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Amaechi hopes Glasgow 2014 can improve gay rights across Commonwealth

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Former NBA star John Amaechi (centre) claims the Commonwealth Games will help improve the situation for homosexuals in countries where they are currently discriminated against ©ITGGlasgow 2014 can help shine attention on anti-gay laws that the majority of homosexuals in Commonwealth countries face, former NBA star John Amaechi claimed here today.

Israel mourning water polo player Rahav killed in Gaza

By Emily Goddard

Bar Rahav has been killed in combat in Gaza ©FacebookBar Rahav, a member of the Israeli national water polo team, has been killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Glasgow in early morning celebration

By Nick Butler at Doulton Fountain on Glasgow Green

Anne-Marie Monaghan, pictured with enthusiastic friends and family members, as well as Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde, before carrying the Baton on to the streets of Glasgow ©ITGAfter 286 days and a 190,000-kilometre journey spanning 70 nations and territories, the Queen's Baton Relay made a triumphant arrival in Glasgow this morning just days before the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday (July 23).

McIlroy secures first Open Championship win and third major with two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy claimed his first Open Championship with victory at Royal Liverpool today ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy joined an exclusive club with his first Open Championship win today as he held the Claret Jug aloft at Royal Liverpool to become only the third player in history to win three majors by the age of 25.

Kristoff sprints to second stage win after breakaway overhauled on finish line

By Nick Butler

Alexander Kristoff of Norway sprinted to his second stage win of the Tour de France ©Getty ImagesNorway's Alexander Kristoff sprinted to his second stage victory of this year's Tour de France today after a two-man breakaway was caught virtually on the finishing line of a thrilling stage 15. 

Dutch endurance official resigns in World Equestrian Games horse welfare row

By Emily Goddard

Marc van den Dungen has resigned from his role as chair of the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation Endurance Technical Commission over horse welfare concerns ©FacebookMarc van den Dungen has resigned from his role as chair of the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS) Endurance Technical Commission over welfare concerns of three horses to be competed on by the nation's riders at this year's World Equestrian Games.

Former Maltese Olympic Committee President dies at age of 64

By Duncan Mackay

Former Maltese Olympic Committee President Judge Gino Camilleri has died at the age of 64 ©MOCFormer Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) and Commonwealth Games Association of Malta President Gino Camilleri has died at the age of 64, it was announced today.

Porter lays down marker for Glasgow 2014 at Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

Tiffany Porter enjoyed a superb victory over a strong field at the Sainsburys Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsTiffany Porter received a morale boost ahead of the Commonwealth Games by winning a high quality women's 100 metres hurdles to light up the home crowd at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games on Horse Guards Parade in London.

Gold for Italy and Russia in foil matches at World Fencing Championships

By Emily Goddard

Arianna Errigo has secured victory in the women's foil event of the World Fencing Championships ©Getty ImagesItaly and Russia today claimed one gold medal apiece in the foil events on the second day of medal matches at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan, Russia.
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