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  • New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15…

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  • Australia beats SAfrica to advance to World Baseball Classic

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia booked its place in next year's World Baseball Classic by beating South Africa 12-5 in Sunday's final of a qualifying tournament, securing victory with a six-run eighth inning that was helped by a two-run throwing error on a bunt.

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  • 150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: study

    Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study. The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East…

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  • Soccer-Australian championship results and standings

    Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Australian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, February 14 Western Sydney Wanderers FC 2 Wellington Phoenix 5 Saturday, February 13 Melbourne City FC 2 Melbourne Victory 2 Sydney FC 1 Perth Glory 2 Friday, February 12 Brisbane Roar 2…

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  • Game-changer Voges cashes in on umpire's blunder

    Australian batting hero Adam Voges revelled in his luck Sunday after a game-breaking 239 against New Zealand following an umpiring blunder in the first Test in Wellington. "To have that bit of luck and then capitalise on the second opportunity, I'm very happy with," he said after his marathon…

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  • McCullum falls as Voges puts Australia in control of first Test

    Mitchell Marsh ruined New Zealand's hopes for a Brendon McCullum salvage mission after Adam Voges' record-breaking double century put Australia firmly in command of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday. At stumps on the third day, New Zealand were 178 for 4 in their second innings, requiring a…

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  • Cricket-Voges thankful for second chance, in test and career

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Australia batsman Adam Voges has ample reason to thank the cricketing gods for second chances. Bowled for seven by New Zealand paceman Doug Bracewell late on Friday, Voges was reprieved by a wrong no-ball call and finally gave up his wicket for…

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  • Unfazed by quake, Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Open

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday.

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  • Cricket-Australia tighten grip on first test

    * McCullum dismissed in final over * Australia to push for victory on fourth day * Voges double-century helps Australia take huge lead (Adds quotes) By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Brendon McCullum's dismissal in the final over of the day put Australia firmly in control of…

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  • NZ 178-4 in 2nd innings, trailing Australia by 201 runs

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's chances of avoiding defeat in the first test ebbed away as Adam Voges completed a double century on Sunday and Australia's bowlers claimed important wickets in the final session of day three.

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  • Cricket-Test Series New Zealand v Australia scoreboard

    Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at stumps on the third day in the first Test between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday in Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand 1st innings 183 (J. Hazlewood 4-42) Australia 1st innings (Overnight: 463-6)J. Burns c Watling b Southee 0 D. Warner c Watling b…

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  • NZ 178-4 in 2nd innings, 201 behind Australia

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scores at stumps Sunday, the third day of the first test between New Zealand and Australia at the Basin Reserve:

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  • Top Asian News 4:58 a.m. GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed much of the city center. The quake was strong enough to prompt some…

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  • Australian shepherd wins agility at Westminster

    NEW YORK (AP) — A high-leaping Australian shepherd named Holster scrambled and sprang to take the Westminster Kennel Club agility title Saturday, seeming undaunted by anything the obstacle course could throw at him.

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  • Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes New Zealand city of Christchurch

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed much of the city center.

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  • 5.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand city: USGS

    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves. Jenny Krex, the manager of a coffee shop in the seaside suburb of Sumner, told the New Zealand Herald that items broke in her shop. The quake struck a week before the…

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  • Cricket-Watson injury further clouds Australia's World T20 plans

    Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has suffered a suspected abdominal strain while competing in a Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, throwing his participation in the World T20 in doubt. The 34-year-old sustained the injury while bowling for Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League and…

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  • Cricket-Voges double-century gives Australia massive lead

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Adam Voges scored his second test double-century as Australia hammered home their advantage at lunch on the third day of the first test on Sunday, with New Zealand 1-0 in reply to the visitors' mammoth first innings of 562. Australia were…

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