Brett Gosper, chief executive of World Rugby, has predicted the sport is set to embark on a “golden period” with the 2015 World Cup set to begin next week in England, before the rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut next year in Rio de Janeiro.
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Britain’s Jamie Murray and Australia’s John Peers reached the men’s doubles final at the US Open at Flushing Meadows, but heavy rain saw the women’s singles semi-finals postponed until Friday.
Skate Canada have signed a two-year agreement with Bloomex, which will see the company become their official florist.
The UK charity Women in Sport has released a report which they hope will lead to greater participation and engagement among women and girls.
Chris Earle, the former director of sport at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, has begun his new role as the English Football Association’s (FA) Head of Education where he will aim to increase standards of football coaching throughout the country.
Olympic champions Sir Matthew Pinsent and Etienne Stott praise venue ahead of ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
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Brazilian sport ambassadors at the ongoing Fortaleza 2015 Youth School Games have met with many of the 3,850 student-athletes participating in competition across the nine-day event to offer their guidance and support.
Romanian fighters record impressive victories to reach AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships semi-finals
Romania enjoyed success on quarter-final day at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Junior World Boxing Championships as both of their fighters booked semi-final places after recording impressive wins in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez moved into the race leaders red jersey after finishing two seconds clear of Italy’s Fabio Aru on stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, while Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck rode the final kilometres of the route from Luarca to Ermita de Alba to earn the stage win.
Paralympics Ireland have released a specially commissioned video to celebrate the one year to go milestone until Rio 2016.
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ITTF boss meets with Tokyo 2020 President as campaign for Olympic mixed doubles table tennis gathers pace
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert has met with Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori to discuss the prospect of mixed doubles being added to the Olympic programme in the Japanese capital.
Serena Williams is set to meet her sister Venus in the quarter-finals of the US Open as her bid to secure a calendar Grand Slam showed no signs of being derailed after she secured a straight sets victory over her fellow American Madison Keys at Flushing Meadows.
Serbia maintained their winning start to EuroBasket 2015 after securing a dramatic victory over Germany in the final second of a thrilling Group B match at the Berlin Arena.