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Rugby

Christophers called up to face Boks
Winger Phil Christophers will win his second cap for England in Saturday's test against South Africa at Twickenham, replacing James Simpson-Daniel who is ill. Source: superrugby, 20 November 2002

IRB intervenes for Devine
Australian-born All Blacks halfback Steve Devine has been cleared by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to play for New Zealand.
Source: superrugby, 06 November 2002

Cullen, Mehrtens dropped by All Blacks
New Zealand coach John Mitchell sprang two surprises on Tuesday by dropping experienced backs Christian Cullen and Andrew Mehrtens from his starting XV for this weekend's Test match against England at Twickenham.
Source: superrugby, 06 November 2002

England hand debut to Simpson-Daniel
Gloucester winger James Simpson-Daniel will make his England debut in Saturday's test match against New Zealand at Twickenham.
Source: superrugby, 06 November 2002

Wallabies lick wounds after spiteful test
Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper ran a main back-page headline "DISGRACEFUL" with a kicker heading "Wallabies spat on, kicked and gouged" to describe the match. Flanker Matt Cockbain complained of being eye-gouged. Toutai Kefu and Paul also made accusations of unfair play against the Pumas

Argentina scrumhalf Agustin Pichot responded angrily to the claims by the touring side. "We play aggressively but Australia came here to play negatively," Pichot was quoted as saying. "And they are cheats. They constantly pull your shirt and step on you and they do it in a very professional way."
Source: superrugby, 04 November 2002

NZ's Randell back at the reins
Taine Randell was named captain of the All Blacks on Monday for next month's tour of England, Wales and France.
Source: superrugby, 29 October 2002

Latham in doubt for Wallaby tour
Chris Latham is in danger of missing Australia's end-of-season tour to Argentina and Europe after coming off second best while playing with his daughter.
Source: superrugby, 22 October 2002

Tennis

Clijsters upsets Williams in WTA final
Belgium's Kim Clijsters stunned world number one Serena Williams 7-5 6-3 in Los Angeles on Monday to capture the season-ending $3 millions WTA Tour Championships.
Source: supertennis, 12 November 2002

Hewitt continues battle with ATP
Lleyton Hewitt fired another shot across the bows of the ATP when he reiterated his intent to revise his schedule for next year to suit him and not the organisers of men's tennis.
Source: supertennis, 12 November 2002

Serena to face Clijsters in WTA final
Serena Williams rallied to beat fellow American Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the final of the $3 million WTA Championships, but the world number one will not be joined by her sister Venus.
Source: supertennis, 11 November 2002

Seles in dramatic win over Davenport
Monica Seles fought off seven match points to claim a 3-6 7-6 6-3 comeback win over Lindsay Davenport on Wednesday and a place in the quarterfinals of the $3 million WTA championships.
Source: supertennis, 07 November 2002

Hewitt, Safin drawn in same group World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt faces Marat Safin in the Shanghai Masters Cup tennis tournament next week, just days after losing to the Russian at the Paris Open.
Source: supertennis, 07 November 2002

Hingis won't return if she can't win
Former world No 1 tennis player Martina Hingis, still upset with her failure to recover 100 per cent from double ankle surgery, said on Tuesday that she'll hang up her tennis racquet if she can't regain the form that earned her five Grand Slam titles.
Source: supertennis, 06 November 2002

Safin targets Shanghai surprise
While the vast bulk of players on the men's tennis tour set about finalising vacation arrangements after a long, hard year, the world's top eight pack their bags for one final stop on the circuit as they head off to the season's climax in Shanghai.
Source: supertennis, 06 November 2002

Slovakia beat Spain to win Fed Cup title
An ailing Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, playing in her record 100th Fed Cup match, was reduced to tears as Slovakia clinched its first Fed Cup title by beating Spain 3-1.
Source: supertennis, 04 November 2002

Safin beats Hewitt to win Paris Masters
Marat Safin demolished world number one Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 6-0 6-4 in the final of the $2.8 million Paris Masters on Sunday to clinch his first title for 13 months.
Source: supertennis, 04 November 2002

Safin serves up Paris treat
Third seed Marat Safin gave the French crowd a taste of what they can expect in next month's Davis Cup final when he destroyed Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday.
Source: supertennis, 31 October 2002

Williams sisters parents divorce
The parents of Venus and Serena Williams completed their divorce Tuesday.
Source: supertennis, 30 October 2002

Motorsport

Deutsche Post ends Jordan sponsorship
Deutsche Post has decided not to extend its sponsorship deal with the Jordan Formula One team, the German postal group said on Monday.
Source: superwheels, 12 November 2002 Arrows close to deal as deadline approaches
The Arrows Formula One team are close to negotiating a takeover deal to rescue the team just seven days before the deadline for entries to be submitted for the 2003 world championship.
Source: superwheels, 11 November 2002

Jaguar situation 'bizarre' says Irvine
Eddie Irvine has described the situation at Jaguar as bizarre and said money was never an issue, all he ever wanted was a good, competitive car.
Source: superwheels, 06 November 2002

Schumacher happy with F1 changes
Five-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said on Tuesday that the new rules, introduced in part to curb his dominance of the series, would suit him just fine.
Source: superwheels, 30 October 2002

Shanghai GP means axe will fall
Shanghai's success in being selected to host a Grand Prix from 2004 spells doom for another race, Bernie Ecclestone confirmed Tuesday, but refused to say which event was at risk.
Source: superwheels, 22 October 2002

Football

Arsenal slump but still progress
Arsenal has slumped to a fourth successive defeat with a 2-1 reverse at Borussia Dortmund but still qualified for the next stages of the Champions League.
Source: supersoccer, 31 October 2002

Real go through despite home defeat
AS Roma have become the first Italian side to beat Real Madrid on their home turf in 35 years after a Francesco Totti strike sealed a memorable 1-0 win at the Bernabeu in an absorbing Group C match.
Source: supersoccer, 31 October 2002

Real, Valencia ready for next phase
Real Madrid and Valencia are set to join Barcelona and possibly Deportivo la Coruna in the Champions League second phase on Wednesday as the Spanish armada tightens its grip.
Source: supersoccer, 30 October 2002

Man United made to sweat in Athens
Manchester United were given a scare before qualifying for the second stage of the Champions League with a 3-2 win over Olympiakos in Athens to maintain their 100 percent record.
Source: supersoccer, 24 October 2002

Cycling

Ullrich in hunt for a new team
German cycling star Jan Ullrich must have wondered on Friday if he will ever get his chance to come back from a doping ban and challenge Lance Armstrong in next year's Tour de France after two possible future teams have announced financial problems. Over the past few days, German-based Team Coast and the Danish racing stall CSC have disclosed problems with sponsors for the up-coming season - both teams who were hoping to snatch up the free agent Ullrich.
Source: supercycling, 12 November 2002

World Champion looking for record
World cycling champion Mario Cipollini said Saturday that his plans for 2003 included an all-time mark of stage wins at the Giro d'Italia and a return to the Tour de France following a two-year absence.
Source: supercycling, 27 October 2002

Ullrich set to join former team mate Riis at CSC
Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is set to join the Danish CSC stable when his doping ban ends next March, his manager said on Tuesday.
Source: supercycling, 23 October 2002

Cipollini wins fastest-ever world race
Ace Italian sprinter Mario Cipollini won the men's world road race crown in Zolder, Belgium, on Sunday to collect his first ever rainbow world champion's jersey and Italy's first since Gianni Bugno won in 1992. At an average of 46.538kph - the fastest ever in a world championship -Cipollini's talent-rich team finally buried their differences and worked for the common good to lead the 'Lion King' to the gold medal and rainbow jersey.
Source: supercycling, 14 October 2002

Cricket

Aussies crush England in opener
Australia crushed England by 384 runs to win the opening Ashes test inside four days on Sunday after one of the worst English batting collapses in almost 100 years.
Source: supercricket, 11 november 2002

England bounce back at the Gabba
England ended the second day on 158-1 after having fought back earlier in the day to dismiss Australia for 492 in their first innings of the first Ashes test in Brisbane on Friday.
Source: supercricket, 08 November 2002

Hayden, Ponting flay hapless England
Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting scored centuries and shared a record 272-run partnership as Australia destroyed England's bowlers on the opening day of the first Ashes cricket test on Thursday.
Source: supercricket, 07 November 2002

Mark Waugh announces retirment
Australia's Mark Waugh announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday.
The 37-year-old batsman held a news conference in Sydney shortly after he was dropped from the team to play England in next month's first Ashes test in Brisbane.
Source: supercricket, 28 October 2002

Aussies complete series whitewash
Australia's Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne demolished Pakistan as the hosts suffered an innings and 20 run loss and a humiliating 3-0 series defeat after the third test in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Source: supercricket, 22 October 2002


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