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Pistorius murder trial finishes but no verdict for more than a month

By Nick Butler

Oscar Pistorius cut an apprehensive figure when listening to the defence verdict today ©Getty ImagesA final verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder case will not be heard until September 11, it was revealed today, following the final day of proceedings in a trial that has already lasted more than five months.

Major survey on homophobia in sports taking place to coincide with opening of Gay Games 9

By Nick Butler

The "Out on the Fields" study is being held alongside the opening of the 2014 Gay Games ©Federation of Gay GamesA first major international survey on homophobia in sports is being undertaken to coincide with the ninth edition of the Gay Games, which are due to open tomorrow in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.

Tokyo 2020 use relay to re-inspire region devastated by 2011 earthquake and tsunami

By Nick Butler

The 800 participants in the relay arriving at the finish line in Tokyo ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiTokyo 2020's commitment to using the power and the values of sport to re-inspire disaster-affected areas has been showcased by the completion of a 1,000 kilometre relay through a region affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

Behaviour at Glasgow 2014 praised by Swimming Australia President

By Gary Anderson

Swimming Australia President John Bertrand says the behaviour of the team's swimmers at Glasgow 2014 was a credit to the sport ©Getty ImagesSwimming Australia President John Bertrand has praised the behaviour of the country's team at Glasgow 2014 citing the changes put in place after a controversial London 2012 Olympic campaign as a major factor in the team's success at the Commonwealth Games.

Meyers world record headlines dominant day for US at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

By Gary Anderson

Rebecca Meyers claimed gold and a world record at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships ©Getty ImagesRebecca Meyers was one of five gold medallists from the United States on the second day of action at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, breaking the women's 400 metres freestyle S13 record in the morning heats before going on to take the title.

Medals unveiled for Invictus Games

By Gary Anderson

The medals to be used for the Invictus Games next month have been unveiled today by jewellery house Garrards ©Invictus GamesThe medals to be handed out at next month's Invictus Games have been unveiled today and each one will feature a line from the poem which gave its name to the Games, Invictus by William Ernest Henley which states "I am the master of my fate".

Zagunis awarded USOC Female Athlete of the Month after World Fencing Championships success

By Nick Butler

Mariel Zagunis celebrates US World Championships gold in the team sabre competition last month ©Getty ImagesMariel Zagunis, one of the greatest American fencers in history, has been named Female Athlete of the Month by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) following her gold and silver medal winning performances at the World Championships in Kazan.

Duke of Cambridge thanks staff for "best ever" Commonwealth Games

By Nick Butler

Prince William arriving for his special appearance at the Glasgow 2014 Wrap Party ©Glasgow 2014The Duke of Cambridge has personally thanked Glasgow 2014 staff for delivering the "best ever" Commonwealth Games when making a surprise guest of honour appearance at a special wrap party.

Three-way tie for lead after day one at USPGA as defending champion Dufner forced out through injury

By Gary Anderson

Lee Westwood is one three players in a share of the lead after day one of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesEngland's Lee Westwood shares the lead at six-under par with Americans Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer after the first round of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky, while defending champion Jason Dufner withdrew from the tournament midway through his opening round due to injury.
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