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Olympics: India bows to IOC diktat to prevent Games ouster

The Indian Olympic Association on Sunday agreed to amend its constitution and bar tainted officials from holding office, as demanded by the world body, to ensure it remains part of the Games movement. A special IOA meeting in New Delhi decided to elect new office-bearers on February 9, while keeping president Abhay Singh Chautala and secretary-general Lalit Bhanot out of the election process.

Rugby Union: New Zealand on top at Dubai Sevens

Favourites New Zealand coasted into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Rugby Sevens on Friday, as they looked to follow up on their win at Australia's Gold Coast in the first of the IRB Sevens World Series. The Kiwis saw off France 24-5 and Portugal 38-0 before hammering the dangerous Kenya 40-0, although there were indications that the east Afrians were saving some energy for Saturday's knockout stages. New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens said of his team's performances: "We've come on and our younger guys are really pushing into the team now.

Rugby Union: Dubai Rugby Sevens results

Results on Friday in the Dubai Rugby Sevens, the second leg of the IRB Sevens World Series: Pool A New Zealand 24 France 5 Kenya 10 Portugal 7 New Zealand 38 Portugal 0 Kenya 14 France 5 France 12 Portugal 19 New Zealand 40 Kenya 0 Pool B Australia 17 Scotland 21 Wales 38 Spain 0 Australia 45 Spain 0 Wales 31 Scotland 19 Scotland 21 Spain 14 Australia 14 Wales 19 Pool C England 47 Canada 7 Fiji 36 United States 5

Badminton: Chinese favourites claims three China Open titles

China's top singles players Chen Long and Li Xuerui swept to victory Sunday for a second year at the Victor China Open championships, with women's pairs Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang winning their third straight title. Second-seeded men's singles player Chen Long overcame a tough challenge from Wang Zhengming 19-21, 21-8, 21-14 to win his third China Open in four years. It is his third Super Series victory of the year.

Athletics: Kiwi Adams shortlisted for woman athlete of the year

New Zealand's record-breaking shot putter Valerie Adams was one of three women shortlisted for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) female athlete of the year on Tuesday. The 28-year-old two-time Olympic champion won a record fourth shot world outdoor title in August in Moscow.

Swimming: Le Clos leads way as records sink in Singapore

South Africa's Chad Le Clos shattered his own 200m butterfly shortcourse world record in Singapore Tuesday as Australia twice powered to new marks in the mixed 4x50m medley relay. Under stormy skies, the world and Olympic champion produced a lightning swim to touch in 1min 48.56sec, nearly half-a-second under his record set in August and five seconds ahead of the pack. The 21-year-old later added 50m butterfly gold to extend his lead in the overall standings with just two stops left in the eight-leg series after Singapore.

Squash: World championship results -- collated

Results from world squash championships at Manchester on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 3rd rd Daryl Selby (ENG x13) bt Karim Darwish (EGY x5) 4-11,11- 9, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8 Gregory Gaultier (FRA x2) bt Tarek Momen (EGY x10) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 James Willstrop (ENG x3) bt Borja Golan (ESP x9) 11-4, 11- 8, 11-6 Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY x6) bt Simon Rosner (GER x12) 11-1, 11-9, 11-7 Ramy Ashour (EGY x1) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS x14) 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10 Nick Matthew (ENG x4) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY x11) 11-4, 11-7, 11-13, 11-4

Squash: Greedy Willstrop eyes world title and new arrival

James Willstrop, who reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships with a straight games win over Borja Golan on Wednesday, is seeking to become a father and a world champion simultaneously. Even though the former world number one from England felt impelled to leap into a car and drive 70 miles back to his Yorkshire home just minutes after a 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 win over the ninth seeded Spaniard, he reckoned both remain possible this week.

Squash: Greedy Willstrop eyes world title and new arrival

James Willstrop, who reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships with a straight games win over Borja Golan on Wednesday, is seeking to become a father and a world champion simultaneously. Even though the former world number one from England felt impelled to leap into a car and drive 70 miles back to his Yorkshire home just minutes after a 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 win over the ninth seeded Spaniard, he reckoned both remain possible this week.

Squash: Greedy Willstrop eyes world title and new arrival

James Willstrop, who reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships with a straight games win over Borja Golan on Wednesday, is seeking to become a father and a world champion simultaneously. Even though the former world number one from England felt impelled to leap into a car and drive 70 miles back to his Yorkshire home just minutes after a 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 win over the ninth seeded Spaniard, he reckoned both remain possible this week.
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