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Adidas team to lift World Cup but rivals Nike hold slender goals lead

By David Owen

It will be an all Adidas final tomorrow when Germany play Argentina in the World Cup final for the third time ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close in Brazil this weekend with an all-Nike third-place playoff, followed by an all-Adidas final.

Rudisha heads back to top form at Glasgow Diamond League meeting

By Mike Rowbottom

David Rudisha wins with ease in Glasgow's Diamond League meeting ©British Athletics/Getty ImagesDavid Rudisha equalled the fastest 800 metres of the year at the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix, defying cool, grey conditions on the second day of the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Diamond League meeting with a time of 1 min 43.34sec.

Blel Kadri claims first home win on stage eight of Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Blel Kadri celebrates as he becomes the first home rider to win a stage on this years Tour de France ©Getty Images Frenchman Blel Kadri secured the most popular win of the Tour de France so far as he powered his way to victory on today's mountainous stage eight from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine.

Japan top medals table with three wins on first day of Tyumen Judo Grand Slam

By Gary Anderson

Misato Nakamura (second from left) was one of three Japanese judoka to win gold in Tyumen today ©IJFThe first day of action at the inaugural Tyumen Judo Grand Slam saw Japan emerge with an early lead on the gold medal table as three of its judoka claimed wins, while Brazil registered two victories on the tatami.

South Korean Park leads Women’s British Open after compatriot Ahn handed two-stroke penalty

By Gary Anderson

South Korean Inbee Park leads the Women's British Open after compatriot Sun-Ju Ahn was given a two-shot penalty ©Getty Images World number three Inbee Park holds a one shot lead going into the final round of the Women's British Open after compatriot Sun-Ju Ahn was handed a two-stroke penalty for an infringement on the 18th hole, leaving her one off the lead on a dramatic day at Royal Birkdale.

Turkey gains revenge on Britain in thriller as semi-finalists decided at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Gary Anderson

Turkey emerged victorious in Incheon after a thrilling quarter-final clash with Great Britain ©British Wheelchair BasketballTurkey edged a thrilling contest to advance to the semi-finals of the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Incheon after a two-point win saw them gain revenge on Great Britain, who had defeated them in last year's European Championship final.

European Judo Union extends deals with major suppliers

By Gary Anderson

The European Judo Union has renewed master supplier deals with Adidas and Green Hill ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe European Judo Union (EJU) has renewed contracts with some of its major suppliers including sportswear giant Adidas and martial arts sports equipment supplier Green Hill.

IRB creates rugby services manager role to grow sport in Asia

By Zjan Shirinian

It is hoped the appointment of Ridzal Saat will help develop rugby in a part of the world singled out for growth ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has set its sights on growing the sport across Asia by appointing a rugby services manager for the continent.

Rio 2016 "top priority" after World Cup, pledges Brazilian President

By Zjan Shirinian

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged Rio 2016 will be the focus once the World Cup is over ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority from Monday (July 14) once the football circus has left the country.
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