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  • Indianorigin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature 'The Enemy Within'. Manpreet works as an executive...
  • Wally Edwards, Giles Clarke try to pacify associates and affiliates of ICC June 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia supremo Wally Edwards and ECB chairman Giles Clarke tried to pacify the increasingly restless associate and affiliate members of the ICC assuring good governance and greater benefits, on the first day of its Annual Conference on Tuesday. According to ESPN Cricinfo,"Edwards and Clarke spoke on behalf of the...
  • Virender Sehwag's pep talks helped me a lot: Sandeep Sharma June 24, 2014

    The Indian Premier League 2014 is done and dusted, but the glitzy T20 tournament has left a strong set of domestic cricketers poised for a bright future. One such sensation is Sandeep Sharma, who stood out with his wickettaking abilities through the season. The uncapped Turk from Patiala finished with...
  • Indianborn Rupinder Kaur wrestler in Oz team for CWG June 24, 2014

    Melbourne: The Australian women's wrestling team for this year's Commonwealth has an Indian connect to it with the Punjabborn Rupinder Kaur making the cut in the threestrong squad for the July 23 to August 3 event Glasgow. Kaur will compete in the 53kg division. In an interview to SBS Punjabi radio channel...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain sign off in style with a 30 win over Australia June 23, 2014

    Curitiba: Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 30 victory over Australia in their last match at the tournament. After losing their previous matches in Group B to the Netherlands and Chile, both teams took to Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Chile and Australia vs Spain, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group B matches as the Dutch and Chile battle for top spot and Spain look to avoid worst ever WC defence. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but...
  • India to play Test, ODI series in Australia ahead of World Cup June 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Defending champions India will get an early feel of the Australian conditions ahead of next year's ODI World Cup after agreeing to play a Test series against the hosts and a triangular oneday series, also featuring England, between December 4 and February 1 here. Cricket Australia announced its schedule ahead...
  • England confirm Australia and India OneDay Internationals June 23, 2014

    London: England will take part in a triangular Oneday tournament in Australia also featuring the hosts and India early next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Sunday as it announced the schedule for the series. The TriSeries will act as preparation for the 2015 50over World Cup in...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain look to avoid worst ever World Cup defence June 22, 2014

    Spain will take on Australia in their final Group B match on Monday in the knowledge that defeat will officially make their defence of the World Cup the worst in history. Following two straight defeats for both teams, neither can qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. But Spain in...
  • Pakistan add T20 with NZ to Australia itinerary June 21, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday announced revised schedules for cricket series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, adding one Twenty20 match. Pakistan will play a Twenty20, three oneday internationals, and a fourday side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series which...
  • Australia among top 3 choices for Indian students June 20, 2014

    Coimbatore: Reversing the earlier trend of migration to Australia by majority of Indians, the country now continued to be one of the top three destinations of choice for Indian students due to its academic quality and education system, a senior Australian diplomat said on Friday. Though many Indian students preferred...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands come from behind to beat Australia, enter last16 June 18, 2014

    Porto Alegre: A longrange strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 32 win over Australia in a thrilling World Cup Group B game but a brave, hardcharging Socceroos side had threatened to earn a famous victory. The game was marked by endtoend action and spectacular goals notably a...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands look to seal top spot June 18, 2014

    After setting the World Cup alight with a demolition job over Spain, the Dutch get ready to take another step towards the knockout stage against Australia at Porto Allegre. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Australia vs Netherlands June 18, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at the Estadio BeiraRio stadium in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The key question for most ahead of Netherlands' second World Cup match is whether Robin Van Persie and co. can possibly top their...
  • Muttiah Muralitharan to help coach Australian team June 18, 2014

    Former Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan has gone from longtime adversary of Australia to a coach of its national team. Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that Muralitharan, who finished with a record 800 Test wickets, would help prepare Australia's batsmen for a twoTest series against Pakistan in the United Arab...
  • World Cup 2014: No injury worries for Netherlands before Australia match June 18, 2014

    All the Netherlands players are fit for their World Cup Group B match against Australia in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, coach Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. There had been injury worries over defenders Daley Blind and Ron Vlaar but these had cleared up, Van Gaal said. "Vlaar is ready to play,...
  • World Cup 2014: Australia have no plans to sit back against the Dutch June 17, 2014

    Porto Alegre: Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says it would be pointless trying to contain the Netherlands and hit back on the counter in their World Cup Group B match on Wednesday. He says, "If we just try and defend for 90 minutes there will be only one result and it...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands aim for group dominance against Australia June 17, 2014

    Porto Alegre: The key question for most ahead of Netherlands' second World Cup match is whether Robin Van Persie and co. can possibly top their stunning opening performance. The opponents this time is Australia, a much easier prospect than defending champion Spain, which it thrashed 51. Van Persie set the tournament...
  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval June 16, 2014

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a oneday international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The centenary...
  • Trevor Bayliss to coach Australia T20 against South Africa June 16, 2014

    New South Wales state coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of the Australia team in Twenty20 cricket series against South Africa in November to allow head coach Darren Lehmann a week's break at the start of a hectic season. The matches, which open Australia's home season, will be played only days...
  • World Cup 2014: Van Gaal pondering change of system for Australia June 15, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Should you change a winning formula? Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is pondering that question ahead of his team's next match against Australia on Wednesday. Van Gaal's decision to play a system based on five defenders against Spain was a tactical masterstroke as the Dutch humiliated the defending...
  • Australia thump Netherlands to win Hockey World Cup June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Australia retained the men's hockey World Cup title by outplaying Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands 61 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium here on Sunday. Chris Cirielo's three penalty corner conversions was the feature of the contest that saw Australia retain the trophy they had won in New...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #CHI versus #AUS June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 31 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup match on Friday. While the match was on, the world...
  • World Cup 2014: Ivan Franjic ruled out of Australia's campaign June 15, 2014

    Brazil: Ivan Franjic has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's World Cup campaign after injuring his left hamstring in Friday's 31 loss to Chile. Franjic was replaced early in the second half and Australia coach Ange Postecoglou told domestic media on Saturday that medical scans showed a "fairly significant...
  • Netherlands beat Australia to win seventh women's hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic gold medallists Netherlands defeated Australia 20 in the title showdown to clinch the women's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Saturday. This was the fourth time these two nations met in the women's World Cup title encounter, and the Netherlands have won three of them....
  • World Cup 2014: Another whiteknuckle ride for enterprising Chile June 14, 2014

    Chile lived up their reputation as great entertainers with another whirlwind performance in their 31 win over Australia on Friday. Just as they did in 2010, the South Americans played a fast and furious pressing game which at times threatened to blow their opponents away but also left them dangerously exposed...
  • World Cup 2014: Coach Jorge Sampaoli taking nothing for granted after Chile win June 14, 2014

    Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli is taking nothing for granted looking ahead to his team's clash with holders Spain whose World Cup defence began with a nightmare 51 defeat by the Netherlands on Friday. The Chileans joined the Dutch on three points with a 31 victory over Australia in their Group B...
  • World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile sink Australia 31 June 14, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 31 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament. Chile threatened to run away with the game in muggy Cuiaba when Sanchez...
  • As it happened: Football World Cup 2014, Chile vs Australia June 14, 2014

    If Australia's World Cup warmup against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock threegoal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being overrun in the second half and losing 43,...