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Mar 11, 2015

‘Awesome’ Mercedes launch dynasty bid in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Brimful of confidence after successful pre-season testing, Mercedes’ bid to build a Formula One dynasty kicks off at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this week, with world champion Lewis Hamilton hungry for a third title.

Though the cars are yet to roll out of the Albert Park garages, the ‘Silver Arrows’ might be forgiven for bringing some early-season swagger to the paddock.

Mar 11, 2015

Motor racing-’Awesome’ Mercedes launch dynasty bid in Australia

MELBOURNE, March 11 (Reuters) – Brimful of confidence after successful pre-season testing, Mercedes’ bid to build a Formula One dynasty kicks off at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this week, with world champion Lewis Hamilton hungry for a third title.

Though the cars are yet to roll out of the Albert Park garages, the ‘Silver Arrows’ might be forgiven for bringing some early-season swagger to the paddock.

Mar 11, 2015

Sauber appeal verdict on Van der Garde

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Formula One team Sauber have sought to overturn an Australian court verdict that found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Victoria state upheld a Swiss arbitration tribunal’s decision that had ordered Sauber to refrain from taking action to deprive Van der Garde from racing for them.

Mar 11, 2015

Motor racing-Sauber appeal verdict on Van der Garde

MELBOURNE, March 11 (Reuters) – Formula One team Sauber have sought to overturn an Australian court verdict that found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Victoria state upheld a Swiss arbitration tribunal’s decision that had ordered Sauber to refrain from taking action to deprive Van der Garde from racing for them.

Mar 4, 2015

England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England’s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week’s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.

Disgruntled former players and raging media pundits are demanding changes to a team that has won only one game from their opening four and stand on the brink of an ignominious exit from the global showpiece.

Mar 4, 2015

Cricket-England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

MELBOURNE, March 4 (Reuters) – Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England’s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week’s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.

Disgruntled former players and raging media pundits are demanding changes to a team that has won only one game from their opening four and stand on the brink of an ignominious exit from the global showpiece.

Mar 3, 2015

Australia were ‘nervous’ against New Zealand – Johnson

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Nerves got the better of Australia’s batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said.

New Zealand skittled Australia’s batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a nerve-jangling one-wicket win at a packed Eden Park on Saturday.

Mar 2, 2015

Cricket-Australia were “nervous” against New Zealand – Johnson

MELBOURNE, March 3 (Reuters) – Nerves got the better of Australia’s batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said.

New Zealand skittled Australia’s batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a nerve-jangling one-wicket win at a packed Eden Park on Saturday.

Feb 26, 2015

Sloppy Bangladesh fall flat in MCG debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Bangladesh waited nearly 30 years and 296 one-day matches for their chance to grace the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground but failed to live up to the occasion on Thursday with an abominable fielding display in their 92-run World Cup loss to Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh entered the match in good cheer after an opening win against Afghanistan and brought what many considered a bonus point after their second match against Australia was washed out.

Feb 26, 2015

Cricket-Sloppy Bangladesh fall flat in MCG debut

MELBOURNE, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Bangladesh waited nearly 30 years and 296 one-day matches for their chance to grace the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground but failed to live up to the occasion on Thursday with an abominable fielding display in their 92-run World Cup loss to Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh entered the match in good cheer after an opening win against Afghanistan and brought what many considered a bonus point after their second match against Australia was washed out.

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