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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 9, 2010

Muralitharan to quit international cricket after World Cup 2011
Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan said on Saturday he would retire from the international cricket after the World Cup 2011. ANI

India maintains slender edge from England for second place in CWG
India maintained a slender edge for the second position in the ongoing XIX Commonwealth Games with 58 medals; 24 Gold, 17 Silver, 17 Silver medals on the sixth day. ANI

New Zealand's rugby coach wants team to knit together
New Zealand rugby coach Gordon Tietjens said on Saturday that the players are need to knit together as a team in the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. ANI

Harminder Singh wins Commonwealth Games bronze in men's 20-kilometres walk
Indian athlete Harminder Singh won a bronze medal in mens 20-kilometres walk event in the ongoing XIX Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. ANI

Wrestlers clinch two more Gold medals for India at C'wealth Games
Indian wrestlers continued their dominance even on the sixth day of the ongoing XIX Commonwealth Games, as Narsingh Yadav and Yogeshwar Dutt won two more Gold medals in the free style wrestling competition held here on Saturday evening. ANI

Pak replaces fitness coach David Dwyer with Saboor Ahmad
Pakistans cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has confirmed that fitness coach David Dwyer has been replaced by Saboor Ahmad. ANI

Bangalore Test: Bhajji claims two crucial wickets to restrict Oz to 288/5
Despite a good start in the second and final cricket Test match being played at Bangalores M Chinnaswamy Stadium, crucial strikes by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh helped India to restrict Australia to 288/5 at the end of the first days play on Saturday. ANI

Ronaldo's girlfriend poses in sexy Italian lingerie for mag
Portuguese footballer Ronaldos Russian model girlfriend Irina Shayk has been pictured posing in sexy Italian lingerie for a magazine. ANI

When Donald Trump almost abandoned 'world's best golf course' plan
Real estate tycoon and reality television host Donald Trump has admitted that he considered abandoning his controversial plans to build the worlds greatest golf course on an environmentally sensitive stretch of the Aberdeenshire coastline. ANI

Seven Pak players ignored for South Africa series due to 'spot-fixing' scandal: Sources
Seven Pakistani players were reportedly omitted from the Test and ODI squads for series against South Africa due to their suspected involvement in the spot-fixing scandal unearthed during the recent England tour. ANI

Shooter Gurpreet's triumph at C'wealth Games brings cheer back home
Indian shooter Gurpreet Singhs success at the ongoing XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi has brought a wave of cheer among his native villagers in Punjabs Tarn Taran district. ANI

Debt ridden Man U under 'zero' pressure to sell Rooney
Manchester United CEO David Gill has said that the club is under no pressure to sell ace striker Rooney, despite its record 83.6 million pounds loss. ANI

Gagan Narang wins 22nd gold for India at Delhi CWG
Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang bagged gold in the Singles 50 m Rifle 3 Positions (Men) event at the Karni Singh Shooting Ranges here on the sixth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games today to take Indias gold medal tally to 22. ANI

btton 'still very hungry' for back-to-back F1 titles
Reigning Formula One champion Jenson b*tton insists that he has not lost his appetite for success, and is still looking for winning back-to-back titles. ANI

Misbah vows to 'lift Pak team on and off the field' following turbulent period
In the wake of numerous controversies engulfing the Pakistan cricket team, newly inducted Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed the hope of resurrecting it, and added that the off-field problems would end if the players focused on on-field performances. ANI

Ex-Brit driver Warwick backs Alonso for F1 glory
Former British Formula One driver Derek Warwick has backed his least favourite driver Fernando Alonso to win this years championship. ANI

'Clean' Misbah installed as Test skipper only because '1st choice' Younis out: Mohsin
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has bowled a yorker, stunning even cricket experts and critics by picking out of team batsman, Misbahul Haq, to lead the squad in the upcoming Test series against South Africa. ANI

Cricket will make headlines for right reasons with Ashes after 'tainted' Pak tour: Trott
England batsman Jonathan Trott has said that the Ashes series is a chance for cricket to make headlines for the right reasons. ANI

Beckhams' secret to 14-yr relationship - stimulating the romance
Footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria have revealed that the secret to their 14-year relationship lies in stimulating the romance. ANI

Aussie debutant George dubbed as 'Glenn McGrath with an outswinger'
Australian pacer Peter George, who is replacing injured Doug Bollinger in the squad for the second Test against India, has been dubbed as Glenn McGrath with an outswinger. ANI

Tiger Woods' mistress thinks Octomum has the best body
Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel has said that Octomum Nadya Suleman has the best body. ANI

No sympathy for Oz sprinter Pearson's Delhi CWG 100metre gold medal disqualification
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearsons rivals have offered little by way of sympathy over her disqualification in Thursdays Delhi Commonwealth Games 100metre race. ANI

Lee rates his longevity as his greatest triumph
Injury-prone Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who is playing in a Sydney first-grade match against Bankstown today, has said that he rated his longevity in cricket as his greatest feat. ANI

Australian cricketers want more leniency to get out of T20 duty to prepare for Tests
Australian cricketers want more leniency to get out of their Twenty20 contracts in order to prepare properly for Test matches. ANI

Hamilton crashes out of practice session for Japanese Grand Prix
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he has made life tough for himself after crashing his McLaren during the practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday. ANI

Man U defender Brown's future hanging by a thread following Ferguson bust-up
Manchester United defender Wes Browns future at Old Trafford is reportedly hanging by a thread over his pre-season bust-up with manager Alex Ferguson. ANI

Harpreet Singh, Vijay Kumar win gold in 25m Centre fire Pistol Pairs
Ace shooters Harpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar bagged the 21st gold medal for India on the sixth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games here today in 25m Centre fire Pistol Pairs. ANI

M S Gill slams media for portraying CWG negatively
Sports Minister M S Gill has criticized the media for portraying the XIXth Commonwealth Games negatively. ANI

Generational change not far away if Oz batsmen fail to deliver: Roebuck
Australian selectors may be forced to change the entire batting order with only Shane Watson and Michael Clarke holding their place in next twelve months, if they fail to stop defeats, according to noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck. ANI

Hauritz hits back at critics, vows to deliver
Spinner Nathan Hauritz, who struggled in the first Test at Mohali and was overlooked by skipper Ricky Ponting, has vowed to hit back at his critics. ANI

Ponting wants Hauritz to bowl like Harbhajan
Australias skipper Ricky Ponting wants his ace off spinner Nathan Hauritz to bowl more like Indian rival Harbhajan Singh. ANI

Premier League approves Liverpool 300 million pound-takeover bid
The English Premier League has approved the 300 million pound takeover of Liverpool by US-based New England Sports Ventures (NESV). ANI

Man U registers record loss of 83.6 million pounds
Figures released by Manchester United have revealed that the club has registered a loss of 83.6 million pounds in the year to July. ANI

CWG: 32 gold medals at stake, all eyes upon Sania, Narang
After a superb performance by the Indian shooters and wrestlers on the fifth day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, there is plenty of action lined up for Day 6, with 32 gold medals at stake, and all eyes are upon ace tennis star Sania Mirza and shooting champion Gagan Narang, who will fight for gold in their respective events. ANI

Bedi slams Ponting's captaincy over 'wrong handling' of Hauritz
Former Indian off-spinner Bishen Singh Bedi has questioned Ricky Pontings captaincy for the way he used off-spinner Nathan Hauritz during Australias one-wicket first Test loss in Mohali. ANI

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