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Lithuania secure thrilling 3x3 basketball victory with last play of game at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Lithuania following their overtime basketball victory ©Nanjing 2014Kristupas Zemaitis scored a jump-shot with less than a second left in overtime to secure a last ditch, and utterly thrilling, victory for Lithuania over France in the boys' 3x3 basketball final at the Summer Youth Olympic Games here tonight. 

IAAF President praises inaugural 8x100m relay at Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the 8x100m venue on Yanshan Road in Nanjing

IAAF President Lamine Diack has praised the inaugural 8x100m relay here in Nanjing ©Getty Images  International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack has praised the inaugural 8x100 metres relay as an "excellent idea" following its showing at the Summer Youth Olympic Games here this evening.

Favourites retain titles at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Majlinda Kelmendi slumps to the tatami after retaining her under-52kg World Championships title ©IJFAfter yesterday, when the less fancied competitors made their mark, it was the turn of the favourites to re-assert their authority on the second day of the World Judo Championships here today.

Defending champions Milani and Sancassani get back on track at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Defending lightweight double sculls world champions Laura Milani and Elisabetta Sancassani won their repechage in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesItaly's defending champions in the lightweight women's double sculls, Laura Milani and Elisabetta Sancassani, got their title defence back on track at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam after defeat in the heat, as they won their repechage in 7min 40.06sec ahead of Sweden and Ireland.

Olympic champion Li exorcises demons to start Badminton World Championships campaign with win

By Zjan Shirinian

Li Xuerui has spoken about the mental heartbreak of losing last year's final ©AFP/Getty ImagesLi Xuerui has claimed she has silenced her demons after losing in last year's final of the Badminton World Championships, as the number one seed began her 2014 campaign with a comfortable win.

Degenkolb wins stage four of Vuelta a España as Matthews keeps overall lead

By Zjan Shirinian

John Degenkolb of Germany broke away from the pack to win stage four of the Vuelta a España ©AFP/Getty ImagesGerman John Degenkolb edged a two-man sprint to the line in sweltering temperatures on a hilly fourth stage of the Vuelta a España.

UN special adviser Lemke named as 2014 World Karate Championships patron

By Emily Goddard

Wilfried Lemke has been named as a patron the Bremen 2014 World Karate Championships ©WikipediaThe World Karate Federation (WKF) has revealed Wilfried Lemke, the special adviser of the secretary general of the United Nations on Sport for Development and Peace, as a patron of this year's World Karate Championships in Bremen, Germany.

England 2015 announces 41 team bases for Rugby World Cup

By Emily Goddard

St George's Park is among the 41 facilities across England and Wales that will act as team bases for the nations competing at next year’s Rugby World Cup ©WikipediaEngland 2015 has named the 41 facilities across England and Wales that will act as team bases for the 20 nations competing at next year's Rugby World Cup.

Brazilian mixed doubles scullers hold off Israel by a second at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing on day three of the World Championships on Amsterdam's Bosbaan Lake had to be suspended when wind conditions changed ©Getty ImagesIn a thrilling finish to the TA mixed double sculls repechage on the third day of racing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Brazilian Para-rowing pairing of Josiane Lima and Michel Gomes Pessanha finished just a second ahead of Israel's Reuven Magnagey and Yuliya Cnernoy in a time of 4min 49.27sec, with both qualifying for the A final.
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