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Byline: James Toney James "Lights-Out" Toney (born August 24, 1968) is a professional boxer from Detroit, Michigan and is a Huron High School alumnus where he was a football quarterback. Since his career debut in 1988, he has held world titles at middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight.  

she excitement JAMIE-LEA Winch admitted she struggled to cope with the excitement after helping the England women's triples lawn bowls team claim Commonwealth Games Commonwealth games, series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Originated (1930) as the British Empire games, the series is held every four years and is patterned after the Olympic games; women have participated  bronze in Delhi.

The Bilton ace endured a rollercoaster day as the medals were sorted out in the Indian capital - losing out to South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa.  in a tie-break in the semi-final.

But Winch, and team-mates Sian Gordon and Sandra Hazell, picked themselves up in style for the bronze medal match, silencing the home crowd to down India and claim their spot on the podium.

And after edging past the hosts in the all-important bronze medal match - England won the first set 9-8 before clinching the win with a drawn second 7-7-Winch struggled to contain her delight.

"I can't even describe how good it feels to have won the bronze medal," said Winch. "It hasn't really sunk in and I just want to run around at the minute and celebrate."

Meanwhile, Marlon Devonish Marlon Devonish (born June 1, 1976 in Coventry, England) is an English sprint athlete.

He is a member of the Coventry Godiva Harriers athletics club and is coached by Tony Lester.
 insisted the best is yet to come from the England 4x100m relay team despite the quartet progressing into today's Commonwealth Games final at a relative canter.

The England team were in fine form in Delhi, producing three safe takeovers on their way to finishing a comfortable second in their heat, in a time of 38.67seconds.

Lead-out man Ryan Scott had a potentially tricky showdown with Jamaican 100m Games champion Lerone Clarke Lerone Clarke (born 07 July 1981) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.

He finished fourth in 4x100 m relay at the 2005 World Championships, together with teammates Dwight Thomas, Ainsley Waugh and Michael Frater.

His personal best time is 10.
 in the first leg but after the Bristol rookie held his own England's progression never looked in doubt.

And despite the manner in which the England quartet cruised through, Devonish was adamant the squad have another gear ready for today's final.

"It's the first time that we've all ran as a team and the race was just after Leon Baptiste had his medal ceremony so we did have any chance to practice," said Devonish.

"The main thing for us in the heats was to make sure we got through and that's what we did so we are all happy with that. I'm confident we can step it up in the final. We are all tired and sore after a long hard season but we're really going to give it our all in the final and hopefully sign off in style."

Devonish linked up with fellow relay veterans Mark Lewis-Francis Mark Lewis-Francis (born September 4, 1982 in Darlaston) is an English sprint athlete. He is an Olympic gold medallist, having been part of the 4x100m relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. , newly-crowned 200m champion Leon Baptiste and rookie Ryan Scott in the heats.

The Coventry ace was forced to revisit some painful memories in handing over to Lewis-Francis for the final leg - the duo were the guilty parties when the relay hopes went up in smoke at this summer's European Championships in Barcelona. But Devonish is adamant that error is the last thing on his mind as he bids to end the Delhi Games with another - Devonish already has two - Commonwealth relay medal.

"What happened at the European Championships is gone now," said Devonish. "We are not talking about it. We just want to go out and try and get a medal in the final now if we can."

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DELHI GOOD: Jamie-Lea Winch with her team-mates Sian Gordon and Sandra Hazell showing off their bronze medals.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Oct 12, 2010
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