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  • Photo: Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games 5 days ago

    Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88-year-old British monarch moved into...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play Champions League T20 July 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Already retired from Tests and ODIs, former Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday called time on his Twenty20 career as well, ruling himself out from the Champions League T20 in India. The 38-year-old, who quit first-class cricket in 2012, captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Australian Open Super Series title June 29, 2014

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the Australian Open Super Series women's single title in style with a straight-game victory over World Number 11 Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the women's singles summit clash, which lasted...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final June 28, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semi-final contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19,...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open June 27, 2014

    Sydney: While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here on Friday. Sixth seed Saina needed only 47 minutes in...
  • Australian hockey great Liam de Young retires June 27, 2014

    One of the most decorated players in Australian hockey, Liam de Young announced his retirement on Friday after 312 international appearances. The Brisbane-born, one of only four men to play more than 300 games for Australia, hung up his stick as an Olympic champion and a three-time Olympic medallist, double World...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series June 26, 2014

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Super Series on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women's singles second round matches here. However, India's campaign was over in both the men's singles and men's doubles events. As expected, world No. 8 Saina had...
  • Saina, Sindhu progress to second round of Australian Super Series June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down to win her opening round match, while compatriot PV Sindhu crushed her opponent to storm into the second round of the Australian Super Series here on Wednesday. Saina will now take on compatriot PC Thulasi, who hardly...
  • Indian pairs qualify for Australian Open main draw June 24, 2014

    Sydney: Two Indian mixed doubles pairs qualified for the main draw of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series by beating their opponents at the States Sports Centre on Tuesday. While Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre needed only 19 minutes to oust local pair Simon Wing Hang Leung and Tiffany Ho...
  • Saina looking to make a mark at Australian open June 23, 2014

    Sydney: After a quarterfinal exit last week, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will now look to better her performance when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Badminton Open. The 23-year-old Indian has been struggling for the last one-and-a-half year with just one title to show in the...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in 1st practice for Austrian Grand Prix June 20, 2014

    SPIELBERG: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton had the fastest laps as Mercedes dominated the first practice for Formula One's Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. Rosberg's best time on the 4.3-kilometer Red Bull Ring was 1 minute, 11.295 seconds, beating teammate Hamilton's fastest lap by 0.140. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso trailed by 0.311 in...
  • Australian GP trophy to be named after Brabham June 10, 2014

    The Australian Grand Prix winner's trophy will be named in honor of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham, who died on May 19 at the age of 88. Brabham is the only Formula One driver to win a world title in a car he designed and built himself the rear-engine Brabham...
  • Indian doctor awarded gold medal by Australian Medical Association May 28, 2014

    A prominent Indian-origin doctor has been awarded the Australian Medical Association's highest honour for his outstanding service to the medical profession and the community. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) honoured Mukesh Haikerwal, who is a former president of the association, with the AMA Gold Medal. Presenting the medal to him at the...
  • Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane April 24, 2014

    Perth/Melbourne: Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean. The debris, found on Wednesday on a beach at the southern...
  • Red Bull ordered to pay costs of appeal April 19, 2014

    Formula One champions Red Bull were cleared of fraudulent behaviour but ordered to pay all costs of their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix disqualification, a fuller court ruling has revealed. A summary of the hearing published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) late on Friday said Red...
  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list March 31, 2014

    Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up. The 25-year-old Hughes has been dropped three times since his 2009 Test debut against South Africa and may count...
  • Red Bull threaten to quit Formula One: report March 26, 2014

    Defending Formula One champions Red Bull have threatened to quit Formula One after Daniel Ricciardo was stripped off his podium finish in the 2014 season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, The Telegraph has reported. Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has said the presence of his team in F1 is not...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...
  • Red Bull appeal against Daniel Ricciardo disqualification March 20, 2014

    Formula One champions Red Bull have formally appealed against the disqualification of Australian Daniel Ricciardo from his home grand prix in Melbourne last weekend, the team said on Thursday. A spokeswoman confirmed the necessary documentation had been submitted. Ricciardo finished second in the race, his debut for Red Bull after joining from...
  • Controversy outshines promising start to F1 season March 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Formula One should be celebrating a promising start to its era of new engines and the welcome injection of some fresh faces on the podium at the Australian Grand Prix. Instead, the series is mired in problems just one week into the season. Moments after a champagne-soaked Daniel Ricciardo became the...
  • Teams may pay price for quieter F1, says Ecclestone March 18, 2014

    A commotion about Formula One's new quieter cars could hit the sport's revenues and lead to teams getting less money if promoters take legal action, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday. Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker said after Sunday's season-opener that he was not happy with the reduced...
  • Australian GP boss raps Ecclestone about quiet cars March 17, 2014

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have complained to Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the quieter V6-powered cars and say their reduced volume may have breached race contracts with Formula One management. Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) Chairman Ron Walker had already expressed his misgivings to Ecclestone, the organiser's CEO Andrew...
  • Formula One standings after the Australian Grand Prix March 17, 2014

    Nico Rosberg celebrated a dominant win for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo suffered the heartbreak of being stripped of his first podium hours after the finish. Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and world champion Sebastian Vettel retired early on with reliability problems, the German's...
  • Force India opens F1 season with double points finish March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Sahara Force India made a dream start to Formula One season with Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez ensuring double points finish for the Siverstone-based outfit by securing creditable sixth and 10th positions, respectively at the eventful Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hulkenberg marked his return to Sahara Force India in...
  • Kevin Magnussen shines as new F1 generation makes mark March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen put Formula One's old guard on notice on Sunday with a stunning second place for McLaren on his Australian Grand Prix debut. The 21-year-old's performance at Albert Park made him the first Dane to stand on an F1 podium, as well as the highest placed debutant...
  • Nico Hulkenberg helps Force India earn 6 points March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Force India enjoyed a positive start to the 2014 Formula 1 season as Nico Hulkenberg scored six points with a seventh-place finish at the Australian Grand Prix here Sunday. Teammate Sergio Perez just missed out on points in 11th. Mercedes' driver Nico Rosberg delivered a superlative performance to win the...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo disqualified from Australia Grand Prix March 16, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was stripped of his first Formula One podium finish at his home Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after his car was found to have broken fuel regulations, the governing FIA said. The decision meant McLaren's Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen moved up from third to second, with team...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Formula One's season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations, five hours after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag. Ricciardo's exclusion from the results tarnished what had been a day of celebration...
  • Sebastian Vettel's winning streak ends in Australia March 16, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's record run of nine consecutive race victories ended on Sunday when the quadruple world champion retired his Red Bull from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with a reliability problem. The German complained of a lack of boost pressure during his pre-race installation lap and was noticeably lacking in power...