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Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony
The Australian Commonwealth team, who were angry after being forced to wait in cauldron-like conditions in the stadium tunnel for an hour before the opening ceremony, have told the Games organisers that they wont put up with more unacceptable treatment at the closing ceremony on Thursday. ANI

Michael Phelps getting serious about golf?
It seems that Olympics champ Michael Phelps is getting serious about golf. ANI

Shooters Tejaswini, Meena win bronze in 50 meter rifle event
Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Meena Kumari won bronze in womens 50 meter Rifle Prone pairs event at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for October 3, 2010

Mohali Test: Johnson's five-wicket haul helps Australia restrict India to 405
Mitchell Johnsons five-wicket haul helped Australia to restrict India to 405 at the end of the third days play of the first Test match being played here despite a brilliant 98 by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. ANI

Commonwelath Games give boost to flower business in Himachal Pradesh
The Commonwealth Games 2010 has brought a bonanza to the horticulturists in Himachal Pradesh as the demand for flowers has shot up. ANI

Kabir Khan to coach UAE cricket team
Former Pakistani fast bowler and Afghanistan Cricket Coach, Kabir Khan, has accepted to take over as the coach of the United Arab Emirates. ANI

PCB Chairman, officials to be grilled at Sports Standing Committee meeting on Oct 11
Pakistans National Assemblys Standing Committee on Sports has summoned Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt, along with the national team coaches, manager and the chief selector for a hearing on October 11, in order to discuss the disastrous England tour. ANI

Underwood backs Swann to overhaul record of most successful English spinner
Former England spinner Derek Underwood reckons that Graeme Swann can overhaul his record of 297 Test wickets to be the most successful English spinner. ANI

New Zealand cyclists train with refreshed approach, says Team Coach
Ahead of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, head coach of the New Zealand cycling team Tim Carswell said on Sunday that the athletes have trained themselves with a totally refreshed approach, coming off a bronze medal win at the Beijing Olympics 2008. ANI

Capello worried over Premier League's top footballers lifestyle
England coach Fabio Capello is worried about Premier Leagues top footballers lifestyle as they are struggling to cope with it. ANI

Tainted Pak trio likely to appear before tribunal on Oct 28
Pakistans tainted trio, Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, are expected to appear before a tribunal that will hear their appeals against their provisional suspensions by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its anti-corruption code over the spot-fixing allegations. ANI

Pak hockey team must play 'attacking game' at CWG: Shahnaz Sheikh
In the wake of the Pakistan hockey teams dismal performance in recent tournaments including the World Cup, the only weapon left for them in the Commonwealth Games is to play an attacking game, Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh has said. ANI

US golf team will bounce back to take Ryder Cup lead, says Pavin
The United States golf team captain Corey Pavin has said that his team would bounce to seize the initiative in the Ryder Cup. ANI

Prince Charles visits Commonwealth Games Village
With just few hours left for the opening ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games 2010, the heir to British throne Prince Charles visited the athletes village here on Sunday. ANI

Chidambaram visits CWG media centre at Pragati Maidan
With barely few hours left for the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram visited the Main Press Centre of the 2010 Games at the Pragati Maidan here on Sunday. ANI

Is Rooney's new five-year deal with Man U on hold?
Manchester United has reportedly put on hold Wayne Rooneys contract talks as he recovers from the controversy surrounding his private life. ANI

ICC hints at lesser penalty for Amir, as tainted Pak trio prepare separate defences
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hinted that Mohammad Amir, one of the three Pakistani players implicated in spot-fixing scandal, may draw the lowest charge and have the option of returning to cricket, if he is found guilty of spot-fixing. ANI

1972 Munich survivors back Kiwi team committing for Delhi CWG
Two survivors of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack, which claimed the lives of 11 Israeli team members, have backed the New Zealand team for committing to the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Heskey snubs Capello
Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has snubbed England coach Fabio Capello by not responding to his emergency call to appear for next weeks Euro 2012 qualifier. ANI

Pak Govt says 'no' to Indian coach for snooker team
The Pakistan Government has declined to grant permission to the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) to hire an Indian coach for training the national cueists for the two upcoming international assignments- Asian Games at Guangzhou and World snooker at Damascus. ANI

Malaysian hockey team relieved to have three night matches in Delhi CWG
After struggling due to heat during the practice session, Malaysians hockey team manager M. Gobinathan has expressed a sign of relief after it was decided that out of four matches, three would be played at night. ANI

Tiger Woods' porn star mistress sued over 'whore' allegations
Tiger Woods porn star mistress Devon James has been sued by her former manager Gina Rodriguez for allegedly accusing her of being a whore bag, slut and a thief. ANI

PCB in talks with ICC for preliminary hearing against tainted trio before upcoming series
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly holding talks with the International Cricket Council (ICC), wanting it to conduct its preliminary hearing into the provisional suspensions on the tainted trio, Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, before the series against South Africa starting from October 26. ANI

Shery Shabani apologises to Posh over Becks 'fling' claims
Shery Shabani has said that she wants to personally apologise to Victoria Beckham after her bitter divorce dragged Davids name into court. ANI

Muralitharan included in Sri Lankan ODI squad
Highest wicket taker in ODIs and Test cricket Muttiah Muralitharan has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the limited-overs tour of Australia. ANI

Indian-Canadian Pereira amused by identity crisis at Delhi CWG
Canadas hockey captain Ken Pereira, a player of Indian origin who will be team Canadas flag bearer at the Delhi Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, has admitted that he is a bit amused by his identity crisis in India. ANI

Oz swimming coach confident of beating England in CWG
Australias swimming head coach Leigh Nugent is confident of maintaining dominance of his team in the Delhi Commonwealth Games by overcoming the strong challenge posed by the English team. ANI

Delhi CWG must go on, says Dame Kelly
Amidst criticism about the facilities at the Delhi Commonwealth Games venue, the double Olympic champion and president of Commonwealth Games England, Dame Kelly Holmes, has insisted that the Games must go on. ANI

Kiwi player sees no issues with netball tournament ahead of Delhi CWG
New Zealand netball player Laura Langman has denied talks that the netball tournament at the Delhi Commonwealth Games was highly doubtful. ANI

Coach defends Samuels' decision to withdraw from Delhi CWG
Defending Dani Samuels decision to withdraw from the Delhi Commonwealth Games, the coach of Australias world discus champion, has described as misrepresentation and propaganda in stories that have circulated in India since she withdrew from the Games. ANI

Some drug cheats may beat anti-doping program at Delhi CWG: WADA chief
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director General David Howman has said that some drug cheats may avoid detection at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Jessica Alba 'loves' her cellulite and saggy bbs
Jessica Alba claims childbirth has left her stretched and droopy. ANI

Amazing to be New Zealand team's flag bearer for Delhi CWG: Van Dyk
New Zealand netball player Irene Van Dyk has said that being unveiled as the teams flag bearer for the Delhi Commonwealth Games has come as a huge shock to her. ANI

Boycott threat to Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Scotland, the Isle of Man and Canada have threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony because they claim organisers have not told them enough about the event. ANI

Scotland says up to athletes whether to attend Delhi CWG opening ceremony or not
Scotlands athletes have been told they do not have to attend the opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games today due to fears of staying in holding areas for hours at a time, but it was up to them if they so chose to. ANI

Coca-Cola bosses axe 'love-rat' Rooney from new ad campaign
Coca-Cola has apparently axed love-rat Wayne Rooney from new its new ad campaign. ANI

New Zealand denies Delhi CWG opening ceremony boycott reports
New Zealand has categorically denied that they are planning to boycott the Delhi Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on Sunday. ANI

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