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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 October 1, 2010

Ace woman boxer Sarita Devi threatens to give up Arjuna Award
Ace woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi staged a silent protest outside the residence of Union Sports Minister M.S. Gill. on Friday demanding a retrial of the Asian Games selection procedure for boxing, and said that she wanted to return the prestigious Arjuna Award if a fair retrial is not conducted. ANI

Abhinav Bindra to carry tricolour during Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra will carry the Indian national flag during the opening ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games on Sunday. ANI

High security at Commonwealth Games venues
Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna, during his visit to the Games village on Friday, said that security during the Games would not be compromised. ANI

Mohali Test: Zaheer leads Indian fight back to leave Oz reeling at 224/5 on Day One
Opening batsman Shane Watson slammed an unbeaten 101 against India to take Australia to 224/5 at the close of Day One of the first Test being played at Mohalis Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium. ANI

Jet Airways flight carrying Canadian CWG athletes makes emergency stop
A Jet Airways flight bound for New Delhi travelling with several Canadian athletes and officials scheduled to compete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games was forced to return to make an emergency stop when a passenger became ill. ANI

Lycra clad Mike Tyson shows off his dance moves in spoof video
American boxer Mike Tyson, who is usually seen sporting boxing gloves and sparring in the ring, showed off some of his dance moves in a spoof video. ANI

Lycra clad Mike Tyson shows off his dance moves in spoof video
American boxer Mike Tyson, who is usually seen sporting boxing gloves and sparring in the ring, showed off some of his dance moves in a spoof video. ANI

Oz track and field athlete Pearson eyeing 'first title' at Delhi CWG
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearson reckons that the withdrawal of some of the best racers from the Delhi Commonwealth Games is disappointing, but feels that it is also an opportunity for her to claim her first major title. ANI

Women form just 'in one per cent of sports stories'
A daily snapshot of Australian media has shown women were the subjects of just one per cent of sports stories published. ANI

Azteca reporter gets offer to pose in the buff for Playboy
Mexican sports journalist for TV Azteca, Ines Sainz, has just received a formal offer from Playboy to pose in the nude. ANI

No 100 percent guarantee of security at CWG: Britain
Britain, which has sent its largest ever oversees contingent of athletes to take part in New Delhi commonwealth Games, has expressed satisfaction over the facilities at the Games Village, which had been drawing criticism from number of participating nations. ANI

Kiwi chef de mission Dave Currie confirms exit from Commonwealth role
New Zealands Commonwealth Games team boss Dave Currie has confirmed that the Delhi Commonwealth Games would be his last as chef de mission. ANI

'Affluent middle-class' in India can unleash huge drive for golf: Survey
A new survey has said that golf has a strong potential to grow in the rapidly emerging markets of Asia, including India. ANI

Brit lawyer advised PCB boss Butt to retract 'England match throwing' comments
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew his England match throwing comments after discussing the pros and cons of the case with his British lawyer. ANI

Hastily planned and truncated India-Australia Test series fundamentally flawed: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said that the ongoing Test series between India and Australia is fundamentally flawed. ANI

Umpires to take 'bad light' decisions without consulting batsmen: MCC
Umpires will now make all decisions regarding bad light without consulting batsmen under one of eight minor changes to the rules of cricket set to take effect from Friday. ANI

'Dope-smeared' Tour de France champ claims to be a 'food contamination' victim
Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, who has been suspended for failing a dope test, has said that he is a victim of food contamination. ANI

'Have enough games to stake claim for Ashes berth,' says Haddin
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin believes he will have ample opportunity to regain his place in the national squad before the upcoming Ashes series after recovering from an elbow injury. ANI

Rangers say they can top Man U to reach Champion League last 16
Slovak star Vladimir Weiss insists that the Rangers can top Manchester United and reach the last 16 of the Champions League. ANI

Commonwealth Games: Queen's Baton rally organized in Delhi
The Queens Baton Relay (QBR) of the XIXth Commonwealth Games was carried out in a rally here today. ANI

Man U veteran Giggs asks Rooney to toughen up
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has told ace striker Wayne Rooney to toughen up quickly. ANI

Martina Navratilova says she's cancer free
Tennis champ Martina Navratilova has revealed that shes cancer free. ANI

Man U's defensive horrors are a thing of the past: Rio Ferdinand
Manchester Uniteds defensive horrors are a thing of the past, believes Rio Ferdinand after the club registered a a famous Champions League win in Valencia. ANI

'Married' Andre Nel exposed as 'love cheat' by London girlfriend
South African fast bowler Andre Nel has been exposed as a love cheat after his girlfriend in London found that he was married with a child on the way. ANI

Ryder Cup: Poulter can't wait to get stuck into Woods
World number 16 Ian Poulter has said that he cannot wait to get stuck into Tiger Woods after they were drawn against each other in the opening round of Ryder Cup matches. ANI

Reverse swing to be Australia's most potent bowling weapon on India tour: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson insists that his team is better equipped in the reverse swing department, which he sees as their most potent bowling weapon during the two-Test series against India. ANI

Discus thrower Samuels may regret CWG pull-out, says Oz champion pole vaulter Hooker
World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker hopes discus thrower Dani Samuels doesnt regret her decision to stay away from the Delhi Commonwealth Games, which open on Sunday. ANI

Hooker who claims to have bedded Becks could be jailed for tax evasion
Hooker Irma Nici, who claimed she was paid thousands for sex with David Beckham and other celebs, could be jailed for tax evasion. ANI

Scots more than satisfied with Commonwealth Games preparations
After the avalanche of bad publicity related to the XIXth Commonwealth Games, which nearly buried Delhi last week, the mood has taken a decisive swing in a positive direction, Scottish athletes feel. ANI

Hooper deserves some blame for Delhi CWG mess, says Kiwi Sports Minister
New Zealand Sports Minister Murray McCully has said that Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive Mike Hooper should take some accountability for the problems in New Delhi. ANI

Ageless Tendulkar is Ponting's inspiration
Sachin Tendulkar is inspiring Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting in his quest to kick-start a dominant phase two of his career. ANI

Some teams uncomfortable with Delhi CWG security checks, says NZ chef de mission Currie
New Zealand Commonwealth Games chef de mission Dave Currie has said that some teams are uncomfortable with the security checks at the Delhi Commonwealth Games venue. ANI

Partnerships with bat and ball pivotal to Oz defeating India: Ponting
Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting has said that partnerships, both with the bat and the ball, would be pivotal to side putting up a good performance against India. ANI

Ponting to carry on playing trademark 'pull shot' during India tour
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has refused to shelve his pet pull shot, which appears to be his weakness in recent times, during the two-Test series against India. ANI

Rushdie suggests 'spanking' Bhanot for his CWG cleanliness comments
Slamming the chaotic preparations for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie has termed it as a great humiliation, and recommended a severe spanking for a leading official. ANI

Muralitharan to make a surprise farewell tour to Australia, play 2011 World Cup
Highest wicket taker in ODIs and Test cricket Muttiah Muralitharan is all set to make a surprise farewell tour of Australia and has also declared his intentions to play the 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent. ANI

Vomiting bug hits Brit players in Doha training camp ahead of Delhi CWG
With less than three days to go for the Commonwealth Games to commence, British athletes have been reportedly struck down by a contagious vomiting bug at their training camp in Doha in the Middle East. ANI

Kiwi chef de mission backs Delhi CWG security measures
New Zealands Commonwealth Games team boss Dave Currie has backed the Organising Committees decision to prevent Kiwi athletes from leaving their secure athletes village to explore New Delhi. ANI

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