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UEFA propose "League of Nations" competition to replace international friendlies

By Nick Butler

The League of Nations has been unanimously proposed by UEFA officials ©UEFAMarch 27 - A "League of Nations" competition replacing most international friendlies has been unanimously adopted by the 54 member associations at the UEFA Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Olympic qualification more important than Glasgow 2014 claims Fiji coach

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Fiji coach Ben Ryan says Glasgow 2014 snub will motivate his players to secure Rio 2016 qualification ©Getty Images Fiji coach Ben Ryan has claimed qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is more important than a place at Glasgow 2014 after his side were denied a place at the Commonwealth Games.

Judo stars arrive in Samsun for fourth stage of World Tour 2014

By Emily Goddard

IJF and Turkish officials gather for a press conference ahead of the Samsun Grand Prix ©IJFMarch 27 - International competitors have arrived in the Turkish city of Samsun for the fourth stage of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour 2014, which is due to start tomorrow. 

Fok re-elected President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong

By Duncan Mackay

Timothy Fok has been re-elected President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 27 - Timothy Fok Tsun-ting was today officially re-elected President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong at its annual meeting.

Sixteen teams set for battle at Women's World Softball Championship in Haarlem

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Sixteen nations will head to Haarlem for the 2014 Women's World Softball Championships ©WBSCThe World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the 16 teams due to take part in this year's Women's World Softball Championships which will be staged in Europe for the first time.

Glasgow 2014 launches search for online bloggers as countdown to Games continues

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Glasgow 2014 are searching for bloggers to join its Team 14 in the build-up to this year's Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014Glasgow 2014 have launched a search for 14 bloggers who are savvy with social media to help document the final few months of the countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

Australia names provisional 21-man squad for Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Australia has named its provisional squad for the 2014 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships ©Getty Images Defending champions Australia have named a provisional 21-man squad who will be in contention to represent the side at this year's men's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Incheon.

Dame Sarah announced as ambassador for fourth ParalympicsGB Sports Fest

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Dame Sarah Story will be appearing at the ParalympicsGB Sports Fest in Manchester in May ©Getty Images Britain's most decorated female Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey has been announced as an ambassador for the fourth ParalympicsGB Sports Fest which is due to take place at SportCity in Manchester on Monday May 19.

Tributes paid to four-time Paralympian Schabel following death aged 55

By Nick Butler

Richard Schabel died in his sleep aged 55 last week ©Getty ImagesMarch 27 - Tributes have been paid to Britain's four-time Paralympic thrower Richard Schabel after he died at his home last week following a successful sporting and administrative career. 
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