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Michael Phelps "deeply sorry" after arrest for drink driving

By Zjan Shirinian

It is the second time Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence ©Getty ImagesMichael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, has been arrested for driving under the influence.

FIFA to press ahead with artificial turf for Women’s World Cup despite threat of lawsuit

By Gary Anderson

FIFA Women's World Cup organisers are facing a lawsuit over the use of artificial turf at Canada 2015 ©Getty ImagesFIFA is set to press ahead with plans to use artificial turf for next year's Women's World Cup in Canada, despite a number of the top players in the game threatening to launch a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination.

Exclusive: Support from Sheikh Ahmad and Incheon 2014 success has boosted Tokyo 2020 bid, claim WBSC

By Nick Butler in the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Success at Incheon 2014 has been hailed as a major boost for baseball in its Olympic dream ©Getty ImagesExcitement, full stadia and media interest at the Asian Games, along with an endorsement from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President, have boosted baseball and softball as the sports bid for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, according to their world governing body. 

Serie A launches match-fixing educational tour in Milan

By Gary Anderson

Serie A and Sportradar have launched the first of a series of workshops aimed at educating young players on the dangers of match-fixing ©SportradarSerie A has launched its national integrity tour aimed at tackling match-fixing, with youth teams from AC Milan and Inter Milan taking part in an educational workshop at the league's head offices.

ISU asks for synchronised figure skating and mass start speed race to be added to Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

A speed skating mass start could join synchronised figure skating at Pyeongchang 2018 if the International Skating Union gets its way ©Getty ImagesSynchronised figure skating and a mass start long-track speed skating event could both be added to the programme for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games if the International Skating Union (ISU) gets its way.

FIFA player insurance scheme renewed until 2018

By David Owen

The Club Protection Programme has bene renewed for four years by FIFA's ruling Executive Committee ©Getty ImagesFIFA's ruling Executive Committee has approved the renewal of the Club Protection Programme (CPP) - the scheme designed to remove a longstanding bone of contention by compensating clubs when players they employ are injured on international duty - for a further four years.

Five nations advance to second round of Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

The Belgium team celebrate after beating Puerto Rico and securing their passage into the second round ©Getty ImagesBulgaria, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Belgium and Azerbaijan all claimed their place in the second round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship as the Pool stage concluded in Italy. 

Hosts Portugal shock top seeds Germany to win men's European Team Table Tennis Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Marcos Freitas led from the front by winning both of his finals matches against German opponents ©AFP/Getty ImagesPortugal's men have made history by winning the TMS 2014 European Team Table Tennis Championships on home soil for the first time.

Hosts Turkey secure last-eight spot at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Daniel Etchells

Turkey are performing well as the host nation ©Getty ImagesHosts Turkey won for the second day in a row at the International Basketball Federation World Championship for Women to clinch top spot in Group B and a place in the quarter-finals.
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