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Trendy Sharapova jumps into the hip-hop floor
Melbourne, Jan 21 (DPA) No sooner had Justine Henin revealed that she occasionally polishes her reflexes with a bit of a hip-hop workout, than clued-in cultural icon Maria Sharapova jumped into the discussion at the Australian Open.

Monday, January 21, 2008 11:58:48 AM

Untreated blood disorder may trigger liver cancer
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) People suffering from a common hereditary blood disorder may develop liver cancer, disease of the joints and other complications if left untreated for a long period, Australian scientists said.

Monday, January 21, 2008 10:01:57 AM

French players impress at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) If the increase in the number of players from France at this year's Australian Open - with an impressive list of 29 - is anything to go by, the country's tennis is on the upswing.

Monday, January 21, 2008 9:42:50 AM

It's not Australia lost, India won: columnist Peter Roebuck
Perth, Jan 20 (IANS) Ricky Ponting and his players must disregard the notion that in the space of one turbulent fortnight they have become a bunch of likeable losers, says columnist Peter Roebuck, who argues that it was not that Australia lost the Perth Test, India won.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 11:06:43 PM

Alderman wants the swing factor probed
Perth, Jan 20 (IANS) Puzzled by the tremendous success of young Indian medium-pacers on the pitch at Perth, former Australian swing king Terry Alderman has demanded an inquisition into why India's fast bowlers could click when their Australian counterparts could not.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:57:30 PM

Nadal goes through as Mathieu retires hurt
Melbourne, Jan 20 (DPA) Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 6-4, 3-0 as French opponent Paul-Henri Mathieu retired after just 50 minutes with a calf injury here Sunday night.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:46:07 PM

A1 Team India brings home one point from Taupo
Taupo (New Zealand), Jan 20 (IANS) Narain Karthikeyan fought his way up from the 20th place on the starting grid to finish 10th in the 20-minute sprint race at the Taupo Motorsport Park here Sunday.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:54:23 PM

Bopanna-Ram pair halts Paes-Hanley run, Bhupathi advances
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) The unseeded pair of Rohan Bopanna and American-Indian Rajeev Ram shocked the fifth seed Leander Paes and his Australian partner Paul Hanley in a closely fought second-round battle while Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles moved into men's doubles third round in the Australian Open here Sunday.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 5:55:51 PM

'Aussies strong-willed, not arrogant'
Perth, Jan 20 (IANS) A former military officer, now a leadership consultant, says the Australian cricketers are not driven by arrogance and that they only have strong views about the way they play the game.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 3:32:39 PM

Sania advances to women's doubles third round
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza atoned for her singles loss by winning her doubles match and moved into the third round of the women's doubles event in the Australian Open here Sunday.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:26:05 PM

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