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Sharp and Farah excel as the Barshim v Bondarenko show goes on

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah sets a British two miles best at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesHome fans in a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham were rewarded today with an 800 metres victory by Lynsey Sharp over Kenya's world champion Eunice Sum, and a national best in the two miles from Mo Farah in his first track appearance of the season in Britain.

Crow flying high as FISA World Rowing Championships begin in Amsterdam

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Kim Crow, who won her opening single sculls heat by almost 14sec as she set out in defence of her title at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesAustralia's defending champion in the women's single sculls, Kim Crow - beaten twice in this season's World Cup by New Zealander Emma Twigg -  put down a heavy marker in today's opening heats at the FISA World Championships in Amsterdam.

Frenchman Bouhanni takes stage two win at Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Nacer Bouhanni won stage two of the Vuelta a Espana today ©Getty ImagesFrenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed victory on stage two of the Vuelta a España after sprinting to the line in a bunched finish ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb and Italian Roberto Ferrari in San Fernando.

Argentine wins thrilling windsurfing title as sailing action resumes at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Nanjing

Francisco Cruz Saubidet Birkner takes a celebratory tumble following his windsurfing victory for Argentina ©TwitterSailing action belatedly concluded here today with victories for the past, present and future host nations of the Summer Youth Olympic Games: Singapore, China and Argentina.

Second ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp preparing hopefuls to "thrive" at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Attendees participating in activities during Paralympics GB camp at Team Bath ©ParalympicsGBA ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp at the University of Bath this weekend provided another important stepping-stone for 60 budding athletes aiming to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in less than two years' time.

Australians dominant on penultimate day of IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Paralympic champions Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch were one of four Australian crews to win on day five in Halifax ©Getty ImagesAustralia was the dominant nation on day five of the IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships, as four of its crews claimed wins at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Canada.

Libya withdraws as host of 2017 African Nations Cup

By Duncan Mackay 

Libyan fans will be denied the opportunity to cheer on their side at home after the country withdrew as host of the 2017 African Nations Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesLibya has stepped down as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament, it was announced today. 

Sell-out crowd watches World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremony

By Emily Goddard

Horseman extraordinaire Lorenzo was one of the highlights of the Opening Ceremony of the FEI World Equestrian Games ©FEIThe 2014 World Equestrian Games got underway with a musical and lightshow extravaganza featuring more than 100 horses in front of a 21,000-strong sell-out crowd at Normandy's D'Ornano Stadium tonight.

Japan secure spot in Women's Softball World Championship final as they chase second successive title

By Gary Anderson

A busy day in Haarlem saw the line-up for the medal matches decided at the Women's Softball World Championships ©Haarlem 2014Reigning champions Japan put in two impressive performances against main rivals the United States and Australia to secure a place in the gold medal match of the Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
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