourne, Dec 22 (DPA) Mark Philippoussis will return to tennis after two years to play in the seniors event at the Australian Open.

Monday, December 22, 2008 4:39:07 PM

Pain is all in the mind
Sydney, Dec 22 (DPA) Why do some people need pain killers just to sit in a dentist's chair? And how is it possible for rugby players to stay in the game even with a broken arm?

Monday, December 22, 2008 11:42:32 AM

Final Scoreboard: Australia vs South Africa, First Test
Perth, Dec 21 (IANS) The final scoreboard of the first cricket Test between Australia and South Africa at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground here Sunday, which South Africa won by six wickets:

Sunday, December 21, 2008 6:30:56 PM

South Africa shock Australia with a record-chase in Perth
Perth, Dec 21 (IANS) A.B de Villiers and Jean-Paul Duminy stood like a rock as South Africa scripted one of its greatest cricketing triumphs, chasing the second biggest target of 414 against world champions Australia in the first Test here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008 5:42:10 PM

Injured round-the-world sailor rescued from yacht
Sydney, Dec 21 (DPA) A French sailor, crippled by a broken leg in a solo round-the-world yacht race, has been rescued off the coast of Western Australia, news reports said Sunday.

Sunday, December 21, 2008 5:32:04 AM

Smith keeps South Africa in hunt for record chase
Perth, Dec 20 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith led the fightback with a courageous century Saturday to keep his team in the hunt for a record chase of 414 on the final day of the first cricket Test against Australia here Sunday.

Saturday, December 20, 2008 7:20:35 PM

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