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Great white shark sets 3,000 km swim record
Wellington, Dec 24 (DPA) A great white shark, electronically tagged in March in New Zealand, has swum more than 3,000 km to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, it was reported Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2007 10:14:19 AM

Aggression will be key to success against Australia: Laxman
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) As one of Australia's chief tormentors over the past eight years, V.V.S. Laxman has emphasised the importance of aggression if India is to succeed this summer, and he regards the Australian attack as superior to the one he exploited four years ago.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 7:59:19 PM

Concerns over new courts for the Australian Open
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Concerns over the controversial decision to tear up the Australian Open tennis courts and replace them with an unproven new surface are escalating, following injuries to Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 7:39:28 PM

Johnson's success against India's top guns is the key
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Australian tearaway Mitchell Johnson's impressive record against India will make him the preferred choice over Shaun Tait for the Boxing Day (Dec 26) Test match.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 7:15:18 PM

Ponting insists on playing Hogg in Boxing Day Test
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) When most people feel Brad Hogg may not make an impression on the Indian players, Australia captain Ricky Ponting is apparently bent upon going into the Boxing Day (Dec 26) Test with the 36-year-old left-arm spinner.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 5:56:41 PM

Hayden wants to play till 40
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Ricky Ponting has been telling team mates that he would quit after the 2011 World Cup. And the oldest player in the Australian team, Matthew Hayden, has an eye on joining him.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 5:18:32 PM

Tendulkar wants rest for players in between series
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar has reiterated that cricketers must have enough rest in between the series to ward off early burnout.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 5:44:30 PM

Cricket Australia plans to hire Buchanan and Warne
Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS) Cricket Australia is planning to employ bitter rivals Shane Warne and John Buchanan in mentoring roles for the Australian squad, Australian media reported Saturday.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 4:42:25 PM

IPL will not harm traditional cricket: Lalit Modi
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) This Indian Premier League (IPL) contract is the document that is either the harbinger of cricketing doom or the key to a bright, prosperous future for the game, the Australian media reported here Friday.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 4:00:17 PM

Emergency ends in quake-stricken New Zealand city
Wellington, Dec 22 (DPA) The New Zealand city of Gisborne, shattered by a massive earthquake Thursday, began returning to normal at the weekend except for 23 severely damaged buildings in the central business district that remained off limits as they could collapse.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 2:06:04 PM

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