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RFU unveils its newest recruit English Bulldog Ruckley as its children's rugby ambassador

By Gary Anderson

September 14 - Ruckley and England head coach Stuart Lancaster run their eye over the England squadEnglish bulldog Ruckley was unveiled as the Rugby Football Union's (RFU) new children's rugby mascot at an event in Twickenham today, attended by former England player Graham Rowntree and current prop forward Alex Corbisiero.

Putin on hand as Gazprom sign four-year deal to become FIFA sponsor

By Duncan Mackay

A four-year deal between FIFA and Gazprom is clinched as Russian President Vladimir Putin looks onSeptember 14 - Russia's state-owned gas company Gazprom tonight signed a deal to become a FIFA sponsor for four years, including the 2018 World Cup, which is taking place in the country, at a ceremony attended by President Vladimir Putin.

Home star Stanford lights up London with a thrilling world title earning Grand Final victory

By Nick Butler at Hyde Park in London

Non Stanford winning the womens elite race and with it the world championship title at Hyde ParkSeptember 14 - Britain's Non Stanford continued her meteoric rise to champion status by overcoming a 15 second time penalty to win a dramatic International Triathlon Union (ITU) Grand Final here on home turf and in doing so convert her 2012 under-23 world title into senior honours.

Florence wins Britain's first canoe slalom world title for 18 years in Prague

By Nick Butler

David Florence on the podium after winning the C1 world championship title in PragueSeptember 14 - Great Britain's David Florence joined Australia's Jessica Fox and the Czech Republic's Vavrinec Hradilek in winning gold medals at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Slalom World Championships in Prague after taking silver at last summer's Olympic Games.

Peacock holds off rival Browne to end season on a high

By Nick Butler

Jonnie Peacock ahead of winning impressively in his final race of the seasonSeptember 14 - Britain's Jonnie Peacock ensured that he holds the end of season bragging rights after beating fierce American rival Richard Browne in the T44 100 metres at the Great North City Games at the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside.

Sapporo to host 2015 World Women's Curling Championships

By Gary Anderson

September 13 - 1972 Winter Olympic Games host city Sapporo will stage the 2015 Womens World Curling ChampionshipsSapporo in Japan will host the women's 2015 World Curling Championships, it has been announced today. 

Four continents covered in six nominations for World Rowing's Parmigiani Spirit Award

By Nick Butler

The Parmigiani Spirit award recognises university rowers from across the world who have demonstrated the core values of the sportSeptember 13 - University rowers from Britain, Australia, South Africa and China have been named in the six person shortlist for the 2013 Parmigiani Spirit Award which recognises those who have demonstrated the "core values" of the sport.

Channel 4 London 2012 coverage continues to earn awards for deltatre

By Duncan Mackay

Channel 4's London 2012 Paralympic website is continuing to win awardsSeptember 13 - Sports media and technology company deltatre has won three more awards for its work on Channel 4's coverage of last year's Paralympics in London. 

Judoka set for return to action in Croatia following Rio World Championships

By Gary Anderson

September 13 - Rijeka Grand Prix organisers get ready to make the official draw for the Grand Prix event this weekendSome 257 athletes from 38 countries will take to the tatami at the Zamet Centre in Rijeka, Croatia, for the International Judo Federation (IJF) Rijeka World Judo Grand Prix this weekend following a successful World Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
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