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New funding for English grass-roots football facilities

By David Owen

British youngsters will have more opportunities under the new grassroots funding, it is hoped ©Getty ImagesA further 80 English grass-roots football facilities are to get much-needed investment from a recently-established fund that draws on money from the Premier League, the British Government and the Football Association (FA).

United States revive Sochi 2014 form with clinical World Sledge Hockey Challenge win over Canada

By Nick Butler

The US produced a superb performance to defeat Canada at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge ©Hockey CanadaUnited States illustrated exactly why they are reigning Paralympic champions with a superb 2-0 victory over arch-rivals and hosts Canada on the final day of preliminary round action at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Leduc.

Bach praises US but warns "everything has to come together" for Boston 2024 Olympic bid to succeed

By Nick Butler

Thomas Bach met fencers training at the USOC headquarters in Colorado Springs as part of his visit ©IOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has met with Boston 2024 bid chairman John Fish during a visit to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) headquarters in Colorado Springs in which he praised America's resurgence on the global sporting scene. 

Bubka and Coe pledge to protect athletics' place on the Olympic programme

By Duncan Mackay

The triple jump is among the events on the athletics programme under threat, it is feared ©Getty ImagesInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidential candidates, Ukraine's Sergey Bubka and Britain's Sebastian Coe, have both independently pledged to protect the sport's place on the Olympic programme amid claims that events will have to be cut.

ISAF Disabled Sailing Committee "profoundly disappointed" by Tokyo 2020 Paralympic exclusion

By Emily Goddard

The ISAF Disabled Sailing Committee is "profoundly disappointed" by the sport's Tokyo 2020 Paralympic exclusion ©Getty ImagesThe International Sailing Federation‎ Disabled Sailing Committee (IFDS) has said it is "profoundly disappointed" by the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) decision to exclude sailing from Tokyo 2020. 

Gold partners and programme unveiled for 2015 SportAccord Convention

By Nick Butler

Partners and a programme has been unveiled for the 2015 SportAccord Convention ©SACSport Event Denmark, the Combat and Strength Sports Confederation of Kazakhstan and Macau Sport Development Board will be among Gold Partners at a SportAccord Convention in April in which "legacy" will be a central theme. 

McIlroy pays $25 million to settle long-running legal dispute with former management company

By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy has come to an agreement with his former management firm, Horizon Sports ©Getty ImagesGolf's world number one player Rory McIlroy has settled a multi-million pound legal case with his former management firm Horizon Sports following a out-of-court-settlement in Dublin by agreeing to pay them a reported $25 million (£16 million/€22 million).  

UCI promise to address International Paralympic Committee concerns over track cycling

By Duncan Mackay

The UCI has promised to improve the standard for track cycling to help it retain its place on the Paralympic programme ©Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has promised to increase the visibility of track cycling and give riders more opportunities after they warned that it faces being dropped from the Paralympics. 

UFC to help support 2015 European Judo Championships in Glasgow

By Michael Pavitt

Glasgow hosted the European Judo Open, in addition the the Commonwealth Games in 2014 ©Glasgow 2015UFC, which claims to be the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, has become a partner of the 2015 European Judo Championships in Glasgow in April, it has been announced. 
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