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Jason Day hopeful of defending title at Torrey Pines

...PGA Tour debut of 17-year-old Ryan Ruffels just got a lot more interesting.The Aussie teen told a tale to the Sydney Morning Herald about playing with Mickelson at Torrey Pines last month and winning $5,000 off of him. Two days later, Ruffels...
'Undertaker' first victim of 'Aussie curse'

...with his wife, Norma, to play in the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open and cover the professional tour for the Sydney Morning Herald. But the USGA decided his golf writing breached his amateur status, and he turned professional. He became...
Giants' Madison Bumgarner gets another chance

San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner will get another chance at redemption when he starts opposite Detroit Tigers right-hander Doug Fister in Game 2 on Thursday.
TV isn't a baby-sitter, Einstein

...indignation generated elsewhere in the media. Take this headline: "Parents tricked by Baby Einstein," sputtered the Sydney Morning Herald. Tricked how, exactly? Nothing in the marketing for Baby Einstein products has ever promised parents that...
Partial face transplant raises ethical questions

...person's expression... we'd expect she'd turn out to be a pleasant-looking girl," Dr. Earl Owen told the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. Owen said he supervised the French surgeons as they practiced for the procedure. He said the...
Life & style
Countries battle for pool dominance

Will it be Krayzelburg or the Thorpedo? Do Amy, Jenny and Dara have enough for one more medal run or will Susie and her mates drown the high hopes of America's golden grannies? And while the Aussies and Yanks stage their titanic battle for supremacy, will stars from Costa Rica, South Africa, Russia and the Netherlands steal the spotlight? This year's Olympic swimming competition has the feel of a top-rated soap opera.
HGH found in Uzbekistan official's bag

SYDNEY, Australia -- If the drug vials found in his baggage prove to be human growth hormone, an Uzbekistan Olympic team official could face expulsion from the Sydney Games and severe legal penalties in Australia. Chemical analysis of the substance, labeled in English as the banned performance-enhancing drug HGH, was expected to be completed Friday. Olympic official Jacques Rogge identified the official as a member of the 58-person Uzbekistan team. Several Australian media outlets said he was a wrestling coach or trainer.
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Men undergo mass DNA tests

...Britain, with more than 100 carried out in the last five years. One-third of those resulted in arrests, the Sydney Morning Herald said. The British program ran into controversy last year when the government proposed setting up a nationwide...
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Ready for the next great disaster on Feb. 29?

...Very well. I will dissemble no more: Damocles' sword will fall on Leap Day, Feb. 29. At least that is what The Sydney Morning Herald said. The problem is not the double zero for the date this time. Older computer programs were taught that there...
Opinion columns
Coles insists he won't quit IOC post

...resignation and a report that a Greek jeweler made a necklace for Coles' ex-wife in connection with the Olympics. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Evi Tsimbilis said members of the Athens bid team asked her shop to make them jewelry. However...
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