Olympics

Just being the best is not enough for defending champion Peaty

REUTERS - Simply being the best is not good enough, says Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty; the Briton wants to increase the gap on his rivals as he defends his titles at the world swimming championships in Budapest.<p>"People say to me I've won the grand slam of swimming, got all the world …

Tom Terrific! Britain's Daley beats Chinese off big tower

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Chinese divers were marvelous. Tom Daley was even better.<p>Banishing the memory of his Rio disappointment, the British diver captured his first individual medal at the world championships since 2009 with a thrilling victory over reigning Olympic champion Chen Aisen on …

Swimming

Michael Phelps vs Shark: 20 questions everyone wants to ask as Olympic Gold takes on Great White

Why is this happening?<p>Michael Phelps says: "I have raced the fastest swimmers on the planet... except for one."<p>Is he... is he referring to a shark?<p>He is! Michael Phelps is in a swimming race against a shark. It's on the Discovery Channel on Monday night at 8pm in the UK<p>So, how fast can a shark …

Michael Phelps

Can Sir Mo Farah's sack race record be broken?

Stephen Wildish is attempting to break the 100m sack race record held by Sir Mo Farah. Will he manage it?

Mo Farah

Top youth volleyball players compete for medals at USA Volleyball HP Championships | Miami Herald

Many of the top youth volleyball players in the United States, and from five countries, were at the Broward County Convention Center on Saturday, …

Sports

World Para Athletics Championships could return to London in 2019 and 2021

A powerful bid to stage the World Para Athletics Championships in Britain in 2019 and 2021, with plans for the World Para Swimming Championships to take place at the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park at the same time as athletics in 2021, is being drawn up with the backing of sponsors and the UK …

Swimming

Heat Sheets Posted for Day One Prelims at FINA World Championships

Photo Courtesy: David Rieder<p><i>Editorial Coverage provided by</i><p>The heat sheets have been posted for the first preliminary session at the 2017 FINA World …

Swimming

Usain Bolt runs 9.95 seconds to win Monaco Diamond League 100m

World Athletics Championships on the BBC<p><b>Venue:</b> London Stadium <b>Dates:</b> 4-13 August<p><b>Coverage:</b> Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online<p>Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran his first sub-10-second time of the year to win the 100m at the Diamond League …

Sports (India)

Walker-Hebborn Drops Individual Races, GBR Without 50/100 Back Men

2016 Olympian <b>Christopher Walker-Hebborn</b> of Great Britain has seen a rough few months recently and it may have contributed to a peculiarity in the …

Swimming

Michael Phelps originally wanted to race a shark without a cage

Michael Phelps has had an “infatuation” with sharks his entire life, and we’ll finally get to see him race one during Shark Week on Sunday.<p>Although the 23-time Olympic gold medalist recently explained what it was like to come face-to-face with a shark underwater while inside a cage, he told Jimmy …

Sports

Venezuela volleyball team goes missing on way to Canberra

The Venezuela women's volleyball team has gone missing on its way to play in a world grand prix tournament in Canberra, leaving officials scratching …

Venezuela

British swimmer Michael Gunning reveals why he chose to represent Jamaica at the World Swimming Championship

Every competitor at the World Swimming Championships this weekend will have their own reasons for wanting success.<p>But few of those on display in …

Sport (UK)

Pavan, Humana-Paredes looking to strike gold on beach volleyball World Tour

Canadians advance to final of Olsztyn Open with win over U.S.<p>The Canadian pair of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes defeated the U.S. in three …

Beach Volleyball

The Open: Final round tee times

Pairings and tee times for the fourth and final round of The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport.

Golf

Tom Daley wins 10m platform gold at Worlds on final dive

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — <b>Chris Froome</b> has virtually sealed a fourth Tour de France victory on the penultimate stage, stamping his authority on the …

Cycling

Zak Skinner does famous Dad proud with fine debut at World Para Athletics Championships

When Zak Skinner finished fourth in the T13 long jump on Saturday, a huge man on the ground-level tier of the stands - greying, mullet-haired and surrounded by a posse of friends - clapped longer and louder than anyone else. It was the former England and Lions rugby union legend Mickey Skinner - …

Rugby World Cup

Obiri, Korir, Manangoi crack world leads in Monaco

Kenyans Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri, Emmanuel Korir and World 1,500m silver medallist Elijah Manangoi on Friday night cracked world …

Track & Field

2017 Worlds Preview: Smith vs Europeans For Silver In Women's 1500

• World Record: 15:25.48, <b>Katie Ledecky</b> (USA), 2015<br>• World Championship Record: 15:25.48, <b>Katie Ledecky</b> (USA), 2015<br>• Defending World Champion: <b>Katie Ledecky</b> …

Katie Ledecky

David Dinsmore finishes sixth in mens platform final at World Championships

<b>BUDAPEST, Hungary –</b> Diving competition at the FINA World Championships wrapped up Saturday as <b>David Dinsmore</b> (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) placed …

Team USA

Daley storms to world title

Daley topped the World podium just hours after he claimed silver in the Mixed 3m Synchro with Grace Reid.<p>After progressing from yesterday’s …

Swimming

Updates: The Pan American Junior Championships

Check back throughout Saturday's action at the Pan American Junior Championships for updates on Milesplit.<p>110m Hurdles Decathalon<p>The Americans …

Track & Field

Wayde, Caster headline strong SA world champs squad

2017-07-22 15:34<p>Akani Simbine and Wayde van Niekerk (Getty Images)<p>Cape Town - A <b>24-member</b> national team has been announced by Athletics South Africa …

IAAF World Championships

Jason Dunkerley wins silver over 1,500m at World Para Athletics Championships

Jason Dunkerley delivered a seasonal best when it mattered most at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.<p>The Ottawa resident won silver in the …

Even without NHL players, USA Hockey officials optimistic about potential Olympic roster

Today’s young American hockey players have grown up believing the dream of playing in the Olympics before turning pro only happens in movies.<p>“I watched ‘Miracle’ and that’s how it used to be,” University of Denver player Troy Terry said. “It was pretty cool. That’s a little different than the …

Ice Hockey

Disappointment for British individual at YR Europeans and exciting result for debutante

It was a day of ups and downs for Britain’s <b>young rider European eventing</b> team on cross-country day at Millstreet, Ireland today (22 July).<p>Dressage …

Horses

World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty preparation 'off the chart'

<b>Olympic champion Adam Peaty says his mental preparation is "off the chart" as he looks to back up his 100m breaststroke gold at Rio 2016 with more success at the World Championships.</b><p>The 22-year-old heads to Budapest, Hungary to defend the 50m and 100m.<p>Peaty's first 100m heat on Sunday will be his …

Big women's 800m in Monaco! Semenya wins, three under 1:56, Ajee' Wilson sets AR in third, 1:55.61, by Stuart Weir

The Herculis Monaco Meeting is one of the highlights of the summer. Part of it is mid July in Monaco, part of it is three weeks from now, the best …

Track & Field

The 2018 Winter Games: Korea's search for legacy, healing — and fans

Print<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From a bird’s-eye view, PyeongChang, the soon-to-be host to thousands converging at the world’s largest sporting …

Summer Olympics

Brilliant McKillop captures another World gold

Michael McKillop eased to his second gold of the World Para Athletics Championship with another supreme performance in London on Saturday …

News (Ireland)

Australian Swim Team ready to race to world at Budapest

The 31-strong Australian Dolphins Swim Team will dive head on into the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest this weekend with confidence they …

Swimming