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Berdych ends torrid run against Nadal with victory at Australian Open

By Liam Morgan

Tomas Berdych avoided a record 18th straight defeat to Rafael Nadal with a comfortable three set quarter-final win against the Spaniard ©Getty ImagesSpanish third seed Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Australian Open at the quarter-final stage after he suffered his first defeat to Tomas Berdych in 18 matches in Melbourne.

Jicha lifts President's Cup for Czech Republic after penalty drama in World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Filip Jicha, the Czech Republic's star man, began unable to play at the World Handball Championships because of a stomach upset but finished up lifting the President's Cup today ©Getty ImagesFilip Jicha, the former World Handball Player of the Year, lifted the President's Cup after the Czech Republic had beaten Belarus in a penalty shoot-out following a dramatic finale to their match to determine the best of the non-qualifiers after the opening group matches to send 16 teams to the knock-out stages in Qatar.

International Judo Federation hosts seminar ahead of 2015 season

By Michael Pavitt

IJF Head Sport Director Vladimir Barta addressed the attendees of the two day seminar ©International Judo FederationThe International Judo Federation (IJF) has hosted a two-day seminar at the Presidential Office in Budapest, with organisers of all World Judo Tour events in 2015 present to share knowledge, experiences and attend workshops.

IBSA open bids for 2015 Blind Football Asian Championships

By Liam Morgan

The IBSA have announced that the bidding process for the 2015 Blind Football Asian Championships is now open ©IBSAThe International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) have announced they have opened the bidding process for the 2015 Football Asian Championships.

Powerchair Hockey International Committee launches logo design competition

By Emily Goddard

The sport recently underwent an overhaul, which included a name change from electric wheelchair hockey to powerchair hockey ©IWAS/FacebookThe Powerchair Hockey International Committee (PCHC) has launched a competition for the design of its new logo.

Sailors battle tricky conditions in Miami on first day of ISAF World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Bruno Fontes overcame the weather conditions to lead the Laser class ©ISAFChanging weather conditions posed a problem for competitors on the first day of racing at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup, in Miami, with 856 sailors competing across 10 Olympic and three Paralympic events.

First Nordic combined gold awarded at Winter Universiade as Russia dominate cross country skiing

By Michael Pavitt

Russian teams finished first and second in the cross country mixed sprint ©FISUThe first day of cross-country skiing at the Winter Universiade saw Russia among the medals in the individual events, so it was no surprise that they enjoyed further success in the first team competition on day two, while the first Nordic combined medals were award in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia.

Olympic gold medallist hails success of second Asian Athletes' Forum

By Emily Goddard

Yuko Arakida described the second Asian Athletes Forum as "fantastic" ©OCAYuko Arakida, chair of the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) Athletes' Committee, has hailed the success of the second Asian Athletes' Forum. 

International Tennis Federation renews sponsorship agreement for wheelchair tennis with NEC

By Daniel Etchells

NEC has sponsored the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Masters for more than 20 years ©Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has renewed its long-standing agreement with NEC Corporation, which will see the Japanese company remain as the title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Masters and official partner of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour until 2017.
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