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Women's singles title holder Intanon knocked out at Badminton World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Women's singles badminton world champion Ratchanok Intanon is out of contention for the title this year ©Getty ImagesMinatsu Mitani of Japan today ensured there will be a new women's singles badminton title holder as she knocked out current champion Ratchanok Intanon at the World Championships.

Copeland lucks out, but Britain's other Olympic champions progress at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Kat Copeland, pictured after winning the London 2012 Olympic title with Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double sculls, failed to reach this year's world championships final with her new partner, Imogen Walsh ©AFP/Getty ImagesGreat Britain's big battalions of the men's four and the women's pair did their job on a day of semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam - but a moment's misjudgement from Kat Copeland, London 2012 gold medallist in the lightweight double sculls, cost a place in the final in a hugely competitive race.

Valverde regains Vuelta a España lead after winning battle of big guns on stage six

By Gary Anderson

Alejandre Valverde triumphed in the battle of the big guns on stage six of the Vuelta a España ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome favourite Alejandro Valverde regained the overall lead of the Vuelta a España as he won a thrilling stage six on the steep climb to the finish line in La Zubia which featured five of the top six riders in the race.

British wrestler Hosseinpoor banned for two years after positive drugs test

By Zjan Shirinian

Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for tamoxifen ©AFP/Getty ImagesBritish wrestler Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for drugs during his country's Senior Wrestling Championships.

UEFA postpone Israel Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium over security concerns

By Zjan Shirinian

UEFA has decided to postpone Israel's first Euro 2016 qualifier home game because of ongoing security concerns ©AFP/Getty ImagesUEFA has postponed Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium because of security concerns in the country.

Xenon and argon confirmed on amended WADA Prohibited List

By Gary Anderson

WADA has published its amended 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods which inlcudes xenon and argon ©WADAThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its amended 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, with xenon and argon gas added to it.

Radwanska first major casualty of US Open after straight sets loss

By Zjan Shirinian

Agnieszka Radwanska has not made it past the fourth round of the US Open in nine attempts ©Getty ImagesPoland's Agnieszka Radwanska has become the first high-profile casualty of the US Open after losing her second round match in straight sets.

Dujardin wins dressage grand prix special gold at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Charlotte Dujardin has won the dressage grand prix special gold at the World Equestrian Games ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Charlotte Dujardin has won the dressage grand prix special gold, despite what she called a few "silly" mistakes, at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Pearson successfully defends individual Grade Ib title at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Lee Pearson (centre) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title at the World Equestrian Games ©FEILee Pearson of Great Britain has successfully defended his Grade Ib individual title at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
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