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Paralympics: All Russians banned from Rio Paralympics over 'doping culture'

Russia was kicked out of the Rio Paralympic Games on Sunday over "state-sponsored" doping revealed in an inquiry last month.

"Their medals over morals attitude disgusts me," said International Parlympics Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven as he announced Russia's suspension from the body.

The suspension means that Russia cannot compete in the Rio Paralympics from Sept 7 to Sept 18.


Olympics: Quah Zheng Wen finishes 22nd in 100m backstroke, does not make semis

National swimmer Quah Zheng Wen finished a disappointing 22nd in the heats of the men's 100m backstroke event on Sunday at the Rio Olympics.

The 20-year-old, starting in Lane 8, clocked 54.38sec in Heat 4, and finished seventh of eight. American David Plummer won the heat in 53.19s.

There were 39 participants and only the top 16 advance to the semi-finals at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio.


Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup - a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions.

The "Democracy and Martyrs' Rally" at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the southern edge of Istanbul's peninsula, marks the climax of three weeks of nightly demonstrations by Erdogan's supporters, many wrapped in the red Turkish flag, in squares around the country.

Banners read "You are a gift from God, Erdogan" or "Order us to die and we will do it". But it was also the first time in decades that major opposition parties joined a rally in support of the government in the nation of almost 80 million.


Golf: American Jim Furyk makes history with 58, lowest PGA Tour round ever

Former US Open winner Jim Furyk fired the lowest single round score in PGA Tour history on Sunday by shooting a 58 during the final round of the Travelers Championship.

The 46-year-old American's 12-under round bettered the previous record of 59 which had been shot six times, including by Furyk himself.

"There are a lot of rounds by a lot of great players ahead of me that have never reached 58. So to hold it on the PGA Tour is phenomenal," Furyk said.


Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic fires Manchester United to Community Shield win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his arrival in English football with an 83rd-minute winner as Manchester United edged Leicester City 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday to win the Community Shield.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker had had a quiet game, but he outjumped Wes Morgan to head home Antonio Valencia's cross to earn Jose Mourinho his first piece of silverware as United manager.

Leicester talisman Jamie Vardy had earlier punished an error by Marouane Fellaini to cancel out FA Cup match-winner Jesse Lingard's first-half solo goal for United, who claimed a record-extending 21st Community Shield.