Anthony Joshua cruised to a seventh round victory over Dominic Breazeale in a first world title defence on Saturday night.
K. A. Hiruni Perera of Harischandra National School Negombo proved to be the top swimmer at the 43rd Schools Age Group Aquatic Championships when proceedings ended on day two of the four-day championship at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool.
The opening day’s proceedings of the four-day 43rd Sri Lanka Schools Age Group Aquatic Championships conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Sports Association (SLSASA) which got underway at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool on Thursday saw eight new records being established in the evening session.
Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko admitted on Saturday that the country’s athletes’ Olympic hopes are over following a decision made by the IAAF and supported by the IOC.
Britain’s Simon Yates has been given a four-month ban that will see him miss the Tour de France after he failed a drugs test in March, the International Cycling Union said Friday.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix here on Saturday in 9.88sec, notching the second fastest time in the world this year as the Rio de Janeiro Olympics beckon.
Britain’s reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome grabbed the overall lead of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday after racing to victory in the fifth stage.
Jamaican Olympic relay gold medallist Nesta Carter’s “B” sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has returned positive, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Wednesday.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah continued his build-up to the Rio Games by breaking David Moorcroft’s 34-year-old British record in the 3,000 metres at a Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday.
Chris Froome will be backed by a strong team as Sky bid for a fifth win in six years at the Criterium du Dauphine.
British athletics great Mo Farah will step out on the track for Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham in a far happier frame of mind than the one which forced him to withdraw last year.
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali died on Friday, a family spokesman said in a statement.
Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana ran the second fastest women’s 5,000 metres in history as she missed out on the world record by just over a second at the Rome Diamond League on Thursday.
Justin Gatlin led wire-to-wire to capture the 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic as Kendra Harrison delivered the biggest surprise with the fastest women’s 100m hurdles in 28 years.
British track star Mo Farah kept his long-distance winning streak alive by capturing the men’s 10,000 metre race at the 2016 Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field on Friday night.
Colombian Esteban Chaves moved close to his maiden grand tour title in the Giro d’Italia when he snatched the overall leader’s pink jersey off Steven Kruijswijk’s shoulders after the Dutchman crashed on the 19th stage won solo by Vincenzo Nibali on Friday.
Norway’s Alexander Kristoff won the seventh and penultimate stage of the Tour of California as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey to stay on course for victory in the overall standings.
Australia’s Rohan Dennis won Friday’s sixth stage time trial in the Tour of California while France’s Julian Alaphilippe finished eighth to retain his grip on the overall lead.
Usain Bolt won the 100 metres at the Czech Golden Spike event in 9.98 seconds on Friday, in his second race this season in the run-up to August’s Rio Olympics.
Athletics could have its greatest show ever at the Rio Olympics but that would do little to resolve the many problems facing the scandal-plagued sport, world 400 metres record holder Michael Johnson told Reuters.