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Rio Games: Usain Bolt targets third sprint sweep to close Olympic chapter

Rio Games: Usain Bolt targets third sprint sweep to close Olympic chapter

Barring injury or mishap, Bolt will run in his ninth Olympic final in the relay at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Aug. 20, the day before he turns 30.

No retirement decision yet for Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said Monday he has not made any decision over his looming retirement as he prepares to embark on his 20th season with the franchise.

NBA: Supermarket chain must pay Michael Jordan $8.9 mn

NBA: Supermarket chain must pay Michael Jordan $8.9 mn

NBA legend Michael Jordan was awarded $8.9 million by a Chicago jury on Friday in a case against a supermarket chain which included his name in a promotion without his permission.

Shaquille O`Neal picks Jordan over James - but `Dr. J was best`

Shaquille O`Neal picks Jordan over James - but `Dr. J was best`

 Shaquille O`Neal weighed into basketball`s great debate on Monday when he backed a young Michael Jordan to beat LeBron James one-on-one -- but added that both were outshone by the legendary Dr. J.

Usain Bolt with a lot to prove on return from injury

Usain Bolt with a lot to prove on return from injury

Usain Bolt returns to action after a six-week injury-enforced break in the 100 metres on the opening night of the London Diamond League meeting on Friday with question marks hanging over both his fitness and form just four weeks out from the World Championships in Beijing.

Charlotte to host NBA All-Star Game in 2017

Charlotte to host NBA All-Star Game in 2017

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that Charlotte has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017.

Historic Michael Jordan shoes, Tiger Woods ball on auction block

Historic Michael Jordan shoes, Tiger Woods ball on auction block

Olympic-worn Michael Jordan sneakers, historic jerseys worn by other NBA stars and a ball used by Tiger Woods to win the 2005 Masters are among items on the auction block.

Michael Jordan to take trademark case to China's highest court

Michael Jordan to take trademark case to China's highest court

Michael Jordan will take a trademark dispute with a Chinese sports firm to China`s supreme court, lawyers for the basketball star said on Friday, escalating one of several cases accusing local firms of illegally imitating global brands.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather set to shatter sportsman's annual pay record

Boxer Floyd Mayweather set to shatter sportsman's annual pay record

Floyd Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 will help make the American boxer's 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman's annual pay, Forbes.com has said.

Tim Finchem says PGA Tour will prosper without Tiger Woods

Tim Finchem says PGA Tour will prosper without Tiger Woods

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says Tiger Woods` legacy is on solid ground and the sport will continue to prosper even after the 14-time major winner eventually steps away for good.

Russell Westbrook explodes for fourth straight triple double

Russell Westbrook explodes for fourth straight triple double

Russell Westbrook finished with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and became the first player since Michael Jordan with four straight triple doubles as Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia 123-118 in overtime.

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine`s annual list of the world`s richest people, as Facebook Inc`s Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan ploughed new air by making the list for the first time.

Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, say LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, say LA Lakers

The struggling Los Angeles Lakers got more bad news on Thursday when an MRI exam revealed superstar Kobe Bryant`s right shoulder injury is a torn rotator cuff.

My body could not take more training: Mario Bartoli

My body could not take more training: Mario Bartoli

She sprang a surprise by retiring from tennis after winning the 2013 Wimbledon women's singles title and France's Marion Bartoli on Thursday said she took the decision as she was unable to endure the physically tough training process that makes a champion.

Michael Jordan`s game-worn shoes fetch $33,000

Michael Jordan`s game-worn shoes fetch $33,000

A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan when he played basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday, US media reported.

Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers

Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers

It didn`t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to come down from their high of watching Kobe Bryant pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league`s all-time scoring list.

Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win

Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win

Sometime between Ed Davis` phantom basket and his short jumper that rattled around the rim and out, Kobe Bryant realized this wasn`t going to be his milestone night.

Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings

Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings

Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, scored 32 points on Tuesday to help the Los Angeles lakers to a 98-95 NBA victory over Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind

Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, insists he isn`t fueled by a desire to surpass the league icon.