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  • Kasparov comes out of chess retirement 'kicking and fighting'

    Garry Kasparov, whose genius has left a wide mark on the history of chess, comes out of retirement Monday, either to beat a new generation of players or to...

  • Yang takes 20-km walk gold

    Yang Jiayu raced to gold in a thrilling finish to the 20-km walk at the World athletics Championships Sunday but her compatriot Lyu Xiuzhi learned she had...

  • Race walker Diniz is oldest world champion

    Yohann Diniz produced an astonishing solo tour de force to become the oldest man ever to become a world athletics champion at the age of 39 as he won the...

  • McGregor slams sparring partner for walking out

    Conor McGregor hit back at former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi, saying the retired two-time champion was looking for an excuse to leave training camp.

  • Los Angeles poised to take another step toward 2028 Games

    Los Angeles appears poised to take another step toward bringing the 2028 Olympics to the city, despite questions about future costs.

  • Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving

    Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he...

  • Farah into final to keep dream farewell alive

    British track legend Mo Farah sauntered into the 5,000-meter world final Wednesday looking good to sign off his brilliant track championship career with a...

  • Van Niekerk’s golden double on track

    Wayde van Niekerk’s hopes of a golden double remain on course as the newly crowned world 400-meter champion scraped into the final of the 200m Wednesday.

  • Van Niekerk defends world 400m title

    South African Wayde van Niekerk got his bid for an audacious 200/400m double off to a flying start when he defended his one-lap title Tuesday.

  • Hotel says not to blame for athletes’ illness

    The London hotel at the center of an outbreak of sickness that has struck down scores of competitors at the world athletics championships said Tuesday it was...

  • Coe and IAAF behavior ‘inhumane’: Gatlin’s agent

    Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF’s treatment of controversial 100-meter world champion Justin Gatlin is “inhumane” and “unsportsmanlike,” the...

  • Sparring partner slams McGregor

    Former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi says he has no regrets about quitting Conor McGregor’s training camp, describing the mixed martial arts fighter as a...

  • Bowie - from foster child to fame

    Tori Bowie’s dream of one day seeing a sign in her home community saying “welcome to Sand Hill home to Tori Bowie” looks almost certain to be realized after...

  • Van Niekerk cruises into 200-meter semis

    South African athletics star Wayde van Niekerk set out on his bid to win the 200-meter world title in impressive fashion Monday, easing into the semifinals...

  • Kim buries demons to win Women’s British Open

    Kim In-kyung finally put her major heartbreak behind her with a final round 71 and a two-shot victory in the Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns Sunday.

  • Lochte back in pool after 10-month ban

    Ryan Lochte, the world and Olympic champion swimmer whose false story about being robbed at the Rio Olympics brought a 10-month ban, returned to the pool...

  • Lomachenko stops Marriaga, defends belt

    Although Vasyl Lomachenko had battered Miguel Marriaga around the ring for 6 1/2 superlative rounds, the Ukrainian star couldn’t break his Colombian...

  • Gatlin win ‘not the perfect script’: IAAF chief

    Justin Gatlin’s win in the 100 meters at the World Athletics Championships was “not the perfect script,” IAAF President Sebastian Coe said Sunday.

  • Chelimo wins women’s marathon

    Rose Chelimo, a Bahraini who switched allegiance from her Kenyan homeland sprinted away from her former compatriot Edna Kiplagat to win the women’s marathon...

  • ‘Sour taste’ - how Twitter reacted to Bolt’s loss

    Justin Gatlin shrugged off the boos to stun Usain Bolt in the 100-meter final at the world championships Saturday.

  • British media lay into Bolt’s goodbye Gat-crasher

    Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100-meter title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London...

  • NBA MVP Curry fires 74 in pro golf debut

    NBA star Stephen Curry got off to a rocky start but then held his own Thursday in his professional golf debut, shooting a four-over 74 in the first round of...

  • IOC defends stance on Russian doping

    The International Olympic Committee Friday defended its stance on Russia despite being criticized for baulking at calls to ban the country outright from last...

  • Bolt digs in to advance to 100m semis

    Usain Bolt took his first, somewhat stuttering, steps toward what he hopes will be a glorious World Championship farewell Friday when he recovered from a...

  • Finally respected, Klitschko announces retirement

    Wladimir Klitschko ruled the heavyweight scene with a steel glove for more than a decade, yet it was a defeat by Anthony Joshua which ensured the Ukrainian...


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