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United States among nations tipped for success at Women's Wrestling World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Adeline Gray (left) is set to lead the United States' charge for success at the Women's Wrestling World Cup ©UWWThe United States, Mongolia and hosts Russia are among the favourites going into this weekend's United World Wrestling Women's Wrestling World Cup at the Sports and Concerts Complex in St Petersburg.

Watabe earns first Nordic Ski World Cup win of season in Finland

By Michael Pavitt

Akito Watabe earned his first World Cup victory of the season in Lahti, Finland ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapan's Akito Watabe secured his first Nordic Ski World Cup victory of the season in Finnish city Lahti today.

Dukurs wins world skeleton title to crown great season as Yarnold leads women's competition

By Michael Pavitt

Martins Dukurs won his third world title while his brother Tomass secured bronze ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesLatvia's Martins Dukurs held off the challenge of Olympic champion Alexander Tretiakov of Russia to take the World Championship men's skeleton title in Winterberg today. 

India secure Cricket World Cup quarter-final berth after fourth successive win

By Michael Pavitt

Mahendra Singh Dhoni guided India to victory in Perth ©Getty ImagesIndia held off a fightback from the West Indies' bowlers in Perth to record their fourth win of the Cricket World Cup and seal a place in the quarter-finals.

Russia in the medals again as Baku 2015 gymnastics test event comes to end

By Daniel Etchells at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku

The latest Baku 2015 gymnastics test event came to a close today ©Baku 2015Russian gymnasts were regular visitors to the podium once more on the third and final day of the Open Joint Azerbaijan Championship, as the latest Baku 2015 test event came to a close here.

Torneus earns European Indoor long jump title in Prague after 2013 torments in Gothenburg

By Mike Rowbottom

Sweden's Michel torneus celebrates European Indoor gold in the long jump ©Getty ImagesMichel Torneus, denied the European Athletics Indoor title on the home ground of Gothenburg in 2013, secured gold two years at the O2 Arena in Prague with another national record of 8.30 metres.

Turkish two-time European champion has doping ban increased by year after IAAF appeal to CAS

By Mike Rowbottom

Turkey's Nevin Yanit, pictured celebrating victory in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 European Athletics Championships, has had her doping ban increased from two to three years ©AFP/Getty ImagesTurkey's two-time European 100 metres hurdles gold medallist Nevin Yanit has had her two-year doping ban increased by a further year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). 

Napout re-elected CONMEBOL President as Webb set to remain head of CONCACAF

By Emily Goddard

Juan Ángel Napout (right) has been re-elected as CONMEBOL President ©Getty ImagesParaguay's Juan Ángel Napout has been re-elected President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), while the Cayman Islands' Jeffrey Webb is set to be returned unopposed as head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Czech Republic claim first gold of Biathlon World Championships with mixed relay victory

By Emily Goddard

The Czech Republic have claimed gold in the mixed relay at the Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti ©Getty ImagesCzech Republic have claimed the first gold medal of the 2015 International Biathlon Union World Championships with victory in the mixed relay in Kontiolahti, Finland.
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