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Adidas asserts grip in Battle of the Brands as World Cup heads for knockout stages

By David Owen

Adidas has taken a grip on the World Cup Battle of the Brands ©AFP/Getty ImagesAdidas teams enjoyed a storming final round of group-stage matches at the World Cup in Brazil, as those supplied by rival Puma wilted.

Pistorius' murder trial to resume after mental health tests completed

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius has spent a month undergoing a mental health assessment at the Weskoppies hospital in Pretoria ©Getty ImagesThe trial of six-time Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will resume on Monday (June 30) after he completed a month-long psychiatric assessment.

Shock third round defeat for Serena Williams as rain delays play at Wimbledon

By Paul Osborne

Serena Williams has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the third round ©Getty ImagesWorld number one Serena Williams has crashed out of Wimbledon after a third round loss to Alize Cornet of France.

Fiji book place at 2015 Rugby World Cup after hitting century of points against Cook Islands

By Duncan Mackay

Fiji qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup after crushing Cook Islands in the final Oceania qualifier ©Getty ImagesFiji will play in the opening match of next year's Rugby World Cup against hosts England after qualifying for the tournament by crushing Cook Islands 108-6 in the decisive Oceania qualifier in Lautoka today.

Qatar Olympic Committee unveils programme of sport events during Ramadan

By Zjan Shirinian

The Qatar Olympic Committee wants to give residents the chance to get involved in sport during the month of Ramadan ©Getty ImagesThe Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has published the timetable of sport events at the Al Firjan playgrounds during the holy month of Ramadan, designed to help build a "solid and healthy community".

Goal-line technology will be used at Euro 2016, says Blatter

By Gary Anderson

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (right) claims that UEFA boss Michel Platini has promised to introduce goal-line technology at  Euro 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has said goal-line technology will be used for the first time by European football governing body UEFA at the 2016 European Championship in France.

Sailing, swimming and taekwondo among sports to receive Australian Institute of Sport funding boost

By Emily Goddard

Sailing is the biggest winner in the new funding allocation for Australian sports ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has revealed the allocation of its 2014-2015 AUD$120 million (£67 million/$113 million/€83 million) investment with sailing, swimming and taekwondo among the disciplines to receive a boost ahead of the Rio 2016 Games.

British Ski and Snowboard committee chair dismissed after “insulting” BOA official

By Emily Goddard

British Ski and Snowboard has dismissed Malcolm Erskine after he made “insulting” remarks about a senior BOA official ©BSSMalcolm Erskine has been dismissed from his position as chairman of the British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) Alpine, Speed and Telemark Discipline Committee after he made "insulting" comments in an email to a senior British Olympic Association (BOA) official.

Australian Olympic hockey champion De Young retires

By Emily Goddard

Liam de Young has announced his retirement from competitive hockey ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic champion hockey player Liam de Young has announced his retirement from the sport.
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