Sunday, August 17, 2014
Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection.
Dafne Schippers emulated legendary Dutch compatriot Fanny Blankers-Koen by completing the 100m-200m sprint double at the European athletics championships on Friday.
The new Premier League season gets underway on Saturday. Here AFP Sports looks at five questions that will emerge as key storylines in the forthcoming campaign:
American swimming superstar Michael Phelps said Saturday it would take time to return to his best ahead of next week's Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.
Milwaukee's Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, lifting the Brewers to a 6-3 win at the Los Angeles Dodgers in Friday's clash of National League divisional leaders.
In the wake of the death of 20-year-old racer Kevin Ward, NASCAR Friday implemented a new rule restricting drivers from exiting their cars during races except in cases of emergency.
Roger Federer calmly worked through a second-set deficit to defeat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday for a place in the semifinals of the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters.
Maria Sharapova won a re-match of her French Open title victory over Si mona Halep, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win to reach the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters.
Heath Slocum and Scott Langley carded five-under-par 65s on Friday to share a one-stroke second-round lead at the U.S. PGA Tour's US$5.3 million Wyndham Championship.
Brittany Lincicome fired a four-under-par 68 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the LPGA Championship, the fourth major of the LPGA season.