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Australia recall Pattinson, drop Harris


February 28th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 28 (IANS) Young fast bowler James Pattinson Tuesday was recalled to the 13-member Australian squad, at the expense of Ryan Harris, for the remainder for the CB tri-series.Captain ... Read more...

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Former conditioner says retired Hayden fit for T20 World Cup


December 11th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Cricket Australia (CA) conditioner Jock Campbell has advised former opener Mathew Hayden to come back from retirement and make himself available for selection in the ... Read more...

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Samantha Stosur awarded Newcombe medal


December 6th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 6 (IANS) US Open champion Samantha Stosur collected her second Newcombe Medal to top off this year's stellar tennis season.The 27-year-old was crowned the inaugural winner last ... Read more...

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Fanie de Villiers offers help to struggling Mitchell Johnson


November 20th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Former South African swing bowler Fanie de Villiers is ready to help out-of-form Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson.Johnson has hardly troubled the South African batsmen in the ... Read more...

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Former rugby player named performance manager of Australian cricket


October 13th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Former Australian rugby international Patrick Howard is to join Cricket Australia (CA) in the new role of general manager, team performance (GMTP). Howard is also a ... Read more...

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Buchanan confident about cricket success for New Zealand


April 17th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellingron, Apr. 17 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket Director John Buchanan has expressed confidence about delivering success for the Black Caps sooner than later, and added that he is sure that he can ... Read more...

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Australia keeping careful eye on Watson’s fitness


January 20th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart (Tasmania), Jan.20 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson's workload is being carefully monitored by team management who are wary not to turn the player into the goose that laid the golden egg.Watson ... Read more...

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Watson batted with the vigour needed to lift tense comrades: Roebuck


January 17th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 17(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson had dragged the team from wretchedness and apparently inevitable defeat to memorable victory in the first ODI against England, noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has ... Read more...

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Aussies seek relief from Queensland floods in Facebook drinking game


January 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): A new TV drinking game created in the wake of the Queensland flood disaster in social networking site Facebook is creating ripples among its more than 19,000 ... Read more...

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Japan court hands down suspended sentence to cocaine consuming Oz golfer


December 27th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Chiba (Japan), Dec. 27 (ANI): Australian golfer Wayne Perske has been given a suspended sentence for possessing and using cocaineA Japanese court has handed down the suspended sentence. Masaaki Ono, an ... Read more...

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‘Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi’ Oz chant ‘appalling, embarrassing’


October 26th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 26 (ANI): Oz residents are calling for the ban of a new Australian chant 'Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi' that seemed to have gripped the fancy of few in ... Read more...

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Series defeat in India provides opportunity to young Oz cricketers to make grade


October 15th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): Captain Ricky Ponting, who is dealing with Australia's longest Test match losing streak in the last 22 years, has admitted that players outside the Test XI could force ... Read more...

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Buchanan denies reports about helping England prepare plan to retain Ashes


August 18th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): Ex-Australian coach John Buchanan, who has joined the England and Wales cricket board as consultant, has rejected reports that he is helping England prepare their game plan for ... Read more...

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Rafter, Turnbull back Stosur to win French Open title


June 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 5(ANI): Australian tennis legends Pat Rafter and Wendy Turnbull have backed World No. 7 Samantha Stosur to snap the country's 37-year drought at the French Open following her spectacular ... Read more...

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Serena praises rival Stosur ahead of crucial clash


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 2 (ANI): World No.1 Serena Williams, who will be facing Samantha Stosur in tonight's French Open quarterfinal, has praised her Australian rival."She's amazing. She's fast, strong and has ... Read more...

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Stosur will take fight to Serena Williams in quarterfinals of French Open


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jun 2 (ANI): Samantha Stosur, who is on the road to becoming first Australian singles titleholder at Roland Garros in 37 years after she beat Justin Henin, is all set ... Read more...

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Aussie cheerleader set to strip off for Lingerie Football League


May 28th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): An ex-North Queensland Cowboys cheergirl could end up becoming the first Australian woman to play gridiron in the Lingerie Football League in the US.Queenslander Chloe Butler, 23, has ... Read more...

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Teenage solo sailing sensation Jessica Watson’s ‘brush with death in Cape Horn’


May 17th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 17 (ANI): Teenage solo sailing sensation Jessica Watson had her first brush with death at Cape Horn during her remarkable 210 day around-the-world voyage, reveals English teenage sailor and close ... Read more...

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Australian PM welcomes youngest around-the-world sailor


May 16th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Tens of thousands of well-wishers, including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, welcomed back on to dry land at Sydney Harbour 16-year-old Jessica Watson who Saturday became the youngest ... Read more...

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Singh to stand trial for helping killer driver flee Australia


April 30th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Sukhcharanjit Singh, who has been charged for allegedly helping a killer driver flee Australia on a false passport, has been ordered to stand trial by a court."Twenty-one-year-old Singh ... Read more...

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Paine gets nod as Australia’s second best keeper-batsman


April 8th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 8 (ANI): Cricket Australia selectors have given Tasmanian vice-captain Tim Paine the nod as the country's second best keeper-batsman, and the next in line behind current gloveman Brad Haddin.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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Kiwis fighting to save Wellington Test against Australians


March 20th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.20 (ANI): Replying to Australia's imposing total of 459 for five declared, New Zealand were precariously placed at 108 for the loss of four wickets on the second day of ... Read more...

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Symonds breaks Chargers jinx against Kings XI


March 20th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Cuttack, March 20 (IANS) An all-round show by Andrew Symonds helped defending champions Deccan Chargers beat Kings XI Punjab for the first time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by six wickets ... Read more...

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CA’s five bowlers policy hampering Hopes’ first-choice status in team


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 3 (ANI): All rounder James Hopes has said that he can reclaim his first-choice status within the Australian one-day team if selectors scrap their recent policy of using only five ... Read more...

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Watson in elite company with all-round performance


January 18th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart (Tasmania, Australia), Jan.18 (ANI): Six months ago Shane Watson was not even in the Australian Test team, but now he has finished the summer as Australia's leading run-scorer and one of ... Read more...

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Hayden to captain Oz Prime Minister’s XI against Windies


January 15th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15 (ANI): Former opening batsman Matthew Hayden will captain the Australian Prime Minister's XI when it hosts the West Indies for the annual tour match in February.Prime Minister Kevin ... Read more...

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Round-the-world sailor nears half-way point


December 29th, 2009 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 29 (DPA) Australian teenager Jessica Watson said Tuesday the feared Southern Ocean had given her an easy passage and that her big test would be rounding Cape Horn on the ... Read more...

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Newcombe not convinced Tomic is Hewitt’s successor


December 25th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 25 (ANI): Australian tennis great John Newcombe does not support the view that Queenslander Bernard Tomic is the most likely successor to Lleyton Hewitt as his country's next world ... Read more...

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Australia’s need for wrist-spinner was exposed against Windies: Roebuck


December 6th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 6(ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said that Australia's need for a wrist-spinner was exposed as the host pressed for wickets on a benign Adelaide pitch against West Indies."Admittedly ... Read more...

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Gambhir returns to top spot in Test rankings


November 29th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir's century in the Kanpur Test against Sri Lanka elevated him to the top spot in International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings. Gambhir's eighth Test century, fourth ... Read more...

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Symonds to launch TV presenting career


October 7th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Oct.7 (ANI): Semi-retired Australian cricketer and occasional Broncos kit manager Andrew (Roy) Symonds and former Olympic champion Jodie Henry will launch their TV presenting careers together on an upcoming travel sports ... Read more...

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Symonds, cricket’s vagabond, revelling in his freelance lifestyle


September 30th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Sep.30 (ANI): Andrew Symonds is loving life outside the cricketing establishment, and believes that he stands on the cusp of cricket's new freelance frontier.Since being sacked from the Australian team on ... Read more...

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Oz golfer Adam Scott linked to Serbian tennis star Ivanovic


June 27th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Golfer Adam Scott has fuelled rumors of a romance with tennis glamour girl Ana Ivanovic after taking a court-side seat at her latest Wimbledon match.The Queenslander ... Read more...

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Symonds takes to rugby league


June 22nd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Andrew Symonds swapped the green and gold jersey of the Australia cricket team for the green and red of Wynnum-Manly to fulfil his dream of playing a senior ... Read more...

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Symonds is a simple guy, asserts Waugh


June 19th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former Australian captain Steve Waugh Friday gave a peek into the mind of his troubled compatriot Andrew Symonds, saying the Queenslander thrived on the support of his ... Read more...

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