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Poland’s Majka seals second stage win in Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Rafal Majka secured his second stage win today in this years Tour de France ©Getty Images Rafal Majka of Poland has won stage 17 of the Tour de France to seal his second win in this year's race after he soloed his way to the top of the ascent of Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet from 2.4 kilometres out.

Agitos Foundation to dole out €650,000 to 28 projects through Grant Support Programme

By Gary Anderson

The Agitos Foundation has awarded funding for 2014 to 28 projects ©Agitos FoundationThe Agitos Foundation has announced a list or organisations worldwide that are set to benefit from €650,000 (£513,000/$875,000) of funding through the second year of its Grant Support Programme.

Skelhon claims first world title with record at IPC Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Matt Skelhon claimed his first IPC Shooting world title in Suhl today ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Matt Skelhon claimed his first title at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Championships in Suhl with a superb display of accuracy in the R6 mixed 50 metre rifle prone SH1 competition.

United States names ice sledge hockey squad for 2014-2015 season

By Gary Anderson

The United States has announced it's ice sledge hockey squad for the 2014-2015 season ©Getty Images Fresh from retaining the ice sledge hockey Paralympic title in Sochi in March, USA Hockey has named a 17-strong squad for the 2014-2015 season, which sees 11 members of the gold medal-winning team return to action.

Scottish athletes to receive money for medals at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Scottish medallists are set to receive prize boost should they win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesScottish medallists at the Commonwealth Games will earn a share of a £300,000 ($511,270/€379,423) funding pool made available by Commonwealth Games Scotland as part of its "Medallist Reward Scheme".

I will go on a "self denying ordinance" through Glasgow 2014, claims Scottish First Minister

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Alex Salmond insisted he will avoid the issue of Scottish Independence during Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesFirst Minister Alex Salmond has insisted he will avoid promoting Scottish Independence for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, in a "self denying ordinance" to best aid his campaign.

Philippine Olympic Committee donates $10,000 to Typhoon Haiyan victims

By Zjan Shirinian

Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Tomas Carrasco handed the donation to Father Anton Pascual ©Philippine Olympic CommitteeThe Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has donated $10,000 (£5,867/€7,427) to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Twelve-year-old joins online campaign to save Australian Pararoos football team

By Gary Anderson

12-year-old Claire Falls has launched a petition to save the Australian Pararoos after funding was axed ©TwitterTwelve-year-old Claire Falls has joined a growing online campaign to save the Australian Pararoos seven-a-side football team after the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) slashed the team's entire AUS175,000 (£97,000/$165,000/€123,000) funding.

Sochi to host 2015 SportAccord International Convention

By Duncan Mackay

Next year's SportAccord International Convention is set to be held on the Olympic Park in Sochi ©AFP/Getty ImagesSochi is set to host next year's SportAccord International Convention, a decision that will inevitably prove controversial with relations between Russia and much of the rest of the world at a low ebb following the missile attack last week on the Malaysia Airlines plane.
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