A year away from golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport had a wide range of players from as many countries as possible competing for medals.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg on Friday signed a new two year deal with Mercedes, the contract extending his fractious relationship with teammate Lewis Hamilton until 2018.
Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of an "amateur" would-be terrorist group that expressed loyalty to the Islamic State organization and was preparing attacks ahead of the Olympics, officials said Thursday.
The International Olympic Committee reported 45 new doping failures on Friday from the 2008 Games in Beijing and London 2012, bringing the total number of positive drug test to 98 since a retesting program was launched.
Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday presented a national flag to Taiwan's Olympic delegation to boost team morale, as a record number of Taiwanese athletes will soon head to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympic Games.
Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro.
Hanley Ramirez homered three times to drive in a career-high six runs and also helped the Red Sox with some nifty fielding on Wednesday in an 11-7 win over the San Francisco Giants that moved Boston into first place in the AL East.
Jeremy Lin has officially returned to the New York area. He captivated the city in his Linsanity era when he averaged 24 points, nine assists and four rebounds for the Knicks during a 10-game stretch in February 2012.
Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki suffered another setback in season of struggles Wednesday, retiring from a match she led against Australian top seed Samantha Stosur with a left arm injury.