September 20, 2018

WADA votes to reinstate Russia’s anti-doping agency – RIA citing source

Most members of the World Anti-Doping Agency voted to reinstate Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA, Russian news agency RIA reported, citing a source.
September 20, 2018

Boks release duo to English clubs ahead of Australia showdown

South Africa will be without fullback Willie le Roux and loose-forward Francois Louw for the Rugby Championship clash against Australia in Port Elizabeth on Sept. 29 after the pair were released to their English clubs.
September 20, 2018

Dembele, Messi partnership fuelling Barca goal rush

Lionel Messi's blossoming partnership with electric winger Ousmane Dembele has helped Barcelona to four straight wins at the start of the Liga season and the pair will be gunning for more goals at home to fellow Catalan side Girona on Sunday.
September 19, 2018

U.S. Open champ Osaka eases to victory on return to action in Tokyo

Japan's Naomi Osaka cruised to victory in her first match since lifting the U.S. Open title, beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-1 in the last-16 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday.
September 19, 2018

Broad gets Root backing for Sri Lanka test tour

England captain Joe Root has given his backing for seamer Stuart Broad to be included in the test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka amid speculation that the new-ball bowler could be dropped.
September 19, 2018

WADA vice-president to vote against Russia reinstatement

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice-president Linda Helleland has said she will oppose a proposal to reinstate the Russian agency RUSADA if it comes to a vote at a meeting in the Seychelles on Thursday.
September 19, 2018

Factbox – WADA gets ready to make ruling on Russian compliance

An explainer ahead of the World Anti-Doping Agency's executive board meeting in Seychelles on Thursday where it will review the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) efforts to bring about a reinstatement.
September 19, 2018

USOC must do more to help retiring athletes – Phelps

American swimmer Michael Phelps says the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) should do more to help Olympians transitioning into retirement, saying they are all too often "brushed aside" as the focus shifts to the next generation of talent.
September 19, 2018

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Games bid

The two Koreas have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday following a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
September 19, 2018

No mountain too high for improving Liverpool – Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes his players have proved there is "no mountain they cannot climb" after stepping up a level to clinch a dramatic victory over Paris St Germain at Anfield.
September 19, 2018

Juve’s Costa gets four-match suspension for spitting

Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been suspended for four Serie A matches after spitting at Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco during Sunday's game, the Italian league has said.
September 18, 2018

Liverpool manager Klopp hails Sturridge’s impressive return

Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool career seemed to be heading for a premature end last season but the striker showed on Tuesday he may yet have an important role after taking his chance during a rare start in the Champions League win over Paris St Germain.