Asafa Powell fills Usain Bolt`s shoes and targets personal best
Asafa Powell fills Usain Bolt`s shoes and targets personal best

Asafa Powell will attempt to fill the sizeable shoes of injured Jamaican compatriot Usain Bolt in the 100m at Saturday`s Diamond League meet in Paris, still keen on lowering his personal best of 9.72 seconds -- the fifth fastest time ever.

Injury rules Germany`s Sebastian Bayer out of Beijing World Champs
Injury rules Germany`s Sebastian Bayer out of Beijing World Champs

Germany`s former European long-jump champion Sebastian Bayer has been ruled out of August`s world athletics championships in Beijing with a foot injury.

Injured Usain Bolt heads to see 'world`s best doctor'
Injured Usain Bolt heads to see 'world`s best doctor'

Sprint star Usain Bolt is in Munich on Wednesday, seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in a bid to cure his problematic pelvis injury before August`s world athletic championships.

Bondarenko out of Paris meet, Dibaba targets record
Bondarenko out of Paris meet, Dibaba targets record

Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko on Monday pulled out of this weekend`s Paris Diamond League meet where organisers say Genzebe Dibaba is aiming to lower the women`s 5000m world record.

Elaine Thompson upsets Veronica Campbell-Brown for Jamaica's 200m title

Birthday girl Elaine Thompson upset two-time Olympic and world champion Veronica Campell-Brown to win the 200 metres title at Jamaica`s national trials on Sunday.

US athletics championships: Justin Gatlin wins 200 m in 19.57sec
US athletics championships: Justin Gatlin wins 200 m in 19.57sec

Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin clocked a world leading 19.57sec to win the 200m at the US athletics championships on Sunday, lining up a double World Championship challenge in Beijing.

Justin Gatlin powers into 200m final at US championships
Justin Gatlin powers into 200m final at US championships

Justin Gatlin made it look easy Sunday, powering into the final of the 200m at the US championships in 19.90sec.

Usain Bolt withdraws from Jamaican national championship
Usain Bolt withdraws from Jamaican national championship

 Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is not participating in the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Senior Championship.

Justin Gatlin eyes double as 400m win leaves Allyson Felix facing choice
Justin Gatlin eyes double as 400m win leaves Allyson Felix facing choice

Justin Gatlin stayed on course for a sprint double World Championships challenge on Saturday, while Allyson Felix has a choice to make after a storming 400m triumph at the US athletics championships.

Trayvon Bromell poised to take sprint world by storm
Trayvon Bromell poised to take sprint world by storm

The rise of teenaged sprint sensation Trayvon Bromell means US team-mates Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay have more to worry about at the World Championships than Usain Bolt-led Jamaica.

Azerbaijan steeplechase winner fails dope test

Azerbaijani Chaltu Beji`s joy at winning the women`s 3,000 metres steeplechase in the team event at the European Games turned to shame on Saturday after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) announced she had failed a dope test.

Fraser-Pryce, Powell cruise to 100m wins
Fraser-Pryce, Powell cruise to 100m wins

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a world leading time of 10.79 seconds and Asafa Powell equalled his season`s best at 9.84 seconds to win the 100 metre titles at the Jamaica national trials.

Tyson Gay downs Trayvon Bromell, books World Championships return
Tyson Gay downs Trayvon Bromell, books World Championships return

US veteran Tyson Gay won the 100m at the US athletics championships on Friday in 9.87sec to book his first trip to the World Championships since 2009.

Mo Farah back for 5,000m in Lausanne
Mo Farah back for 5,000m in Lausanne

Under-fire double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run in the 5,000m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on July 6 as pressure on his coach Alberto Salazar over alleged doping offences mounts.

Focus on SAI as para-athlete forced out after fire in room: Report
Focus on SAI as para-athlete forced out after fire in room: Report

Another shameful incident took place that included a paralympic sportsperson on Thursday. A wheelchair-bound athlete was asked to vacate her hostel room at the Jawaharlal Nahru stadium after a fire broke out in her room as the officials failed to take any quick steps.

Galen Rupp puts turmoil aside to defend 10,000m title
Galen Rupp puts turmoil aside to defend 10,000m title

Galen Rupp capped a month of turmoil with a seventh straight US national title in the 10,000m on Thursday, punching his athletics World Championships ticket amid doping accusations.

'New faces' overshadow Tyson Gay as US championships kick off
'New faces' overshadow Tyson Gay as US championships kick off

Tyson Gay launched his bid for a first World Championships berth since 2009 on Thursday, but Remontay McClain`s 9.82sec overshadowed the veteran in the 100m heats at the US athletics championships.

Asafa Powell cruises in trials opening 100m heat
Asafa Powell cruises in trials opening 100m heat

Former 100-metre world-record holder Asafa Powell made a strong start and showed top form Thursday in winning his opening-round 100m heat at the Jamaican Athletics Championships.

Athletics, cycling back on the defensive
Athletics, cycling back on the defensive

The spectre of doping was again looming over athletics and cycling on Thursday with a top running coach, a world champion steeplechaser from Spain and a Tour de France-winning cyclist on the defensive.

Alberto Salazar writes open letter, says he believes in 'clean sport and hard work'
Alberto Salazar writes open letter, says he believes in 'clean sport and hard work'

After Mo Farah defended himself in a public statement last Friday, athletics coach Alberto Salazar on Thursday released a lengthy letter saying he believes in "clean sport and hard work and so do my athletes."