Britain’s flagship men’s boat, an eight stuffed with Olympic and world champions, suffered a shock defeat in today’s heats of the European Rowing Championships in Poznan and must contest a repechage in order to progress in a competition where the 50-strong British team was expected to dominate.
International Boxing Association (AIBA) Pro Boxing Matches are set to begin tomorrow, with four under 60kg lightweight bouts taking place in the Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent.
Sepp Blatter today won the right to extend his reign as FIFA President for another four years, beating his sole remaining challenger Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer were among the third-round winners today at the French Open.
Italy's Fabio Aru launched a tenacious late sole breakaway to win stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia and trim Alberto Contador's stranglehold on the overall standings by 38 seconds.
The matter of Sepp Blatter’s immediate future as President of FIFA faded briefly into the background in Zurich here today, eclipsed by a potentially historic handshake between Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association, and Ofer Enei, his Israeli counterpart.
An anonymous bomb threat failed to disrupt the FIFA Congress here today.
Sergey Bubka has given his first indication that he fears he will not beat Sebastian Coe in the election to replace Lamine Diack as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
World Rugby's ruling Council has reinstated the Royal Moroccan Rugby Federation (FRMR) and the Hellenic Rugby Federation (HRF) as full member unions following periods of suspension.
A fourth World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event of the season gets underway tomorrow in Sao Paulo, which will be the first competition of its kind to be held in South America.
British Fencing’s Elite Training Centre has been formally opened by the British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale.
Grainger makes competitive return in Poznan as Britain seeks opening flourish at European Rowing Championships
Great Britain, contesting its first international regatta of 2015, is providing the largest number of competitors at the European Rowing Championships which get underway tomorrow in Poznan, Poland - and none will be under greater scrutiny than Katherine Grainger, making her first competitive appearance since winning Olympic gold in 2012.
Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert of the BMC Racing team took his second victory at the Giro d'Italia in stage 18 from Melide in Switzerland to Verbania, while Spaniard Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the overall lead with a perfectly-timed attack today.
Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain both booked their place in the third round of the French Open with comfortable victories at Roland Garros in Paris today.
Michel Platini today looked Sepp Blatter in the eye and urged him to resign, amid signs that this week’s dramatic arrests and detailed corruption allegations are helping the campaign of Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, Blatter’s only rival for the FIFA Presidency, to gain a certain amount of traction.