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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 4, 2010

India need 161 to win Mohali Test
With six wickets in hand and 161 more runs required to win the first test match against the Australians here, the Team India has its task cut out for Tuesday. ANI

Liverpool boss Hodgson admits his side facing relegation scrap
Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that his side is in a relegation scrap following their defeat over Blackpool at Anfield. ANI

Commonwealth Games: India wins silver, bronze in weightlifting
India won its first medals in the 48 kilogram womens weightlifting category, as Soniya Chanu clinched the silver medal and Sandhya Rani Devi won bronze at the XIXth Commonwealth Games here on Monday. ANI

Tiger Woods voted worst love rat of the century
Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods has been voted the worst love rat of this century in a poll. ANI

Dravid has rediscovered form via Twenty20 cricket: Roebuck
There was a time, when the Australians could not help feeling that Indian middle-order batsman Rahul Dravid had lost the ability to hit the ball. They felt he looked exhausted while batting for an eternity, and it was only his awesome record at the crease that alone protected him from the condemnation. ANI

Silver Ferns beat minnows Papua New Guinea 102-21
New Zealands netball team racked up 102 goals in beating Papua New Guinea 102-21 on Monday in their Commonwealth Games opener in Delhi. ANI

Kiwi squash coach doesn't see withdrawal of main player as major setback
New Zealand squash coach Anthony Ricketts doesnt see main player Shelley Kitchens withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games as a major setback to the teams medal hopes. ANI

New Zealand cyclist assures others of high security at CWG
New Zealand cyclist Eddie Dawkins can assure others that security forces in New Delhi are on high alert. ANI

Niue's CWG shooters owe expertise to island fruitbats
Despite the challenges faced to attend the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Niues shooters are now a delighted lot and owe their skills to island fruitbats, as the facilities for shooters in the tiny South Pacific island nation are scarce and they often have to aim at fruitbats for practice. ANI

Tennis: Bopanna, Sanjeev lose to Rodionova, Hanley of Australia
Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna had to face defeat with his partner Nirupama Sanjeev against the Australian pair of Anastasia Rodionova and Paul Hanley in the mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. ANI

Chelsea's Drogba says he's baffled by Arsenal scoring record
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is delighted with his fine scoring form and admits this amazing achievement against Arsenal has him baffled. ANI

Wayne Rooney follows Coleen to Prague in bid to mend marriage
English footballer Wayne Rooney was seen leaving for Prague with his wife Coleen in a bid to mend their marriage and to show her family that he is serious about reconciling with her. ANI

Delhi CWG welcome fantastic, brilliant, incredible: NZ contingent leader
New Zealand contingent leader Irene van Dyk has described the opening ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games held here as fantastic, brilliant and incredible. ANI

Kerala Cricket Association to meet Kochi IPL owners on Oct.7 to resolve issues
The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) appears now resigned to losing the Kochi IPL owing to the various controversies the franchisee is facing, but has decided to give it one last shot by holding talks with Rendezvous Sports World, the owners, on October 7. ANI

Cash rewards announced for Indian medal winners in Commonwealth Games
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora and Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma have separately announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners in the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

Pak Test fixer Majeed's pal commits suicide over losses following spot-fixing scandal
The chairman of a football club caught up in the Pakistan match-fixing scandal, David Le Cluse, who was also a friend of Pakistan Test fixer Mazhar Majeed, has reportedly shot himself amid claims he had lost a fortune following the cricket scandal. ANI

'Red-faced' Kiwi contingent's 'follow-the-leader' gaffe at Delhi CWG opening ceremony
The New Zealand team made a blunder by bungling its opening lines as the Kiwis flocked behind the South African flag bearer, Irene van Dyk, during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Sunday. ANI

'Shape up or ship out' ultimatum issued to beleaguered PCB boss Butt
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has been told by higher authorities to appoint new board officials or forget about getting an extension to his two-year term, which expires this month. ANI

Kiwi women tennis top gun Erakovic disappointed over partner Barry skipping Delhi CWG
New Zealands top women tennis player Marina Erakovic has arrived here in Delhi minus her roommate Ellen Barry, who pulled out of the Commonwealth Games due to security concerns. ANI

Australians swimmers determined to re-establish themselves at top
Australias 52 member strong swimming team is confident of maintaining its dominance at the XIXth Delhi Commonwealth Games and ready take on the best at the new pool at the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Aquatic Complex in New Delhi. ANI

Netball referees face meal, transport and uniform problems at Delhi CWG
After Sundays grand Commonwealth Games opening, the organizers are now busy with meeting fresh security and other concerns that have left referees without basics such as uniforms. ANI

Giggs wants the ultimate job, managing Wales and Man U
Midfielder Ryan Giggs has said managing Wales and Manchester United would be the ultimate jobs if and when he moves into football management after his playing days are over. ANI

Pleasantly surprised Adlington hoping to nail England's first CWG medal
Englands double Olympic winner Rebecca Adlington, 21, looks to set to pick the countrys first medal at tonights swimming competition.Adlington is one of Britains few stars left in this show and while Olympic and World athletic champions were pulling out. This is Adlingtons debut Commonwealth Games so she is here with an inexperienced eye, reports the Daily Express. ANI

India begins medal chase after CWG opening ceremony
After Sundays gala opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Indian swimmer Arti Bajarang Ghorpade hopes to nail her countrys first medal on Monday in the Commonwealth Games womens 200m freestyle. ANI

'Delhi belly' bug hits Oz swimming stars Hurley and Napoleon
Australian swimmers Robert Hurley and Ryan Napoleon suffered were hit by the Delhi-belly bug after eating at the Commonwealth Games village but were able to recover in time to compete this morning in 400m freestyle event. ANI

Gavaskar tops Bradman in 'fantasy' selectors' 'In a League of Their Own' stakes
One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Sir Donald Bradmans Test batting average of 99.94 puts him in a league of his own, but not everyone is convinced of his superiority over other cricketers. ANI

Scot Commonwealth Games chief predicts inevitable serious mishap during Delhi CWG
A leading Scottish official has warned that a serious mishap is all but inevitable during the coming 11 days of competition in the XIXth Commonwealth Games that are being held here. ANI

Oz road cyclist Renshaw pulls out of Delhi CWG citing dengue fever concerns
Australian road cyclist Mark Renshaw has reportedly withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games just hours before the opening ceremony in New Delhi on Sunday because of fears of contracting dengue fever. ANI

Pak weightlifting team threatens to quit Delhi CWG over flag row
The Pakistan weightlifting team has threatened to pull out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games over a controversy about carrying the national flag at Sundays opening ceremony. ANI

Hooker counter-sues Becks for 'emotional and physical injuries'
David Beckhams alleged hooker Irma Nici has counter-sued the footballer for emotional and physical injuries from being served writ. ANI

Hooker counter-sues Becks for 'emotional and physical injuries'
David Beckhams alleged hooker Irma Nici has counter-sued the footballer for emotional and physical injuries from being served writ. ANI

David remains focus on bringing lying prostitute to justice
Former England captain David Beckham apparently remains focused on taking lying hooker Irma Nici to justice amid false cheating allegations. ANI

International media goes gaga over 'spectacular' Delhi CWG opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi has drawn unparalleled applause from across the world by overhauling fears of chaos with a spectacular event. ANI

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