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Japanese legend named global ambassador for 2014 Women’s Baseball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

April 14 - Sadaharu Oh has been named as a global ambassador for the 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup ©Getty Images Japan's Sadaharu Oh has today been named as a global ambassador for this year's Women's Baseball World Cup which takes place in Miyazaki.

Olympic champion Mitcham leads 12-strong Australian diving team for Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Matthew Mitcham leads a 12-strong Australian diving team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesApril 13 - Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham will lead a 12-strong Australian diving team to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association announced today.

Jerzyk and Raphael secure wins in opening race of European Triathlon season

By Paul Osborne

Aurelien Raphael and Agnieszka Jerzyk got their European Triathlon season's off to the best possible start with victory in Quarteira, Portugal ©Clarisse Henriques/ETUApril 13 - Poland's Agnieszka Jerzyk and France's Aurelien Raphael have secured the perfect start to the 2014 European Triathlon season with victories in the opening race at Quarteira, Portugal.

Landmark first step towards school sport for women in Saudi Arabia welcomed by IOC

By Nick Butler

Sarah Attar was one of two Saudi Arabian women to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and thus set a trend for women to compete in sport ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 13 - A landmark first step in allowing girls in Saudi Arabian state schools to take part in sport has been welcomed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the first of many such reforms.

Boxer Nevin denies horror attack was over woman as he faces months out with broken legs

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - John Joe Nevin claims the attack that has left him with two broken legs was out of jealousy ©AFP/Getty ImagesIrish boxer John Joe Nevin has rubbished rumours he was attacked in a dispute over a woman which has left the London 2012 silver medallist facing months out of the ring with two broken legs.

Bubba bags second Masters title with three-shot victory at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - Bubba Watson secured his second Green Jacket in three years after winning the US Masters at Augusta ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson shot a final round 69 to claim his second US Masters title in three years at Augusta National Golf Club, holding off the challenge of debutants Jordan Speith and Sweden's Jonas Blixt on his way to victory.

Final day of Para-cycling Track World Championships sees more success for British riders

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - Britain once again dominated at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico claiming three more world titles ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe final day of action at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championships concluded with three more world titles for Great Britain, who ended the event as the top ranked nation with seven gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Glasgow 2014 drop plans to blow up tower blocks during Opening Ceremony

By Duncan Mackay

A plan to blow up five blocks of Red Road Towers as part of the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony has been dropped following public protests ©Glasgow 2014April 13 - A plan by Glasgow 2014 to feature the live demolition of five tower blocks during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games has been abandoned following a public outcry, it was announced today.

Exclusive: Barcelona, Doha and Eugene set to bid for 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Duncan Mackay

There are expected to be three bidders for the 2019 IAAF World Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 13 - Barcelona, Doha and Eugene are all set to bid for the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. 
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