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McIlroy favourite for final major of the year but Woods a doubt with recurrence of back injury

By Gary Anderson

Tiger Woods is a major doubt for this week's USPGA Championship ©Getty Images The USPGA Championship is set to get underway later this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, United States, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy the hot favourite after two consecutive tournament wins, while Tiger Woods is a major doubt following a recurrence of a back injury.

Scottish Parliament pays tribute to success of Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

The Scottish Parliament has paid tribute to the success of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesScotland's cabinet secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, has today paid tribute to the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as the Scottish Parliament reflects on the nation's biggest ever sporting event.

Learning from Glasgow 2014 will ensure a great Pacific Games, says Port Moresby 2015 official

By Emily Goddard

The Port Moresby 2015 team watched the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on television to get some behind the scenes tips for hosting next year's Pacific Games ©PNG2015Port Moresby 2015 has been learning some behind the scenes tips from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, an official from the Pacific Games Organising Committee has revealed.

International Table Tennis Federation makes the switch to plastic balls

By Emily Goddard

ITTF sanctioned events will now be conducted with plastic balls ©Remy Gros/ITTF The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced that all its sanctioned and World Title events will now be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball.

Lawyers submit summary of arguments ahead of Pistorius murder trial resumption

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistroius' defence lawyer Barry Roux has argued the athlete felt vulnerable and panicked on the night of the killing ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefence and prosecution lawyers in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have submitted a summary of their arguments ahead of closing statements beginning on Thursday (August 7).

European Short Course Swimming Championships moved to December 2015

By Zjan Shirinian

It will be almost two years after the 2013 edition in Herning when swimmers gather in Netanya for the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe European Short Course Swimming Championships in Israel have been moved from January to December 2015 after a vote.

Hosts Denmark open up with win at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Denmark and New Zealand got the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in Odense underway ©Brian Mouridsen/Danish NPCHosts Denmark got their Wheelchair Rugby World Championships campaign off to an impressive start with a 52-43 win over Belgium, while New Zealand saw off France on the opening day of action in Odense.

ATP cancels World Tour event in Israel over security fears

By Zjan Shirinian

Tel Aviv was set to hold Israel's first ATP World Tour Event since 1996 next month ©AFP/Getty ImagesMajor security concerns in Israel have forced the first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament in the country for 18 years to be cancelled.

World Bowling appoints working group to devise "simpler" format as it eyes Olympic inclusion

By Zjan Shirinian

The Alternate Bowling Scoring System working group has been asked to look at different options for a scoring system to make the sport less confusing ©Getty ImagesA "simpler" scoring system for bowling to help eliminate confusion and put it firmly on target for a place on the Olympic programme is being explored, with nothing off the table according to the President of the sport's governing body.
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