Switzerland’s nine-times world champion Nino Schurter won a test of nerve to claim gold in the men’s cross country event at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Cup in Les Gets, France.
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Britain inflict first defeat on Germany's men's eight since Rio 2016 at World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam
Germany’s men’s eight crew, world and European champions Germany, lost their first race since the 2016 Olympic Games today as they were beaten by the nation who had earned gold in Rio de Janeiro, Britain, at the third and final World Rowing Cup of the season in Rotterdam.
The United States, bronze medallists in the inaugural International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men’s Nations League last year, will take either gold or silver this season having beaten Olympic champions Brazil in the semi-final.
Morocco maintained its position at the top of the medals table after day two at the African Karate Federation (UFAK) Senior and Junior Championships in Gaborone in Botswana.
Sifan Hassan produced a stupendous final lap in the women’s mile here to finish in 4min 12.33sec – thus breaking the 23-year-old world record of 4:12.56 held by Russia’s 1996 Olympic 800 metres and 1,500m champion Svetlana Masterkova.
As athletes train under sheer blue sky in warm and humid conditions before tomorrow's ninth stage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League series, some will be aware of an additional responsibility.
The Isle of Man is setting the pace at the Island Games in Gibraltar.
France arrived at the fourth stop of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 Women’s Series in Ekaterinburg with something to prove, having been surprisingly beaten in the semi-finals at the last leg on their home turf of Poitiers at the weekend.
Defending champions Ukraine continued to make ominous progress at the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup in Seville as they won their second match today, 10-0 against the Spanish hosts.
Annemiek van Vleuten of The Netherlands, favoured to retain her overall title in the women’s Giro d’Italia - or Giro Rosa - took a significant step today as victory in stage five earned her the pink leader’s jersey.
Kim Rhode of the United States, who had to settle for the silver medal in the mixed skeet event at the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Championship in Italy on Sunday (July 7), is challenging strongly for gold in the women’s skeet after finishing second on the first day of qualifying.
World Rugby’s 2018 global testing programme uncovered four anti-doping rule violations, the international governing body has announced.
Defending champions Russia beat Spain 3-2 to win the opening women’s Euro Beach Soccer League of the season at Nazaré in Portugal in what was an action replay of last year’s final.
Tunisia, 1-0 down to Ghana in their Africa Cup of Nations round-of-16 match until a 91st-minute own goal gave them the equaliser, advanced to a quarter-final against Ivory Coast after a penalty shootout on a night of high drama in Egypt’s Ismailia Stadium.
England got off to a fine start in the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup as a hat-trick from David Porcher helped them beat Germany 5-2 in their opening Group A match in Spain.