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European football clubs take 98 per cent of FIFA injury compensation cash

By David Owen

English clubs received the most compensation for players injured on international duty ©Getty ImagesEurope is virtually monopolising payments to clubs under world football governing body FIFA's Club Protection Programme (CPP).

South Africa set target of 10 medals at Rio 2016 by SASCOC President

By Liam Morgan

SASCOC President Gideon Sam has set the South African team for the Rio Olympic Games a target of 10 medals ©SASCOCSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) President Gideon Sam has set his country's team a target of 10 medals for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year, which would be their best performance for nearly a century. 

Putin and Bach send messages as 2015 Winter Deaflympics opened in Russia

By Liam Morgan

The Winter Deaflympics have been officially opened in the resorts of  Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk today ©TwitterThe 18th edition of the Winter Deaflympics has officially begun with the Opening Ceremony in the Russian resort of Khanty-Mansiysk today.

Fernandez makes history for Spain by winning first ever World Skating Championships gold

By Michael Pavitt

Javier Fernandez made history for Spain by winning gold in Shanghai ©AFP/Getty ImagesJavier Fernandez became Spain's first figure skating world champion after storming to gold in the men's individual competition at theWorld Championships in the Crown Indoor Stadium at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

Kenyan maintains winning run at World Cross Country Championships, while teenager emulates Zola Budd

By Mike Rowbottom

Kenya's winner Geoffrey Kamworor on the podium at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang ©Getty ImagesKenya's Geoffrey Kamworor maintained his reputation as a winner of big events today as he won the senior men's race in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, almost a year to the day after taking gold in the World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen.

De Vries and Bos secure gold for Para-cycling Track World Championship hosts

By Michael Pavitt

Bos previously piloted Rinne Oost to gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesStephen de Vries and pilot Patrick Bos secured the hosts third gold medal on the third day of the Para-cycling Track World Championship, in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

US avenge Sochi 2014 gold medal defeat with victory over Canada at IIHF Women's World Championships

By Liam Morgan

The United States beat Canada 4-2 in their opening match at the IIHF Women's World Championships in Malmö ©HHOF-IIHF ImagesUnited States got revenge for their Olympic defeat at Sochi 2014 by beating Canada in their opening International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women's World Championship match at the Malmö Isstadion.

Hosts Turkey denied gold medal at Samsun Grand Prix

By Michael Pavitt

Azerbaijan's Rustam Orujov has now won back to back IJF Grand Prix events having triumphed in Tblisi last weekend ©IJFHosts Turkey were denied gold on the second day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Samsun Grand Prix as home favourite Hasan Vanlioglu tasted defeat in the men's under 73 kilogram event.

South Africa and Fiji reach Hong Kong Sevens World Series quarter-finals with 100 per cent records

By Liam Morgan

Fiji sealed their place in the quarter-finals after they earned comfortable wins over Belgium and Canada on day two in Hong Kong ©World RugbySouth Africa and Fiji both booked their place in the quarter-finals of the HSBC Sevens World Series Hong Kong event with commanding wins on day two to preserve their 100 per cent pool records.
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