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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 8, 2010

CWG: India firm in second spot with 20 medals, shooters reign continues
Indian shooters continued their splendid performance on the fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games here, thereby taking Indias gold medal tally to twenty. ANI

Omkar Singh wins 20th gold for India at Delhi CWG
Ace shooter Omkar Singh won a 20th gold for India on the fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games in 10m air pistol event here today. ANI

We will take a call on Laxman in the evening or before the game: Dhoni
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Friday that he would take a call on injured VVS Laxman later this evening or before the second Test match commences against Australia from October 9. ANI

Wrestler Anita wins gold in women's 67kg freestyle event
After wrestler Alka Tomar bagged a gold medal in the 59-kg freestyle event, wrestler Anita won a 19th gold for India on the fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games in womens 67kg freestyle event here today. ANI

Sibal offers free education for student CWG medal winners
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday announced that the government will bear the cost of education of all student Commonwealth Games medal winners. ANI

Wrestler Alka Tomar wins 18th gold for India at Delhi CWG
Wrestler Alka Tomar bagged a gold medal in the 59-kg freestyle event on the fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games here today, thereby taking Indias gold medal tally to 18. ANI

Athletes, cyclists to take Delhi CWG to the streets
On Saturday and Sunday, the Commonwealth Games 2010 will literally hit the streets of Delhi through a 20 km race walk and a race by cyclists. ANI

'Whistleblower' Yasir not banned from playing in national T20 championship: PCB
Yasir Hameed, who made claims over match-fixing in the team during Pakistans infamous tour to England earlier this year, before retracting from his comments, is not banned from playing in the National Twenty20 Championship, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated. ANI

Delhi CWG venues being guarded by Naga women police
The first women police battalion from Nagaland is providing security at venues of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2010. ANI

India must open doors to Pak players in upcoming IPL auction: Akram
Legendary Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has stated that India should open its doors to Pakistani players in the next IPL auction due early November, as this would help improve ties between the two countries. ANI

Mamata Banerjee announces awards for Railway players winning CWG medals
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced special Ministers Awards for Railway players winning medals at the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

'Fit-again' Ferdinand still facing England selection battle
England defender Rio Ferdinand may start the Three Lions Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on Tuesday on the bench. ANI

Prince William saves the day with late goal for pal's football team
Prince William showed his football skills recently when he scored a late goal for a pals team, bringing the match to a draw. ANI

Gilani accepts Shah's apology over 'Pak flag-carrying controversy' at CWG
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has accepted the unconditional apology from Pakistans chef de mission Dr Mohammad Ali Shah for his unilateral decision to carry the countrys flag in place of the nominated flag-bearer, Shujauddin Malik, at the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games in India. ANI

Vijay Kumar wins gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Ace shooter Vijay Kumar won a 17th gold for India on the fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games here today in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol shooting. ANI

Beckham takes two million pound pay cut after company's profits plunge
England footballer David Beckham has taken a whopping two million pound pay cut after his companys profits plunged. ANI

CA's new split innings one-day format kicks off with a thriller
Cricket Australias new domestic one-day format, which kicked off with the Ryobi Cup match on Wednesday, is being termed as an early winner. ANI

I will quit boxing in five years, says Brit boxer Amir Khan
British boxer Amir Khan has said that he will quit the sport in five years time, at the age of 28. ANI

Rajasthan Royals may pay two million pounds for Watson at IPL auction
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee Rajasthan Royals may pay two million pounds for Australian all-rounder Shane Watson at next months auction for the tournament. ANI

Footballers continue playing despite undiagnosed brain changes
Some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired, revealed a study by researchers at Purdue University. ANI

Intikhab admits Pak manager's job not easy anymore after spot-fixing scandal
Newly appointed manager of the national team, former Test captain Intikhab Alam has acknowledged that managing the team in the present spot-fixing scandal circumstances is not an easy job. ANI

Sania Mirza books berth in women's singles tennis finals
Ace tennis star Sania Mirza beat Australias Olivia Rogowska 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to enter the womens singles tennis finals at the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

India hopes to win Bangalore Test and nail series
India will take on Australia in the second and final Test here from Saturday. ANI

Swann 'drove to get screwdriver for rescuing cat after drinking for five hours'
England off-spinner Graeme Swann had been drinking for nearly five hours before he was pulled over for drink-driving, the Nottingham Magistrates Court was told. ANI

Claude Makelele files legal complaint after dispute with ex
Former Chelsea football star Claude Makelele and his former girlfriend have filed legal complaints against each other after the two had a violent altercation at his home near Paris. ANI

Wayne Rooney branded a chav by ManU teammate
Wayne Rooney has been branded a chav by Federico Macheda, a fellow striker who plays with Manchester United. ANI

Net sessions being played with same intensity as match ahead of Bangalore Test: Hussey
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has said that the inexperienced players in his countrys 15-man squad are taking maximum advantage of net sessions in Indian conditions to earn a place in the final eleven for the second Test in Bangalore. ANI

CWG: Shooters Gagan Narang, Imran Khan win 16th gold for India
Shooters Gagan Narang and Imram Hasan Khan bagged yet another gold medal at the XIX Commonwealth Games for India at a shooting range event on Friday. ANI

Cricket Australia refused Hussey's request to skip T20 CL for India Test series
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has revealed that he had requested Cricket Australia (CA) to excuse him from the Twenty20 Champions League in order to prepare for the Test series against India, but his request was refused, and he was ordered to play for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee Chennai Super Kings. ANI

Delight in the game makes Tendulkar 'the elite' among elites: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said that Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkars delight in the game of cricket has kept him among the elite. ANI

England protest against Pearson's Delhi CWG win may be 'payback': Oz official
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearsons Delhi Commonwealth Games 100metre disqualification may be a payback for Australias protest against England in the 2006 Games in Melbourne, an Australian official has said. ANI

Oz sprinter Pearson heartbroken after Delhi CWG 100metre gold medal disqualification
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearson, who was stripped of her 100metre gold medal for a false start at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, has been left heartbroken after her disqualification. ANI

CWG medal winners being gifted angavastrams instead of flowers
Commonwealth Games medal winners are being gifted with an angavastram instead of the traditional bouquet of flowers. The angavastram, complete with the CWG colours, woven logo and a miniature Shera-has been crafted from Chanderi fabric. ANI

CWG: Women archers win 15th gold for India
India won their 15th gold medal at the XIX Commonwealth Games on Friday when the womens archery team beat England in the final of the Recurve Team event. ANI

Commonwealth Games is a coming of age ceremony for India: Expert
The XIXth Commonwealth Games being held in New Delhi from October 3 to 14 should be seen as a coming of age ceremony for India, a participant at the Seventh Annual India Investment Forum being held here has said. ANI

CGF deny contamination fears in CWG swimming pools as pigeon rumours do rounds
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has played down fears of contamination in the swimming pools at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in New Delhi. ANI

CWG: 43 gold medals at stake, all eyes upon Indian shooters
The action will hot up on fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games as a total of 43 gold medals will be up for grabs in various disciplines. ANI

Delhi CWG conditions toughest ever for marathon running: Oz legend
Australias former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has described the conditions at Delhi Commonwealth Games as the toughest he has ever seen for marathon running. ANI

Delhi CWG athletics judges threaten to strike over inadequate transport arrangements
Judges for the Delhi Commonwealth Games athletics competition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium have threatened to walk out over their mismanaged transport arrangements. ANI

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