Summer Sports

Teams gear up for Super Saturday at Volleyball World Championship

By Paul Osborne at the Qubus Hotel in Katowice

Teams have taken a rest day to prepare for semi-final action at the Volleyball World Championships ©Getty ImagesAfter a day of much needed rest, players will go to bed tonight dreaming of glory as they get set for a fierce Saturday of semi-final action at the 2014 Volleyball World Championship here in Katowice.

FIFA's Ethics chief expects verdict on World Cup corruption inquiry to be delayed until spring

By Daniel Etchells

Hans-Joachim Eckert the chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee ©Getty ImagesHans-Joachim Eckert, the chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee, has today said a decision in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bidding corruption inquiry is unlikely to be made until next spring.

London's Wembley Stadium to host Euro 2020 final as UEFA pick 13 host cities

By Zjan Shirinian

Wembley Stadium will host the final of the European Championship for a second time in 2020 ©Getty ImagesLondon's Wembley Stadium has been picked as host of the Euro 2020 final and semi-finals, with UEFA choosing the 13 cities that will stage games for the tournament.

Murray vows to stay loyal to Great Britain after online abuse over Scottish independence tweet

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Murray holds aloft a Great Britain flag after winning the mens singles gold medal at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist Andy Murray has vowed to carry on playing for Great Britain despite sparking an angry backlash after declaring support for Scottish independence.

Much Ado About Fencing as Britain take on Germany at Shakespeare's Globe

By Daniel Etchells at The Globe Theatre in London

Britain took on Germany in Beazley International Fencing Challenge match at The Globe Theatre in London ©Getty ImagesA unique international fencing exhibition match, between Great Britain and recently-crowned world champions Germany, has taken place here, on the site of theatre dating to the 16th century built to stage William Shakespeare's plays. 

Hosts Poland and France complete semi-final line-up at Volleyball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Poland celebrates after coming through a five-set thriller with Russia in Łódź ©Getty ImagesHosts Poland created history by becoming the first side ever to win four consecutive five-set matches at the Volleyball World Championships with their victory over Olympic champions Russia to ensure progress to the semi-finals where they will be joined by France, who also came through a five-setter against Iran.

FIBA hail digital success of Basketball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

FIBA has hailed the digital success of this year's Basketball World Cup in Spain ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has hailed the success of the Basketball World Cup in Spain, revealing that the posts on its Facebook page topped more than five million "likes" while more than four million tweets were sent during the 16-day tournament.

Double Dutch delight as Bouwmeester and Heiner take gold at Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Marit Bouwmeester of The Netherlands sealed World Championship gold in the Laser Radial class in Santander ©Getty ImagesThe Netherlands are flying high in Santander as Marit Bouwmeester and Nicholas Heiner claimed the first gold medals of the Sailing World Championships after being crowned world champions in the Laser Radial and Laser classes.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to allow women members in historic ballot

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews have voted to allow women to become members ©Getty ImagesThe Royal and Ancient Golf Club has broken with over two-and-a-half centuries of tradition by allowing women to become members for the first time.
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