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All American podium for individual reining at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Shawn Flarida steered Spooks Gotta Whiz to win individual Reining gold at the World Equestrian Games ©FEIAthletes from the United States filled every spot on the podium following the individual reining final at the World Equestrian Games, with Shawn Flarida galloping to gold in Normandy.

Murray and Djokovic through but Kvitová latest big name women’s seed to exit US Open

By Gary Anderson

Novak Djokovic cruised through to round four of the US Open with a straight sets win ©Getty ImagesAndy Murray and Novak Djokovic both made it through to the last 16 of the US Open at Flushing Meadows but reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová became the latest big name to fall victim to an upset in the women's draw as she lost to Serbian Aleksandra Krunić.

United States claim three Paratriathlon gold medals at World Grand Final

By Gary Anderson

Krige Schabort was one of three Americans to pick up gold in Edmonton ©Getty ImagesThe United States emerged as the dominant nation during the Paratriathlon events at the World Triathlon Grand Final in neighbouring Canada as Aaron Scheidies, Krige Schabort and Kendall Gretsch all claimed gold medals in Edmonton.

Paralympic champion Eskau follows up Sochi golds with Para-cycling world title

By Gary Anderson

Paralympic champion Andrea Eskau has added further gold to her collection after picking a world title in Greenville ©Getty ImagesGerman skier Andrea Eskau swapped the snow for the tarmac to claim more gold at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Greenville as she secured the women's HT time trial title with an impressive performance.

Guo upsets Johansson to take gold at Taekwondo Grand Prix in Astana

By Gary Anderson

Yun Fei Guo (left) caused an upset in Astana by overcoming Swede Elin Johansson in their gold medal match ©WTFChina's Yunfei Guo has claimed gold on the second day of action at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix in Astana by overcoming the strongly fancied Swede Elin Johansson.

Top-level competition highlights National Paralympic Day in London

By Gary Anderson

Thousands attended National Paralympic Day celebrations at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesA packed day of competition at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park saw crowds treated to some top-level action during the National Paralympic Day celebrations in London today.

Brazil slips into recession with less than two years to go before Rio 2016

By David Owen

Brazil has slipped into recession less than two years before the start of Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Brazilian economy has slipped into recession less than two years before the cauldron is lit for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Poland's World Championship opening win signals "new era" in volleyball

By Mike Rowbottom at Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw

FIVB President Dr Ary Graça has promised a "new era" in volleyball at the opening of the World Championships in Warsaw ©Getty ImagesA sell-out crowd of 70,000 in Poland's national football stadium here tonight to witness the opening match of the 2014 World Volleyball Championships between the hosts and Serbia after a lengthy, glitzy, pumped-up Opening Ceremony – an experience that the President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Dr Ary Graça, believes will prove a landmark for his sport.

Seven-up for Riner as Krpalek makes history for Czech Republic at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk 

France's Teddy Riner celebrates his seventh world title ©IJFTeddy Riner won a record-equalling seventh title as he took the gold medal in the over-100 kilogram, with Lukas Krpalek making history for the Czech Republic at the World Judo Championships here today. 
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