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Tokyo 2020 celebrates first anniversary of being awarded Olympics with pledge to create "greatest ever" Games

By Nick Butler

It is exactly one year since Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesDelivering an event that will "go down in Olympic history as one of the greatest ever" remains the aim for Tokyo 2020 on the one-year anniversary of the Japanese capital being awarded the Games.

Success of Rio 2016 is vital to growth of Paralympic Movement, claims IPC President with two years to go to Games

By Paul Osborne

Sir Philip Craven believes the success of Rio 2016 is vital to the continued growth of the Paralympic Movement ©Getty ImagesWith today marking just two years to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee President Sir Phillip Craven has claimed the success of the Games is vital to the continued growth of the Movement.

Ellison edges Brazilian superstar in a shootout to claim third Archery World Cup Final title

By Nick Butler at the Place de la Navigation in Lausanne

Brady Ellison (right) defeated Marcus Dalmeida in an Archery World Cup Final that came down to a deciding shootout ©World ArcheryUnited States star Brady Ellison claimed his third Archery World Cup Final title here this afternoon after holding his nerve to defeat 16-year-old Brazilian Marcus D'Almeida in a thrilling recurve men's final shootout.

Brazil oust rivals Argentina to make FIBA Basketball World Cup quarter-finals

By Emily Goddard

Brazil defeated Argentina for the first time since 1967 at basketball's flagship tournament to secure their place in the quarterfinals ©Getty ImagesBrazil defeated Argentina 85-65 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup today to secure their first win over their rivals at the flagship tournament since 1967.

Defending champions Brazil enter Volleyball World Championship Round II on full points

By Emily Goddard

Canada progress to the Volleyball World Championship Round II on five points ©Getty ImagesDefending champions Brazil have entered Round II of the Volleyball World Championship on full points after their latest victory against Cuba in Poland.

Niemiec secures stage 15 win in Vuelta a España as Contador loses valuable seconds to main rivals

By Paul Osborne

Przemysław Niemiec secured victory on stage 15 of the Vuelta a España ©Getty ImagesPoland's Przemysław Niemiec hung on to claim victory on stage 15 of the Vuelta a España atop Lagos de Covadonga after an early break as Spain's Alejandro Valverde moved to within 31 seconds of race leader and compatriot Alberto Contador today.

Farah and Keitany win Great North Run titles, but Tracey Cramond makes millionth runner history

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah wins the men's title at the 2014 Great North Run ©Getty ImagesIt was a day of records at the Great North Run as Mo Farah won the men's race in a British best of an hour exactly and Kenya's Mary Keitany ran 65min 39sec to take a second off Briton Paula Radcliffe's 2003 course record.

Nishikori and Čilić record shock victories to set up surprise US Open final

By Paul Osborne

Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic recorded shock wins to set up a surprise US Open final ©Getty ImagesIt was an unforgettable day of tennis at the US Open today as top seed Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer both tasted the bitterness of defeat in their semi-final encounters against Kei Nishikori and Marin Čilić.

Calendar Grand Slams galore at US Open as wheelchair doubles play concludes

By Paul Osborne

Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji became the first non-Dutch pairing to win a calendar women's wheelchair doubles Grand Slam with victory at the US Open ©Getty ImagesJordanne Whiley made history today as she became the first British player to win all four Grand Slam titles in a single calendar year after securing the US Open women's wheelchair tennis doubles title alongside Japan's Yui Kamiji.

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