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Indian boxers, table tennis players win four more Gold Medals on Day-10 of Commonwealth Games
Indian players continued their winning streak with the pugilists winning three Gold medals and the Indian Table Tennis team winning a historic Gold medal for the first time in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. ANI

Government of India to give cash awards to Indian Hockey if they win in Commonwealth Games
Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs.21 lakh, if the Indian team secures Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games Hockey Finals and Rs. 15 lakh if they win a Silver Medal. ANI

Tejaswini Sawant says shooters need proper management
Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant, who won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games 50-metre prone rifle singles event, said that shooting athletes of the country needs a better managerial system. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for January 12, 2009

Beckhams AC Milan debut draws praise, cynicism from Italian media
Ace England midfielder David Beckhams first appearance for Italian club AC Milan drew both praise and cynicism in the countrys media today. ANI

KP-Moore controversy will not affect Poms chances of winning 2009 Ashes: Katich
Australian Test opener Simon Katich does not believe the ongoing controversy surrounding former skipper Kevin Pietersen and former coach Peter Mooresa will damage Englands hopes of trying to win back the Ashes this year. ANI

Rooney confident of ManU topping English Premier League
Ace striker Wayne Rooney has warned Liverpool that he is about to dump them off the top of the Premier League. ANI

Female tennis stars asked to cover up for Australian Open
Female tennis stars participating in the Australian Open have been asked to give up skimpy outfits, and cover up at the Melbourne event. ANI

Suspended Pak bowler Asif banned from entering UAE
Suspended Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif has been barred from entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after being deported from Dubai last year for possession of an opium substance weighing 0.24 grams. ANI

Ranji Trophy Final: UPs Bhuvneshwar and Mumbais Rohit star on opening day
Uttar Pradesh fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mumbais star batters Rohit Sharma and Abhishek Nayar stole the limelight on the first day of the five-day Ranji Trophy final on Monday. ANI

Liverpools Benitezs criticism ridiculous: Ferguson
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed Liverpool counterpart Rafa Benitezs claims that he is the only manager allowed to criticize referees. ANI

Gazzas ex-wife gets immense public support post emotional documentary
Sheryl Gascoigne, ex-wife of Fallen football legend Paul Gascoigne a.k.a Gazza, has revealed that she has received immense support from people who have suffered like her family. ANI

Warner ready to unleash his fury on the Proteas bowlers in Brisbane
Australias latest batting star David Warner says that he is looking forward to unleashing his swashbuckling game again for his team in Tuesday nights second Twenty20 match against South Africa at the Gabba. ANI

Maradona sparks off fire scare with Havana cigar, blamed for Chelseas loss to Man U
Argentinian football boss Diego Maradona triggered off an alarm at 7 a.m. on Sunday by puffing on a Havana (cigar), and is now being blamed for Chelseas defeat against Manchester United, as the team was staying in the same hotel as the Argentinians. ANI

Kullu valley gears up to snow sports
Adventure lovers from across the country and abroad made a beeline for a thrilling experience in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Oz pacer Bollinger puts his hand up for Proteas tour
Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger hopes he wont be snubbed for Australias tour of South Africa next month, despite a number of his rival quicks getting the chance to shine in front of selectors in the limited-overs format. ANI

Donald believes Oz still needs Hayden
Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald, also known as the White Lightning when he was playing, still believes Australia needs veteran opening batsman Mathew Hayden for the forthcoming tough tours to South Africa and England. ANI

Lara Bingles tattoo is for her late father
Aussie model Lara Bingles tattoo on her wrist, which reads wish you were here is not for her fiance Australian cricketer Michael Clarke - the message is for her late father Graham. ANI

ECB chief Clarke wanted KP out
England and Wales Cricket Board Managing Director Hugh Morris and ECB vice-chairman Dennis Amiss have said that when former skipper Kevin Pietersen declared in an e-mail he could not work with coach Peter Moores, Morris took the e-mail to be KPs resignation, but suggested that he take some time off to think about it. ANI

PCB forced to award contract to pacer Abdul Rauf
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was forced to review its central contracts list by including young fast bowler Abdul Rauf in it after the pacer complained in various television interviews that he was treated in an unjust manner. ANI

Warner will be hard to resist if he continues scoring: Ponting
New South Wales batsman David Warner remarkable debut knock of 89 of 43 balls in Sunday nights Twenty20 win over South Africa at the MCG, suggests that the countrys selectors will find it hard to resist picking him for the Australian one-day or Test squads in the near future, believes skipper Ricky Ponting. ANI

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