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India lose opener Vijay to reach 64-1 at lunch against Australia


DHARAMSALA, India India lost opener Murali Vijay to Josh Hazlewood in a hostile morning session to reach 64 for one at lunch on the second day of their fourth and final test against Australia on Sunday.

Chinese authorities block Sydney academic from boarding flight home 4:04am BST

BEIJING/SYDNEY Chinese authorities have blocked an Australia-based academic from boarding a flight home, Australia said on Sunday, after what sources said was repeated interrogation over his links to liberal intellectuals in mainland China.

Indiscipline costs Reds in 22-8 defeat to Jaguares 12:34am GMT

BUENOS AIRES The Jaguares took full advantage of the Queensland Reds' indiscipline by scoring two first-half tries while the Australian side had two men in the sin bin on the way to a 22-8 victory at Velez Sarsfield on Saturday.


Smith ton helps Australia to 300 after Kuldeep shines on debut 25 Mar 2017

DHARAMSALA, India Australia skipper Steve Smith's third century of the series and India spinner Kuldeep Yadav's memorable debut left the fourth and final test between the teams evenly poised on Saturday.


Verstappen says Red Bull not on same level as rivals 25 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Australian Grand Prix qualifying showed Red Bull are not yet on the same level as Formula One rivals Mercedes and Ferrari but Max Verstappen said he was not surprised.


Ricciardo sorry as home title hopes spin out 25 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Daniel Ricciardo was left apologising to the Red Bull garage after his hopes of becoming the Australian Grand Prix's first home winner spun out during qualifying on Saturday.


'Fired up' Ferrari in the hunt, says Vettel 25 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Sebastian Vettel has seen a number of false dawns since crossing to Ferrari but the German could see good times ahead for the 'scuderia' after putting his car on the front row of the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.


Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes 25 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday but Sebastian Vettel raised hope of a Ferrari renaissance by grabbing a spot on the front row.


Cricket - India captain Kohli doubtful for fourth Australia test 24 Mar 2017

DHARAMSALA, India India risk missing the inspiring presence of skipper Virat Kohli in the fourth and final test against Australia with the 28-year-old saying he would play only if he is 100 percent fit after sustaining a shoulder injury in the previous match in Ranchi.


Smith lauds execution as Australia eye series triumph 24 Mar 2017

DHARAMSALA, India Skipper Steve Smith believes clear thinking and efficient execution set his team apart from the Australian sides in the past who tried and failed in their bid to win a test series in India.


Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

HONG KONG A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.