"Up! Up! Up!" -- the exhausted cries of athletes thrusting heavy bars into the air echo through Bulgaria's national weightlifting center in the capital, Sofia.
Michael Phelps made a low-key start to the Mesa Pro Swim on Thursday, but his win in the 200 meter freestyle consolation final was a confidence booster in an event he's found tough in his comeback.
Cameron McEvoy has zoomed into gold medal calculations for the 100-meters freestyle at the Rio Olympics with the third fastest time in history at the Australian Championships in Adelaide.
Taiwan's ace badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) had to settle for second place in the women's singles at the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open Badminton 2016 after she was defeated in the final Sunday. The 21-year-old lost to Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-14, 21-15 in straight sets. The Malaysia Open is one of 12 World Superseries tournaments organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). It carries a total cash prize of US$550,000.
A third horse died at this week's Aintree Festival following a fall in a race run over the fences used for the grueling Grand National Steeplechase.
Japanese Olympic badminton medal hope Kento Momota made a somber apology Friday after jeopardizing his place at this summer's Rio Games by visiting an illegal casino.
Laszlo Kiss, coach of Hungary's swimming team for 23 years, resigned on Thursday after it was revealed he was one of three men convicted in a decades-old rape case.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has given Kenya a final deadline of May 2 to bring its program in line with the global code or risk an international ban.
For third place at the 2015 St. Louis half-marathon, Krista Arnold got US$300. It should have been US$1,000. She can blame that on the doped runner from Kenya who raced off ahead of the pack.
Three Taiwanese cyclists with Taiwan's national team took the top spot in the team classification in the fourth stage of the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Cup Tour of Thailand.