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CWG 2014: Australia records third victory in three days

The Australian Netball Team made it three wins in three days with a 69-34 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland.

The win sees Australia head into Wednesday’s final preliminary round game against South Africa with destiny in their own hands with a win to secure the coveted top spot in Pool B ahead of finals beginning on Saturday.

Australian coach Lisa Alexander made only two changes to her starting seven that beat Barbados by 50 goals with captain Laura Geitz and Julie Corletto starting at goal keeper and goal defence, respectively.

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CWG 2014: Springbok Sevens strike Commonwealth gold in Glasgow

The Springbok Sevens defeated four times champions New Zealand 17-12 in front of a capacity crowd at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow to win a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday evening.

South Africa wrestled the title away from New Zealand in a memorable final and in the process handed the Kiwis their first ever defeat at the Commonwealth Games. The Springbok Sevens’ previous best attempts were two bronze medals.

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CWG 2014: Australia cruise to victory over Barbados

The Australian Netball Team has taken a step closer to securing a berth in the semi-finals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with a comfortable 77-27 victory over Barbados on Sunday.

The Australians, who remain undefeated after three games following victories over Wales and England, move two points clear at the top of Pool B with two games to play against Trinidad & Tobago and South Africa in the preliminary round.

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Australia top group to set up Quarter-Final date with Wales at Commonwealth Games

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Geraint John said “the day could not have gone any better” after his side beat England, Uganda and Sri Lanka on Day One at the XX Commonwealth Games overnight. Australia will play Wales for a place in the Medal matches at 9.28pm on Sunday evening (AEST) after topping Pool D at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.

Head Coach Geraint John said: “We were really good today and who wouldn’t take three wins out of three on Day One of any tournament? There was a difference in class between us and Sri Lanka and then Uganda but we put out a statement with our intensity and desire when we took on England. 

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CWG 2014: Indian girls grab Gold and Silver in 10m Air Rifle

Apurvi Chandela and Ananya Paul secured Gold and Silver respectively for India in the Women's 10m Air Rifle shooting final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games today.

Chandela, who set a new Commonwealth Games Record with a score of 415 in the qualifying rounds, dominated the Final from start to finish, never losing her spot at the top of the leaderboard. In sharp contrast, Paul made a poor start to the competition, shooting only a 30.2 from her first three shots in the Final and was often faced with the threat of elimination, but showed tremendous poise in the face of adversity to battle her way up the leaderboard and grab the Silver medal with a final score of 204.9, well behind Chandela's effort of 206.7.

Mohamed Taibi of Malaysia took the Bronze in what was an exceptionally exciting finish.

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