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Players furious over "inhumane" conditions as temperatures soar at Australian Open

By Paul Osborne

Organisers of the Australian Open have been widely criticised after failing to suspend matches during the searing heats ©Getty ImagesJanuary 14 - Day two of the Australian Open has been plagued by disputes over playing conditions as temperatures in Melbourne soared to more than 40 degrees Celcius.

Scotland to face New Zealand as Glasgow 2014 rugby sevens draw made

By Nick Butler

New Zealand will be seeking yet another gold medal in Glasgow after securing their fourth straight win at Delhi 2010 ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 14 - Hosts Scotland will have the toughest of challenges in the men's rugby sevens competition at Glasgow 2014 after they were drawn in the same pool as defending Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand.

Top international field to face Farah at London Marathon

By Nick Butler

Mo Farah will face the world's best when he makes his debut over 26.2 miles in London ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 14 - Reigning world and Olympic gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich, world record holder Wilson Kipsang and defending champion Tsegaye Kebede will be among the formidably tough opposition when Mo Farah makes his full debut at the Virgin London Marathon, it was announced today.

Octoshape chosen by IPC to provide streaming services for Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

January 14 - Octoshape will provide the online streaming services for the IPC from the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics ©Sochi 2014Cloud-based technology firm Octoshape will provide the online streaming services for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) coverage of Sochi 2014, it was announced today.

Reid gears up for Australian Open with double success in Sydney

By Gary Anderson

Gordon Reid warmed up for the Australian Open by winning two titles at the Sydney Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesJanuary 14 - Britain's Gordon Reid signalled his intention for a real tilt at glory during the Australian Open later this month after he claimed both the men's singles and doubles titles at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Sydney International Open at the Olympic Park.

WBSC applauds decision to uphold season-long ban on MLB star Alex Rodriguez

 By Paul Osborne

Alex Rodriguez has had his 211 game ban cut to 162 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ©MCT/Getty ImagesJanuary 13 - The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has applauded the decision to suspend Major League Baseball (MLB) star Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season.

Wagner selected for US Olympic figure skating team despite "embarrassing" performance at National Championships

By Paul Osborne

Ashley Wagner has been controversially nominated to represent the United States at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesJanuary 13 - Ashley Wagner has been controversially nominated to represent the United States at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi despite finishing fourth in the US Figure Skating Championships.

McFadden and Martin lead list of athletes named in US track and field squad

By Gary Anderson

January 13 - Six-time world champion Tatyana McFadden leads the names on the 2014 US Paralympics track and field squad ©AFP/Getty ImagesMulti world champions Tatyana McFadden and Raymond Martin lead the list of 42 athletes named to the US Paralympics track and field squad for 2014, where they are joined by eight more reigning world champions.

Canada announces women's wheelchair basketball squad for home World Championships

By Gary Anderson

January 13 - Cindy Ouellet is one of 12 players named to the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball squad for the upcoming World Championships in Toronto ©Getty Images Canada have announced the 12-strong squad that will be looking to secure glory on home soil at the Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Toronto later this year.
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