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  • Siddle dropped from Australian list of contracted players

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Veteran fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from Cricket Australia's list of contracted players on the same day he was recalled to the Australia test squad for tours of the West Indies and England.

    Associated Press45 mins ago
  • Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed named in Australian test squad

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed was named to Australia's test squad Tuesday for tours of the West Indies and England later this year after an impressive domestic first-class season.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
  • Kaino to stick with All Blacks

    Loose forward Jerome Kaino re-signed to play in New Zealand for a further three years Tuesday, as the All Blacks look to shore up their stocks post the World Cup this year. Jerome is one of our leading players and the first to re-sign through to 2018," New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew. …

    AFP
  • Mexico closes clinic where Australian woman died

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's medical regulatory agency has closed the operating rooms of a Baja California hospital where a young Australian woman died following cosmetic procedure on her buttocks.

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  • Aussie racing coolant maker buys US firm

    Australian-based motorsport cooling systems manufacturer PWR Group has purchased North American business partner C and R Racing, a brand that has dominated the US stock car market for many years. PWR supplies car coolant systems for such racing groups as Formula One, IndyCar and the World Rally…

    AFP
  • Automobile - Aussie racing coolant maker buys US firm

    - Australian-based motorsport cooling systems manufacturer PWR Group has purchased North American business partner C and R Racing, a brand that has dominated the US stock car market for many years. PWR supplies car coolant systems for such racing groups as Formula One, IndyCar and the World Rally…

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  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational…

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  • Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning Fast

    Antarctica's floating ice collar is quickly disappearing in the west, a new study reports. In the Bellingshausen and Amundsen seas — two of West Antarctica's melting hotspots — some ice shelves lost 18 percent of their thickness in the past decade, researchers said. At that rate, the entire ice…

    LiveScience.com
  • Cricket Australia to announce Ashes, West Indies squad

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two days after earning a fifth World Cup victory, Australia's best one-day cricketers will find out if they're in the mix for a five-test Ashes tour later this year.

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  • Australia orders two on flight decks after Alps crash

    Australian airlines must ensure that two crew are on the flight deck at all times, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said on Monday in response to the Germanwings disaster. Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit of Flight 4U 9525 and deliberately…

    AFP
  • Australia mandates at least 2 people stay in cockpits

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster by mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.

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  • Australia lauded for World Cup win

    Australia lauded its World Cup winning team Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as Australia cruised home by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a record crowd…

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  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final.

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  • Brendon McCullum named captain of World Cup team

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum gained some small consolation by being named captain of the team of the World Cup on Monday, a day after the Black Caps lost the final by seven wickets to Australia.

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  • The 'goat' may have lost but New Zealand celebrates

    The New Zealand team has been dubbed a "goat" but in an endearing way as the country celebrated their appearance in the World Cup final rather than mourned the loss on Monday. "This New Zealand cricket team is our GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time," wrote the Herald on Sunday's Andrew Alderson. "One…

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  • Magic moments at the Cricket World Cup

    - England captain Eoin Morgan was introduced as 'Eoin Rogers' by the mayor of Wellington when the team arrived in the New Zealand capital. - Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan became a cult hero, charging in with bandanna strapped tightly around his head, with cheeks painted in the colours of…

    AFP
  • Cricket World Cup -- hits and misses

    - Australia cemented their status as the world's top-ranked team in one-day cricket by seeing off New Zealand in the final to clinch their fifth World Cup. It was also a perfect finish to his ODI career for skipper Michael Clarke, who made a fine 74, and movingly dedicated victory to his former…

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