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Top seeds to meet as semi-final spots sealed at wheelchair tennis British Open

By Zjan Shirinian

Andy Lapthorne will get plenty of support from the British crowd in tomorrow's semi-final ©Tennis FoundationThe heavyweights at the wheelchair tennis British Open are preparing to meet, after the top seeds all successfully navigated their way into the semi-finals.

Exclusive: We have not become perfect in 10 months but are working to make things better, claims UCI chief Cookson

By Nick Butler

Brian Cookson insists the UCI are working hard to rectify outstanding problems ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has admitted to insidethegames that progress in the first 10 months of his tenure has not been perfect amid a vow to work hard to rectify concerns over coming months.

Ukrainian and Russian teams banned from meeting in European football competitions due to security risk

By Nick Butler

UEFA have announced that teams from Ukraine and Russia will be barred from facing each other due to the ongoing political tension ©UEFANo Ukrainian or Russian teams will be permitted to face each other in European club football competitions until further notice in a reflection of the ongoing political tension between the two countries, a UEFA Emergency Panel has warned. 

Norovirus hits 32 people at Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village

By Emily Goddard

Norovirus has hit 32 people at the Glasgow 2014 Athletes’ Village ©Glasgow 2014A suspected outbreak of norovirus has hit 32 workers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village, National Health Service (NHS) Greater Glasgow and Clyde has said.

First athlete to test positive at Sochi 2014 handed two-year ban

By Nick Butler

German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to test positive during Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping ban, along with Irina Starych of Russia ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to fail a drugs test at Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping suspension by the International Biathlon Union (IBU), while an identical ban has been awarded to former Russian champion Irina Starych.

Human rights campaigner Tatchell announced as Champion of Pride House at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Prominent human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been announced as a Champion of Pride House Glasgow ©Getty Images International human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Scottish comedian Susan Calman have been announced as Champions of Pride House Glasgow, which will open its doors for the start of the Commonwealth Games next week. 

Exclusive: Lottery grant payments to governing bodies from UK Sport almost doubled in year to March

By David Owen

Lottery grant payments by UK Sport have increased by 75 per cent on the previous 12 months ©Getty ImagesUK Sport, Britain's elite sport funding body, shared out more than £80 million ($136.8 million/€101.1 million) of Nationl Lottery grant payments in the year ending March 2014, a 75 per cent increase on the previous year.

McIlroy tops leaderboard after Open Championship first round

By Emily Goddard

Rory McIlroy tops the leaderboard after day one of the Open Championship ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy has shot a six under par 66 to secure his place at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Kristoff sprints to Tour de France stage 12 victory

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Kristoff has claimed his first Tour de France stage win ©Getty ImagesNorway's Alexander Kristoff today claimed his first Tour de France stage win with a sprint finish on the 12th leg from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint Etienne.
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