China`s Liu Xiang `preparing` to retire, says coach
China`s Liu Xiang `preparing` to retire, says coach

China`s greatest track and field athlete Liu Xiang is "preparing" to retire, his coach said, with reports Friday saying the Athens 2004 gold medal winner will declare his career over on Tuesday.

Sally Pearson, Jared Tallent lead Australia team for worlds
Sally Pearson, Jared Tallent lead Australia team for worlds

World medallists Sally Pearson, Kim Mickle and Jared Tallent headline Australia`s 26-strong track and field team named on Thursday for the world championships in Beijing in August.

Mo Farah kicks off season in Doha
Mo Farah kicks off season in Doha

British double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will open his Diamond League campaign in Doha on May 15, organisers said Tuesday.

Dutee Chand allowed to take part in Asian Championships in June

Promising Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand got a massive shot in the arm after the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland specifically allowed her to take part in the Asian Championships, pending a final decision on her appeal against IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy. Dutee has been given the go ahead only for the June event in China and will have to sit out of other continental or international events.

Japanese Yoshihide Kiryu is fastest Asian runner
Japanese Yoshihide Kiryu is fastest Asian runner

Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the World junior bronze medallist, has clocked a wind-assisted 9.87-second victory at the Texas Relays athletics tournament in Austin, becoming the fastest Asian sprinter under any conditions.

 Ethiopia`s Birhanu Legese wins Berlin half marathon
Ethiopia`s Birhanu Legese wins Berlin half marathon

Ethiopia`s Birhanu Legese won the Berlin half marathon on Sunday as African runners dominated the top ten finishers in the men`s race.

Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby drowns
Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby drowns

Canadian Olympic athlete Daundre Barnaby drowned while swimming in the ocean on Friday during a training camp at the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, Athletics Canada said in a statement.

Nike sign Justin Gatlin but won't add Tyson Gay
Nike sign Justin Gatlin but won't add Tyson Gay

Nike have no plans to add Tyson Gay to their stable of athletes, the company said on Wednesday, after it agreed to a new sponsorship deal with another disgraced American sprinter, Justin Gatlin.

All Malaysian athletes to have dope test before SEA Games
All Malaysian athletes to have dope test before SEA Games

All Malaysian athletes taking part in Southeast Asian Games in June will have undergone a doping test before arriving in Singapore, the country`s sports minister said.

Modest return for triple jumper Teddy Tamgho
Modest return for triple jumper Teddy Tamgho

World champion triple jumper Teddy Tamgho made a modest return to competition on Saturday jumping 16.78 metres in his first event after serving a one-year ban for a doping offence.

Triple jumper Teddy Tamgho set for return
Triple jumper Teddy Tamgho set for return

World champion triple jumper Teddy Tamgho is to return to competition on Saturday after serving a one-year ban for a doping offence, his agent said on Monday.

Marvin Bracy, Tianna Bartoletta defend 60m national titles
Marvin Bracy, Tianna Bartoletta defend 60m national titles

Sprinters Marvin Bracy and Tianna Bartoletta successfully defended their crowns by winning the 60 meter events on the final day of the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships Sunday.

Campbell-Brown pulls out of Lausanne meet with injury

A sore hamstring has forced sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown out of the Athletissima Lausanne Diamond League.

Neena improved national record in National Youth Athletics

Kerala race walker, K T Neena proved her mettle once again as she improved her national record and defended her title in 5,000m race walk at the 11th National Youth Athletics here today.

Sally Pearson eyes 100m double at Glasgow Games

Sally Pearson said Sunday she is keen to take on many of the world`s fastest women when she doubles up at this year`s Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Combined king Eaton left gasping in title defence

US combined events master Ashton Eaton was left gasping for air after cruelly failing to better his own world record when retaining his world indoor heptathlon title on Saturday.

Over 700 to take part in first Lavasa Hill Run

The inaugural Lavasa Hill Run, to be held in this hill-city near Pune tomorrow, carrying a total prize money of Rs 8 lakh, has attracted athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia, besides Indian runners.

Lacklustre field for Kolkata Marathon

The seventh edition of the Kolkata Marathon here tomorrow will have a depleted field as India`s top two long distance runners, Preeja Sridharan and Kavita Raut, along with defending champion Binning Lyngkhoi pulled out of the meet.

Omar Farah doing all he can to make Mo proud again

Brother of Olympic hero Mo, Omar Farah has vowed to keep his troubled past behind and improve his relationship with his US-based half brother and make him proud again.

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce named top sports personalities

Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been voted top sporting personalities in Latin America and the Caribbean.