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Ebola-hit nations should be banned from World Wrestling Championships, warn Uzbekistan

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

It is has reportedly been recommended that athletes from Ebola-hit nations are not allowed to participate at the World Wrestling Championships, taking place in Tashkent ©Wikimedia CommonsUzbekistan's Public Health Ministry has reportedly recommended that athletes from countries affected by Ebola are not invited to next month's World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent.

Britain's 4x100m women provide final shock in dramatic IAAF Diamond League finale in Zurich

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's 4x100m women's team, pictured after winning European gold this month, beat Jamaica and the United States in Zurich tonight ©Getty ImagesOn a night of dramatic reversals of fortune as the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League reached its climax in half of its scheduled events, Great Britain's young 4x100 metres women's relay team provided the Zurich Weltklasse meeting with its greatest drama in a final flourish of a victory over Jamaica and the United States.

Horrie in a hurry as Australia win two golds and silver on Para-rowing world finals day

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Erik Horrie retained his AS men's single scull title at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam  ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesAustralia took the lion's share of the medals as the Para-rowing events held their finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, taking two golds - through Erik Horrie in the Arms and Shoulders (AS) men's single sculls and Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross in the Trunk and Arms (TA) mixed double sculls.

Women's singles title holder Intanon knocked out at Badminton World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Women's singles badminton world champion Ratchanok Intanon is out of contention for the title this year ©Getty ImagesMinatsu Mitani of Japan today ensured there will be a new women's singles badminton title holder as she knocked out current champion Ratchanok Intanon at the World Championships.

Copeland lucks out, but Britain's other Olympic champions progress at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Kat Copeland, pictured after winning the London 2012 Olympic title with Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double sculls, failed to reach this year's world championships final with her new partner, Imogen Walsh ©AFP/Getty ImagesGreat Britain's big battalions of the men's four and the women's pair did their job on a day of semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam - but a moment's misjudgement from Kat Copeland, London 2012 gold medallist in the lightweight double sculls, cost a place in the final in a hugely competitive race.

Valverde regains Vuelta a España lead after winning battle of big guns on stage six

By Gary Anderson

Alejandre Valverde triumphed in the battle of the big guns on stage six of the Vuelta a España ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome favourite Alejandro Valverde regained the overall lead of the Vuelta a España as he won a thrilling stage six on the steep climb to the finish line in La Zubia which featured five of the top six riders in the race.

British wrestler Hosseinpoor banned for two years after positive drugs test

By Zjan Shirinian

Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for tamoxifen ©AFP/Getty ImagesBritish wrestler Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for drugs during his country's Senior Wrestling Championships.

Rexall Centre announced as host venue for Toronto 2015 tennis competition

By Gary Anderson

Tennis stars at Toronto 2015 will be lining out at the Rexall Centre at York University ©Getty ImagesThe Rexall Centre is set to play host to the tennis events at next year's Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

UEFA postpone Israel Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium over security concerns

By Zjan Shirinian

UEFA has decided to postpone Israel's first Euro 2016 qualifier home game because of ongoing security concerns ©AFP/Getty ImagesUEFA has postponed Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium because of security concerns in the country.
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