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World Team Table Tennis Championships set to be most viewed ITTF event in history

By Emily Goddard

The 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships promises to be the most viewed ITTF event in history ©ITTFApril 17 - This year's World Team Championships looks set to become the most viewed International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event in history after the sport's governing body agreed media coverage deals in an unprecedented number of countries.

Marco Polo Del Nero elected new Brazilian Football Confederation President

By Zjan Shirinian

Marco Polo del Nero will take over as President of the Brazilian Football Confederation on an as yet announced date in 2015 ©FIFA via Getty ImagesApril 17 - Marco Polo Del Nero has been elected unopposed as the new President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

International Sailing Federation begins search for Approved Training Centres

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - The ISAF is seeking applicants for its Approved Training Centre programme ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has begun its search for Approved Training Centres by inviting letters of interest from performance sail training providers who wish to be considered for the programme.

New Zealand name track cycling and triathlon squads for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Hawkins will lead the New Zealand medal charge on the track in Glasgow ©Getty Images World champion sprint trio Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins are among 14 track cyclists announced in the New Zealand squad for this year's Commonwealth Games, while six triathletes have also been named to the Kiwi squad heading for Glasgow.

Olympic boxing silver medallist Evans admits assault at lap-dancing club

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Fred Evans has admitted assault in a Birmingham court and has been fined £435 ©Getty Images Welsh Olympic boxing silver medallist Fred Evans has been fined £435 ($735/€529) by Birmingham Magistrates' Court after admitting assaulting a man in his 20s at a lap-dancing club, leaving him unconscious after a row over a reality television show.

Great Britain reveals squad for Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Louise Sugden is one of 12 players named to the British squad for the Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships ©Getty Images Great Britain has announced the 12-strong squad that will head to Toronto later this year for the Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships.

England Golf announce new funding to boost participation

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - England Golf is launching a fund to help increase participation at grassroots level of the game ©Getty Images England Golf has announced the launch of a new fund called "Play More Golf" which will offer grants of up to £1,500 ($2,500/€1,800) for projects which encourage people to play the game more often and which promote club membership.

Hockey Canada begins selection process for Pyeongchang 2018

By Emily Goddard

Hockey Canada has begun its team selection process for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Hockey Canada has begun its team selection process for Pyeongchang 2018, where it will be hoping to defend its title, by inviting 102 players to attend a women's strength and conditioning camp in Hamilton next month.

New Zealand names nine-strong shooting team for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

By Paul Osborne

Delhi gold medallists Mike Collings and John Snowden will lead a nine-strong New Zealand shooting team to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Delhi 2010 gold medallists Mike Collings and John Snowden will lead a nine-strong New Zealand shooting team to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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