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Philippoussis hints at retirement
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian tennis players Mark Philippoussis indicated that his injury-interrupted career may be over and that the priority in his rehabilitation was to return to a normal lifestyle, the media reported here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:35:57 PM

Sydney fracas puts off Indian tourists to Australia
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) Australian tourism operators have warned that the country's share of the increasingly lucrative Indian tourist market will drop after the recent Test cricket fracas.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:13:37 PM

Troubled Sania thought of quitting tennis
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) If India's cricketers have gone through a terrible week in Australia, the country's tennis star Sania Mirza has been going through hell, facing threats of a three-year jail term for an alleged insult to the national flag, Australian media has reported.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:57:41 AM

Lights out at the Open as the late show goes off (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Ljubicic says gambling bans on Italians don't fit the crime

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:50:08 AM

Lights out at the Open as the late show goes off (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Tennis into the wee hours of the morning will be a thing of the past at this year's Australian Open as officials call time on truly late finishes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:48:42 AM

Hayden sledge inspired Test debutant Chris Rogers
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) Chris Rogers made his Test debut Wednesday at the expense of the man who delivered the sledge that forced him to toughen up and chase a Test career.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:33:35 AM

India 74 for two at lunch on first day (Lead)
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) India, 74 for two at lunch, made a sedate start to the third Test against Australia here Wednesday after captain Anil Kumble won the toss at the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) ground.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:32:27 AM

Police defend pepper spray attack on Australian Open crowd
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Beleaguered Australian Open officials and Melbourne police went into damage control mode Wednesday, defending the gassing of a crowd of rowdy, chanting spectators during an evening match.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:20:12 AM

German flies over New Zealand's highest peak in paraglider
Wellington, Jan 16 (DPA) German tourist Gerhard (Gerry) Mayr became the first man Wednesday to fly over Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak at 3,754 metres, in a motorised paraglider, news reports said.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:56:35 AM

Australia's Rudd harpooned by Japanese whalers
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) Incoming national leaders are defined by how well they deal with their first crisis. John Howard, Kevin Rudd's predecessor as Australian prime minister, won plaudits in 1996 for staring down opponents of gun control and ordering the world's biggest gun buy-back after the Port Arthur massacre claimed 35 lives.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:55:11 AM

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