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One dead after Australia shooting outside nightclub

The police are not treating it as terrorism

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April 14, 2019


Dhoni, Chahal star as India beat Australia to win ODI series

India win series decider against Australia by seven wickets

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January 18, 2019


India angry over commentator’s jibe towards debutant Agarwal

Series is marred by banter between players while spectators were evicted from the match

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December 29, 2018


Australia recall Mitchell Marsh for Boxing Day Test as India axe openers

Allrounder replaces Peter Handscomb in the third Test in Melbourne

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December 25, 2018


Paine relishing intense rivalry with Kohli

Australia skipper appreciates that his Indian counterpart never likes to lose

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December 24, 2018


Rain washes out second T20 between Australia, India

Australia lead the series 1-0

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November 23, 2018


Federer quietly hoping for dream return to No. 1

Rotterdam, Netherlands: Roger Federer said Monday he could allow himself to dream about recapturing the world number one spot at this week’s Rotterdam tournament and becoming the oldest man ever to hold the position. To climb back to the top at the age of 36, the Swiss must at least reach the semi-finals. If seedings…

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February 12, 2018


Australian Open: Injured Nadal out for three weeks

MELBOURNE: World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday. The 16-time Grand Slam champion had a scan in a Melbourne hospital after he retired early in the fifth set of his match with Croatia’s Marin…

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January 24, 2018


Djokovic faces dilemma after injury makes him exit Australian Open

MELBOURNE: It’s back to the drawing board for ailing 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic with his immediate playing future uncertain after an injury-ravaged exit from the Australian Open. The former world No.1 cut a disconsolate figure as he played to the bitter end in a agonising defeat to South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon…

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January 23, 2018


Sharapova happy with victory in Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova laid down her Australian Open title credentials on a scorching hot Melbourne day Thursday, with Caroline Garcia and fellow veteran Agnieszka Radwanksa joining her in the third round. With the temperatures heading towards an energy-sapping 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) and ice-towels in use, the Russian drawcard worked hard to get off court…

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January 18, 2018


Wawrinka gets into form with first in Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Former champion Stan Wawrinka was taken to four sets before winning his first match since knee surgery in July at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The three-time Grand Slam winner downed Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) on Hisense Arena. It was a confidence booster for the 2014 Melbourne Park champion who had…

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January 16, 2018


Australian Open: Bencic eliminates Venus as American stars suffer setbacks

MELBOURNE: Swiss Belinda Bencic sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open on Monday by toppling last year’s finalist Venus Williams on an opening day of carnage for American tennis. With defending champion and new mum Serena absent, 20-year-old Bencic’s brilliant 6-3 7-5 win under the Rod Laver Arena roof ensured there would not be…

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January 15, 2018


Joe Root back in England team for ODI opener: Morgan

MELBOURNE: Joe Root is set to play for England in Sunday’s opening one-day international in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness but Australia opener David Warner is troubled by a stomach bug. Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan…

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January 13, 2018


Wounded Djokovic eyes to feature prominently at Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic headlines a list of walking wounded at the Australian Open, with the Serb desperate to get back to winning ways after six months out injured. The former world number one is making a tilt at a record seventh Melbourne Park crown, but has some serious rust to shake…

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January 9, 2018


Ashes 2017/18: England hit back with Warner, Marsh wickets on final day

MELBOURNE: England hit back with two key wickets as they chased victory in the fourth Ashes Test on the final day in Melbourne on Saturday. After two painstaking hours of slow scoring, the tourists grabbed the wickets of David Warner and Shaun Marsh in the final half-hour to dramatically improve their chances of pulling off…

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December 30, 2017


Rain frustrates England in push for Ashes win

MELBOURNE: Rain hampered England’s bid for victory on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday, with David Warner and Steve Smith also keeping the tourists at bay. The umpires called off play at 5:20 pm (0620 GMT) after persistent rain with Australia 103 for two and trailing the tourists by 61 runs…

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December 29, 2017


LIVE UPDATES: Big Bash League 2017-18: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers

LIVE UPDATES MELBOURNE STARS 129/8 from 20 overs PERTH SCORCHERS WIN BY 13 RUNS END OF OVER: 20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | MS: 129/8 (14 runs required, RR: 6.45) JP Faulkner 35 (31b) 19.6 A Zampa b Tye 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00 19.3 JW Hastings c †Inglis b Tye 5 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00…

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December 26, 2017


Ashes 2017/18: Fractured rib rules Overton out of Melbourne Test

MELBOURNE: England paceman Craig Overton is out of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia with a fractured rib, officials said on Sunday. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed he would not play in the Melbourne Test, starting on Boxing Day. Uncapped fast bowler Tom Curran will reportedly make his debut to replace him, although…

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December 24, 2017


At least 19 injured as car ploughs into crowd in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: A car ploughed into a crowd in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday injuring 19 people in what police said was a “deliberate act” but one they did not believe was terror related. Witnesses said people were thrown through the air after being hit by the vehicle, which did not appear to be trying to…

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December 21, 2017


Celebrations spread after Australia backs same-sex marriage

MELBOURNE: Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate, and political leaders immediately began moves to enshrine the historic shift in law by Christmas. Thousands of marriage equality supporters took to parks and squares across the vast country, hugging, dancing and singing under clouds…

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November 15, 2017


Pakistan suffers third successive defeat in Australia

LAHORE: Pakistan team continued its dismal run in the 4-nation international hokey festival in Australia, suffering its third successive defeat as New Zealand beat them 3-2 at Melbourne’s State Netball Hockey Centre on Saturday. After two poor defeats, Pakistan displayed a far better brand of hockey in their last league match against New Zealand, ranked…

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November 11, 2017