By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.
RugbyCoach Coetzee wants Boks to find new ways to win
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee says he wants to change the way the Springboks play so they do not rely solely on brute force to win matches.
FootballHazard keen to recover title-winning form for Chelsea
Eden Hazard said he was eager to recapture the form he displayed in Chelsea’s title-winning 2014-15 campaign to help the club recover from the disappointments of last season and bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge.
Formula OneVerstappen draws inspiration from Senna and Prost
Max Verstappen’s rivals may not have been too impressed by his robust defence against Kimi Raikkonen in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix but he is sure it would have got the approval of some of the sport’s legends.
FootballArsenal cannot compete financially with rival clubs – CEO
Arsenal do not have the financial strength to “outgun” Premier League rivals in the transfer market and have to be careful in signing new players, according to the club’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis
FootballManager Klopp sent Sakho back for lack of respect
Mamadou Sakho was sent back from Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the United States because of a lack of respect towards rules but the defender’s actions were not serious enough to warrant more punishment, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.
FootballMan City boss Guardiola confirms interest in Stones and Sane
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is interested in signing Everton’s young centre back John Stones, who has been linked with a 50 million-pounds move to the Etihad Stadium.
TennisDjokovic stands between Murray and second gold
Britain’s Andy Murray, bristling with confidence after ending a three-year wait for another grand slam title at Wimbledon, will seek to make history in Brazil by becoming the first man to win successive Olympic gold medals in men’s singles tennis.
Formula OneLosing Allison won’t affect Ferrari much in the short-term: Vettel
Four-times champion Sebastian Vettel feels the sudden departure of technical director James Allison will not have a major impact on his Ferrari team in the immediate future.
BadmintonLee unfazed by possible last-four clash with Lin
World number one Lee Chong Wei is not ready to dwell on the prospect of facing arch-rival Lin Dan of China in the Rio Olympics semi-finals, after both shuttlers were drawn in the same half for the Games.
Toronto MastersWawrinka into Toronto Masters quarters
Second seed Stan Wawrinka matched his best career result at the Toronto Masters on Thursday after a 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 defeat of American Jack Sock put him into the quarter-finals.
Rio 2016Usain Bolt ready to strike after fitness scare
By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.
Formula Student 2016Moratuwa University’s D-Mora Car wins 3 awards at Formula Student 2016
The D-Mora P 1 race car built by the engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa with the backing of Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) won three awards at the world’s biggest student motorsport competition “Formula Student 2016” held at Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
TennisDjokovic survives test to reach third round in Toronto
Novak Djokovic was given a scare in his North American hardcourt season opener but managed to prevail with a 7-5 7-6(3) victory over Luxembourg’s Gilles Mueller on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup.
Schools cricketA mistimed school cricket reversal
The Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) has reneged on a previous decision – a change of rule that would have effectively made the premier schools’ tournament Under 20 instead of Under 19 – and informed schools that it would conduct the tournament as it has in previous years.
Formula OneRosberg hoping to get back on top in Germany
Nico Rosberg can banish the disappointment of losing to Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in Hungary last weekend by winning in Germany on Sunday and taking back the overall points lead.
Rio OlympicsIAAF confirms ban on Russia’s track and field athletes in Rio
The global governing body for athletics on Wednesday stood behind its ban on Russia’s track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all avenues explored in Moscow’s attempts to get the team readmitted.
FootballGuardiola denies any weighty problems in City squad
Manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports that a small number of Manchester City players turned up for pre-season training overweight but stressed the importance of keeping players fit ahead of the new Premier League season.
FootballShilton no longer views Hart as England’s No 1
Joe Hart’s below-par performances at Euro 2016 mean he should no longer be considered an automatic choice as England’s number one goalkeeper, according to former international great Peter Shilton.
Rio OlympicsChina poised to extend weightlifting dominance
Weightlifting powerhouse China is set to extend its dominance in Rio de Janeiro after topping the medal table at every Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games.
FootballRodriguez staying at Real, Pogba still a target – Zidane
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has ended speculation regarding the future of Colombian international James Rodriguez by confirming the 25-year-old winger will remain at the club.
TennisWawrinka battles past Youzhny in Toronto
Stan Wawrinka survived a thriller against Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, fighting back in both sets to prevail 7-6(3) 7-6(8).The Swiss second seed trailed 5-4 in the first set and had to break Youzhny’s serve to force a tiebreak.
Formula OneRosberg up against it now, says Mansell
Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to run away with the Formula One crown even though he has won five of the last six races and is potentially one of the greatest drivers of all time, says Nigel Mansell.
FootballJuventus sign Higuain for 90 million euros
Juventus have signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for 90 million euros (75.25 million pounds), the third highest transfer fee ever paid.
TennisFederer to miss Olympics and rest of season with knee problem
Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rio Olympics and will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” to prolong his career after knee surgery earlier this year.
BoxingNew dawn for Olympic boxing tournament, same old controversy
Professional boxers will join amateurs in the ring for the first time in Olympic history in Rio but anyone hoping for box-office big-hitters can think again, even with Muhammad Ali in the draw.