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Murray moves into Australian contender position
Melbourne, Jan 11 (DPA) Andy Murray heads to Melbourne for the Australian Open on the back of his fifth victory over Roger Federer in seven career ATP matches against the Swiss.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:14:05 PM

Serena escapes upset thanks to Stosur's Sydney slump
Sydney, Jan 11 (DPA) Top seed Serena Williams flirted with disaster before finally emerging from a lengthy sulk to survive 6-3, 6-7(4-7), 7-5 against Australian Samantha Stosur in the opening round of the Medibank International Sunday.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:11:48 PM

Injured Sharapova pulls out of Australian Open
Melbourne, June 11 (DPA) Defending champion Maria Sharapova Sunday withdrew from the Australian Open due to a slow return from the chronic shoulder problems which have kept her off court since last summer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:21:32 PM

Johnson turns his back on IPL
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Mitchell Johnson has turned down an offer to join the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) -- so as to remain fit for national duty.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:42:46 PM

Lehman open to coach England cricket team
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Recognised as one of the world's sharpest cricket brains, Darren Lehman has said that he is ready to coach the England team.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:40:58 PM

Aussie selectors call players meeting
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Australian selectors have called the country's contracted players for a meeting to douse the simmering discontent among them over failing to get a national berth.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:15:54 PM

Hayden's future in selectors' hands
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Australian opener Matthew Hayden's Ashes hope now rests on the selectors who will meet soon to pick 25 players for the central contract for the 2009-10 season.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 3:27:48 PM

Dementieva finishes a perfect week to lift Auckland title
Auckland, Jan 10 (DPA) Olympic women's tennis champion Elena Dementieva completed a dream week to start her 2009 season, winning the ASB Classic title 6-4, 6-1 Saturday over Elena Vesnina without dropping a set all week.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:34:19 PM

Flooded farmers toast Australia's whacky weather
Sydney, Jan 10 (DPA) More rain fell in north Australia Saturday raising the spirits of drought-depressed farmers, engorging already swollen rivers and putting dusty cattle ranches under water.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:24:36 PM

Australia spurns US request to take Guantanamo inmates
Sydney, Jan 10 (DPA) Australia rejected Saturday a formal request from the US to resettle Chinese nationals currently detained in the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:12:43 AM

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