Rio Olympics

Olympic champ Simone Biles returning to competition for U.S. Classic

INDIANAPOLIS -- Simone Biles is ready to let the world in on her comeback.<p>The reigning Olympic champion gymnast will return to competition for the …

Simone Biles

Why Are We Obsessed With Hima Das’ and PV Sindhu’s Caste?

The moment you type Hima Das on Google, the second search recommendation is ‘Hima Das caste’, followed by ‘Hima Das athlete’, ‘Hima Das interview’, …

India

Report: LeBron to skip Team USA minicamp

Newly minted Los Angeles Laker LeBron James will not participate in Team USA's minicamp from July 25-27 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN's Dave …

Basketball

2018 U.S. Nationals Previews: All Eyes on Grothe in 400 Free

Though he previously represented Italy, Florida’s <b>Mitch D’Arrigo</b> officially started swimming for the USA last summer and is now competing for spots on …

Swimming

Lessons from the World Cup — and a countdown to the women’s 2019 tournament

The World Cup is over, but don’t be sad. Because there’s another one coming in just 11 months.<p>The 2019 Women’s World Cup will begin June 7 in France. …

Soccer

How Lalita Babar, India’s steeplechase record holder, got back on track

India's 3000m steeplechase record holder took a break from sport to get married last year. She speaks about her struggles while returning to training.<p>…

Los Angeles

Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: From captain Rani Rampal to goalkeeper Savita Punia, meet Indian team for tournament

Meet the Indian women’s hockey team as they open their campaign on 21 July against Olympic Champions England at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, …

Asia Cup

Black Ferns Sevens want to keep foot on throat of Aussie rivals at Sevens World Cup

New Zealand want to keep their foot on the throat of the Australia women's rugby sevens team when the two powerhouses line up for the World Cup in …

Sport (New Zealand)

Martyn Rooney to use World Cup frustration to fuel bid for historic European title hat-trick

Martyn Rooney has vowed to use relay heartbreak to fuel his bid for an historic third straight European title.<p>The Croydon quarter-miler was left …

Sport (UK)

Regan rows in two bronze-winning U.S. crews

Emily Regan of Buffalo rowed on U.S. crews that captured two bronze medals Sunday in the World Rowing Cup III regatta on the Rotsee in Lucerne …

Michigan State University

Simone Biles Officially Set To Compete In All-Around At U.S. Classic Next Week

<i>Simone Biles waves to the crowd after competing in the floor exercise final at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Aug. 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.</i><p>It’s …

Team USA

TEAMS UNVEILED FOR HISTORIC EUROPEAN GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Players from 15 countries will compete for medals on behalf of their nations in the inaugural European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles after …

Ladies European Tour

Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin split after three years

'We have decided to end our relationship and go our separate ways': Swimming's golden couple Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin split after three years …

Swimming

Rowing: Mahe Drysdale and Robbie Manson set for epic World Cup showdown

We have a showdown.<p>Sunday at 10pm (NZ time) two-time Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale and World Record holder Robbie Manson will face off in the …

Sport (New Zealand)

Beaugrand shocks at WTS Hamburg

Cassandre Beaugrand of France smashes field with a 15:48 run in upset win at Hamburg.

Swimming

Fit to Ride

We train our horses to be fit for their sport – but what about rider fitness? As fitness physio for the Australian eventing riders training for the …

Eventing

Holly Bradshaw wins pole vault as Britain sit fifth in Athletics World Cup

Holly Bradshaw cleared 4.75m in the women’s pole vault to give Britain its first victory in the Athletics World Cup, a new eight-team event at the London Stadium. The captain Lorraine Ugen then posted 6.86m to gain a second home victory in the long jump, but at the end of first day Britain were in …

Athletics

Oakland Hills Country Club's South course to close for nearly two years to undergo significant Gil Hanse restoration

Oakland Hills Country Club's South course will be the latest to undergo a significant renovation by Gil Hanse's design team, a news release confirmed …

Golf

Mark Reason: French punks against the Croatian master race in World Cup final

<b>OPINION</b>: Lorde and Sean Fitzpatrick are a little bit Croat and, who knows, maybe even Jacinda Ardern is now claiming a stream of red and white …

Sport (New Zealand)

China's Feng keeps on inspiring the Shanshans of the world

When Feng Shanshan became the first golfer from mainland China to earn her LPGA Tour card in 2008, she set a goal for herself: spend the next 10 …

Golf

Christian Coleman edges Ronnie Baker, Noah Lyles in Rabat 100m (video)

Who is currently the world’s fastest man? <b>Christian Coleman</b> staked another claim Friday, but just barely.<p>Coleman won a Diamond League 100m in Rabat in …

Winter Olympics

The Coach Who Can Explain Croatia’s World Cup Success

Ratko Rudic is a water-polo legend. He also happens to be Croatian. We asked the coach who led Croatia to an Olympic gold medal for his thoughts about the World Cup final.<p>MOSCOW—The World Cup final on Sunday against France is the single most important athletic event in the history of Croatia. And …

European News

British Fencing: Crowdfunding appeal for Tokyo 2020 raises just £170 in first month

<b>The future of British fencing has never looked "so bleak" after it emerged a crowdfunding bid has raised just £170, says British Fencing's chief executive.</b><p>The sport was one of five to have UK Sport funding removed in December 2016, having got £4.2m for the Rio Olympics.<p>And British Fencing's …

Fencing

Diamond League: Coleman wins 100m upon return from injury

American Christian Coleman signalled a return to form and fitness by edging out compatriots Ronnie Baker and Noah Lyles to win a thrilling Diamond …

Sports (India)

Why Rio de Janeiro Is Making Plastic Straws Illegal

Rio de Janeiro’s famous coastline is known around the world for its incredible beauty, yet a growing problem is tarnishing its iconic image: plastic …

Pollution

Paris glory, now Blitzboks target San Francisco

CAPE TOWN – While Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell believes their momentum from winning back-to-back World Sevens Series titles might be lost, it’s …

Sport (South Africa)

USA Track & Field - Team USATF prepares for eight-nation battle at Athletics World Cup

LONDON -- Led by established Olympic athletes and anchored by emerging collegiate talent, Team USATF looks to dominate the first ever Athletics World …

USATF

Norris is U20 World Champion

A rising sophomore at LSU, Jake Norris of Great Britain was crowned the 2018 IAAF U20 World Champion in the hammer throw on Friday.

Great Britain

Story Highlights

• Croatia to play France in World Cup final<br>• Country of four million competing in its first final<br>• Final to be played July 15, 16:00 BST<p><b>(CNN) —</b> On the morning after the night before, eyes learning to refocus again after giddily celebrating Croatia reaching a first World Cup final, Anita Sambol jumped …

Soccer

NBA notebook: Wolves' owner says Butler nixed max extension

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler has turned down the team's four-year, $110 million max-level extension offer, owner Glen Taylor said on Friday.<p>Appearing on ESPN 1500 Twin Cities radio, Taylor described the exchange between the two sides as cordial, but noted that Butler and his …

NBA