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Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh admits to cheating


August 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recently crowned 100m breast stroke Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh has just admitted that he cheated in winning the gold. The celebrated South African gold ... Read more...

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China sitcom accused of copying US hit ‘Friends’


August 7th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) A popular Chinese television show has been accused of ripping off popular US sitcom "Friends" and a number of other American hits.The Global Times daily said ... Read more...

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Man who killed wife’s lover in bed jailed for 5 years


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) A man in Sydney has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his wife's lover after catching both of them in bed.Joachim Won, 56, ... Read more...

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Four Australians taking $1 mn cash, steroids to Bangladesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Four Australians have been arrested while trying to carry over one million dollars in cash and a large quantity of steroids. According to the police, they ... Read more...

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Man accused of killing Indian in Australia cleared of charge


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 2 (IANS) A man accused of murdering an Indian two years ago has been cleared of the charge by an Australian court.Ranjodh Singh died after he was stabbed ... Read more...

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World T20: Australia axe Pattinson from preliminary squad


July 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 18 (IANS) Australia's James Pattinson would have felt hard done by the the selectors as the young pacer was omitted from the preliminary 30-player World Cup Twenty20 squad ... Read more...

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Dean Jones becomes a professional golfer


July 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has traded his cricket bat for golf clubs as he announced Wednesday that he will compete on the Australian seniors tour ... Read more...

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Woman wins case for injuries during sex while on duty


April 21st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) An Australian woman has won a court battle to seek workers' compensation after being injured while having sex in a motel room when a light fitting ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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Nicest guy Dravid phenomenal: Watson


March 9th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, March 9 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has showered praise on retired Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, calling him a "phenomenal man" and the "nicest guy" he has ever met ... Read more...

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Clarke, Pattinson to miss deciding final


March 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, March 7 (IANS) Injuries have sidelined Australian captain Michael Clarke and pacer James Pattinson for the third and deciding final Thursday of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series against Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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‘Least viable’ Australian Grand Prix could be dropped: Ecclestone


March 1st, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 1 (IANS) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Australian Grand Prix is the "least viable" of all the races on the calendar and its organisers must make necessary ... Read more...

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Australia to have smallest Olympics squad in 20 years


February 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia will have their smallest squad at the forthcoming Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona edition.With the football team not qualifying for the London Olympics, the Australia ... Read more...

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Watson needs another week to recover fully


February 11th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) Australian cricket all-rounder Shane Watson Saturday said he needs another week to recover fully from his calf injury and is not pushing himself for an international ... Read more...

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‘If confidence down, even good pitches create problems’


January 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blasted the team for putting up an ordinary batting display on a lifeless track at the Adelaide Oval in the ... Read more...

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Tomic accuses police of threatening him


January 26th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Rising Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic has accused the Gold Coast police of wanting to "hit" him after the 19-year-old was issued $300 traffic fine ... Read more...

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Jones asks India to drop Laxman and Vinay for two spinners


January 20th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones feels India should drop veteran batsman V.V.S Laxman and pacer Vinay Kumar to make place for spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan ... Read more...

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My chances are running out, says Marsh


January 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Australian batsman Shaun Marsh admitted he is in danger of losing his place in the Test side after a slew of failures in the ongoing series ... Read more...

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CA wants Tendulkar to play in ODIs


January 14th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) eagerly wants India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar to play in the ODIs to make the ensuing triangular series, also involving Sri Lanka, ... Read more...

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India must clear cobwebs in mind and play fearless cricket: Ganguly


January 12th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday said the war of words between the two teams will surely make the third cricket Test between India and ... Read more...

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India break quicker than anyone when going gets tough: Haddin


January 9th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 9 (IANS) Australian wicket-keeper batsman feels India "break quicker than any other team in the world" when things are not going their way.Haddin's remark comes in the ... Read more...

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Cummins may also miss ODI series: NSW chief


January 9th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Cricket New South Wales (NSW) chief executive David Gilbert has said local teen Pat Cummins may miss the summer tri-nation ODI series even if he recovers ... Read more...

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Clarke close to signing $1 mn bat deal


January 9th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Syndey, Jan 8 (IANS) Three days after an epic 329 not out, with a bat that didn't have a sponsor's logo, against India at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), ... Read more...

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Australia will whitewash India, says McGrath


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Fast bowling great Glenn McGrath has predicted that Australia will beat India 4-0 in the ongoing four-match series here Down Under.Australia thrashed India by 122 runs ... Read more...

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Sachin will not score 100th ton in Australia: McGrath


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Australian fast bowling legend McGrath predicted that India's Sachin Tendulkar will remain stranded on 99 international centuries at least for the rest of the summer.McGrath ... Read more...

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Arthur hints at retaining bowling attack for SCG Test


December 31st, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 31 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur has hinted at retaining the same bowling attack for the second Test against India starting Jan 3 here at the Sydney Cricket ... Read more...

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Will SCG’s 100th Test inspire Sachin to score a ton?


December 30th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) The second cricket Test between India and Australia here next week will be an ideal platform for Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest contemporary batsman, to ... Read more...

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India will come back strongly in Sydney: Ganguly


December 30th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) Former captain Sourav Ganguly is confident India will bounce back in the second Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) starting Tuesday.India suffered a ... Read more...

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Watson could miss entire series against India


December 27th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) Australian star all-rounder Shane Watson's recovery from a calf injury has been slower than expected and he could miss the entire Test series against India.Watson was ... Read more...

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Handling injuries Shaun Marsh’s biggest challenge: Moody


December 26th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody, the man who transformed Shaun Marsh's career, feels that the young batsman's biggest challenge after giving up part lifestyle is his ... Read more...

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Ponting or Hussey must make way: Taylor


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Test captain mark Taylor feels that either Ricky Ponting or Mike Hussey must make way for young all-rounder Dan Christian or recovering batsman Shaun Marsh ... Read more...

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Batting camp will make Australians ready for mind games


December 20th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) The Australian batting camp that started here Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has not only been designed to help the top-order batsmen to ... Read more...

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Channel Nine upset with BCCI


December 20th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Channel Nine, the host broadcaster of Cricket Australia (CA), is upset with the Indian cricket board for rejecting its last-minute offer to allow umpires to use ... Read more...

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I am ready for Boxing Day Test: Ed Cowan


December 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) Tasmania's opening batsman Ed Cowan said he is ready for the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Boxing Day after smashing a century against ... Read more...

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Watson doubtful; Christian and Cowan’s chances now brighten (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Shane Watson's hopes of playing in the Boxing Day Test suffered a set-back as he failed to take part in the opening day of Australia's batting ... Read more...

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