Kendra Harrison set a 100-meter hurdles world record of 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday, relieving some of the pain of her failure to make the U.S. Olympic team.
TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes, right, is tackled by Michael Claassens of the Sharks during the Super Rugby quarterfinal match between South Africa's Coastal Sharks and New Zealand's Wellington Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, July 23.
Oracle Team USA is seen during one of the practice races on Day 2 of the America's Cup Portsmouth event, Friday, July 22.
The 38th R. William Jones Cup International Men's Tournament kicks off on Saturday, July 23 at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium, New Taipei City, with Taiwan fans sporting flag-themed clothing and painted flags on their faces.
Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.
Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.
Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn't run very fast.
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.