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England to bid for qualification on behalf of Britain for Rio 2016 rugby sevens tournament

By Zjan Shirinian

England's men and women will lead Great Britain's efforts to qualify for the Rio 2016 rugby sevens competitions ©Getty Images England has been nominated as the lead nation to qualify on behalf of Great Britain for the inaugural men's and women's rugby sevens competition at Rio 2016.

Italian Matteo Trentin takes dramatic stage seven Tour de France win in Nancy

By Gary Anderson

Matteo Trentin celebrates in Nancy after claiming stage seven of the Tour de France ©Getty Images Italian Matteo Trentin won stage seven of the Tour De France by less than the width of a tyre in Nancy as he held off the challenge of Slovakian Peter Sagan in a dramatic sprint finish.

Blake pulls up injured in Glasgow Diamond League 100m

By Mike Rowbottom

Yohan Blake (left) staggers to a halt in the 100m at Glasgow's Diamond League meeting ©Getty ImagesYohan Blake's hopes of running a sub-10second 100 metres in tonight's Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix at Hampden Park were prematurely ended as he pulled up injured in a race won by fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade in 9.97sec.

Tyumen final stop on judo Grand Slam Tour ahead of next month's World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Olympic champion Sarah Menezes of Brazil will be one of the stars on show at this weekend's Tyumen Judo Grand Slam ©Getty Images Russian city Tyumen is set to host the last International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam event this weekend after which all eyes will turn to next month's World Championships in Chelyabinsk.

Azerbaijan First Lady uses trip to Cannes to promote 2015 European Games

By Duncan Mackay

Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva has promoted the inaugural European Games in Baku during a trip to Cannes ©Baku 2015Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva has used a visit to Cannes to promote next year's inaugural European Games. 

Martin leads Women's British Open by three as Wie misses cut at Royal Birkdale

By Gary Anderson

American Mo Martin leads the way at the halfway stage of the Women's British Open ©Getty Images American Mo Martin shot a second consecutive round of 69 to take a three shot lead into the final two days of the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Germany facing tough challenge to defend title at ITU Mixed Relay World Championships

By Nick Butler

Germany will seek a defence of the mixed triathlon relay title they won in 2013 ©Getty ImagesGermany will face a stern challenge if they are to defend their title at the fifth International Triathlon Union (ITU) Mixed Relay World Championships taking place in Hamburg on Sunday (July 13).

Northern Mariana Islands to host 2021 Pacific Mini Games

By Emily Goddard

The Northern Mariana Islands have been awarded the 2021 Pacific Mini Games ©WikipediaThe Northern Mariana Islands have been named to host the 2021 Pacific Mini Games.

Paralympic medallists among members chosen for Belgian Rio 2016 Selection Committee

By Gary Anderson

The Belgian Paralympic Committee has appointed its Rio 2016 Selection Committee ©BPCThe Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC) has announced the composition of its Selection Committee for Rio 2016, with a number of former medallists nominated to the body, including double gold medal winner Mark De Meyer.
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