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Aymar's injury hampers Argentina as The Netherlands' women earn Hockey World Cup final place against Australia

By Mike Rowbottom

The Dutch women celebrate Xan de Waard's opening goal after two minutes of their semi-final against Argentina ©AFP/Getty ImagesWith their central figure of Luciana Aymar, eight-times World Player of the Year, only half fit because of injury, Argentina's women succumbed once again at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague to the team which beat them in the London 2012 Games final, The Netherlands.

Hosts Scotland reveal final names in largest ever Commonwealth Games squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Millar is one of 310 athletes in the final Team Scotland line-up for Glasgow 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesScotland has announced the final list of athletes that will make up its largest ever squad for a Commonwealth Games, with 310 competitors to sport home colours in Glasgow next month.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull star turns at colourful FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony

By Zjan Shirinian

After "production issues" earleir in the week, Jennifer Lopez (centre) was at the Opening Ceremony with Pitbull and Cláudia Leitte to sing the official World Cup song ©Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez and Pitbull were the star turns at today's Opening Ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, though sound problems did not go unnoticed.

Germany’s Kaymer shoots superb 65 to lead US Open after first round

By Gary Anderson

Martin Kaymer holds a three-shot lead after the first round of the US Open ©Getty Images Three birdies in the last five holes saw Martin Kaymer take control of this year's US Open as the German recorded an opening round of 65 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

Judo Canada seeking volunteers for two key positions

By Gary Anderson

Judo Canada is seeking applications for two key volunteering positions within the organisation ©Judo CanadaJudo Canada is seeking applications for the positions of chairman of the Referee Committee and chairman of the Awards Committee.

Guayaquil hosts second site visit ahead of 2015 Inas Global Games

By Gary Anderson

The Inas Global Games will see more than 1,000 athletes heading to Guayaquil next year ©InasA delegation from the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Inas) has conducted a second site visit to Guayaquil in Ecuador ahead of the Inas Global Games next year.

"We must do more to bring women into sports leadership," says Bach

By Nick Butler

Thomas Bach insisted the IOC are still working to create more opportunities for women in sport ©TwitterMore must be done to bring women into sporting leadership roles, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has insisted when speaking at the 6th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki today.

Disrupted start to World Cup as Rio airport workers strike on opening day

By Zjan Shirinian

Strikes at two aiports in Rio de Janeiro on the day the World Cup begins will be unwelcome for organisers, with heavy disruption likely ©Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWorkers at two airports in Rio de Janeiro have downed tools in a 24-hour strike over pay on the day the World Cup kicks off.

"Saddest day" for Fiji after sprinter selected for Glasgow 2014 killed in drive-by shooting

By Nick Butler

Roy Ravana was shot dead in a drive by shooting in Sacramento ©TwitterShock has been expressed throughout Fiji after the death of 21-year-old sprinter Roy Ravana Jr in a drive-by shooting in Sacramento.
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