Summer Sports

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.

Spain and Russia bounce back as Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships come to an end

By Daniel Etchells

Spain bounced back from a below-par performance in the all-around event ©Getty ImagesSpain and Russia successfully defended their group competition world titles in the five clubs and the three balls and two ribbons respectively, as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships drew to a close in Izmir.

Europe complete Ryder Cup hat-trick

By Daniel Etchells

Paul McGinley couldn't hide his delight after Europe retained the Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesEurope have retained the Ryder Cup after a 16½-11½ victory over the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Poland's Kwiatkowski wins men's crown as Road Cycling World Championships come to an end

By Daniel Etchells

Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates as he crosses the finish line ©Getty Images Poland's Michał Kwiatkowski has claimed the men's road race title on the final day of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in Ponferrada.

Jebet regains gold after controversial 3,000m steeplechase disqualification at Asian Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon 

Ruth Jebet collects her gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase ©Getty ImagesRuth Jebet was finally able to collect her gold medal after winning the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase in last night's athletics competition here at the Asian Games, only to have it taken away from her.

Kenyan Kimetto breaks marathon world record in Berlin

By Emily Goddard

Dennis Kimetto has clocked a world record 02:02:57 to win the Berlin Marathon ©Getty ImagesDennis Kimetto has smashed the marathon world record and become the first athlete to complete the distance in less than two hours and three minutes by clocking a time of 2 hours 02min 57sec at the Berlin Marathon.
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