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United States retain Basketball World Championship for Women with victory over Spain

By Gary Anderson

The United States celebrate retaining their Basketball World Championship for Women title in Istanbul ©Getty ImagesThe United States retained their Basketball World Championship for Women crown with a dominant display against first-time finalists Spain in Istanbul and never looked troubled on their way to a 77-64 victory.

Russia prevail against Serbia to complete third round line-up at Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Russia celebrate their victory over Serbia to secure their place in the third round ©Getty Images  Two-time defending champions Russia secured the sixth and final place in the third round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship in Italy after cruising to a 28-26, 25-18, 25-17 victory against Serbia in Pool F.

Rising star Biles in supreme form at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Simone Biles was in scintillating form in Nanning ©Getty ImagesThe United States and 17-year-old rising star Simone Biles have dominated the first day of women's qualifications at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

Asia united behind Qatar 2022 over corruption allegations motivated by "racism", promises Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Sheikh Ahmad has repeated his insistence that the corruption allegations against Qatar 2022 are racist ©AFP/Getty ImagesOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has repeated his controversial claim that corruption allegations surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup are motivated by "racism".

Gold Coast prepares for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Debrief

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Delegates from the Commonwealth Games Federation and Glasgow 2014 are in the Gold Coast for the Glasgow 2014 Debrief Accor HotelsThe Glasgow 2014 Debrief will start here tomorrow after delegates from Scotland and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) travelled to Australia to the city due to host the next edition of the event in 2018. 

Phelps to "take some time away" from swimming after drink driving charge

By Gary Anderson

Following a drink driving charge Michael Phelps has revealed he is to seek some help ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed he is taking a break from swimming to attend a "programme" following a drink driving charge last week.

Harting asks IAAF to remove him from World Athlete of the Year shortlist in protest at Gatlin nomination

By Duncan Mackay

Robert Harting, seen here celebrating his victory at the European Championships in Zurich, has asked the IAAF to be taken off its list for World Athlete of the Year in protest at the inclusion of Justin Gatlin ©Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic discus champion Robert Harting wants the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to omit him from the Athlete of the Year shortlist that also features two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin.

Zabell steps down from Spanish Olympic Committee

By David Owen

Theresa Zabell is stepping down as first vice-president of the Spanish Olympic Committee after seven years ©Getty ImagesTheresa Zabell, the Olympic gold medal-winning sailor who played a big part in Madrid's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, is stepping down from the Spanish Olympic Committee after seven years as first vice-president.

AIBA provisionally suspends Tunisia after election fallout

By Daniel Etchells

Ahmed Mejri is one of the many Tunisian boxers who will feel the effects of the provisional suspension ©Getty ImagesThe Tunisian Boxing Federation (FTB) has been provisionally suspended the international competition after it failed to carry out elections.
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