Zdenek Stybar timed his attack to perfection to win the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico and move into the overall lead on Thursday.
France's Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory in the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice on Thursday, as Australia's Michael Matthews held the overall race lead.
Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will compete for a place in the World Twenty20 Super 10 stage after defeating Hong Kong and Scotland respectively on Thursday.
Australian cyclist Robbie Hucker won the Tour de Taiwan championship and received the iconic yellow jersey after completing the five-stage race in a cumulative time of 15 hours, 16 minutes and 2 seconds on Thursday in Pintung, Southern Taiwan.
Expressing dismay at new allegations involving Russia, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Monday there is still "much, much work" to be done for the country to clean up its drug-testing program as it seeks to gain reinstatement for its track and field athletes ahead of the Olympics in Brazil.
Eighty-five mushers set off Sunday to conquer the toughest terrain this nation has to offer, vying to become the first to reach Alaska's western coast with their dog teams.
Jason Kenny won the men's sprint title, edging Matthew Glaetzer in a third-race decider on the penultimate day Saturday of the track cycling world championships.
The United States won its first medal of the track cycling world championships on Friday, beating Canada to take gold in the women's team pursuit.
Ryan Murphy, Chase Kalisz and Missy Franklin are taking different roads to qualifying for the U.S. Olympic swim team this summer and each likes how the route is developing.
Martin Fourcade out-skied Simon Schempp from the last shooting station for France to beat Germany in the mixed relay as the biathlon world championships began at the Holmenkollen Arena on Thursday.