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Over 140,000 tickets back on sale for England 2015 Rugby World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

More than 140,000 tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be sold on a first come first served basis ©Getty ImagesMore than 140,000 tickets for the England 2015 Rugby World Cup are now on sale to the general public after 150,000 were sold this week to fans unsuccessful in the initial September ballot.

Norway and Russia complete final line-ups at European Curling Championships

By Nick Butler

Russia are through to the women's final at the European Curling Championships ©WCF/Richard GrayNorway's men and Russia's women secured places in the gold medal matches at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry after each winning their respective semi-finals.

Ashgabat's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games may include 30 sports and 6,000 athletes

By David Owen at the Oguzkent Hotel in Ashgabat

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (centre) signs the Memorandum with Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah (left) and Robin Mitchell ©Ashgabat 2017The 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat could feature 30 or more sports - including an equestrian event and possibly netball - and up to 6,000 athletes.

Sapporo targeting 2026 Winter Olympics to lead Japanese city to "new stage"

By Nick Butler

Sapporo is planning to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, the city's Mayor has revealed ©Getty ImagesSapporo has become the latest city to throw its proverbial hat into the ring as a potential location for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Beckenbauer and three current FIFA Executive Committee members under investigation in World Cup scandal

By Daniel Etchells

Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated by the FIFA Ethics Committee ©Getty ImagesGermany's former World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated over his part in the selection of Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts, as are three current members of the FIFA Executive Committee. 

Exclusive: Equal prize money is being gradually introduced in major events, promises World Squash President

By Nick Butler

Narayana Ramachandran, pictured with squash champion Ramy Ashour during the sport's unsuccessful bid to be added to the 2020 Olympic programme, has spoken positively about a move towards equal prize money in the sport ©Getty ImagesWorld Squash Federation (WSF) President N Ramachandran has reiterated a commitment to equal prize money as squash's latest bid for Olympic inclusion takes shape.

Qatar awarded 2016 AFC Football Championships

By Nick Butler

Qatar was announced as host by the AFC during its meeting in Manila today ©AFCQatar's status as a major hub for football has grown today after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) awarded the 2016 AFC under 23 Championships to the Gulf nation.

Bidding process opened for 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

England will arrive at the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup as reigning champions ©Getty ImagesCountries interested in hosting the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup can now apply after the opening of the tender process today.

Promising South Korean delights home crowd with victory at IJF Judo Grand Prix

By Daniel Etchells

An Changrim (far) defeated top seed Sagi Muki in the men's under 73kg category final ©IJFSouth Korea's An Changrim produced the finest performance of his young career to claim the men's under 73 kilogram category gold medal at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Jeju today.

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