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Paes, Sania flaunt Indo-Australian partnerships
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian and Australian cricket teams may be engaged in a war of words, but on the tennis court Leander Paes is hoping to strike a successful partnership with Australia's Paul Hanley at the Australian Open.

Monday, January 14, 2008 6:19:09 PM

Federer, Sampras to take their rivalry to New York
Melbourne, Jan 14 (DPA) Roger Federer will take on legendary American Pete Sampras in the latter's home territory when the pair meet in another of their exhibition clashes in March.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:18:08 PM

No blues for Federer as Australian Open ends green era (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 14 (DPA) World No.1 Roger Federer cannot figure what all the fuss is about after the Australian Open organisers changed court surface for this edition from Rebound Ace to Plexicushion.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:17:07 PM

Hingis drops appeal against cocaine controversy
Melbourne, Jan 14 (DPA) Former World No.1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland has dropped her battle to clear her name from a dope test controversy, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chief executive Larry Scott confirmed here Monday.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:14:54 PM

Pat Cash endorses sledging by Australian cricketers
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Australian tennis star Pat Cash says sledging only makes a contest an even tougher mental battle.

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:03:00 PM

Billy Bowden will be under added pressure: ICC
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) The International Cricket Council concedes it has placed added pressure on replacement umpire Billy Bowden, but insists it had no choice but to stand down Steve Bucknor after his lamentable performance in the second Test against India in Sydney, the Australian media has reported.

Monday, January 14, 2008 11:34:10 AM

Sreesanth ready for battle with the Aussies
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Pacer Sreesanth, under instructions from the Indian cricket board, has declined to say anything on the conflict between his teammate Harbhajan Singh and Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds, but has vowed to renew his onfield battle with the Queenslander during the upcoming One-Day Internationals (ODI) tri-series.

Monday, January 14, 2008 11:17:55 AM

Kumble reacts to Clarke's apology: 'I can understand mate'
Perth, Jan 14 (IANS) In a move that could go a long way in healing the rift between the Australian and Indian cricket teams, Michael Clarke has apologised to skipper Anil Kumble for not leaving the crease after being caught at slip in the second Test in Sydney, the Australian media has reported.

Monday, January 14, 2008 10:58:49 AM

Australian cricketers vow to respect opponents
Perth, Jan 14 (IANS) Stung by the widespread criticism of their on-field behaviour, the Australian cricket team Sunday night sought the help of leadership guru Ray McLean in a bid to salvage their battered image.

Monday, January 14, 2008 10:58:00 AM

Singer attacks photographer
Wellington, Jan 14 (DPA) Iceland singer-songwriter Bjork attacked a photographer, ripping his shirt in half, after he snapped her early-morning arrival at Auckland International Airport, a newspaper reported Monday.

Monday, January 14, 2008 9:35:11 AM

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