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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 March 12, 2010

Michael Clarke calls off engagement with nude photo scandal-hit Lara Bingle
Aussie cricketer Michael Clarke and his model girlfriend Lara Bingle have officially called off their engagement, ten days after a womens magazine published Bingles nude picture in its edition. ANI

Cook, Pietersen help England take complete command against Bangladesh
England skipper Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten century on his debut as Test captain and Kevin Pietersen hit 99 to help England reach an imposing 374-3 at stumps on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. ANI

Clarke seeking legal advice to protect fortune from Bingle
Aussie cricketer Michael Clarke is believed to be seeking legal advice to protect his multi-million dollar fortune if he decides to break up with fiancee Lara Bingle over her nude photo scandal. ANI

Schumacher shuns critics over his F1 comeback decision
Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has silenced those questioning his decision to make a comeback this season. ANI

Johnson refutes head-butting Styris in Napier ODI
Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has refused to accept the charge that he head-butted New Zealand middle order batsman Scott Styris during the first one-day international of this years Chappell-Hadlee series played at Napier. ANI

Martyn says IPL security in India like a fortress
Rajasthan Royals and former Australian batsman Damien Martyn has rejected claims over security fears in India, and urged his fellow nationals not to be pressured into making a decision not to participate. ANI

Legacy of last years IPL victory to spur Deccan Chargers title quest: Gilchrist
Deccan Chargers skipper and former Australian star Adam Gilchrist insists his team has much to live up to after rising from the bottom in the Indian Premier Leagues first season to be the champions in the second. ANI

Young golfer Rory McIlroy happy to be snapped with Tiger Woods
Young golfer Rory McIlroy, who features alongside Tiger Woods on the cover of his latest video game, has broken ranks with many players by saying that he would have no qualms about being pictured with the World No.1. ANI

Kiwi batsmen to blame for Chappell-Hadlee Trophy loss: Vettori
New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori has slammed his batsmen for their soft dismissals which handed Australia the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy on a platter. ANI

Rooney felt weird to be near World Cup trophy
Ace striker Wayne Rooney, whose form has made England believe that he can bring the World Cup home from South Africa, felt weird to be near the trophy he dreams of lifting in triumph soon. ANI

Ex-Pak hockey greats blasts players, team management for pathetic World Cup show
Former Pakistan hockey players have blasted the current bunch of players and the team management for the deplorable show in ongoing Hockey World Cup in New Delhi. ANI

Man U fans want Becks to join movement to oust owners
Englands ace midfielder David Beckham will be invited to become the figurehead of the Manchester United fans protest movement bidding to oust club owner the Glazer family from Old Trafford. ANI

Unapologetic Butt says strong action necessary to stamp out indiscipline in team
Defending the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) decision to impose a ban and hefty penalties on seven top cricketers, board chairman Ijaz Butt has said such strong action was needed to stamp out indiscipline in the national squad. ANI

Sharad Pawar to skip IPL-3 opening ceremony
Union Agriculture Minister and President-elect of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Sharad Pawar will not attend the opening ceremony of the third edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament that kicks off on Friday evening at the D Y Patil Stadium here ANI

Brian Lara lauds Sachin Tendulkar
Ace West Indies cricketer Brian Lara has applauded Sachin Tendulkars double-century in One-Day International cricket, and says if he has a son then he would like him to bat like Tendulkar. ANI

Modi using IPL vision to project Indias global power status
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become an emblem of Indias aspiration to be a recognised world power in all, if not, most spheres. ANI

Rooney changes training regime to avoid burn-out
Manchester United ace striker Wayne Rooney has curbed his training regime to avoid a burn-out ahead of the 2010 World Cup. ANI

Clarke may follow Warnes footsteps by never captaining Australia: Slater
Australian vice captain Michael Clarke runs the risk of following in spin legend Shane Warnes footsteps and never captaining Australia at the Test level because of his not-so-private life, according to former opener Michael Slater. ANI

Bingle denies claim she knew Fevola was married during affair
Lara Bingles agent Max Markson has denied claim that the model knew footballer Brendan Fevola was married when they had an affair in 2006. ANI

Woods on comeback course, hires former White House press secretary as advisor
Tiger Woods has hired former US President George W Bushs press secretary Ari Fleischer as an adviser amid reports that he is eying next months Masters to make his much-awaited comeback to golf. ANI

Elin Nordegrens twin sister talked her out of divorce
The identity of the woman who convinced Elin Nordegren to take back love rat hubby Tiger Woods has been revealed. ANI

ICC rejects PCBs appeal against IPLs snubbing of Pak cricketers
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly rejected the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) application against the Indian Premier League (IPL) for snubbing Pakistani cricketers, saying it can not take action against any domestic association. ANI

Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders to lock horns in IPL-3 opener
The third edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament will kick off on Friday evening with the defending champions-Deccan Chargers taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match at the D Y Patil Stadium here. ANI

Benitez tipped to become new Real Madrid boss
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is all set to become Real Madrids new boss after clubs Champions League defeat at the hands of Lyon. ANI

Oz Sports Minister backs Clarkes decision to leave ODI series midway
Australian vice captain Michael Clarke, who returned home in the middle of the ODI series against New Zealand due to personal problems, has got the backing of Sports Minister Kate Ellis over his decision to leave the tour midway. ANI

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