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Indian women athletes, shooters help country retain No.2 position in CWG on Day-9
India remained firm on the second position on Day-9, as Indian women helped it keep its head held high by winning a historic Gold medal in the womens 4x400m relay in the evening following the shooters Annuraj Singh and Heena Sidhu who did the country proud by winning Gold in the morning here on Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games. ANI

Indian women script history by claiming Gold medal in 4x400m relay in C'wealth Games
If Indian sports lovers thought Monday was the finest day in athletics for the country in the history of Commonwealth Games due to it first ever Gold in Discus Throw besides a podium finish, the Indian women runners made Tuesday an unforgettable Golden Day, as they stunned all by winning Gold medal in the womens 4x400m relay here on Tuesday. ANI

India beats England 5-4 in penalty shootout in Commonwealth Games' hockey semi-final match
In a nerve-wracking match, India beat England 5-4 in penalty shootout in the Mens Hockey semi-final clash here on Tuesday to enter final. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for June 13, 2010

Soccer mania grips fishermen in Andhra Pradesh
As the soccer World Cup kicked off in South Africa, young fishermen in Andhra Pradeshs Visakhapatnam are zealously celebrating the game by organizing a local soccer tournament for the last two days. ANI

Team India registers series win against Zimbabwe with 7-wicket win in 2nd T20I
Having recently suffered humiliation in the ODI tri-series, Team India finally managed to restore its pride on Sunday by sweeping the T20I series here at the Harare Sports Club ground. ANI

Hamiltons 155,000 pound 50th birthday present for dad
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has given his dad, Anthony, a 155,000 pound Mercedes sports car, as a 50th birthday present. ANI

Etoo confident of Cameroon achieving World Cup glory
Cameroon striker Samuel Etoo has said that his team has the players to be giant killers and become the first African nation to win the World Cup. ANI

Rumours of failed dope test mount over Nanis exit from World Cup
Unfounded rumours are claiming that Portugal winger Nani, who has been ruled out of the out of the World Cup with a collar bone injury, was sent home after he failed a random dope test. ANI

MCC President joins Tendulkar in support of split-innings ODI trial
After master blaster Sachin Tendulkar supported the idea of splitting the 50 over one-day matches into four innings of 20 overs each, the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), John Barclay, has also backed the change, saying the innovative changes are worth trying. ANI

Brit sports personalities, celebrities disappointed with England-US draw
Several British sports personalities and celebrities have said they are disappointed with the horrendous beginning to Englands World Cup campaign against the United States. ANI

Australia has been slow to react to Twenty20 cricket: Hayden
Former Australian batsman and Cricket Australia executive Matthew Hayden has said that Australia missed the opportunity of using Twenty20 cricket to transform the sport worldwide. ANI

Kalmadi flags off motorcycle rally to promote Commonwealth Game
Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, flagged off the motorcycle rally, called Delhi 2010 Riders-Delhi to Leh Rally, in New Delhi on Sunday to promote the Games. ANI

S. Africas Vuvuzela horns may soon invade other sports in England
The Vuvuzela instrument, which making waves at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is likely to invade other sports in England such as cricket, tennis, motor racing and The Ascot in the days to come, and not many are seeing it as a welcome development or practical. ANI

Annual man versus horse race in UK ends with equestrian victory
The annual man versus horse race in the town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, witnessed the fastest runner finishing ten minutes behind the winning stallion. ANI

New Zealand resident takes 5000 dollar detour to fulfill World Cup dream
A New Zealand resident spent 5000 dollars and took a 28,000 kilometre detour from Auckland Airport to fulfill his dream of watching England play USA in the World Cup opener on Saturday. ANI

Robinho targets World Cup glory for Brazil, Golden Boot
Brazilian striker Robinho has said that his ultimate dream is to win the World Cup for the nation and the Golden Boot for him. ANI

Drogba could have represented France to avoid military rulers wrath
Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has revealed that he would have accepted any offer to play for France to avoid being locked up by his countrys military ruler 10 years ago. ANI

Ponting keen to make fresh start during England tour
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said that he has used the brief break before the tour of England to sit back and think about his patchy form over the preceding 12 months. ANI

Malaria charities use World Cup to highlight disease
Malaria charities are targeting the FIFA World Cup as a means of highlighting a disease that still claims a childs life every 30 seconds on the African continent. ANI

FIFA World Cup fever grips football lovers in India
With the FIFA World Cup 2010 kicking off in South Africa, football fever has started to grip Indians as well. ANI

Rookie Pak batsman Umar Amin likely to make debut against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup
Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has been impressed with young batting talent Umar Amin, who is likely to make his debut against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Asia Cup in Dambulla on June 15. ANI

Green holds his hands up to horrendous error against US
England goalkeeper Robert Green has held his hands up for the horrendous World Cup nightmare, where the Three Lions were forced to settle for a disappointing draw against the United States. ANI

One-day cricket losing out to Twenty20: Hayden
Former Australian batsman and Cricket Australia executive Matthew Hayden has said that Twenty20 cricket has emerged as one of the biggest threats to the legacy of one-day cricket. ANI

Fans would give Asia Cup due attention despite football frenzy: Afridi
Given the public frenzy for the FIFA World Cup, Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi still believes fans would give the upcoming Asia Cup in Sri Lanka due attention. ANI

Azhar backs out of BAI election
Former Indian cricket skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has backed out from the election for the president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI). ANI

Capello refuses to blame Green for gifting shock equalizer to US
England manager Fabio Capello has refused to blame goalkeeper Robert Green for the horrendous mistake which cost the Three Lions victory in their opening World Cup game against underdogs USA. ANI

Hamilton breaks Red Bull qualifying domination to grab Canadian GP pole
McLaren Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has broken Red Bull teams domination of qualifying this year to take the pole position in a thrilling session for Sundays Canadian Grand Prix. ANI

Fiery Steyn, Morkel leave West Indies staring at defeat in Port of Spain Test
Devastating fast bowling from Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel has put South Africa in a commanding position against West Indies at the end of day three of the first Test at Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain. ANI

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