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"Machine Britannique" getting into top gear at World Rowing Cup II in France

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's men's four, pictured after winning the European title earlier this month, qualified fastest to the finals of the World Rowing Cup II in France ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesThe British men's four - described by the local commentators as the "machine Britannique" - laid down another imposing marker at the World Rowing Cup II event in Aiguebelette as it qualified fastest for tomorrow's final.

"Superman" Plat widens Rio 2016 options with European Para-triathlon win

By Mike Rowbottom

Jetze Plat of the Netherlands (centre) celebrates his paratriathlon gold medal in the PT1 event at the European Championships in Kitzbuhel today ©ETUHandbiker Jetze Plat from The Netherlands has only recently discovered triathlon, but he bolstered his fast-growing reputation in Kitzbuhel today as he won the European Para-triathlon title in the PT1 section by more than six minutes.

England retain IRB Junior World Championship after thrilling victory over South Africa

By Gary Anderson

England have retained their IRB Junior World Championship title after defeating South Africa ©AFP/Getty ImagesEngland held onto the International Rugby Board (IRB) Junior World Championship crown after a superb defensive display in the final few minutes saw them overcome South Africa 21-20 in a pulsating affair at Eden Park in Auckland.

Brazil shock Iran to seal place in Sitting Volleyball World Championship final

By Gary Anderson

Five-time Paralympic champions Iran suffered a shock defeat to Brazil in the men's semi-final at the Sitting Volleyball World Championships ©Getty Images Brazil caused a shock at the World Sitting Volleyball World Championshipsin Elblag, Poland, as they defeated Iran in five sets to seal a place in the men's final, where they will face reigning Paralympic champions Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Wie leads fellow American Thompson after second round of US Women's Open

By Paul Osborne

Michelle Wie sits two strokes clear of fellow American Lexi Thompson as round tow of the US Women's Open comes to a close ©Getty ImagesMichelle Wie has taken an early lead at the US Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, recording a second successive round of 68 to sit two strokes ahead of fellow American Lexi Thompson.

Badminton set to test new scoring system from August

By Paul Osborne 

The BWF is set to test a new scoring system from August Getty ImagesBadminton is looking into changes to the sports scoring system with trials set to take place from August.

US shock Australia on opening day of Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Paul Osborne

The US pulled off the surprise of the day as they beat Australia on the opening day of the 2014 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Canada ©2014WWWBCThe United States pulled off a surprise victory on day one of the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, beating Paralympic silver medallists Australia 68-52 inside Toronto's Mattamy Athletic Centre.

American breaks 13-year-old Paralympic world record only month after taking up athletics

By Duncan Mackay

A remarkable performance from Rachel Morrison was the highlight of the opening day of the US Paralympics Track and Field National Championships at the College of San Mateo ©US ParalympicsRachel Morrison made a remarkable impact in her first major competition when she broke the 13-year-old women's world record in the F51 club throw by nearly three metres on the opening day of the US Paralympics Track and Field National Championships at the College of San Mateo.

Armstrong loses bid to have US Government lawsuit thrown out

By Zjan Shirinian

Lance Armstrong stands to lose tens of million of dollars if the US Government lawsuit is successful ©Getty ImagesDisgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has lost his attempt to have a $100 million (£58.6 million/€73.47 million) fraud lawsuit against him thrown out.
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