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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 6, 2010

Athletics track ready, says Michael Fennell
Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell said on Wednesday that the repair work of the athletics track has been completed and all systems are ready for the event at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi. ANI

Scottish minister meets underprivileged children in New Delhi
The Scottish minister for Sports and Public Health, Shona Robison, met a group of underprivileged children here on Wednesday. ANI

Virender Sehwag wins 'ICC Test Player of the Year' award
Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who won the ICC Test Player of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards ceremony here on Wednesday, said that he always tries to deliver his best in Test match and play the same way in every format of the game. ANI

It's fantastic to win Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy: Tendulkar
On winning Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2010 here, a visibly delighted master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said that it felt fantastic to win the award, adding that since becoming No.1 in Test rankings, the Indian cricket team has been able to maintain its performance in the last 10 months. ANI

CWG: Weightlifter Ravi bags 11th Gold; India sparkles with 22 medals on Day-3
Weightlifter Ravi Kumar lifted a Games record of total 321kg (146kg snatch and 175kg clean and jerk) in the 69kg category event to win the 11th gold for India on Wednesday evening at the ongoing Commonwealth Games here. ANI

Action to be taken against Fkiri, says Australian Sports Minister
The Australian Sports Minister, Mark Arbib has said the Australian Commonwealth Games a*sociation would take strict disciplinary action against wrestler Ha*sene Fkiri for making a rude gesture to wrestling officials after losing a fight to Indian wrestler at the Commonwealth Games. ANI

ICC awards: Tendulkar named 'Player of the Year', Sehwag 'Test Player of the Year'
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was declared the ICC Player of the Year while Virender Sehwag adjudged Test Player of the Year at the seventh ICC awards function organized here on Wednesday evening. ANI

CWG: India bags 10th Gold medal, as wrestler Rajender beats Azhar of Pakistan in 55 Kg
Indian wrestler Rajender Kumar on Wednesday beat Pakistani wrestler Azhar Hussain in the final match of Greco Roman wrestling competition in the 55 kilogram category, during the ongoing Commonwealth Games here. ANI

Tendulkar climbs to third spot in ICC rankings
Indias master batsman Sachin Tendulkar has moved into third position in the latest Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen which were released on Wednesday. ANI

Commonwealth Games: England Eves defeat Canada 4-1 in hockey
Englands women hockey team defeated Canada 4-1, being held registering their second successive win in the XIXth Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. ANI

Serena Williams' svelte bikini bod heats up chilly Miami sea
US tennis champ Serena Williams was spotted showing off a svelte bikini body as she strolled on the beach in Miami. ANI

Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood eyes No.1 spot
Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood is focused on becoming world No 1 despite his failure to win one of the major golf championships. ANI

Indian archery team reaches quarterfinals in compound team championship
The Indian archery team, which one of the strongest teams in the competition, continued the good work on the third day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games today with a convincing win over Trinidad and Tobago by 219-224 to make it to the quarterfinals in the compound team championship. ANI

Test cricket triumphs as Laxman has proved he's Australia's nemesis: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has described the recently concluded Mohali Test between India and Australia as a triumph of the longer version of the game. ANI

Weightlifter Renu Bala Chanu wins ninth gold for India in CWG
After Omkar Singh won the 50metre Pistol final shooting gold with a score of 653.6 points, Renu Bala Chanu won the ninth gold for India on the third day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games today with a win in 58kg weightlifting. ANI

Liverpool take over battle gets murkier with arrival of mystery bidder
The Liverpool takeover battle has got murkier with reports of a mystery bidder close to buying 99 per cent stakes. ANI

CWG: Omkar Singh wins gold medal in 50 m Pistol
Indias Omkar Singh has won the 50metre istol final, shooting for gold at the XIXth Commonwealth Games ere on Wednesday ANI

Haddin takes first steps to regaining Test spot before Ashes
Brad Haddin, who has been sidelined from international cricket for nearly five months due to injury, took a significant step to regaining his position in the Australian team before the Ashes. ANI

FA may bring McClaren back as Three Lions boss
The England Football Association is considering to bring back Steve Mcclaren as the next Three Lions boss after Fabio Capello steps down in two years. ANI

German player accidentally pats female referee on bb instead of back!
A female football referee in Germany was left a little stunned when a player accidentally gave her left b*b a pat that was meant for her back. ANI

Anisa Sayyad shoots gold in 25m pistol in Commonwealth Games
Shooter Anisa Sayyed won gold in the women 25 m pistol event, while Sarnobat Rahi clinched a silver medal at the XIXth Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. ANI

Pakistan banking on 'spinners' in absence of Asif, Amir in series against SA
Pakistans main weapon during their home series against South Africa, starting in the UAE with a Twenty20 International on Oct 26, will be their spin bowling attack. ANI

Oz wrestler's action unfortunate, unacceptable, says nation's sports minister
Australias Sports Minister Mark Arib on Wednesday termed the obscene gesture made by wrestler Hassene Fkiri as unfortunate and unacceptable. ANI

ICC fixes Oct 30 for hearing tainted Pak trio's appeals against suspension over fixing
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down the requests of Pakistans Test skipper Salman Butt and teenage pacer Mohammad Aamir to set an early date for their hearing in the spot-fixing case, by fixing it for Oct 30 in Qatar. ANI

Oz concerned Twenty20's power risking player burnout following Bollinger's injury
Australia is concerned that Twenty20s increasing power over player management decisions may have cost them the Mohali Test match. ANI

Walsh, Garner and Heyhoe Flint to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
The ICC and the Federation of International Cricketer Associations (FICA) today announced the four newest inductees to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. ANI

ICC's Beloff to hear appeal of three Pak players against provisional suspension in Doha
Michael Beloff, the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, will hear an appeal by three Pakistan players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif - against their provisional suspension from all cricket on 30 and 31 October 2010 in Doha, Qatar. ANI

Disgraced Oz wrestler to be locked up in Delhi CWG Games village
Australian Commonwealth Games officials have decided to lock-up silver-medallist wrestler Hassene Fkiri after he refused to shake hands with his Indian opponent and gold medal winner Anil Kumar following his defeat in the 96 kilogram Greco-Roman class wrestling championship on Tuesday. ANI

Indian men's team enter finals of 4X200m freestyle relay
The Indian mens team entered the finals of the 4X200m freestyle relay on the third day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, clocking 7 minutes 49.20 seconds to grab the eighth position in the preliminaries at the Dr SPM Aquatics Complex here today. ANI

Ferguson 'thrilled' at being recalled for ODI series against India
Australia has recalled Callum Ferguson for the three-match ODI series against India. ANI

Wayne Rooney kisses, cuddles wife in Prague restaurant
Determined to save his marriage, Wayne Rooney has taken Coleen on a second honeymoon to Prague. ANI

No red card for Bolivian Prez for kneeing political rival in football 'friendly'!
When Bolivian president Evo Morales attended a friendly football match in La Paz, he didnt know it would remain anything but friendly-known as real Left winger, he lost his temper and kneed an opponent in the g*n. ANI

Is the game all over for beleaguered PCB boss Butt?
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt is scheduled to return to his country today, amid rumours that the government has decided to sack him after a string of controversies surrounding the national team, the most recent being the spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Narang defeats Bindra to win gold in 10 m air rifles (Singles)
In the mother of all shooting battles on the third day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games today, World Champion Gagan Narang beat Olympian gold winner Abhinav Bindra to win the gold in the 10 m air rifles (Singles). ANI

Ponting perturbed over his champion side choking in nail biting finishes
Ricky Ponting has said he is concerned about his side, known for its mental toughness, choking in crunch situations after taking into account all the tight contests that the Australian team has lost recently. ANI

Why Ponting overlooked main spinner Hauritz during the crunch period at Mohali
Ricky Ponting says he sidelined off-spinner Nathan Hauritz during the nail biting final stages of the Mohali Test against India, and gave chances to part timers Marcus North and Shane Watson instead, in a bid to do something different in his quest for victory. ANI

Sania Mirza enters CWG tennis quarter finals
Indias ace tennis star Sania Mirza entered the womens singles quarter finals of the of the XIXth Commonwealth Games today with a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win over Brittany Teei from the Cook Islands. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife goes hunting for new $5m pad in Florida
Tiger Woods ex-wife Elin Nordegren, who is rumoured to have 60-million-dollar divorce settlement under her belt, has toured a two-story penthouse apartment in Florida worth around 5 million dollar. ANI

India's Somdev enters CWG tennis quarterfinals
Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman entered the mens singles quarterfinals with a thumping 6-0 6-1 win over unseeded Sri Lankan Amresh Jayawickreme in the second round of the tennis competition of the XIXth Commonwealth Games today. ANI

CWG medal winners to get travel complimentary passes
Minister of State for Tourism, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Selja, has announced that Commonwealth Games medal winners for India will be given complimentary free travel passes for luxury trains that visit tourist attractions across the country. ANI

Failed to stop 'thorn in the side' Laxman despite 'analyzing him inside out': Ponting
Ricky Pontings dreams of wining a Test on Indian soil as skipper was again in tatters, with the Australian skipper admitting that VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar have done the most damage to the Kangaroos over the years. ANI

Haryana gives Rs.15 lakh each to three gold medal wining wrestlers
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced a reward of Rs 15 lakh to each of the three state wrestlers for winning the first three golds at the XIXth Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. ANI

CWG: Bindra, Narang to lock horns in 10 m air rifles, 28 gold medals at stake
India will look to strengthen its position in the medals tally on the second day of the Commonwealth Games as 28 gold medals are up for grabs today with the most interesting battle between Olympian gold winner Abhinav Bindra and World Champion Gagan Narang, who will be gunning for gold in the 10 m air rifles (Singles). ANI

Australia to give Rs.20 crore for development of grassroots sport in India
Australias Minister for Sport Mark Arbib will launch the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) here for grassroots sport-based development in India. ANI

Delhi CWG: Former Brit triple jumper Edwards raises 'dug up' track concerns
Britains former triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards, has expressed his fears that the athletics track for the Delhi Commonwealth Games would not be ready for Wednesdays first day of competition and added that the state of the track was beyond anything I imagined. ANI

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