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.
Every morning before riding, Gary Stevens has to walk four miles.
The Tour de France is arguably the world's toughest event -- but it's just got a whole lot tougher.
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 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.
Mark Cavendish clashed with Simon Gerrans during opening stage of the 101st Tour de France in Yorkshire, dislocating his right shoulder.
Britain's love affair with the Tour de France will be rekindled when its 101st edition starts Saturday in Yorkshire.
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.
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.
Baseball legend Barry Bonds gets a hearing in federal court on his obstruction of justice conviction stemming from an investigation into steroids use.
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.
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 games to watch, no trash to talk, no bandwagons to ride. It was a sad day on Twitter without the World Cup.
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. at the World Cup: Who is German-born coach Jurgen Klinsmann?
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.
Four years after "The Decision," LeBron James appears headed toward another one.
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:
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.
Nearly 20 years have passed, but Diego Goldman still can't get rid of the sensation in his nostrils.
They think it's all over... it is now.
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 second day of Royal Ascot delivered a shock in the day's feature race, the Prince of Wales Stakes.
Eye-popping physiques, multimillion dollar incomes, celebrity status -- and that's just the women.
Nine months at sea, one change of clothes, no sleep and a strange language. Could you cope?
The biggest sporting event on the globe may be taking place in Brazil at the World Cup, but try telling that to Royal Ascot.
"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.
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.
A month ago, Martin Kaymer paid an emotional tribute to his deceased Mum after winning the Players' Championship on Mother's Day.
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.
You can buy a lot of silverware with $134m. But can you buy the America's Cup?
The World Cup is expected to bring in billions to Brazil's economy but who will benefit the most?
The New York Knicks on Tuesday introduced longtime NBA player Derek Fisher as the team's 26th head coach.
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
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.
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.
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.
Favorite Australia lands an historic victory for trainer Aidan O'Brien and breeder Lord Derby in the Epsom Derby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bored of the Med? An increasing number of superyacht owners are now sailing to the ends of the Earth.
A British supermarket chain has defended the sale of a wearable England flag that has been compared to a Ku Klux Klan uniform.
The Washington Redskins, stinging from calls to change its racist name, apparently fumbled a desperate Twitter appeal to fans.
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.
Horseball players say their sport -- rugby and basketball, with hints of Harry Potter -- deserves a place at the Olympics.
The NBA stepped up its global expansion Thursday with announcements of regular season games in the 2014/15 season in Mexico City and London.
Long-time rugby fans don't need graphs or charts to see that players are getting bigger.
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?
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.
"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."
Sometimes the price of success is losing the thing you most cherish.
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.
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 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.
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.
Take one dentist, a catsuit, a horse and a barrel, and you have a world champion.
Are houseboats the answer to sky-high property prices?
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is highly favored Saturday at the Preakness Stakes -- the second race of the illustrious and elusive Triple Crown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When former Brazil international captain Cafu is asked why he became a professional footballer, he gives a simple reply. "I was born in 1970."
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.
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.
They left the field with their heads bowed.
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.
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.
Billed as a racing rock star and Seabiscuit's successor, California Chrome goes as favorite in the prestigious Kentucky Derby Saturday.
It's the race that never stops -- come rain, hail or sleet.
Don Sterling's punishment for his racist remarks was swift and severe. It was also good business.
At first glances, Sergei Baltacha doesn't exactly look like a man of international sporting history.
Now that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, what happens next?
Introducing parkour, the spectacular fitness craze changing the face of urban travel.
Brazil is waiting to welcome the world for the biggest football tournament on the planet -- but has it taken its eye off the greatest show on earth -- the Olympics?
Hall of Fame former NBA coach John "Dr. Jack" Ramsay has died at age 89, his longtime employer ESPN said Monday on Twitter.
There will be no room for homophobia at the 2014 NFL Draft, according to San Francisco 49ers owner and co-chairman John York.
The All Blacks and their fans are clear on one thing, says Dan Carter: the goal is to make history and become the first rugby nation to win back-to-back World Cups.
Back in the pool for the first time since 2012, Michael Phelps was close to his peerless best.
Ten years ago, Kayla McAlister was hiding under her bed to avoid going to rugby training with her father and her All Black brother.
Conducting effective drug testing on site at the 2016 Olympic Games will be hard to implement if construction delays in Rio de Janeiro continue, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has warned.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Actually, it's a bit of both.
When Sunday Oliseh was a young boy kicking a football around the dusty streets of Lagos, he never dreamed he would one day carry the hopes of 170 million people on the world's biggest sporting stage.
Secret life of a superyacht servant
One year after leading the New York Knicks to their first division title in nearly two decades, head coach Mike Woodson is out of a job.
The New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela by permanent reminder of his historic 1990 visit to the baseball giants.
By day, he dons a white lab coat. At the weekend, he terrorizes opposition teams in his bright red outfit.
How do you design a superyacht fit for the billionaire who has everything money can buy?
He dreamed of being a tennis star, but it was not to be.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is set to return to competitive swimming less than two years after announcing his retirement.
World record-holder Wilson Kipsang completed a Kenyan double at the London Marathon Sunday as home hope Mo Farah disappointed on his debut over the 42km test.
Filipino hero Manny Pacquiao scored a comprehensive 12-round points victory over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title he controversially lost to the previously unbeaten American two years ago.
Timothy Bradley says he needs to beat Manny Pacquiao for a second time in Las Vegas on Saturday to move on from the controversial conclusion of their first fight two years ago.
Two days after fellow Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson received an 18-month doping suspension, former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell was hit with the same penalty after testing positive for the same banned stimulant. He called the ruling "unfair" and "patently unjust."