World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers scorches Beijing, Aries Merritt misses golden send-off
World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers scorches Beijing, Aries Merritt misses golden send-off

Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers ran into the history books after scorching to world 200m glory on Friday, but there was no golden send-off for Aries Merritt before next week`s kidney transplant.

Jorge Lorenzo tops British MotoGP Friday practice times
Jorge Lorenzo tops British MotoGP Friday practice times

World championship pace-setter Jorge Lorenzo continued where he left off in the Czech Republic last week when he set the fastest time Friday in practice for the British MotoGP.

Usain Bolt`s scooter assailant says sorry with bracelet
Usain Bolt`s scooter assailant says sorry with bracelet

The cameraman who sent Usain Bolt flying at the world athletics championships presented him with a red bracelet on Friday to apologise after footage of the incident went viral.

Vinod Kumar relieved to get Dronacharya after Delhi High Court intervention

Former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar on Friday expressed relief and contentment over Delhi High Court's directive to the Centre to confer Dronacharya award to him.

Manipur Govt hands over land for National Sports University

The Manipur Government has handed over 336.93 acres to the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for construction of a National Sports University.

Surprises galore in hurdles: Russian Sergey Shubenkov wins men's title, Jamaican Williams gets women's crown
Surprises galore in hurdles: Russian Sergey Shubenkov wins men's title, Jamaican Williams gets women's crown

Sergey Shubenkov ran a Russian record to win 110 metres hurdles gold at the world championships on Friday, storming down the track in 12.98 seconds, while Danielle Williams won women's title as the favourites and global leaders crumbled under pressure around her.​Hansle Parchment of Jamaica was second in 13.03 and Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt claimed bronze in 13.04 seconds.

Gevrise Emane resists youth surge as Mami Umeki keeps Japan dominating

Veteran Gevrise Emane turned back the clock to win her third world title as a wave of young pretenders led by Japan`s Mami Umeki swept the world judo championships in Kazakhstan on Friday.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hails Usain Bolt as 'Lionel Messi of athletics'
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hails Usain Bolt as 'Lionel Messi of athletics'

Usain Bolt, who defended his sprint double titles in Beijing yesterday, was hailed as 'the Messi of athletics' on Friday by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

Unheralded Dafne Schippers wins 200 metres gold at Beijing World Championships
Unheralded Dafne Schippers wins 200 metres gold at Beijing World Championships

 Dutch flier Dafne Schippers pipped Jamaica`s Elaine Thompson by three hundredths of a second to win the women`s 200 metres at the world championships on Friday.

German sailor Erik Heil suffers leg infection from 2016 Rio Olympics test regatta
German sailor Erik Heil suffers leg infection from 2016 Rio Olympics test regatta

German sailor Erik Heil has ended up needing hospital treatment for a serious skin infection after competing in a test regatta at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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I did the best I could, says weary Justin Gatlin
I did the best I could, says weary Justin Gatlin

After two decisive defeats at the hands of Usain Bolt in the space of five days, Justin Gatlin is showing the strain. Widespread disdain within the sport for the American sprinter because of his two failed drug tests is also taking its toll.

UEFA Champions League draw: Juventus get Man City in Group of Death
UEFA Champions League draw: Juventus get Man City in Group of Death

The 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage draw was held on Friday in the presence of a hosts of present and past football heroes in Monaco.

Beijing World Athletics Championships: Allyson Felix steps up to 400m gold, boosts US tally
Beijing World Athletics Championships: Allyson Felix steps up to 400m gold, boosts US tally

Allyson Felix justified her step-up to the 400 metres with a convincing world championships victory which helped send the misfiring United States team soaring up the medals table on Thursday.

Kenya anti-doping czar says drug cases `embarrassing`
Kenya anti-doping czar says drug cases `embarrassing`

A leading Kenyan anti-doping investigator on Thursday accused the east African nation`s athletics body of not doing enough to tackle drug cheats, calling the positive tests of two athletes in Beijing "embarrassing".

Monster leap as Christian Taylor wins triple jump gold in Beijing
Monster leap as Christian Taylor wins triple jump gold in Beijing

Olympic champion Christian Taylor produced the second longest triple jump in history on Thursday as he won the world title with a huge leap of 18.21m.

Five facts from Usain Bolt's sprint double at 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships
Five facts from Usain Bolt's sprint double at 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships

Let's look at the five interesting facts from Jamaican Usain Bolt's sprint double after winning the men's 200m final, ahead of his Amrican rival Justin Gatlin, in a strong field in Beijing.

World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again; completes sprint double with 200m win
World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again; completes sprint double with 200m win

Sprint king Usain Bolt on Friday completed a perfect sprint double over his rival Justin Gatlin at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships.

Worker dies in Minnesota Vikings stadium roofing accident in Minneapolis
Worker dies in Minnesota Vikings stadium roofing accident in Minneapolis

One worker died and another was seriously injured on Wednesday after falling while working on the roof of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis, the NFL team said.

Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal
Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal

The Los Angeles city council is reviewing a $4.1 billion bid proposal for the 2024 Summer Olympics that backers say could produce a surplus of $161 million if the city is awarded a third Summer Games.