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By Mike RowbottomWith their central figure of Luciana Aymar, eight-times World Player of the Year, only half fit because of injury, Argentina's women succumbed once again at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague to the team which beat them in the London 2012 Games final, The Netherlands.
By Mike RowbottomAshton Eaton became the first victorious decathlete at an Diamond League meeting tonight as he earned victory in the 400 metres hurdles at the fifth of the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) 14 circuit events at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo - where United States team-mate Allyson Felix won the 200m on her debut in the Norwegian capital.
By Mike RowbottomFriday's men's semi-final between England and the Netherlands in the Hockey World Cup in The Hague has been brought forward so as not to clash with the Dutch football team's first match at the World Cup finals in Brazil against the holders, Spain.
By Mike RowbottomThe Netherlands, women's Olympic champions at London 2012, made sure of their advance to the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in The Hague with a 3-0 win over South Korea.
By Mike RowbottomAleksander Lesun earned his second gold at the modern pentathlon World Cup final in Sarasota as he and his Russian team-mate Ekaterina Khuraskina won the mixed relay.
By Mike RowbottomAleksander Lesun dominated modern pentathlon's World Cup final in Sarasota rom start to finish to add a gold medal to the world bronze he won last year.
By Mike RowbottomDavid Rudisha, the world 800 metres record holder, and Ezekiel Kemboi, the double Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion, have been given wild cards to compete for Kenya at next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - but there will be no place for double world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop.
By Mike RowbottomArgentina's women continued to set the pace in their group at the halfway point of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague thanks to a 3-0 win over EuroHockey champions Germany - but they lost the services of the women widely recognised as the outstanding female player of all time, Luciana Aymar.
By Mike RowbottomOktawia Nowacka of Poland maintained her outstanding run of form this season by winning the Modern Pentathlon World Cup final at the Lakewood Ranch Polo Club in Sarasota-Bradenton.
By Mike RowbottomQatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim was the stand-out performer in today's Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea in Rome - as he won a stellar high jump competition with an effort of 2.41 metres, adding a centimetre to his Asian record and equalled the Diamond League and outdoor world 2014 best.
By Mike RowbottomLaura Asadauskaite, the reigning Olympic and world modern pentathlon champion and world number one, will aim to add another title to her illustrious record today as she seeks the World Cup title at the Lakewood Ranch Polo Club in Sarasota-Bradenton.
By Mike RowbottomJustin Gatlin, the former Olympic 100 metres champion who returned to the sport in 2010 after serving a four-year doping ban, has said he is surprised his former United States relay team mate Tyson Gay has been allowed back into the sport just a year after testing positive for a banned steroid.
By Mike RowbottomTyson Gay's reduced doping ban, which will enable him to return to action on July 3 just over a year after testing positive for a banned steroid, is fully in line with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.
By Mike RowbottomRussian bobsledder Nikolay Khrenkov, who competed at the Sochi Olympics in February, has died in a car accident, the Russian Ministry of Sport announced today.
By Mike RowbottomIvo Ferriani will serve a further four years as President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) after receiving a huge majority vote at the FIBT conference in Monaco.