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  • Rugby Union - La Rochelle sign Australian prop Feao

    - Australian prop David Feao has joined La Rochelle until the end of the season, the French Top 14 side said on Monday. The 25-year-old tighthead has been signed as cover in a position that has proved problematic for La Rochelle in recent weeks. Uini Atonio has been absent due to an international…

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  • Freed Australian hostage vows to carry on Burkina work

    An elderly Australian humanitarian worker kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso said Monday after her release that she hoped to be reunited with her husband and "continue" their medical work. "I want to be with my husband shortly so that we can go to Djibo and continue there,"…

    AFP
  • New Zealand farewell McCullum with series win vs. Australia

    HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Brendon McCullum marked his last one-day international for New Zealand with a match and series victory over Australia on Monday.

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  • Australian woman freed by al Qaeda says her husband is still alive

    An Australian woman who was freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity said on Monday her husband who was seized with her in Burkina Faso was still alive and she hoped he too would be released soon. Jocelyn Elliott, 76, gave no further details of the couple's captivity but her comment…

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  • Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released as well so they can continue their charity work in the West African country.

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  • Freak catch gives New Zealand series over Australia

    A sensational off-the-toe catch by Matt Henry brought a fairytale end to Brendon McCullum's one-day international career as New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in Hamilton on Monday. The victory in a game that was going Australia's way until Henry's dismissal of Mitchell Marsh, saw McCullum end…

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  • Some Australian asylum seekers to be deported have cancer, terminal illnesses

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Some of the 267 asylum seekers Australia wants to deport to an offshore immigration center following a court ruling are suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses, a senior government official said on Monday. Australia's High Court last week upheld the…

    Reuters
  • McCullum ends one-day career with strong legacy

    (Reuters) - Brendon McCullum's one-day international career ended on Monday with a 55-run win over Australia at Seddon Park, though the legacy of the aggressive right-hander is likely to have a much longer effect on the sport in New Zealand. The New Zealand captain, who made his debut against…

    Reuters
  • Cricket-McCullum heads into ODI retirement with NZ win

    (Adds quotes) Feb 8 (Reuters) - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum ended his one-day international career with a series victory over Australia on Monday with his side sealing a 55-run win in the deciding third match at Seddon Park in Hamilton. New Zealand, who were all out for 246 in 45.3…

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  • Cricket-McCullum ends one-day career with strong legacy

    (updates at end of game, adds details) Feb 8 (Reuters) - Brendon McCullum's one-day international career ended on Monday with a 55-run win over Australia at Seddon Park, though the legacy of the aggressive right-hander is likely to have a much longer effect on the sport in New Zealand. The New…

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  • Cricket-One Day International New Zealand v Australia scoreboard

    Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the third and final One Day International between New Zealand and Australia on Monday in Hamilton, New Zealand New Zealand Innings M. Guptill c Hastings b Zampa 59 B. McCullum c Hastings b M. Marsh 47 K. Williamson b Boland 18 H. Nicholls c…

    Reuters
  • New Zealand beats Australia by 55 runs to win ODI series 2-1

    HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand defeated Australia by 55 runs on Monday to win the one-day series 2-1.

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  • Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.

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  • Cricket-Finch dumped as Australia T20 skipper - report

    Aaron Finch is to be dumped as Australia's captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20, The Age newspaper reported on Monday. Opener Finch, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, was named captain…

    Reuters
  • Australia's Cahill says greed behind China record splurge

    Greed is behind the proliferation of big-name players heading to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and it will not help the country's national team, China-based Australian star Tim Cahill said. The Chinese record transfer fee has been smashed four times in the current transfer window, with…

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  • Cricket-One Day International New Zealand v Australia line-ups

    Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the third and final One Day International between New Zealand and Australia on Monday in Hamilton, New Zealand Australia won toss and decided to bowl New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey…

    Reuters
  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores

    Feb 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona PLAY-OFF 1 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) after 4 2 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) after 4 REGULAR ROUNDS -14 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 65 70 68 67 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 65 68 70 67 -12 Harris…

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  • Australia wins toss, bats in 3rd ODI vs. New Zealand

    HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia won the toss and decided to bowl on Monday in the third and deciding one-day international against New Zealand.

    Associated Press