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Doping

As the US Anti-Doping Agency prepares to present its case against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, the sport faces a crucial test of its credibility.

TV3 wins rights to Rugby World Cup 2015

TV3 has won the rights to broadcast live coverage of all 48 matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it was confirmed this morning. The announcement was made by both TV3 and Rugby World Cup Limited at a press conference in Dublin. Under the terms of the deal, TV3 will manage the broadcast of live coverage of all 48 matches and will also deliver a TV, digital and mobile highlights offering.

Defeats can make Bayern better, says Guardiola

Two consecutive league defeats, including a 3-0 home demolition by Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, will help Bayern focus ahead of their German Cup semi-final against Kaiserslautern on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said. The Spaniard has been criticised for taking his foot off the gas and rotating too much after clinching the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare.

Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final against Barcelona with injury

Cristiano Ronaldo is out of Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona. The top scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League this season has sat out Real Madrid's last two matches after developing knee and thigh muscle problems in his left leg and was ruled out after being unable to train on Tuesday.

French Open increase in prize money pot to £20.6m

The French Open will pay prize money of more than 25m euros (£20.6m) this year, with the singles champions each receiving 1.65m euros (£1.36m). That is an increase of 150,000 euros on the cheques picked up by champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams last year and an overall increase of three million euros. The biggest increases have come for those losing in the early rounds.

Domenicali resigns as Ferrari boss

Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal with immediate effect after the team's poor start to 2014. Ferrari's struggles this year have been the subject of intense scrutiny with two world champions, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, at the helm for the first time since the 1950s, while problems with the F14 T were acknowledged by Domenicali himself at the start of April.

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