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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 7, 2010

CWG: 34 medal-winning India holds on second position on Day-4
India on Thursday maintained its second position standing in the XIXth Commonwealth Games with 34 medals. The current leaders are Australia with 70 medals. England is in third position with 46 medals at the time of the filing of this report. ANI

Lone female Pakistani shooter competes in Commonwealth Games
Tazeem Akhtar Abbasi, lone female athlete from the Pakistani squad, will be seen in action at the Commonwealth Games in the womens 25 metres pistol event. ANI

Injured players are trying to recover as best as they can: Mike Hussey
Australian middle-order batsman Mike Hussey has expressed concern over the number of injured players in the team, and said they are trying to recover as best as they can and want to be fit before the next Test match to be played in Bangalore from October 9. ANI

Kochi IPL owner says no show cause notice received from BCCI
The owner of the Kochi Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise has said that he is yet to receive the show cause notice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ANI

Gill expresses regret over injuries to Ugandan athletes at CWG Games Village
Union Minister of Sports M S Gill has expressed deep regret over Tuesdays freak accident at the Commonwealth Games Village in which three Ugandan athletes were injured. ANI

Cricketers, Bollywood stars will not figure in CWG closing ceremony: Kalmadi
Cricketers and Bollywood stars will not figure in the XIXth Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. ANI

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Blue Alert' for Lalit Modi
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly issued a Blue Alert with the help of Interpol for former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi over substantial Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations amounting to hundred of crores. ANI

Weightlifter Geeta wins 14th Gold for India in free style at C'wealth Games
Indian woman weightlifter Geeta won 14th Gold on Thursday evening in the 55 kilogram category of the free style wrestling, as India continued its winning spree. ANI

CWG Organising Committee thanks workers for getting JNS track, field ready on time
The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi has thanked the thousands of workers who helped repair the athletics track and lay 70 lanes of turf across the in-field at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and have it ready in time for the track and field competition that began on Wednesday evening. ANI

Airtel Champions League Twenty20 records 35 percent increase in TV ratings over 2009
The second edition of Airtel Champions League Twenty20 has shown an impressive 35 percent increase in TV ratings according to the research agency TAM. ANI

Wayne 'will reign again', reckons Crouch
Peter Crouch is backing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, to overcome his problems and fire England to glory in the clash against Montenegro next week. ANI

Mott bats for substitutes for injured players in cricket at par with other sports
NSW coach Matthew Mott has demanded mid-match substitutes for injured players, and cited pacer Doug Bollingers injury as evidence in Australias loss to India in the first Test in Mohali. ANI

Shaun Marsh eying India ODI series to secure place in Oz team for 2011 World Cup
Opener Shaun Marsh, who has been in and out of the team due to two serious hamstring injuries, will be pressing his claims for a World Cup berth when he joins with Australia for the three-match one-day series against India. ANI

I'm a much better bowler than displays in England tour: Pak pacer Mohammad Irfan
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who made his international debut in the recent ODI series against England, feels that he could have done a lot better during the tour. ANI

BCCI remains defiant on umpire decision review system
Despite questionable calls marring the nail-biting first Test match between India and Australia in Mohali, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stays opposed to the umpire decision review system. ANI

Vettori thrilled with Black Caps winning ICC 'Spirit of Cricket' award
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori is thrilled with his side winning the ICC Spirit of Cricket award, saying that he is proud to lead a team that has most adhered to the spirit of cricket. ANI

Nepal beats Singapore to enter Asian under-19 women cricket semi-finals
Nepal entered into the semi-finals of the Asian Cricket Council U-19 Womens Championship cricket tournament defeating Singapore by 70 runs at Yorker in Singapore on Thursday. ANI

Ferguson lands a killer blow on Man U players
With a rare display of public criticism after four draws in seven games so far, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson blasted his team last night for their lack of killer instinct. ANI

Hamilton eyeing Japan Grand Prix glory to boost F1 title hopes
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is confident that he can put up a good show at Sundays Japan Grand Prix to boost his title hopes. ANI

Younis likely to make comeback for upcoming series against Proteas
Pakistani Test batsman Younis Khan is likely to make a comeback in the national squad for the forthcoming series against South Africa, as he and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have reportedly decided to mend their differences for the sake of Pakistan crickets betterment. ANI

Black Caps beat India, Lanka to win ICC 'Spirit of Cricket' award
Despite being beaten by Bangladesh in the first ODI played recently, and currently languishing in the eighth place in the ICC test rankings, the Black Caps lead the cricketing world in spirit for they beat India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe to win the Spirit of Cricket award for the second year in a row at the ICC Awards. ANI

Rooney cuts short 'second honeymoon' for England duty
Wayne Rooney ditched his second honeymoon with wife Coleen to join the England squad for an upcoming match. ANI

Man City owner overtakes steel tycoon Mittal again in football rich owners list
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nayan has reclaimed the top spot in the FourFourTwo.com Football Rich List, overtaking Queens Park Rangers stakeholder Lakshmi Mittal. ANI

KP seeking to revive cricket form with Nashua Dolphins in S. Africa
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is doing everything he can to try and rediscover his magical form with the bat, and he hopes to regain it with a short stint with the Nashua Dolphins in South Africa. ANI

England cricketers not to pay 10 percent of IPL fee to counties
England players have finally agreed to terms for their central contracts, and a key point is that they will not be asked to forfeit 10 per cent of their Indian Premier League (IPL) income to their respective counties. ANI

Russia not involved in 'fake scandals' to nix England's 2018 football WC bid
Russias 2018 football World Cup bid chief Alexei Sorokin has rejected suggestions that his contingent was behind recent allegations about England star David Beckhams private life and the sting that saw former FA Chairman Lord Triesman resign. ANI

Lee rules out Test comeback, but will try to make it to Oz ODI squad
Injury-prone Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has completely ruled out putting his hand up again for Test duty. ANI

Pak NA body slams PCB boss btt over failure to tackle scams engulfing team
The Pakistan National a*sembly Standing Committee has blasted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz b*tt over his slackness and failure to tackle the alleged spot-fixing scam involving Pakistani cricketers. ANI

Fennell apologises for injury to Ugandan officials
Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell on Thursday apologised for a bizarre car accident resulting in injuries to three Ugandan officials, including the teams Chef de Mission, at the Games Village. ANI

Confusion over 'contaminated pool or Delhi belly' being behind athlete illness at CWG
Confusion surrounds whether food at the Commonwealth Games village or contaminated water in the swimming pool is the reason behind a host of athletes reporting sick. ANI

'Cricket world reeling from storm of allegations and rumours': PCB boss btt
After returning to Pakistan following his bridge-building England trip, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz b*tt has issued a statement saying that the cricket world is reeling from a storm of allegations and rumours. ANI

North escapes Oz selectors' axe for second Test against India
Batsman Marcus North, who failed to score more than 10 runs for the 16th time in his 30-innings career in Mohali, seems to have escaped the selectors axe as the team is still trying to overcome first Test defeat. ANI

Injured Bollinger remains in contention for second Test against India
Injured Australian pacer Doug Bollinger remains in contention to take part in the second Test against India after scans revealed that he suffered only a very minor abdominal strain on the final day of the first match at Mohali. ANI

Tiger Woods Cigar Guy becomes runaway web hit
A golf fan, nicknamed Cigar Guy, has become an Internet sensation after he was spotted in a photograph taken of professional golfer Tiger Woods misjudging a shot at the Ryder Cup. ANI

Laxman took three injections plus tablets at each break to make Aussies suffer
VVS Laxman, who had a bad back during the Mohali Test, required three painkilling injections plus tablets at each break in the game to score his priceless 73 to snatch victory from jaws of defeat and make the Australians suffer once again. ANI

Posh thinks hubby Becks is so 'godd perfect'
When Victoria Beckham was asked about her husband Davids famously high-pitched voice, the former Spice Girl made it clear that it was hard to find fault with perfection. ANI

Now, athletes resorting to 3-D imaging to boost performance
With technological advances breaking new grounds everyday, athletes are increasingly cashing on it to improve their game-some professional sports teams using motion capture technology to track how athletes perform, and how they could perform better. ANI

'Delusional' man who accused wife of Becks affair submits cheating emails
The man who accused his wife of having an affair with David Beckham has claimed that he has evidence of emails and texts to prove she was cheating on him. ANI

Shooters Vijay Kumar, Gurpreet Singh win gold in 25 Metre Rapid Fire Pistol
Ace shooters Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh bagged gold on the fourth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games in 25 Metre Rapid Fire Pistol (Men) here today. ANI

CWG: 40 Brit swimmers hit by Delhi belly bug
Almost two thirds of the British swimming squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games has been hit by the Delhi belly bug ever since arriving in India. ANI

Cycling Australia to take action against athlete for two-finger salute to CWG officials
Another Australian athlete has been disqualified for his two-fingered salute at officials at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ANI

Website promising Tiger Woods 'sex tape' surfaces
A website has surfaced promising the release of a Tiger Woods sex tape. ANI

Used condoms clog Delhi CWG athletes' village toilets
Thousands of used condoms have reportedly clogged the drains of the Delhi Commonwealth Games accommodation towers at the athletes village after being flushed down toilets by competitors. ANI

Indian women archers win bronze in team event
The Indian womens archery team beat Malaysia to win bronze in the team event on the fourth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games here today. ANI

CWG: 35 gold medals at stake, all eyes upon Indian shooters
After a splendid performance on the third day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games by the Indian contingent, Day 4 is all set to be an eventful day with 35 gold medals at stake and once again all eyes set on Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant, Lajakummari Gauswami and Omkar Singh, who will shoot for gold in their respective events. ANI

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