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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 2, 2010

People of Delhi to benefit from hosting CWG in their city, says Sheila Dikshit
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Saturday that the people of Delhi would reap dividends of hosting the Commonwealth Games 2010. ANI

Pak Hockey Federation can't pass buck to players to bring CWG glory: Samiullah
Former Pakistani hockey player Samiullah has said that the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)s duty would not end by passing the buck to the players. ANI

Queen's Baton reaches Commonwealth Games Village
The Queens Baton for the XIXth Commonwealth Games 2010 reached the athletes village on Saturday. ANI

Tribunal to decide fate of dope-tainted Indian athletes, says WADA chief
Director General of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman here on Saturday said that the fast-track tribunal will decide the fate of the 12 dope-tainted Indian athletes. ANI

'Best players thrive in difficult situations,' says Pak batsman Asad Shafiq
Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq, who made his debut in the recent ODI series against England, has said that it was a tough ask to show glimpses of his talent in difficult circumstances and completely alien English conditions. ANI

Former Pak captains blast PCB for poor management during England tour
Former Pakistan Test captains, Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja, have slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for its poor management during the England tour. ANI

New Zealand team satisfied with Commonwealth Games venue, security
Vice-captain of New Zealands netball team Temepara George expressed her satisfaction with the venue and security arrangements at the Commonwealth Games Village here on Saturday. ANI

'Torch-bearers of Test cricket' India-Oz should play minimum four-Test series: Bhogle
Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle insists that India and Australia are the torch-bearers of Test cricket due to which the premium contest should have a minimum of four Tests. ANI

I have lost desire to play Tests: Afridi
In what may come as huge disappointment to his fans and cricket lovers, Pakistan One-day International (ODI) and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has declared that he has no intentions of returning to Test cricket, as he has lost the desire for playing in the longer format of the game. ANI

Shoaib Malik hopeful of comeback in series against SA
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has expressed the hope of earning a recall in the national squad for the series against South Africa, which is scheduled to begin in Abu Dhabi from October 26. ANI

Kiwis banking on young swimmers to make golden splash in Delhi CWG pool
The Kiwis are banking on its young swimmers to win some medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Venus Williams pulls out of China Open due to knee injury
American tennis ace Venus Williams, who is recuperating from her knee injury, has pulled out of the China Open. ANI

Rooney says both he and Man U must 'fire to harbour Premier League title hopes
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he and his club must play better to have any chance of winning this seasons Premier League. ANI

Netball skipper McMahon to be Oz CWG flag bearer
There was no shortage of motivation for the Australian netball team ahead of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

McEnroe's ghostly image appears in cloud formation in Bristol
A ghostly image of American tennis legend John McEnroes face had appeared in a cirrus-type cloud formation in Bristol, England. ANI

Wayne Rooney's hooker hires bodyguards after receiving death threats
Wayne Rooneys 1200 pounds-a-night vice girl Jenny Thompson is spending 900 pounds a day on bodyguards after receiving death threats from unknown enemies. ANI

Olympic Committee chief in New Delhi for CWG
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge and wife Anne arrived here on Saturday as a special invitee for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010. ANI

Queen's absence from Delhi CWG was her wish: Organizer
Queen Elizabeths non-attendance at the Delhi Commonwealth Games was her wish, and too much should not be read into it. ANI

Snubbed Younus opens photo studio to divert mind, utilise time
Dejected after repeatedly being sidelined by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the national selectors, former skipper Younus Khan has opened a photo studio in order to divert his mind away from the game and make productive use of his time. ANI

Ponting would do well to spend time in the middle: Roebuck
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting looked in fine fettle on the first day of the first test played against India in Chandigarhs Mohali Stadium, and according to columnist Peter Roebuck, he would do himself a world of good by spending as much time as he can in the middle to regain his form. ANI

CA's split innings one-day format will be bit weird to start off with: Hopes
Cricket Australias new domestic one-day format which kicks off next week, is likely to be bit weird to start off with, Queensland captain James Hopes has said. ANI

ICC CEO Lorgat sinks Cricket Australia's 45-over ODI plan
Cricket Australias plan to overhaul 50-over cricket with its radical split-innings 45-over version for the 2015 World Cup could be over before it starts, with ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat certain a one-day international league will save the game. ANI

Woods sex scandal would disappoint Dad, says brother
Tiger Woods brother has revealed that the golfers infamous sex scandals would have left his late father Earl Woods very disappointed. ANI

India real force to reckon with during Delhi CWG: England chef de mission
Englands chef de mission Craig Hunter reckons that India would be a real force to be reckoned with during the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Asif hopes for luck to change after getting hitched to childhood friend
Test cricketer Mohammad Asif, one of the Pakistani players implicated in spot fixing scandal, celebrated his wedding to childhood friend Sana Hilal. ANI

Australians amazed by CWG security, sports facilities
On the eve of the Commonwealth Games praise for the security arrangments and sports facilties are coming from the most unexpected quarters. ANI

India real force to reckon with during Delhi CWG: England chef de mission
Englands chef de mission Craig Hunter reckons that India would be a real force to be reckoned with during the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Freshly unmasked swanky Kiwi athletes CWG village tower 'anything but unlivable'
The New Zealand teams unmasked Delhi Commonwealth Games accommodation tower at the athletes village has made the earlier reports of unlivable conditions hard to fathom. ANI

Oz hockey stars battle Delhi heat, humidity, missing equipment ahead of CWG
Australian Kookaburras captain Jamie Dwyers bid for victory at the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi could come unstuck because of the non-arrival of his equipment, which is stranded in Singapore. ANI

Tiger Woods' porn star mistress sells his 'sex tape'
Tiger Woods porn star mistress Devon James has sold the alleged sex tape of her and the disgraced golfer to a DVD production company, it has emerged. ANI

Brit withdrawals from Delhi CWG may hit winning momentum: UK Athletics chief
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee believes that the withdrawal of many top stars from the Delhi Commonwealth Games could undermine the winning momentum that his team had achieved at the European Championships in Barcelona. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo's son clicked for first time
Cristiano Jnr, son of worlds most famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, has been clicked for the first time as his grandma took him out for a stroll. ANI

'Delusional' husband accuses wife of having affair with Beckham
Soccer ace David Beckham has been accused of having an affair with a Hollywood jeweler to the stars. ANI

Oz athletes give thumbs up to Delhi Commonwealth Games on Twitter
Australian athletes for the Delhi Commonwealth Games have used social networking website Twitter to give the thumbs up to their accommodation and security in the Indian capital. ANI

Seebohm determined to be face of Oz swimming at Delhi CWG
With Australias champion swimmer Stephanie Rice opting out of the XIXth Delhi Commonwealth Games owing to injury and surgery, Emily Seebohm has emerged as the potential face of Australian swimming at the event. ANI

Delhi sweeps aside fuss, gets set to launch CWG
Delhi Commonwealth Games organizers are banking on combining the glitz of Bollywood with the aura and colour of Indias ancient culture to offset the miserable build-up to the event that is to be held between October 3 and 14. ANI

Asif, Amir submit appeals against ICC suspension over spot-fixing claims
Mohammed Amir and Mohammed Asif, two of the three Pakistan players implicated in the spot-mixing scandal, have appealed against their provisional suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its anti-corruption code. ANI

Large-scale terror attack on Delhi CWG 'unlikely': Oz think tank
Indian security forces will probably prevent a large-scale terror attack on the Delhi Commonwealth Games, but small attacks are highly possible, a Sydney-based think tank has said. ANI

Injury forces Kiwi tennis player out of Delhi Commonwealth Games
New Zealand athlete tennis player Marcus Daniell has pulled out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games due to a back injury. ANI

Delhi CWG athletes call lodging at village liveable through Tweets
With just one day to go for the Commonwealth Games to commence, some athletes who are at the venue in New Delhi are reportedly not satisfied with the lodging but they claimed that it is still liveable. ANI

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