WORLD OF SPORT: Peaty takes gold for GB, Cipriani given World Cup boost

Some of the big sport stories around the world today...

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 4th August 2015, 2:16 pm

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty has won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships.

The 20-year-old from Uttoxeter produced a superb finish to beat Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh at the touch in Kazan, Russia. - BBC

In rugby union, England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been handed a huge World Cup boost with the news that a decision on whether he should face a drink-drive charge has been put back until later this autumn.

The 27-year-oldwas arrested in June when his Mercedes was involved in an accident hours after he had scored two tries and been one of the star players in England’s 73-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham - Telegraph

The International Olympic Committee has promised “zero tolerance” of athletes found to have doped, after leaked data allegedly showed that a third of recent medal-winners had recorded potentially suspicious blood tests - Guardian

In cricket, Ian B ell says England’s players are bracing themselves once again for a fierce Australia backlash at Trent Bridge and admits he expects the series to go down “right to the wire” - Daily Express