Saturday, January 18, 2014
Italy's Alessandro Ballan, the world road race champion in 2008, was handed a two-year doping ban by Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) on Friday.
The Sochi Olympics are exactly three weeks away and Maria Hoefl-Riesch is calm as can be.
A superb 106 from Eoin Morgan guided England to an imposing 300-8 against Australia in the second one day international in Brisbane on Friday.
Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews hit a dogged 67 not out to keep Pakistan at bay on the second day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Friday.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin cemented her status as the best slalom skier in the women's World Cup on Tuesday, winning a night race just 38 days before the same event at the Sochi Olympics.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel drove to victory on the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday, but the race was overshadowed by the deaths of a motorcyclist, who was a father of five, and two journalists.
Olympic ski jumping champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized Friday after suffering another serious crash during training at Tauplitz.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
To residents of 2016 Olympic hosts Rio it seems an eternity ago that the likes of Michael Johnson and Sergei Bubka strutted their stuff at the Celio Barros stadium, just next door to the famous Maracana.
Overall World Cup leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch has her work cut out this weekend if she wants to retain her top place amid strong challenges from her young rivals, four weeks out from the Olympics.
Olympic champion Hannah Kearney of the United States won the women's moguls in a freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley Ski Resort on Thursday.