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Photo-finishes highlight thrilling fourth day at Para-cycling Road World Championships

By Gary Anderson

A thrilling day in Greenville saw Britain claim gold in the women's tandem road race ©Getty ImagesA thrilling day of action at the Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville saw gold medals in two races decided by photo-finishes as British duo Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall claimed gold in the women's B/VI tandem race, while American Jamie Whitmore edged the women's C3 class.

FIBA hopes to move flagship event out of FIFA World Cup shadow

By Paul Osborne

FIBA is hoping to move its flagship event out of the shadow of the FIFA World Cup ©Getty ImagesThe International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) flagship tournament is hoping to move out of the shadow of its footballing counterpart, the FIFA World Cup, with a change of date for the FIBA World Cup a major development in this aim.

Putin fails to inspire Russia to elusive gold medal at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin watched the team event of the World Judo Championships with IJF leader Marius Vizer ©IJFEven the presence of Vladimir Putin could not inspire Russia to their first gold medal of the 2014 World Judo Championships here today.

New Zealand top World Rowing Championships medals table as Twigg's seven-year quest comes off

By Mike Rowbottom

Emma Twigg was victorious in the women's single sculls after seven years of trying at the World Championships ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand finished top of the medals table at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as victories on the final day from Emma Twigg - after seven years of trying - in the women's single sculls and their women's double sculls crew gave them a total of six golds.

Gold for Chen and Marin in Badminton World Championships finals

By Emily Goddard

China's Chen Long is the men's singles badminton world champion ©Getty ImagesChina's Chen Long and Spaniard Carolina Marin claimed the men's and women's singles gold medals at the Badminton World Championships as the competition came to a close at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen today.

Three-time champions Italy beaten by Iran on second day of Volleyball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Iran caused the biggest upset on day two of the Volleyball World Championships with a win over Italy ©Getty ImagesIran caused the biggest shock on the second day of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Championships as they defeated three-time champions Italy 3-1 in Kraków.

Senegal secures first win on world stage since 1998 at FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Senegal have claimed their first win on the world stage since 1998 at this year's Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesSenegal enjoyed their first win on the world stage in 16 years at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain today.

Quintana takes lead while compatriot Anacona seals stage nine win at Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Winner Anacona won a rainy stage nine on the Vuelta a España today ©AFP/Getty ImagesColombia's Nairo Quintana took over the lead of the Vuelta a España from Movistar team-mate Alejandro Valverde following a rain-soaked stage nine that saw countryman Anacona ride solo to an impressive triumph on the summit finish in Aramón Valdelinares.

Jorgensen confirms status as world's best with victory at World Triathlon Series Grand Final

By Gary Anderson

Gwen Jorgensen ended a record breaking season with victory at the World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Edmonton ©ITUGwen Jorgensen completed the most dominant season in the six-year history of the World Triathlon Series by winning the Grand Final in Edmonton - her fifth-straight win.
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