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CWG 2010: India equals its best ever performance with 30 Gold medals on Day-8
India equalled its best ever performance in the Commonwealth Games with 30 Gold medals, as Discus Thrower Krishna Poonia bagging a historic Gold medal for the country in athletics after 58 years here today. ANI

Discus Thrower Krishna Poonia wins Gold for India at Commonwealth Games
Indias hopes to maintain its second position in the medal tally of Commonwealth Games were boosted when Discus Thrower Krishna Poonia won a historic Gold Medal on Monday evening. ANI

Boxer Vijender Kr. misses Gold in 75 kg competition
Indias poster boy Vijender Kumar lost to Englands Ogogo in a semi-final match in the 75 kilogram category of boxing competition here at the XIX Commonwealth Games. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for February 24, 2010

Prime Minister terms Tendulkars maiden double century as magnificent
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday congratulated cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on achieving a special milestone of an unbeaten 200, which is the highest score in one-day international crickets history. ANI

President Patil congratulates Tendulkar on double century and world record
President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday congratulated master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for his grand double achievement in the Gwalior One-Day International Cricket match against South Africa today. ANI

Tendulkar creates history, scores first double century in one-day international
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday scored first ever double century and also broke the world record for highest runs in ODI held by Pakistans Saeed Anwar for 194 runs, while playing in the second ODI here against South Africa. ANI

Commonwealth boxing championship venue inaugurated
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday inaugurated the upgraded Talkatora Indoor Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games. ANI

South Africa still not ready to host 2010 World Cup: FIFA
FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke has said that South Africa is still not ready to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, nearly 100 days ahead of the start of the tournament. ANI

Bond keeping an open mind on playing in Indian Premier League
New Zealand pacer Shane Bond is keeping an open mind on playing in the Indian Premier League despite the lucrative Twenty20 tournament being targeted by terror threats. ANI

Leftie Warner determined to pursue disruptive right-handed batting tactic
Australian batsman David Warner is determined to push on with his experiment with batting right-handed, saying it is not a gimmick. ANI

Selling T-Shirts of Englands World Cup rivals prompts racism probe by Brit cops!
A British shopkeeper was left stunned after he was targeted by anti-racism police for selling T-shirts of Englands World Cup rivals. ANI

Nothing extra ordinary in security cover in India: Pak Hockey team coach
Despite there being presidential level security arrangements made for the Pakistan Hockey team, which is currently in New Delhi to take part in the Hockey World Cup, Pakistan coach Shahid Ali Khan has alleged that there is nothing extra ordinary regarding the security cover. ANI

Plan B well underway for staging 2011 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
Former New Zealand cricket manager Lindsay Crocker is working on a contingency plan for staging the 2011 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand if it is shifted due to security concerns in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

English Premier League clubs owe 56 percent of Europe-wide commercial debt
England Premier League clubs owe more money than all the other clubs in Europes top divisions put together, according to a UEFA report. ANI

Wenger a magician in building champion squads, says Gunners legend Adams
Arsenal legend Tony Adams has saluted boss Arsene Wenger as a genius in preparing players physically and in building squads ANI

Capellos riot act to England players to behave or be axed
England boss Fabio Capello is all set to read the riot act to the squad to behave or face the axe next Monday, ahead of the Wembley friendly with Egypt. ANI

Europa League win will help lift gloom at Liverpool: Benitez
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has said winning the Europa League would help lift the gloom after a tough season at the helm of the club. ANI

Entertainer Afridi best bowling all-rounder in one-day cricket at present : Boycott
Former England great Geoffrey Boycott has described swashbuckling Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi as the best bowling all-rounder in one-day cricket at present. ANI

Boycott worried over overkill of T20 by cricket boards
Describing Twenty-20 cricket as an exciting form of the game, former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has however warned that an excess of the slam bang version could have catastrophic effects on the game. ANI

Evander Holyfield cancels Dr. Phil appearance over dinner date disaster
Former champion boxer Evander Holyfield has scrapped a scheduled appearance with talk show guru Dr. Phil after their dinner date reportedly turned into a disaster. ANI

Waqar Younis ready to don fulltime Pakistan coachs cap
Former Pakistan speedster cricket Waqar Younis has said that he is ready to accept the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) offer to become the full-time coach of the national cricket team. ANI

Nielsen goofs up by saying players didnt have enough sex on New Zealand tours!
Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen, who is on a long tour to New Zealand, goofed up on the teams arrival at Wellington Airport on Wednesday by saying that that they havent had huge amount of sex during their last two visits. ANI

Modi lashes out at media for reacting to every fringe groups IPL security problem pleas
IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has made it clear that security for the Twenty20 tournament is top notch with plans being upgraded on a daily basis, and said that media is reacting to every fringe group saying security is a problem. ANI

Lawson holds no fears for life ahead of India departure
Former Australian Test cricketer Geoff Lawson will fly to India tomorrow to start a coaching stint despite security threats to the Indian Premier League. ANI

Australian players clash with Ponting over participation in IPL
Australian cricketers, who stand to lose millions of dollars if they dont participate in the IPL, clashed with skipper Ricky Ponting during the meeting held at a Sydney hotel to brief them about security during the Twenty20 tournament. ANI

IPL security plans sufficient only on paper, says Dickasons report
Security expert Reg Dickasons report on the threat to the IPL says that while the security plans are sufficient on paper, the Indian state governments are yet to commit to providing the required police numbers which is the primary concern for the Australian players participating in the tournament. ANI

Tiger Woods, wife apologise to daughters school
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren have apologised to the private pre-school attended by their two-year-old daughter Sam over the excessive media scrutiny surrounding their private lives since the sex scandal involving the ace golfer broke out. ANI

Ferguson hails Rooney as legend in making
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed his ace striker Wayne Rooney as a legend in the making after his double took his tally for the season to 27 goals. ANI

With my love of India, I would love to be a part of World Cup in subcontinent: Lee
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee announced his retirement from Test cricket in order to prolong his career in the shorter forms of the game, saying he wants to be part of the World Twenty20 and the ICC Cricket World Cup squads. ANI

Coming soon: The Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant
Four of Tiger Woods thirteen identified mistresses have signed on to participate in a beauty pageant in which they will compete for a 100,000-dollar prize. ANI

Tiger Woods wife refused to pose for family portrait
Tiger Woods wife shot down the golfers offer to pose for a family portrait the night before his TV apology, say sources. ANI

Ashley Cole begged to do sex rehab to save failed marriage
In a desperate bid to save his marriage, soccer star Ashley Cole offered to go into rehab to tackle his sex problems, say sources. ANI

Pole dancing headed for the Olympics?
After being the exclusive property of strip clubs and cheap bars, pole dancing is on its way to transform itself into a respectable - and highly athletic - event, by hooting to enter the Olympics! ANI

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