Asafa Powell pulls out of the 100 meters at worlds

Asafa Powell has been ruled out of the 100 meters at the world championships because of a groin injury.

Injured Vlasic will defend world high jump title

World high jump champion Blanka Vlasic will defend her title despite a hamstring injury which nearly forced her to pull out of the upcoming world championships in the South Korean city of Daegu, she said on Friday.

Getting into rhythm quickly will be the key: Saina

Saina Nehwal can`t wait for the World Championships next week but conceded that months of rigorous preparation would count only if she gets into the rhythm quickly at the London mega-event.

Hard work ahead for US swim star Phelps

US swimming legend Michael Phelps knows he has a year of hard graft ahead after the world championships, while China can be quietly confident of making a big splash at the London Olympics.

Phelps wins as `Missile` explodes in China

Michael Phelps eased his world championships heartache with a 100m butterfly win Saturday as 16-year-old Missy "Missile" Franklin exploded onto the scene with another two gold medals in Shanghai.

China`s Sun breaks 1500 world record

China`s Sun Yang broke Grant Hackett`s 1,500 metres freestyle world record on Sunday to take world championships gold.

Lochte breaks record, Magnussen ends wait

Ryan Lochte became the first swimmer to break a long course world record since controversial polyurethane swimsuits were banned last year while James Magnussen ended a far longer Australian wait at the world championships.

Swimming C`ships: Pellegrini completes freestyle double

Italy`s Federica Pellegrini retained her women`s 200 metres freestyle world title, completing the 200-400 double at the championships for the second time.

Phelps, Lochte through to 200 IM semis

Ryan Lochte was less than impressed with his swim in the heats of the men`s 200 metres individual medley at the world championships in Shanghai.

Michael Phelps qualifies 5th in 200 free at worlds

American Ryan Lochte posted the fastest qualifying time in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships, inserting himself into the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Germany`s Paul Biedermann.

Rudisha and Kiplagat to run in Monaco Diamond meet

Kenya`s world 800m record holder David Rudisha and Commonwealth 1500m champion Silas Kiplagat are to make their last world championships preparations when they compete in the Monaco Diamond League.

Unbeatable Ishchenko wins synchro technical duets

Russia`s Natalia Ishchenko scooped her 12th world championships gold medal as she combined with Svetlana Romashina to win the synchronised swimming duets technical competition on Monday.

Ishchenko claims third successive gold

Russia`s Natalia Ishchenko won her third successive world championships synchronised swimming solo technical gold medal on Sunday.

Bolt won`t relax with hurt Gay out of world c`ship

Usain Bolt will not ease off in his world championships preparations because American rival Tyson Gay is out of the competition, the Jamaican said on Saturday.

With Bolt looming, Gay seeks world berth

Tyson Gay`s pursuit of Usain Bolt heats up this week as he battles his US sprint rivals for a chance to take on the Jamaican at athletics World Championships.

Lochte sets first world record since bodysuit ban

Ryan Lochte set the first individual swimming world record since high-tech bodysuits were banned.

MS Gill congratulates Sushil for World C`ship gold

Sports Minister MS Gill congratulated Sushil Kumar on becoming the first Indian wrestler to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships in Moscow.

Lin ensures a all-Chinese final in women’s singles

China’s Lin Wang destroyed Tine Baun’s hopes of reaching the final by thrashing the Dane in straight games 21-11, 21-8 here in the semi-finals of the World Championships here on Saturday.

Mary Kom to lead Indian challenge at World Championships

Four-time champion and Khel Ratna awardee M C Mary Kom will spearhead the 10-strong Indian challenge in the sixth AIBA World Women`s Boxing Championship to be held in Barbados next month.

Beijing to bid for 2015 athletics world championships

Beijing will bid for the 2015 athletics world championships, Chinese media reported, pitting the host of the 2008 Olympic Games with other contenders including Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.