World Rugby request applications for research funding

By Michael Pavitt

World Rugby are requesting initial concept documents from interested parties ©World RugbyWorld Rugby are inviting submissions for potential funded research projects, as part of their commitment to enhancing player welfare and medical practices in the sport.

Armitstead takes Women's Road World Cup lead after winning Trofeo Alfredo Binda

By Michael Pavitt

Last year's World Cup winner Armitstead claimed victory at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda ©TwitterGreat Britain's Lizzie Armitstead has secured victory at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the second International Cycling Union Women's Road World Cup event of the season, in Cittiglio.

Newly crowned Kamworor joins IAAF President for Athletics World Championships online ticket launch

By Mike Rowbottom

IAAF President Lamine Diack attended the ticket launch at the Beijing National Stadium ©Beijing 2015 LOCKenya's Geoffrey Kamworor, winner of the men's title at yesterday's World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, was guest of honour at the online ticket launch in Beijing for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships the city will host this August.

African champion Jaballah closes Samsun Judo Grand Prix with gold

By Emily Goddard

Faicel Jaballah secured gold in the men's over 100 kilograms competition in Turkey ©IJFAfrican champion Faicel Jaballah has closed the Samsun Judo Grand Prix with a gold medal at the Yaşar Doğu Sports Arena.

Japan earn another shock win to edge closer to Women's Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals

By Liam Morgan

Japan claimed their second win of the tournament with a 2-0 success against Germany ©Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF ImagesSurprise package Japan took a giant step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship as they beat Germany 2-0 to claim their second successive victory at the Malmö Isstadion.

France and Ukraine earn Fencing Grand Prix gold medals

By Michael Pavitt

Nicolas Limbach of Germany won gold in Seoul ©Getty ImagesFrance and Ukraine earned one gold medal apiece in the men's and women's individual competitions at the International Fencing Federation Grand Prix in Seoul, South Korea.

Fiji claim Hong Kong Sevens World Series event title as South Africa maintain overall lead

By Liam Morgan

Fiji claimed victory at the Hong Kong Sevens with a commanding win over defending champions New Zealand ©World RugbyFiji produced an excellent display to beat defending champions New Zealand 33-19 to win the World Sevens Series Hong Kong event.

I wish I could turn back time, admits banned Olympic swimming champion Park

By Liam Morgan

South Korean Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan wishes he could turn back time after he was handed an 18-month doping ban ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan has said he wishes he could "turn back time" after being handed an 18-month doping pan for testing positive for testosterone before the Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

IAAF appeals to CAS over "selective" punishment of six Russian dopers

By Mike Rowbottom

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova pictured after winning the London 2012 3000m Steeplechase title - which she has now forfeited folowing a doping ban that is subject to a further IAAF appeal ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe recent punishments given to six athletes by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) have been criticised as "selective" by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which has now appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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