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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.

Olivier Giroud scanned on Tuesday to determine length of foot injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Olivier Giroud is facing a long spell on the sidelines with the ankle injury he sustained the injury in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Everton. As as exclusively revealed in Telegraph Sport on Monday, Giroud could be out for at least three months if scans confirm a break that would force the club in to a late transfer window dash for a new striker.

Berlin to unveil Olympic Games concept

Berlin, which last hosted the Olympics in 1936, will unveil its concept for the 2024 Games on Sept. 1 and will follow up with a city referendum as Germany has still to decide on a bid between Hamburg and the capital for those Games or 2028. "We will answer the questionnaire of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and then we will unveil our concept on Sept. 1," outgoing Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit told reporters on Tuesday.

Rugby 2015 World Cup bases decided

The bases for all of the teams competing at next year’s 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales have been completed. Joe Schmidt’s Irish side will move venues between each fixture, making use of Celtic Manor in Newport, the FA’s centre of excellence St George’s Park, Surrey Sports Park and the Sport Wales National Centre.

Lampard announces retirement from international football

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football. The 36-year-old midfielder has called time on his England career which has spanned 15 years and earned him 106 caps. Lampard said in a statement released by his management company: “I have taken the decision to retire from international football. It has been a very tough decision for me to make which is why I have given it so much thought since the World Cup.”

US Open 2014: Maria Sharapova recovers from slow start to progress

Maria Sharapova recovered from a slow start to defeat fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko and reach the second round of the US Open. It was a potentially tough draw for Sharapova given Kirilenko was ranked in the top 10 last year before injury problems struck. She did not play for the first three months of this season and has won only two matches all year, tumbling to 113th in the rankings.

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