By Duncan MackayApril 3 - American football, cheerleading, dragon boat racing, flying disc, minigolf and sport fishing are among the sports set to be included in the inaugural World Beach Games, which is expected to make its debut on the international calendar next year.
By Nick ButlerApril 3 - Turkish authorities have lifted a ban on Twitter in a welcome boost ahead of delegates arriving for the SportAccord Convention in the southern resort of Belek/Antalya this weekend.
By Nick Butler April 3 - Belarussian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been handed a four-year ban by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rather than a life ban because she was notified of her two failed drugs tests at the same time.
By Paul OsborneApril 3 - The increasingly popular 3x3 basketball give smaller cities a great opportunity to host exciting sports events, according to Kosta lliev, sports director for the discipline at basketball's world governing body.
By Nick ButlerApril 3 - Several Ugandan national team runners have deserted an athletics camp in Kapchorwa as a sexual harassment scandal involving female members of the team deepens.
By David OwenApril 3 - UK Sport turned down a request for funding for British women's rugby sevens teams, it has emerged, indicating that the sport was capable of self-funding its preparation for Rio 2016, when rugby will be returning to the Olympics for the first time in 92 years.
By Nick ButlerApril 3 - Long jumper Jodi Elkington and discus thrower Paul Raison have become the first Australian athletes to qualify for the Paralympic events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
By Paul OsborneApril 3 - A new batch of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games pins for the Cayman Islands team has been made available for purchase by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC).
By Paul OsborneApril 3 - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) branches across Canada have been holding Welcome Home events for all of the nation's Paralympic heroes from Sochi 2014 in partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
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