Kenya coach wants athletes to skip Diamond League for Worlds
Kenya coach wants athletes to skip Diamond League for Worlds

 Kenya athletics head coach Julius Kirwa is concerned about possible burn out of his star athletes and on Monday requested them to shelve their Diamond League engagements to focus on the Beijing World Championships to be held between August 22 and 30.

Indian wrestling team for Worlds on Tuesday
Indian wrestling team for Worlds on Tuesday

 The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) selection committee will conduct trials at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday to pick male grapplers who will represent the country at the World Championships in Las Vegas from September 7 to 14.

400m champion Francis pulls out of Diamond League

Jamaica's 400 metres national champion Javon Francis has withdrawn from the Paris Diamond League meet which is being held at the Stade de France here.

Sushil Kumar opts out of World Championships with shoulder injury
Sushil Kumar opts out of World Championships with shoulder injury

Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar has opted out of the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7 here.

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.

'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.

Kirwa to return as Kenyan coach at worlds

Julius Kirwa is to return as Kenya`s head athletics coach for August`s world championships in Beijing, officials said Thursday.

Struggling Usain Bolt to run at Jamaica trials
Struggling Usain Bolt to run at Jamaica trials

Usain Bolt, off to a lackluster start to the season, will run in Jamaica next week even though he is assured of a World Championships berth as reigning 100m and 200m champion.

Sushil Kumar to fight Narsingh Yadav for slot in World C'ship
Sushil Kumar to fight Narsingh Yadav for slot in World C'ship

New Delhi Amidst the dilemma of double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav fighting each other for a place in the World Championships, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided to hold selection trials of the senior grapplers on July 6-7.

Have shown I'm the best when it mattered most: Usain Bolt
Have shown I'm the best when it mattered most: Usain Bolt

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt on Friday dismissed suggestions that he is 'afraid' of facing in-form American Justin Gatlin, adding that he has shown he is the best when it mattered most.

Sprinter Yohan Blake makes successful return to competition
Sprinter Yohan Blake makes successful return to competition

Former world champion sprinter Yohan Blake took a huge towards his participation in this summer's World Championships in Beijing when he won his first competitive appearance in nearly a year at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association All-Comers development series here.

Lavillenie set for 2015 Diamond League debut in Eugene

France`s pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will make his 2015 Diamond League debut on Saturday as he returns from a bruised shoulder at the Prefontaine Classic.

Aussie boxers want exchange programme with us: Gurbax Singh Sandhu
Aussie boxers want exchange programme with us: Gurbax Singh Sandhu

The Indian boxers' superlative show in the just-concluded Doha International Tournament was not without its flaws, says national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu but it was awe-inspiring enough for the Australian contingent to request an exchange programme with the country's pugilists.

Fit-again Yohan Blake taking it slow as Rio beckons
Fit-again Yohan Blake taking it slow as Rio beckons

Former World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is back to full fitness but says he will not be rushing his comeback to international competition.

7 medals assured for India in Doha boxing tourney
7 medals assured for India in Doha boxing tourney

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the final, while six others entered the semis as Indian boxers shone bright in the Doha International Tournament, a test event for the World Championships scheduled there later this year.

Now it's all about securing my legacy, says Usain Bolt
Now it's all about securing my legacy, says Usain Bolt

Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says his main focus for the remainder of his sprinting career is to secure a legacy as the greatest athlete of all times.

Rutherford eyes `clean sweep` at worlds
Rutherford eyes `clean sweep` at worlds

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford said Friday he was gunning for a "clean sweep" of major titles by winning gold at this year`s world championships in Beijing.

Malaysia call on Lee Chong Wei for world championships
Malaysia call on Lee Chong Wei for world championships

Double Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei will take part at the world championships later this year after Badminton Association of Malaysia controversially selected him on Monday at the expense of better-ranked shuttler Chong Wei Feng.

Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard
Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard

Suggestions that Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps could yet compete at this year`s World Championships in Russia just won`t go away.

Yohan Blake targets double at Beijing World Championships
Yohan Blake targets double at Beijing World Championships

 Double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake is targeting a podium finish at this year`s world championships in Beijing after recovering from hamstring surgery, though his management team still have no definite date for his return to competition.