IAAF dismisses drugs claims as ‘pure guesswork’

Allegations over suspicious blood tests rejected

Where the Tour de France was won and lost

Seconds and minutes changing hands on stages show heaviest blows

A worker checks the chassis of a new truck at the assembly line at the MAN Latinamerica factory in Resende, Rio de Janeiro state, Monday, April 29, 2013. (Dado Galdieri)
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Brazil: Engine trouble

Once a motor of the global economy the country is now the sick man of emerging markets

Mobile phone group EE will broadcast the FA Cup final between Aston Villa, above, and Arsenal live over its 4G network

Top English football clubs lose lustre

Premier League teams struggle to close sale deals

Master of the hardest job in broadcasting

Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s horseracing commentary personified BBC sport

Trade in the beach for an adventure

The thrill of the sea or mountains provides an enriching challenge

Probe called into elite athletics doping

Reports link up to a third of medals to suspicious blood tests

Dominant England edge closer to Ashes

Early nerves on day three are overcome as hosts go 2-1 up

Rome hopes to host Olympics despite chaos

City faces being embarrassed into fixing problems, says bid leader

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan, despite lack of snow

S Korean billionaire eyes Fifa presidency

Chung says football body must look beyond Europe for leadership

Five sporting clashes over race in Australia

Athletes draw ire by waving aboriginal flag or doing war dance

Goodes’ taunts fuel Australia race furore

Government considers referendum on indigenous rights

England seek KO in thrilling cricket brawl

Anderson injury hits home side but Finn’s return pays off

Chime rings note for WPP and Providence

Sorrell and buyout group takes aims at sports marketing company

Fighting talk on winning new audience

The promoter and his son George are finding new ways for fans to view bouts

BT scores strong television growth

60,000 customers added in first-quarter ahead of sports expansion

Providence and WPP in talks on Chime deal

Offer could value sports marketing group at more than £350m

Jews reclaim the Olympic stadium

The continent’s biggest Jewish sports event is taking place in Berlin for the first time

Michel Platini to stand for Fifa presidency

Pledge to restore the ‘dignity’ of football’s world governing body

Sky profits boosted by 1m new customers

Questions remain about impact of BT’s Champions League coverage

France shrugs off the smoking ban

The country that gave us Gitanes may soon enact strict antismoking laws

ITV: channel hopping

ITV’s share price has jumped — it’s time to switch over

Cities need boring bridges not baubles

The new crop of crossings are expensive follies not real infrastructure, writes Edwin Heathcote

Senior official quits over Japan stadium

Kubo’s resignation comes after PM Abe scraps $2bn design

Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

Political opposition leaves US hopes of hosting games uncertain

Reckitt boss remains nicely focused

Results somewhat overshadow those of rival Unilever

GVC launches £1bn bid for Bwin.party

Offer comes after Bwin accepted a bid from 888 Holdings

A reflection on Aim’s 20th anniversary

The junior class learns the lessons of its entry policies

Indian cricketers cleared of charges

Collapse of corruption case seen as setback to lucrative league’s clean-up attempts

Who is the best of cycling’s fast men?

To find out we turned to a ratings system created for chess

When a Tiger no longer burns bright

Great golfer’s decline has a sobering precedent in baseball

Cycling needs time to re-build trust

Mortgages aim to score with athletes

Move aims to overcome tightening of eligibility rules

Visa adds to pressure for Blatter exit

‘No meaningful reform’ possible while Fifa head stays

To boost UK productivity, cancel August

Confessing you have to stay in the office is an admission of wage slavery, says Karina Robinson

Explainer: Flexible Renminbi — 10 years on

China reforms aimed at pushing currency towards reserve status

Johnson takes hard-won Open in play-off

Victory for older guys in a sport of late dominated by young guns

Golf loses touch with new customers

When businesses turn into a caricature, something has gone wrong

Cricket fans get chance to watch a five-day game — golf

England go down to biggest Ashes defeat since days of Bradman