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Castroviejo leads Movistar to time trial victory on opening stage of Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Movistar celebrate their stage one win at the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome rider Jonathan Castroviejo led his Movistar team to time trial victory on the opening stage of the Vuelta a España in Jerez de la Frontera tonight, six seconds ahead of rival teams Cannondale and Orica-Green EDGE.

Russian world record brings IPC Athletics European Championships to a close in Swansea

By Gary Anderson

Margarita Goncharova put in a superb last 100m to help Russia claim a European title and world record in Swansea ©Getty ImagesA superb final leg from Margarita Goncharova saw Russia break the women's T35-T38 4x100 metres world record in the very last event of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

"Magical show" promised at World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremony

By Zjan Shirinian

d'Ornano Stadium will play host to tonight's Opening Ceremony of the World Equestrian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesA "magical show" symbolising a world tour in 80 horses will open the 2014 World Equestrian Games tonight.

Bosbaan Lake awaits world's best rowers in Amsterdam

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing at the 2007 FISA World Cup race on the speedy Bosbaan Lake course in Amsterdam, which will host this week's FISA World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Rowing Championships on Amsterdam's Bosbaan Lake, which start tomorrow, have already made waves with the chairman of the Dutch Organising Committee opening the Stock Exchange in the Dutch capital earlier this week and large billboard posters on display along the city-centre roads.

Berlin 1936 gold medal game basketball fails to sell at auction

By Gary Anderson

The ball used in the Berlin 1936 basketball gold medal game has failed to sell at auction ©Heritage AuctionsThe original basketball used in the gold medal game at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games has failed to sell at an auction in Baltimore in the United States after no bids meeting the minimum asking price of $50,000 (£30,000/€38,000) were received.

Historic crossing of Taiwan Straits continues Youth Olympic theme of sporting unity

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Mixed team events, such as in showjumping, have showed these same themes of unity ©Getty ImagesThemes of using sport to overcome wider differences have been showcased once again by the first successful crossing of the Taiwan Straits by swimmers from China and Taiwan, following the example set by the mixed nationality teams competing here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Interest in 2014 Goalball World Championships "far beyond" expectations

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Blind Sports Federation has hailed the interest in this year's Goalball World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has hailed the success of the 2014 Goalball World Championships, with interest "far beyond" pre-tournament predictions.

Paralympic champions take lead in SKUD 18 class at IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

A lack of wind has disrupted the action on day four of the IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships in Halifax ©AFP/Getty ImagesFor a second day lack of wind hampered racing at the Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships in Halifax, Canada, where only the SKUD 18 class races were completed, in which Australians Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch took control.

Day eight a washout at Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem

By Gary Anderson

Torrential rain in Haarlem has forced the cancellation of play on day eight of the Women's Softball World Championships ©Haarlem 2014Torrential downpours meant no action was possible on day eight of the Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem.
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