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Gibraltar to appeal FIFA's rejection of membership bid because it is "not a country"

By Zjan Shirinian

Gibraltar's national football team, pictured here ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland, will not be taking part in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup under FIFA's ruling ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Gibraltar Football Association (FA) is appealing FIFA's decision to deny its bid to become a member.

Qatar and United Arab Emirates win distance-running titles as athletics action begins at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Alia Saeed Mohammed of UAE celebrates winning the 10,000m ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere were two distance-running titles for athletes representing Gulf nations here at the Asian Games on the first night of athletics action, with both winners born in Africa before switching nationality.

France's Ferrand-Prevot wins elite women's title in photo-finish at UCI Road World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot claimed the elite women's road race title ©Getty ImagesFrance's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot claimed the elite women's road race title in a photo-finish at the 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in Ponferrada.

Russia takes small step to Rugby World Cup 2015 after edging tight playoff first leg

By Gary Anderson

Russia remain on track for a second Rugby World Cup appearance in England next year ©Getty ImagesIn near freezing conditions in Siberia, Russia edged a tight Rugby World Cup 2015 final qualifier first leg against Uruguay scoring the only try of the game to secure a 22-21 win.

Europe just four points away from retaining Ryder Cup after another dominant afternoon

By Daniel Etchells

Justin Rose celebrates after holing a putt on the 18th green to secure a half-point for Europe in the afternoon foursomes ©Getty Images Europe took a major step towards retaining the Ryder Cup after another dominant display in the afternoon foursomes saw them move into a 10-6 lead against the United States ahead of the final day at Gleneagles.

British athletics' Olympic trailblazer Dorothy Tyler dies

By Daniel Etchells

Dorothy Tyler  was a two-time Olympic silver medallist ©Getty ImagesDorothy Tyler, the first woman from Great Britain to win an individual Olympic medal in athletics, has died aged 94.

Twitter seeking to further augment its impact on sports industry

By David Owen

Twitter is looking for a looking for a "seasoned leader to shape and drive the next generation of Twitter's impact on this industry" ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe social networking service Twitter has become a familiar presence in the sports sector in recent years, offering fans worldwide a means of communicating directly with their heroes, of discussing burning issues and much more.

University of Illinois named official US Paralympic training facility

By Emily Goddard

USOC Board member and Paralympic Advisory Committee Chairman Jim Benson, BP senior vice-president Corey Correnti, Tanya Gallagher, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Disability Resources and Educational Services founder Tim Nugent, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, Tatyana McFadden and Adam Bleakney at the announcement of the University of Illinois as a US Paralympic Training Site ©USOCThe University of Illinois has been named an official United States Paralympic Training Site after signing an agreement with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Iranian athletes scale Damavand Mountain to mark IPC's 25th anniversary

By Emily Goddard

Nine Iranian athletes climbed Damavand Mountain to mark the IPC's 25th anniversary ©Iran NPCNine Iranian disability athletes have scaled Mount Damavand to reach its 5,671 metre-high summit in celebration of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) 25th anniversary.
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