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US on course for three-in-row at FIBA Under-17 World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Defending champions the US proved too strong for China in their quarter-final match at the FIBA Under-17 World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe United States have moved a step closer to winning a third FIBA Under-17 World Championship title after cruising passed China 113-71 in their quarter-final to set up a clash with Serbia, who secured a first ever semi-final spot with a win over Canada.

Official match ball for Rugby World Cup 2015 set for competitive debut

By Gary Anderson

The MATCH XV ball to be used at the Rugby World Cup 2015 is set for its competitive debut later this month ©Rugby World Cup LimitedThe official match ball for next year's Rugby World Cup is set to make its competitive debut later this month.

Scottish Commonwealth Games medallists to speak at Women in Sport Conference

By Gary Anderson

Double Commonwealth Games silver medal winner Eilidh Child will be appearing at the Women in Sport Conference at the University of Stirling ©Team ScotlandCommonwealth Games medallists Eilidh Child and Susan Egelstaff are set to appear at the inaugural Women in Sport Conference taking place at the University of Stirling in October.

Showjumper Saywell to carry British flag at Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Nick Butler

Jake Saywell has been named as the Great Britain Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014 ©Team GBNottingham showjumper Jake Saywell has been named the Great Britain Flagbearer for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, which are due to open on Saturday (August 16). 

British duo aiming for sixth consecutive win at IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell will be aiming for world title number six in Halifax next week © Sander van der BorchBritain's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell will be aiming for a sixth consecutive world title in the SKUD-18 class when they take to the water at the International Federation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) Combined World Championships in Canada next week.

Exclusive: Hickey to head to Armenia to ensure their participation in first European Games

By Duncan Mackay

European Olympic Committees President Patrick Hickey hopes to secure the participation of Armenia in next year's European Games ©NOCAPatrick Hickey will travel to Armenia soon to try to secure the country's participation in next year's inaugural European Games, which are due to take place in Baku, the capital of neighbours Azerbaijan.

Exclusive: Safety of competitors at Nanjing 2014 most important thing claims IOC after Ebola withdrawals

By Duncan Mackay

The safety of athletes from other countries is the most important thing, claimed the IOC, following the withdrawal of Nigeria and Sierra Leone from Nanjing 2014 because of the Ebola crisis in their countries ©Nanjing 2014The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have expressed their regret at the withdrawal of Nigeria and Sierra Leone from Nanjing 2014 because of the Ebola crisis but claimed they needed to think about the health of competitors from other countries.

Usain Bolt Glasgow 2014 baton sells for nearly £2,500

By Duncan Mackay

The deadline to bid for the baton used by Usain Bolt during the 4x100 metres at Glasgow is approaching ©Getty ImagesThe baton used by Usain Bolt when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay at the Commonwealth Games has sold for £2,420 ($4,037/€3,021) in the Glasgow 2014 online auction. 

Mekhissi-Benabbad puts his shirt, and foot, in his mouth as he is disqualified from European gold

By Mike Rowbottom at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

Mehiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad clears the last barrier en route to a dq in the European 3000m steeplechase final ©Getty ImagesMehiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad confirmed his reputation as the enfant terrible of athletics here tonight as he was disqualified from what would have been his third consecutive European 3,000 metres steeplechase victory after he had celebrated down the final straight by ripping off his shirt and jamming it into his mouth as he cleared the final hurdle.
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