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Irish Rugby Football Union elects Magee as President

By Duncan Mackay

Louis Magee has been elected as the 127th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union ©IRFUThe Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) have elected Louis Magee as its new President to replace Pat Fitzgerald, who has completed his year's term.

Journalists unhappy at having to pay for MyGamesINFO service at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Journalists are unhappy at having to pay to access MyGamesINFO at Glasgow 2014 ©Glasgow 2014Rumblings over charges for journalists and media at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games continue to surface as concerns over access to the official MyGamesINFO service were raised.

Lapthorne lights up home crowd by ousting top seed in British Open semi-finals

By Nick Butler

Andy Lapthorne en route to the final of the quad singles at the British Open ©LTAGreat Britain's Andy Lapthorne used the home crowd to inspire himself to one of the best wins of his career against American quad singles world number one David Wagner at the wheelchair tennis British Open in Nottingham. 

Heavy hitters descend on Olympic capital to discuss reforms

By David Owen at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

Olympic Agenda 2020, the reform initiative launched by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, is set to be top of the agenda at the Summit ©Getty ImagesAn important Olympic Summit meeting is to take place here tomorrow, with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach's reform-minded Olympic Agenda 2020 initiative expected to top the agenda.

Bach and Diack to receive 2014 ANOC Merit Awards

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

Thomas Bach and Lamine Diack will receive ANOC Merit Awards later this year ©ANOCThomas Bach and Lamine Diack will be the recipients of the 2014 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Merit Awards, it was announced here today following a meeting of the ANOC Executive Council.

Brazilians urged to forget World Cup disaster and look forward to Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

A number of Brazilian athletes are being featured in a new Nike advert urging Brazilians to forget the World Cup and look forward to Rio 2016 ©Getty Images Brazilians are being urged to forget about the traumas of their side's 7-1 humiliation at the hands of eventual winners Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and dream about the successes ahead for home athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympics Games in a new advert by Nike.

Russian biathlete handed eight-year doping ban despite retiring in February

By Nick Butler

Ekaterina Iourieva has been handed an eight-year ban after the second failed drugs test of her career ©AFP/Getty ImagesDisgraced biathlete Ekaterina Iourieva has been handed an eight-year ban after a second doping offence earlier this year, although the Russian had anticipated a hefty suspension by announcing her retirement in February.

Kiplagat and Amos are surprise packages in Monaco Diamond League meeting

Mike Rowbottom at the Stade Louis II in Monaco

Silas Kiplagat, who upset Asbel Kiprop's plans in Monaco to become the fourth fastest man ever at 1500m ©Getty ImagesSilas Kiplagat produced the shock result of the International Association of Athletics Federatons (IAAF) Diamond League meeting as he outsprinted the Kenyan compatriot who had been targeting a world record in the 1500 metres, Asbel Kiprop, to win in 3min 27.64sec, making him the fourth fastest man in history.

McIlroy takes command of Open Championship as Woods just makes cut

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy will be content tonight as he leads the Open Championship by four shots ©Getty Images Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy put in another masterful display around the links at Royal Liverpool to take a four-shot lead into the weekend at the Open Championship as Tiger Woods struggled to a round of 77 to just make the cut at two-over-par.
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