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United States women's football coach Tom Sermanni sacked

By Zjan Shirinian

Tom Sermanni had been head coach for just 15 months ©Getty ImagesApril 6 - The coach of the United States women's football team has been fired, just weeks after the squad suffered their second straight defeat for the first time in 13 years.

Malta make it two from two on second day of water polo action in Aberdeen

By Gary Anderson

April 6 – Malta's men maintained their 100 per cent start to the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships with a win over Scotland ©Scottish SwimmingMalta's men were the only side to maintain their 100 per cent start to the 2014 Commonwealth Water Polo Championships as they defeated hosts Scotland at the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre today.

Perurena favourite to succeed Froehlich as President of International World Games Association

By Duncan Mackay at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Ron Froehlich is stepping down as President of the International World Games Association World Games ©FIGApril 6 - Ron Froehlich will tomorrow end his 22-year reign as President of the International World Games Association (IWGA) when he steps down at the organisation's general annual meeting here, with Spain's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member José Perurena favourite to succeed him.

Exclusive: ITU President Marisol Casado targets mixed relay for Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom

Marisol Casado/Getty ImagesApril 6 - In the year the International Triathlon Union (ITU) celebrates its 25th anniversary it is clear that the sport - which got its 2014 World Triathlon Series underway in Auckland today - is benefiting from changes targeted at broadening its worldwide appeal, as its President Marisol Casado has explained to insidethegames.

Design work to begin on Extreme Hotel in early legacy boost for Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

The hotel is located close to the Rosa Khutor venue where Olympic skiing events were held Getty ImagesApril 6 - London-based hotel and interior design firm Dexter Moren have been appointed to design the first Extreme Hotel at the Rosa Khutor Ski Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in an early example of the Sochi 2014 sporting legacy being realised. 

Bekele breaks Paris course record to win debut marathon

By Nick Butler

Kenenisa Bekele en route to victory on his marathon debut in Paris ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 6 - Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele made light work of the step up to the 26.2 mile distance by winning his debut marathon today in Paris in a course record time of 2 hours 05min 03sec.

Norway secures first World Men's Curling Championship title since 1988

By Emily Goddard

Norway have won their first World Men's Curling Championship title since 1988 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 6 - Norway today beat defending champions and Scandinavian rivals Sweden 8-3 to take the 2014 men's world curling title - their first since 1988.

Gómez and Stimpson secure gold at ITU World Triathlon Series opener in Auckland

By Emily Goddard

Javier Gómez continued his undefeated streak at today's International Triathlon Union World Series opener in Auckland ©Getty ImagesApril 6 - Spain's Javier Gómez continued his undefeated run by making it a hat-trick of Auckland wins at today's International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Series opener in the New Zealand city, while Briton Jodie Stimpson won the women's race.

Qatar Olympic Committee renew deal as Silver Partner at SportAccord Convention

By Duncan Mackay at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

The Qatar Olympic Committee have renewed their deal as a Silver Partner with SportAccord Convention ©SportAccord ConventionApril 6 - The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) will be continuing as a Silver Partner for this year's edition of the SportAccord International Convention, which started here today. 
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