Mexico`s ex-coach Miguel Herrera investigated for election day tweet
Mexico`s ex-coach Miguel Herrera investigated for election day tweet

Mexico`s former football manager Miguel Herrera, who was fired this week after allegedly punching a reporter, is under investigation over whether he broke election laws by tweeting his support for a party.

Russia claim fifth straight team synchro gold
Russia claim fifth straight team synchro gold

Hosts Russia remain unbeaten in the synchronised swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships on Friday.

Tokyo logo designer protests innocence in copyright row
Tokyo logo designer protests innocence in copyright row

The designer of the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday denied claims of plagiarism after his emblem triggered threats of possible legal action in Europe.

New electronic system fails in 2022 Winter Olympic Games vote
New electronic system fails in 2022 Winter Olympic Games vote

A new electronic voting system adopted by the International Olympic Committee to decide the host of the 2022 Winter Games failed on Friday, prompting a return to the tried and tested ballot paper, IOC President Thomas Bach said.

Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing 2022 Winter Games
Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Human rights activists on Friday criticized the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the International Olympic Committee had sent the wrong message at a time of growing government pressure on activists and civil society.

Low-key celebration in Beijing for 2022 Winter Games win
Low-key celebration in Beijing for 2022 Winter Games win

Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in low-key fashion on Friday, in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.

Impressive increase in Pro Kabaddi viewership
Impressive increase in Pro Kabaddi viewership

Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League has shown a 45 per cent increase in TV viewership in its ongoing second season as compared to its inaugural edition last year.

Kazakh PM hints at another Olympic run after narrow loss in 2022 Winter Games bid
Kazakh PM hints at another Olympic run after narrow loss in 2022 Winter Games bid

Almaty could consider another Olympic bid campaign after narrowly losing out to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Kazakhstan`s Prime Minister Karim Massimov hinted on Friday.

IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet
IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet

The choice of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan`s Almaty was a solid vote for the tried and tested, and the financial and organisational security of China.

North Korea`s Kim Kuk-hyang wins historic gold
North Korea`s Kim Kuk-hyang wins historic gold

North Korean teenager Kim Kuk-hyang made history on Thursday with her country`s first diving gold medal at the world championships with a shock victory in the women`s 10m platform final.

Defending champ 100m freestyle Cate Campbell expects battle royal
Defending champ 100m freestyle Cate Campbell expects battle royal

World champion Cate Campbell admits she faces a battle royal to keep her 100m freestyle crown at the world swimming championships.

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games
2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Tom Brady`s "Deflate-gate" ban appeal to be heard in New York court
Tom Brady`s "Deflate-gate" ban appeal to be heard in New York court

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have the court appeal of his four-game "Deflate-gate" suspension heard in a New York federal court, a judge in Minnesota ruled Thursday.

Caterine Ibarguen leaps to 28th successive triple jump win
Caterine Ibarguen leaps to 28th successive triple jump win

Colombia`s Caterine Ibarguen registered her 28th successive women`s triple jump win Thursday and should be assured of the Diamond League title at the season finale in Brussels on September 11.

2016 Rio Games: Olympic athletes not worried about polluted waters
2016 Rio Games: Olympic athletes not worried about polluted waters

Olympic sailors are not worried about getting sick during the Rio Olympics next year in spite of reports that waters where the sailing events will take place have pollution levels equivalent to raw sewage, competitors told Reuters on Thursday. Tests conducted by the Associated Press found levels of disease-causing viruses as much as 1.7 million times the level that would be considered hazardous on a Southern California beach.

Australian teenager Mack Horton relishing racing Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang
Australian teenager Mack Horton relishing racing Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang

Australian teenager Mack Horton is relishing taking on the planet`s best endurance racers including China`s Olympic champion Sun Yang when the swimming section of the world championships starts on Sunday.

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report
2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach
FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach

FIFA`s problems will not end with the election of a new president as football`s scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes
Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes

Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China`s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan`s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday`s vote.

Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head
Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head

Japan`s ruling party will recommend sacking the head of the sports association that manages the national stadium after plans for a new arena for the 2020 Summer Olympics were scrapped due to soaring costs.