Ukraine beat 2010 finalists Turkey at FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

Turkey did not have enough in the locker to beat Ukraine ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeaten 2010 finalists Turkey have lost their second match of the FIBA Basketball World Cup after a tight battle against Ukraine.

Iran stun United States in five thrilling sets at Volleyball World Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Iran beat the United States 17-15 in the decider to make it two wins out of two at the World Championship ©Getty ImagesIran stunned the United States in five thrilling sets of volleyball to win their second game of the Men's World Championship.

Boost for Olympic bid as Women's Baseball World Cup posts good TV figures

By Gary Anderson

Japan have opened their account at the Women's Baseball World Cup with a win over Australia ©WBSCThe Women's Baseball World Cup in Japan has opened up with impressive broadcast figures of the host country's clash with Australia via cable-network TV Asahi while the game was also broadcast globally online through Mexico City-based AYM Sports.

Quintana loses Vuelta a España lead to Contador after heavy fall

By Spencer Brown

Alberto Contador leads the Vuelta after rival Quintana suffered a heavy crash on today's stage ©AFP/Getty ImagesColombian Nairo Quintana plummeted down the rankings after a brutal crash on stage 10 of the Vuelta a España, allowing Spain's Alberto Contador to seize the overall lead.

St Petersburg launch bid for 2022 European Athletics Championships

By Duncan Mackay

St Ptersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesSt Petersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships, it has been announced.

Houdet quietly confident of retaining US Open wheelchair tennis title

By Emily Goddard

Stéphane Houdet is hoping to retain his US Open title this week ©Getty ImagesFrench wheelchair tennis player Stéphane Houdet has said he is confident of retaining his US Open title at the tournament, which is due to get underway at Flushing Meadows in New York City on Thursday (September 4).

Sochi set to host 2015 IWAS World Games

By Duncan Mackay

A team has been visiting Sochi to inspect facilities being proposed for next year's IWAS World Games ©Russian Paralympic CommitteeSochi is in line to host the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games next year following a successful inspection visit to the Russian city which staged this year's Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Scotland's Gallacher gets Ryder Cup nod as Europe captain McGinley names wildcards for Gleneagles

By Gary Anderson

Stephen Gallacher will be the crowd favourite as the Scot was named to the European Ryder Cup team today for Gleneagles ©Getty ImagesStephen Gallacher is sure to get vociferous backing from the home crowds at Gleneagles Golf Club after the Scot was named as one of Europe captain Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks, alongside English duo Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, for the Ryder Cup clash with the United States later this month.

Edmonton 2022 unveils plans for each Commonwealth nation to medal at Games

By Emily Goddard at the Grange St Paul's Hotel in London

Reg Milley has said he would like to see each of the 71 Commonwealth nations winning at least one medal at the 2022 Games ©Getty ImagesEdmonton 2022 has unveiled its vision to see each of the 71 Commonwealth nations and territories securing at least one medal at the Games in eight years' time.
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