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Netball: Australia overcomes slow start to beat Wales

The Australian Netball Team celebrated Tegan Caldwell’s international Test debut with a 63-36 victory over Wales in the opening game of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

The 25-year-old goal attack became the third Australian to make her debut at a Commonwealth Games, following Susan Fuhrmann and Susan Pratley in 2006, as coach Lisa Alexander gave all 12 of her players court time in the first win.

The Australians had to overcome a slow start against a plucky Welsh side as the world’s top ranked team was held to a 10-9 advantage at quarter-time at the Scottish Convention & Exhibition Centre (SECC).

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CWG 2014: India wins Gold & Silver in Women's 48kg Weightlifting

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India got their medal count up and running on the opening day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland winning the Gold and Silver medals in the Women's 48kg Weightlifting competition.

20 year old Sanjita Khumukcham won the Gold with a combined score of 173, narrowly edging out her teenage compatriot, 19 year old Mirabai Chanu Saikhom, who won Silver with a score of 170. Nkechi Opara of Nigeria won the Bronze, considerably further back from the Indian duo.

The event itself was exceptionally exciting with Sanjita going top of the charts by lifting 77kg in the Snatch event on her third attempt. Mirabhai failed to clear 75kg on her second attempt and had to settle for that weight when the athletes made the turn, lifting that weight in her final attempt.

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Habana placed on standby for Commonwealth Games Sevens

Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been placed on standby for the Team South Africa Sevens squad at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the South African Sports & Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday.

Habana’s availability followed a decision by his club Toulon, in agreement with the French Rugby Federation (FFR), to make an exception and allow Habana to play during a rest window during which all French Top 14 players are normally prohibited from playing.

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Australia names Netball team for Commonwealth Games

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Australia has named its team to end the country's 12-year Commonwealth Games netball gold medal drought at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

Debutant Tegan Caldwell headlines the 12-player Australian Commonwealth Games Netball team, which includes five players with prior Commonwealth Games experience, including Victorian defender and vice-captain Bianca Chatfield, who returns to the Australian Commonwealth Games Team for the first time since 2006.

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Top Aussie guns firing up for Commonwealth Games

Shooting Australia’s International Grand Prix in Sydney over the weekend has produced some of Australia’s most outstanding performances across the board, possibly the best on domestic soil, led by 14 Performance Qualifying Scores (PQS).

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games selection heating up, many high performance athletes have been shooting brilliant scores as they fight it out for nomination.

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