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McIlroy secures first Open Championship win and third major with two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy claimed his first Open Championship with victory at Royal Liverpool today ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy joined an exclusive club with his first Open Championship win today as he held the Claret Jug aloft at Royal Liverpool to become only the third player in history to win three majors by the age of 25.

Kristoff sprints to second stage win after breakaway overhauled on finish line

By Nick Butler

Alexander Kristoff of Norway sprinted to his second stage win of the Tour de France ©Getty ImagesNorway's Alexander Kristoff sprinted to his second stage victory of this year's Tour de France today after a two-man breakaway was caught virtually on the finishing line of a thrilling stage 15. 

Dutch endurance official resigns in World Equestrian Games horse welfare row

By Emily Goddard

Marc van den Dungen has resigned from his role as chair of the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation Endurance Technical Commission over horse welfare concerns ©FacebookMarc van den Dungen has resigned from his role as chair of the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS) Endurance Technical Commission over welfare concerns of three horses to be competed on by the nation's riders at this year's World Equestrian Games.

Former Maltese Olympic Committee President dies at age of 64

By Duncan Mackay

Former Maltese Olympic Committee President Judge Gino Camilleri has died at the age of 64 ©MOCFormer Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) and Commonwealth Games Association of Malta President Gino Camilleri has died at the age of 64, it was announced today.

Porter lays down marker for Glasgow 2014 at Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

Tiffany Porter enjoyed a superb victory over a strong field at the Sainsburys Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsTiffany Porter received a morale boost ahead of the Commonwealth Games by winning a high quality women's 100 metres hurdles to light up the home crowd at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games on Horse Guards Parade in London.

Gold for Italy and Russia in foil matches at World Fencing Championships

By Emily Goddard

Arianna Errigo has secured victory in the women's foil event of the World Fencing Championships ©Getty ImagesItaly and Russia today claimed one gold medal apiece in the foil events on the second day of medal matches at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Jacobsson claims 18th world title at IPC Shooting World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Jonas Jacobsson has claimed his 18th world shooting title ©Getty ImagesSwedish multiple Paralympic champion Jonas Jacobsson today secured his 18th world title at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Championships.

Alcott and Kamiji win in rainy Nottingham to secure British Open titles

By Nick Butler

Dylan Alcott upset the home crowd by winning the quad singles title ©James Jordan/Tennis FoundationAustralia's Dylan Alcott broke British hearts by defeating Andy Lapthorne in the quad singles final at the wheelchair tennis British Open in Nottingham, while Japan's Yui Kamiji claimed the women's singles title. 

Big changes to Olympic sports programme on way after Agenda 2020 Summit

By David Owen at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

IOC HQSignificant changes to the way in which sports events are selected for the Olympic programme look to be on the way, following a wide-ranging Summit meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s lakeside headquarters here.
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