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Commonwealth Games organising committee tenure extended
Government of India has decided to extend the tenure of the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games . ANI

CAG to submit its report within three months
As the Central Vigilance Commissioner widened the ambit of its probe into the alleged financial and administrative irregularities related to the Commonwealth Games, the Comptroller Auditor General has said it would submit its audit report to the government in three months. ANI

Northeast sportspersons shine at Commonwealth Games
As Indian sportspersons gave their best ever performance by occupying second place in the overall all medal tally of the Commonwealth Games held recently, the sportspersons from the north eastern States played a significant role in bringing glory to the country. ANI

Unrequited passion for playing cricket encouraged me to take up umpiring: Aleem Dar
Umpire Aleem Dar has said that his fierce desire to play for the Pakistan team not being fulfilled was the reason behind his decision to take up umpiring. ANI

Real Madrid preparing 50 million pound swoop for Rooney
Real Madrid will use Karim Benzema as bait to get Wayne Rooney, as the Spanish club was preparing a 50 million pounds deal to bag the Manchester United striker. ANI

Hauritz unlikely to get nod for first Ashes Test on bouncy Gabba pitch
Australian selectors and skipper Ricky Ponting are likely to overlook off-spinner Nathan Hauritz for the first Ashes Test. ANI

Greg Norman set to marry Oz designer after getting mum's approval
Australian golfer Greg Norman's mother has given the seal of approval for his marriage to interior designer Kirsten Kutner. ANI

England football stars held marathon Xbox tournament before Montenegro draw
England's football stars had held an eight-hour Xbox tournament before last Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier 0-0 draw against Montenegro. ANI

'Beleaguered' PCB boss Butt seeking second term would be 'ridiculous': Akram
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt seeking another term would be nothing but ridiculous, as the whole country wants him ousted from the post. ANI

Warner wants to be next Adam Gilchrist of Oz cricket
Dave Warner, who is the most destructive Twenty20 batsman in Australia, has said he can become the new Adam Gilchrist at the top of the Australian batting order. ANI

Lee to play Twenty20 cricket in New Zealand to earn Oz recall
To press his claims for an international recall ahead of the 2011 World Cup, Australian fast bowler is all set to play Twenty20 cricket in New Zealand. ANI

Tiger Woods 'porn star sex video delayed'
A porn star, who claimed to have taped a sex session with Tiger Woods has failed to release the video. ANI

Why 'poles apart' Ponting and Warne are destined to end up sparring
The blow-up between Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former spinner Shane Warne has come as no surprise as the two are very different characters, a noted cricket columnist has said. ANI

Rooney's hookers reveal 'shame, humiliation' after kiss-and-tell scandal
The two hookers who claim to have bedded Wayne Rooney talked about what the scandal did to their lives and how it made them national hate figures. ANI

Ashes win to be 'stepping stone towards making England side Man U of cricket': Broad
An Ashes victory Down Under could be "a stepping stone" towards making of the England side the Manchester United of cricket, according to pacer Stuart Broad. ANI

'Presumed dead-and-gone Oz cricketers' still have plenty to offer: Roebuck
Several Australian cricketers 'presumed retired and quite possibly worse' have returned to the domestic scene of battle to announce that they still have plenty to offer, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Oz conqueror Arthur backs Aussies to win Ashes
Former Proteas coach Mickey Arthur, who guided South Africa to a Test series win in Australia, believes that the Australian team will win the Ashes. ANI

Gayle sacked, Sammy new captain of West Indies
Chris Gayle has been sacked as West Indies skipper and will be replaced by all-rounder Darren Sammy, who has been tasked to strengthen the cricket team once feared by their opponents. ANI

New Zealand's 4-0 whitewash by Bangladesh 'embarrassing': Doull
Former New Zealand bowler Simon Doull has labeled the Black Cap's 4-0 ODI series whitewash by Bangladesh as embarrassing. ANI

Hodge's domestic form making him strong contender for World Cup return
Australian batsman Brad Hodge's extraordinary domestic one-day form may pave the way for his return to the national ODI squad in time for next year's World Cup. ANI

Rooney set to ditch Man U after fall-out with Ferguson
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly told bosses at Old Trafford that he wants to leave the club as soon as possible after a massive fall-out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson. ANI

Poor field placements behind Hauritz' thrashing in India Test series: Dhoni
Indian skipper MS Dhoni has said that Australian spin bowler Nathan Hauritz may have done better in the Test series against India with shrewder field placings. ANI

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