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UK Sport's funding axe questioned after Britain's water polo team shocks world champions Spain

By David Owen at the Manchester Aquatics Centre

Captain and goalkeeper Rosie Morris, pictured during London 2012, made some crucial saves late on in the match ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - UK Sport's decision to withdraw funding for the British women's water polo team has been called into question after they beat world champions Spain 9-7 in a hard-fought contest here.

Triple jumper Walter Davis handed one-year ban for missing three random drugs tests

By Nick Butler

Walter Davis has been handed a one year ban by the US Anti Doping Agency ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 23 - Former world triple jump champion Walter Davis has been handed a one-year ban by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after becoming the latest athlete to break stringent whereabouts rules. 

Moscow the stage as Russia and Cuba square-up in first World Series of Boxing semi-final

By Gary Anderson

April 23 - Artem Chebotarev and Cuban Arlen Lopez are set to do battle in the Moscow Arena ©WSBThe Moscow Arena will be the setting for the first semi-final of this season's Word Series of Boxing (WSB) tomorrow as the Russian Boxing Team take on the Cuba Domadores, who have impressed in their debut campaign in the competition.

St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada awarded 2015 and 2016 CARIFTA Games

By Nick Butler

Usain Bolt set a world 200 metres record of 19.93sc at the 2004 CARIFTA Games in Hamilton, Bermuda ©IAAFApril 23 - Saint Kitts and Nevis have been awarded the 2015 Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games, an event which helped launch the career of Usain Bolt, while the 2016 event will take place in Grenada, it has been announced.

Curlers, Nordic skiers and ice sledge hockey winners lead Sochi 2014 Best Team nominations

By Nick Butler

Canada's dominant wheelchair curling team are in the running for the team award ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Canada's all-conquering wheelchair curling team are among the nominees for the International Paralympic Committee Best Team award for March, based on results at Sochi 2014. 

Thirty more athletes named by Team Scotland for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

April 23 - 30 more athletes have been named to the Team Scotland squad for Glasgow 2014 ©Commonwealth Games ScotlandTeam Scotland has revealed the names of 30 more athletes who will be competing on home soil at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as nine boxers, 14 wrestlers and seven Para-sport lawn bowlers make the cut.

Welsh Glasgow 2014 netball preparations hit by coach's absence for personal reasons

By Nick Butler

Welsh players have enjoyed much improvement in recent years, but their Glasgow 2014 preparations are facing problems ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Wales' Commonwealth Games netball preparations have been hit with three months to go until Glasgow 2014 by coach Melissa Hyndman, once described as the Sir Alex Ferguson of the sport, temporarily leaving her post due to personal circumstances.

South Korean world champions headline names at 2014 Asian Wrestling Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Kim Hyeon-Woo will be searching for a third Asian title in Astana ©AFP/Getty ImagesGreco-Roman world champions Kim Hyeon-Woo and Ryu Han-Soo headline the list of athletes heading to the FILA Asian Wrestling Championships due to get underway at the Daulet Sports Complex in Astana, Kazakhstan, tomorrow.

Williamson gives up on Rio 2016 record chase

By Mike Rowbottom

Alison Williamson, pictured at her sixth Olympics in London, has retired ©Getty ImagesApril 22 - Alison Williamson, the archer who became only the third Briton to take part in six Olympics when she competed at London 2012, will not seek a record-breaking seventh appearance at the Rio 2016, having decided to retire from the sport.
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