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Inspirational Joanna Rowsell added another gold to her rapidly growing collection with a classy victory in the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Friday.

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Bradley Wiggins upstaged at Commonwealth Games updated 1 days ago

After crashing in the Tour de Suisse and being overlooked by his team for the Tour de France -- he became the first British winner of the race in 2012 -- Bradley Wiggins hoped relief would come at the Commonwealth Games.

Gay kiss steals show at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony updated 1 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II opened the 20th Commonwealth Games in the Scottish city of Glasgow Wednesday ahead of 11 days of sporting competition.

Polish pedal power: Rafal Majka proves King of the Mountains updated 2 days ago

Poland's Rafal Majka won the 17th stage of the Tour de France to extend his lead as the King of the Mountains.

Making up is hard to do: LeBron sends cupcake apology to neighbors updated 2 days ago

Delicious cupcakes can make pretty much any situation sweet.

Matthew Mitcham: 'Platform king' to 'queen of the world' updated 2 days ago

One minute he was at the top, looking down. King of all he surveyed.

Ear-biting forgiven? Tyson to present Holyfield at Hall of Fame updated 2 days ago

In a reunion that was once unthinkable, Mike Tyson will deliver the presenting speech for Mike Tyson's induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

Queen's horse Estimate fails drugs test updated 3 days ago

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her five-year old filly is in the dock.

Indian Relay: 'Magical' racing in the mountains updated 4 days ago

Indian Relay might just be America's best-kept sporting secret.

Lasers, lights and luxury: Keeping a top horse happy updated 4 days ago

How do you keep a 500kg sports star in shape? Horses use lasers, lights and other unlikely gadgets to stay fit.

Alexander Kristoff snatches stage victory from brave Jack Bauer updated 5 days ago

Cycling can be the cruelest of sports and just when New Zealand's Jack Bauer was ready to celebrate a Tour de France stage win it was snatched away from him in an instant.

LeBron James Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the life of LeBron James, basketball superstar.

Tour de France: Majka wins stage 14 as Nibali increases overall lead updated 6 days ago

Friday's 13th stage of the Tour de France may have been unlucky for Rafal Majka, but the Polish rider made amends by storming to victory in the 14th stage on Saturday.

Are Rolls-Royce's 'robo-ships' the future of seafaring? updated 7 days ago

First there was the Google driverless car. Now there's the Rolls-Royce 'robo-ship.'

Dream comes true for Norway's fast man Alexander Kristoff updated 8 days ago

With the Alps looming large, Norway's Alexander Kristoff took his chance to fulfill a childhood dream and claim victory in a stage of the Tour de France.

Joanna Rowsell: Cycling's golden girl pedals past alopecia updated 8 days ago

Standing on the podium at London 2012, Joanna Rowsell achieved her greatest dream -- and gave hope to millions around the world who suffer from a condition that can have devastating effects on self-confidence.

Tour de France: American Andrew Talansky shows true grit updated 9 days ago

Usually television focuses its attention on winners, but American Andrew Talansky's fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude prompted a rethink Wednesday in one of the world's toughest sporting events.

DEA probing alleged prescription drug abuse in NFL, source says updated 10 days ago

The DEA launches an investigation into claims that NFL players illegally have been given powerful painkillers, among other prescription drugs, source says.

Alberto Contador exits Tour de France after crashing on stage 10 updated 11 days ago

Two-time champion Alberto Contador is out of this year's Tour de France after suffering a heavy crash during Monday's 10th stage.

No touchdown for Wes Welker's Undrafted updated 13 days ago

The NFL may take over Wembley Stadium -- England's spiritual home of soccer -- every September and October but it was a racecourse that played host to one of gridiron's biggest star's Saturday as Denver Broncos Wes Welker flew in to cheer on his racehorse.

Henley Royal Regatta: 'Downton Abbey' on water updated 15 days ago

It's nearly 200 years old, and people still come back for more.

Defending champ Froome crashes out of Tour de France updated 16 days ago

Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome has given up on his repeat bid after crashing at least twice Wednesday, according to race's Twitter account.

Jockey-actor Gary Stevens finds new life after 50 updated 17 days ago

Every morning before riding, Gary Stevens has to walk four miles.

Tour de France: Fearless cyclists face new danger -- selfies updated 18 days ago

The Tour de France is arguably the world's toughest event -- but it's just got a whole lot tougher.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic revels in grand slam win over Roger Federer updated 18 days ago

It was, said Novak Djokovic, the highest level of grand slam tennis he had ever been involved in, an unquestionable highlight of his career.

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow after bold late move; Mark Cavendish pulls out updated 19 days ago

Vincenzo Nibali was rewarded for a bold late move to win the second stage of the Tour de France in Sheffield Sunday and don the coveted yellow jersey.

Tour de France: Cavendish crashes as Kittel wins opener updated 20 days ago

Mark Cavendish clashed with Simon Gerrans during opening stage of the 101st Tour de France in Yorkshire, dislocating his right shoulder.

Tour de France: Welcome to 'God's own county' updated 21 days ago

Britain's love affair with the Tour de France will be rekindled when its 101st edition starts Saturday in Yorkshire.

Ji Cheng to ride into history as the first Chinese cyclist in the Tour de France updated 21 days ago

26-year-old Ji Cheng will become the first rider from China to compete in the Tour de France when the famous race kicks off its 101st edition on Saturday.

Madonna's ex-teacher risks life in never-ending quest for equine perfection updated 22 days ago

William Fox-Pitt sounds rather like a character straight out of the pages of a novel and, at times, his life has played out like one.

Man and Machine: The perfect workout? updated 23 days ago

Slugger Barry Bonds gets another day in court on obstruction conviction updated 24 days ago

Baseball legend Barry Bonds gets a hearing in federal court on his obstruction of justice conviction stemming from an investigation into steroids use.

Ainslie's America's Cup crusade gets UK government backing updated 24 days ago

Ben Ainslie's bid to bring the America's Cup to Britain for the first time ever has secured an important financial boost from the UK government.

Australian rugby league star Todd Carney sacked over lewd urination photo updated 25 days ago

An Australian rugby league star has been sacked from his club after a photograph circulated that appeared to show him urinating into his own mouth.

No World Cup? Try these 7 things instead updated 28 days ago

No World Cup games to watch, no trash to talk, no bandwagons to ride. It was a sad day on Twitter without the World Cup.

U.S.-Germany match goes on despite downpour updated 29 days ago

It's raining hard Thursday in Recife, Brazil, where the U.S. is facing off against Germany in a crucial World Cup game.

Leading the charge for Team U.S.A.: Who is coach Jurgen Klinsmann? updated 29 days ago

Leading the charge for Team U.S.A. at the World Cup: Who is German-born coach Jurgen Klinsmann?

Rugby comes out of the shadows in football obsessed Brazil updated 31 days ago

As darkness falls on Copacabana, the floodlights flick on and locals gather for a game of kick-about late into the night. The bars, restaurants, sidewalks and beaches of Rio de Janeiro all seem to pulse to the beat of football.

LeBron James choosing free agency, source says updated 31 days ago

Four years after "The Decision," LeBron James appears headed toward another one.

5 things: What to watch for Sunday at the World Cup updated 33 days ago

The U.S. team will play its second game of the World Cup, following a big win last Monday against Ghana. Here's what to look for today from Brazil:

Royal Ascot: Disappointment for Queen Elizabeth II updated 35 days ago

There was more heartbreak for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Friday as her horse Bold Sniper was beaten in the Wolferton Stakes on Royal Ascot's fourth day.

World Cup: Argentina and Iran -- a time to remember? updated 35 days ago

Nearly 20 years have passed, but Diego Goldman still can't get rid of the sensation in his nostrils.

Royal Ascot: Leading Light holds off Queen Elizabeth II's Estimate updated 36 days ago

They think it's all over... it is now.

A beginner's guide to polo: How a chukka can get you hooked updated 36 days ago

A polo handicap is often said to be a passport to the world. This certainly proved true in Alysen Miller's case as she caught a lesson from the Fecundo Pieres.

The Fugue wins Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot updated 37 days ago

The second day of Royal Ascot delivered a shock in the day's feature race, the Prince of Wales Stakes.

World Cup: WAGs to riches - The business of being perfect updated 37 days ago

Eye-popping physiques, multimillion dollar incomes, celebrity status -- and that's just the women.

China's pioneers: Around the world with no sleep and a new language updated 38 days ago

Nine months at sea, one change of clothes, no sleep and a strange language. Could you cope?

Royal Ascot: Toronado stars on opening day updated 38 days ago

The biggest sporting event on the globe may be taking place in Brazil at the World Cup, but try telling that to Royal Ascot.

A team of Balos: Mario's dream lineup updated 38 days ago

"We all dream of a team of Carraghers" is a tribute to Liverpool FC's former player and cult hero, Jamie Carragher, which dares to imagine a first 11 made up entirely of the club's legendary defender.

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies updated 39 days ago

Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame outfielder who spent his entire pro career with the San Diego Padres, has died after a multiyear battle with cancer. He was 54.

Family affair for Kaymer with Father's Day victory updated 39 days ago

A month ago, Martin Kaymer paid an emotional tribute to his deceased Mum after winning the Players' Championship on Mother's Day.

Football-mad Bangkok faces World Cup under curfew updated 43 days ago

When Brazil and Croatia hit the pitch for the World Cup opener, football fanatics in Bangkok will be forced to contend with more than unfriendly time zones.

Kate Middleton adds glamor as Britain seeks to right America's Cup 'wrong' updated 44 days ago

You can buy a lot of silverware with $134m. But can you buy the America's Cup?

Who are the real winners and losers of the 2014 World Cup? updated 44 days ago

The World Cup is expected to bring in billions to Brazil's economy but who will benefit the most?

Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach updated 45 days ago

The New York Knicks on Tuesday introduced longtime NBA player Derek Fisher as the team's 26th head coach.

California Chrome owner apologizes for rants updated 45 days ago

Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes "fair and square," California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn told ABC on Monday as he apologized for his previous remarks

Triple Crown Fast Facts updated 46 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about horse racing's Triple Crown. The three races in the Triple Crown are the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

Facundo Pieres: The emperor of polo updated 46 days ago

On a private field in Windsor, England, before an audience of no more than a dozen or so spectators, one of the greatest players his sport has ever seen is plying his trade.

California Chrome's injury 'superficial'; owner continues criticism updated 46 days ago

It's going to take two to three weeks for thoroughbred California Chrome to heal from a nasty injury to his hoof, his trainer Art Sherman said Sunday.

It's Australia day as favorite wins Epsom Derby for Aidan O'Brien treble updated 48 days ago

Favorite Australia lands an historic victory for trainer Aidan O'Brien and breeder Lord Derby in the Epsom Derby.

The people who know the horse: California Chrome's biggest fans updated 48 days ago

It's rare enough for a jockey to get a shot at winning the Triple Crown. Jockey Victor Espinoza will get a second chance, riding California Chrome on Saturday.

California Chrome: Will long wait for Triple Crown end at Belmont? updated 48 days ago

More people have walked on the moon than have won the fabled Triple Crown of U.S. horse racing. But the scores could soon be level.

Epsom Derby: Can 'enfant terrible' Kieren Fallon find true redemption? updated 50 days ago

Twelve months ago, Ruler of the World made history for trainer Aiden O'Brien by capturing the 2013 Epsom Derby, arguably the world's most prestigious flat race.

Even before World Cup ball starts rolling, Rio de Janeiro's Olympics under scrutiny updated 50 days ago

Soldiers patrolling the streets, barely-begun construction sites and sewage-soaked waterways. The 2016 Olympic Games are still two years away, but the list of problems appears to be growing.

Beyond Monaco: Superyacht expeditions to the ends of the Earth updated 52 days ago

Bored of the Med? An increasing number of superyacht owners are now sailing to the ends of the Earth.

Store defends flag likened to Ku Klux Klan outfit updated 55 days ago

A British supermarket chain has defended the sale of a wearable England flag that has been compared to a Ku Klux Klan uniform.

Washington Redskins fumble on Twitter updated 56 days ago

The Washington Redskins, stinging from calls to change its racist name, apparently fumbled a desperate Twitter appeal to fans.

Roland Garros: France's forgotten WWI hero updated 56 days ago

You'll find his name and initials everywhere you go at the French Open -- the famous green and brick red logo stamped on everything from parasols and caps to towels and tennis balls.

'Horse quidditch' seeks place in Olympics updated 56 days ago

Horseball players say their sport -- rugby and basketball, with hints of Harry Potter -- deserves a place at the Olympics.

NBA back in Mexico City and London as expansion gathers pace updated 57 days ago

The NBA stepped up its global expansion Thursday with announcements of regular season games in the 2014/15 season in Mexico City and London.

Rise of the supersize rugby player updated 57 days ago

Long-time rugby fans don't need graphs or charts to see that players are getting bigger.

Hidetoshi Nakata: Japan's misunderstood son returns from exile updated 58 days ago

By the age of just 29, Hidetoshi Nakata was recognized by many as the greatest footballer Japan had ever produced. So why the glum look?

Nags to Riches: The syndicate owner racing to a 30,000% return updated 59 days ago

With owners ranging from onetime Presidents of the United States through Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum to the Queen of England herself, horse racing is known as the 'Sport of Kings' for good reason.

British artist takes to the water to retrace Turner's brush strokes updated 64 days ago

"I got the sailors to lash me to the mast to observe it. I was lashed for four hours and I did not expect to escape, but I felt bound to record it if I did."

'Girl with the dancing horse' Charlotte Dujardin no longer fears last waltz updated 64 days ago

Sometimes the price of success is losing the thing you most cherish.

California Chrome's jockey ready for another shot at Triple Crown updated 65 days ago

A dozen years ago, jockey Victor Espinoza went into the Belmont Stakes on War Emblem with a chance to win one of sports' great titles, the Triple Crown.

Cricket hit by fresh match-fixing allegations over New Zealand players updated 65 days ago

The cricketing world has been rocked by fresh revelations over alleged fixing by former New Zealand players, following the leak of player statements.

California Chrome can use nasal strip in Belmont Stakes, race officials say updated 66 days ago

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn wants horse to run in the Belmont Stakes, but will leave it up to the horse's trainer amid questions over nasal strips.

California Chrome chasing pot of gold updated 66 days ago

Already dubbed a horse racing "rock star," California Chrome's owners are laying plans to maximize the thoroughbred's rising profile ahead of the colt's bid to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.

Dentist by day, world champion equestrian gymnast by night updated 66 days ago

Take one dentist, a catsuit, a horse and a barrel, and you have a world champion.

Are sky-high property prices steering home buyers onto water? updated 66 days ago

Are houseboats the answer to sky-high property prices?

California Chrome wins the Preakness Stakes updated 68 days ago

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is highly favored Saturday at the Preakness Stakes -- the second race of the illustrious and elusive Triple Crown.

Globetrotting: The world's most traveled horse updated 73 days ago

The air miles don't accrue, there's no free holiday to aspire to at the end of it, and the flights are seemingly never ending.

Individual honors for Fiji as New Zealand win fourth straight Seven World Series updated 74 days ago

New Zealand may have retained rugby's Sevens World Series in fine style, but Fiji's Samisoni Viriviri claimed the honor of being named the competition's leading player following the finale in England.

The Craven Sale: Where million-dollar thoroughbreds are bought and sold updated 74 days ago

On an April morning at Newmarket's famous Rowley Mile, a stretch of turf so hallowed it traces its origins back to Britain's King Charles II, the fate of Lot 99 is about to be decided.

Waisale Serevi: How radio made the rugby star updated 78 days ago

As a young child in Fiji, rugby star Waisale Serevi strained to hear tales of his heroes through the crackles of an old transistor radio.

Cafu: The double World Cup winner with 'two hearts' updated 79 days ago

When former Brazil international captain Cafu is asked why he became a professional footballer, he gives a simple reply. "I was born in 1970."

Demystifying dressage: Can ballet teach the world to love dancing horses? updated 80 days ago

While most people can appreciate the grace and athleticism of ballet, dressage -- the precision art of horse riding and training -- remains a puzzling spectacle to all but a few.

Sailing a lifesaver for record-breaking quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister updated 80 days ago

Hilary Lister had had the difficult conversation with her husband -- a few times in fact. The quadriplegic had finally made the decision to end her life, had prepared to say goodbyes to Clifford and the rest of her family.

Premier League: Liverpool blows title chance to leave City in charge updated 81 days ago

They left the field with their heads bowed.

Fallon thunders to victory in 2,000 Guineas updated 82 days ago

It was billed as a showdown between king and country: John Gosden's imperious Kingman versus Aiden O'Brien's exciting Australia. In the end it was 40-1 shot Night of Thunder, ridden by Kieren Fallon, who delivered a shock result in the first Classic of the English season.

Sprinting star Tyson Gay gets reduced one-year doping ban updated 84 days ago

Tyson Gay was handed a one-year ban by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency (USADA) Friday and has had to return the silver medal he won at the 2012 London Olympics.

Kentucky Derby: Favorite California Chrome is racing on a rock star's dream updated 84 days ago

Billed as a racing rock star and Seabiscuit's successor, California Chrome goes as favorite in the prestigious Kentucky Derby Saturday.

Kentucky Derby: The race that always runs -- whatever the weather updated 85 days ago

It's the race that never stops -- come rain, hail or sleet.

Banning Sterling good for NBA's bottom line, experts say updated 85 days ago

Don Sterling's punishment for his racist remarks was swift and severe. It was also good business.

Sergei Baltacha: The Soviet who tore down English football's Iron Curtain updated 86 days ago

At first glances, Sergei Baltacha doesn't exactly look like a man of international sporting history.

NBA vs. Clippers owner Sterling: Who wants to buy out a billionaire? updated 86 days ago

Now that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, what happens next?

Real life 'Spider-Men' scale urban jungles...without the web updated 86 days ago

Introducing parkour, the spectacular fitness craze changing the face of urban travel.

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