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Murray and Bond win men's coxed pair debut at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Hamish Bond (left) and Eric Murray, New Zealand's all-conquering men's pair, have made a winning debut in the men's coxed pair ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's world and Olympic champions in the men's pair, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, produced a display of predictable mastery as they branched out at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam by doubling up for a historic debut in the men's coxed pair.

"You can't get any better than winning a shoot-off", says Bach after archery final

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Thomas Bach alongside World Archery President Ugur Erdener during the girl's individual final ©World ArcheryInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed a "fantastic" girl's individual archery final at the Fangshan Archery Field this afternoon, after Li Jiaman of China overcame France's Melanie Gaubil in a deciding shootout.

Australian wins stage three sprint of Vuelta a España to become overall leader

By Gary Anderson

Michael Matthews celebrates after winning stage three of the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustralia's Michael Matthews has taken over the leader's red jersey on the Vuelta a España after perfectly timing his sprint to the line to deny Irishman Dan Martin on an uphill finish to stage three in Acros de la Frontera.

Federer on the prowl for Grand Slam number 18 as US Open begins

By Zjan Shirinian

Roger Federer is chasing an 18th Grand Slam title ©Getty ImagesRoger Federer is on the prowl for his first Grand Slam in two years, with a generous half of the draw and the injury-forced absence of Rafel Nadal putting him firmly in the frame.

Tokyo 2020 celebrate Paralympic values with six years to go until Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 have marked six years to go until the start of the Paralympics by celebrating the values of the Games ©Tokyo 2020/TwitterThe values of the Paralympics have been celebrated by organisers of Tokyo 2020 as they mark six years to go until the Games begin.

Aggar makes splash at World Rowing Championships as conditions calm

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's 2008 Paralympic champion Tom Aggar made best use of the calm conditions in the AS single sculls at the FISA World Rowing Championships  ©Getty ImagesPara-rowers making their first appearance at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam did not have to contend with the gusty conditions which all but turned the opening day into one of time trials rather than six-lane racing - and Great Britain's former Paralympic champion Tom Aggar took full advantage.

Fitzgibbon and Tesch add sailing world title to Paralympic gold

By Emily Goddard

Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have won the SKUD 18 world title ©FacebookDaniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have added the SKUD 18 world title to the Paralympic gold medal they won at  London 2012.

Hong Kong men and Chinese women win opening leg of Asian Rugby Sevens Series

By Emily Goddard

Hong Kong's men won the opening leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series ©HSBC Asian Rugby Sevens Series/FacebookHong Kong's men have won the opening leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series on home soil, while China's women secured victory in their final against the hosts.

Japan retain title with win over US at Women's Softball World Championship

By Gary Anderson

Japan overcame the US in Haarlem to retain their world title ©Haarlem 2014Japan have successfully defended their Women's Softball World Championship title after overcoming the United States 4-1 in the gold medal match in Haarlem.
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