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High jumpers Bondarenko and Barshim clear 2.42m at New York Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

Bohdan Bondarenko acknowledges high jump victory in New York ©Getty ImagesWorld high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and Qatar's world indoor champion Mutaz Essa Barshim both cleared 2.42 metres at the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in New York.

Beckenbauer to miss Brazil World Cup after being banned by FIFA

By Emily Goddard

Franz Beckenbauer will not attend the Brazil 2014 World Cup ©Getty ImagesFranz Beckenbauer has said he will not travel to Brazil for this year's World Cup after being banned by FIFA yesterday for not cooperating with the probe into alleged corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes.

German eventer Winter dies during competition in Luhmühlen

By Paul Osborne

German horse-rider Benjamin Winter has died during an eventing competition in Luhmühlen, Germany ©Getty ImagesGerman eventer Benjamin Winter has died after falling during an international competition on home soil in Luhmühlen.

Kaymer takes five-shot lead into US Open final round at Pinehurst

By Paul Osborne

Martin Kaymer held his nerve to take a five-shot lead into the final day of action at the US Open ©Getty ImagesMartin Kaymer held his nerve despite a five-bogey third round to lead the US Open by five shots coming into the final day of action at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

World's top wheelchair rugby teams set for 2014 Canada Cup

By Paul Osborne

Canada is set to host the 2014 Canada Cup wheelchair rugby tournament on Thursday ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 edition of the Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby tournament is set to get underway at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver as eight of the world's best teams battle for one of the top prizes in the sport next week.

World Cup sponsors being linked with problems engulfing FIFA and Brazil, study claims

By Nick Butler

Protesters in Brazil and the ongoing corruption allegations within FIFA have harmed revenue for sponsors, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesProtests continuing to engulf Brazil, along with the corruption scandal involving Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup, have negatively affected many of the World Cup sponsors and partners, a study has shown.

Mixed reaction to Boston's selection as one of four surviving US 2024 Olympic contenders

By Nick Butler

Four cities now remain in the race to be potentially selected as the US candidate for 2024 ©USOCThere has been a mixed reaction in Boston to news that the city is one of four contenders still in the race to mount a United States bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. 

Glasgow 2014 "delighted" after large royal presence confirmed for Commonwealth Games

By Nick Butler

After setting the Queen's Baton Relay on its way last October, Queen Elizabeth will attend the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 next month ©Getty ImagesGlasgow 2014 have expressed delight following confirmation The Queen will open the Commonwealth Games next month, but they insist the large number of Royals planning to attend has nothing to do with the referendum on Scottish Independence taking place after the Games.

Lammers signs off with a goal as Dutch women maintain nation's World Cup fever with hockey gold

By Mike Rowbottom

The Dutch women celebrate after winning the Rabobank Hockey World Cup on home ground in The Hague with a 2-0 win over Australia ©AFP/Getty ImagesA day after orange celebrations were rampant in Brazil following The Netherlands'  5-1 win over football's defending World Cup champions Spain, Dutch sporting followers were able to acclaim another World Cup victory as their women's hockey side beat Australia 2-0 to earn gold medals which were presented by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.
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