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Defence Minister Antony felicitates Armed Forces CWG medal winners
Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday felicitated Armed Forces sportsmen for their splendid performance in the XIXth Commonwealth Games that concluded on Thursday. ANI

Arsenal players lack winning mentality: Fabregas
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has criticized his club players for lacking a winning mentality. ANI

Tiger Woods manager demands extortion investigation
The person of the company who manages Roger Federer and Tiger Woods will go to LAPD to demand an extortion investigation over the lawsuit alleging gambling. ANI

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

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

BCCI files complaint against Lalit Modi
The Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), N. Srinivasan, has filed a police complaint here on Wednesday against sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on charges of criminal misappropriation of funds. ANI

Manmohan Singh to watch Commonwealth Games Hockey final
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is expected to visit Major Dhyanchand stadium to watch the final match of Mens Hockey event to be played between India and world champion Australia here on Thursday. ANI

CWG: Indian Boxer Paramjeet wins 36th Gold in Super Heavyweight category
Indian boxer Paramjeet Samota bagged 36th Gold Medal for the country here on Wednesday evening by defeating the Trinidad and Tobagos Abdul Haq Tariq in the Super Heavyweight category of the event in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. ANI

CWG: India bag two Gold medals in boxing; Suranjoy wins by walkover
India won two Gold medals in the boxing competition of the ongoing 2010 Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday evening. ANI

Achanta, Subhajit duo win maiden CWG Gold medal in table tennis for India
Indian table tennis players Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha won first ever Gold medal in the Mens double event at the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday evening, as the duo defeated Singapore team in a closely contested final match. ANI

Arrest warrant issued against Rio Ferdinand's brother for skipping court date
England captain Rio Ferdinands brother, Anton, has been issued a warrant after he failed to show up for a court appearance. ANI

Liverpool's American owners accept selling club now 'inevitable'
Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have finally accepted that they must sell the club this month, and promised not to force the club into administration if they win their High Court battle with their rival directors today. ANI

Man U midfielder Anderson eyes return to Porto
Manchester United midfielder Anderson has revealed that he hopes to return to Porto at some stage. ANI

Irrepressible Tendulkar, Pujara help India trounce Oz by 7 wickets to sweep series 2-0
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his 58th half-century on the final day of the second and final Test match played here, as Team India smashed Australia by 7 wickets to retain their number one test spot and sweep the series against Australia 2-0 to retain the Border Gavaskar trophy. ANI

Glasgow to be ready with facilities two years before 2014 Commonwealth Games
The Glasgow Games chief has said facilities for the event will be in place two years before the event gets under way. ANI

Commonwealth Games more important than ever: London Olympics chief
The chairman of the London 2012 Olympics organising committee, Lord Coe, has said that the Commonwealth Games continue to have a significance far beyond the sporting arena. ANI

Perpetually ignored Misbah says he wanted to burn his cricket kit in frustration!
Before the sudden turn of events in which he was recently made the Pakistan Test teams captain, Misbah-ul-Haq was reportedly so frustrated by the national selectors decision to continue ignoring him for all three formats of the game last summer, that he even thought about burning his cricket kit! ANI

Norman tops 'most influential in Australian golf over past 40 years' list
Greg Norman has been named as the most influential person in Australian golf over the past 40 years. ANI

Oz media blasts MacGill for targeting George, selectors
Australian media has criticized former spinner Stuart MacGill after he expressed his displeasure at the way the Australian team was selected and young paceman Peter George was picked to make his Test debut against India in Bangalore. ANI

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Poonia calls on Dr. C.P. Joshi
Krishna Poonia, who scripted history to lift the womens discuss throw gold in athletics event since Milkha Singh won the 440 yards race in 1958, called on Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P. Joshi at Krishi Bhawan here today. ANI

ICC unveils state-of-the-art Global Cricket Academy in Dubai
The International Cricket Council Global Cricket Academy (ICC GCA), comprising state-of-the-art cricket facilities for international as well as local cricketers, has been launched in Dubai. ANI

Indian athlete Rani Yadav fails dope test
Indian athlete Rani Yadav has tested positive for the banned substance Nandrolone. She participated in the 20-kilometre walk but did not win a Coomonwealth Games medal. ANI

Johnson defends selection of debutant Peter George for Bangalore Test
Australias main attack bowler Mitchell Johnson has defended debutant Peter George who was at the receiving end of Sachin Tendulkar in the Bangalore Test. ANI

Cricket Australia terms Twenty20 as important as Tests
Cricket Australia has effectively labelled the Twenty20 format of the game as important as five-day cricket in their explanation for damaging the preparations of Mike Hussey and Doug Bollinger for the Test series against India. ANI

CA admits IPL clause not behind Hussey's extended CSK Champions League stint
Cricket Australia has admitted that it was only at its insistence that Michael Hussey stayed with Chennai Super Kings instead of joining teammates in India for the Test series, after it claimed that Husseys IPL contract did not allow him to leave the Champions League early. ANI

NA body wants PCB to make coach, skipper's inputs mandatory while selecting squad
Taking serious note of the fact that the Pakistans ODI and Twenty20 captain, Shahid Afridi, and team coach Waqar Younis were not consulted during team selection for the upcoming series against South Africa in UAE, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports has recommended to the PCB to make it mandatory for the chief selector to consult the skipper and the coach while selecting teams. ANI

Afridi pays price for speaking truth about team selection process for UAE series
Pakistans One-day International Captain, Shahid Afridi, had to pay the price for speaking the truth, as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) pointed its guns at him for expressing his displeasure at not being consulted during the teams selection for the upcoming UAE series. ANI

England cry foul over their 5-4 defeat by India in CWG hockey semi-final
England is crying foul after India won millions of hearts with their terrific display of hockey during tense 5-4 penalty shoot out victory over the former in the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games. ANI

Indian athlete fails dope test: Fennell
After two Nigerian sprinters failed dope test at the XIXth Commonwealth Games, CGF President Michael Fennell on Wednesday said that one Indian athlete has flunked dope test during the ongoing sporting extravaganza, but declined to disclose the name. ANI

PCB management akin to Ali Baba and 40 thieves: Pak UK High Commissioner
Pakistans High Commissioner to England, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, called the current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management Ali Baba and 40 thieves, the National Assemblys Standing Committee on Sports revealed in its meeting, which was convened to discuss Pakistans recent tour of England and the spot-fixing scandal, among other issues. ANI

Indian boxers to fight for gold on Day 10 of CWG
With 29 gold medals at stake on the tenth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, Indian boxers Suranjoy Singh, Manoj Kumar and Paramjeet Samota will fight for gold medals in their respective finals. ANI

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