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Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad stripped of gold for impromptu strip updated 1 days ago

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of gold in men's 3,000m steeeplechase at the European championships for removing his vest in the home straight.

Surreal 'boats-on-wheels' race across the Nevada Desert updated 1 days ago

Over 300 miles from the nearest ocean, one of the fastest sailing races in the world prepares for battle.

Ebola: Three athletes banned from Youth Olympics updated 5 days ago

The Ebola crisis caused by the deadly virus sweeping through West Africa has forced the International Olympic Committee to ban three athletes from the region competing at the Youth Games in Nanjing, China.

Kurt Fearnley: From death's door to golden gladiator updated 7 days ago

Born without the lower portion of his spine, Kurt Fearnley was given just a week to live.

Robin Williams: His passion for cycling updated 7 days ago

Robin Williams, who has died aged 63, was a cycling fanatic who counted among his friends Lance Armstrong and five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx.

Inside the 'teepee capital of the world' updated 7 days ago

Step inside the 'teepee capital of the world.'

Equestrian etiquette: How to hobnob with the horsey crowd updated 8 days ago

Celestria Noel gives CNN Equestrian the lowdown on how to behave at horsey events

Inside London's $67M superyacht hotel (engine not included) updated 9 days ago

Step inside London's new $67m superyacht hotel.

Judge rules against NCAA on compensation updated 11 days ago

A judge ruled in favor of a former UCLA college basketball star who sued to end NCAA control over the rights to athletes' names, images and likenesses.

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius? updated 12 days ago

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, as the cameras pan once again towards Oscar Pistorius, he is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah: Ghana's first track cyclist updated 14 days ago

"We face neither East nor West, we face forward."

San Antonio Spurs hire Becky Hammon as assistant coach updated 14 days ago

In what many sports fans view as a historic move, the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs announced the hiring of Becky Hammon as assistant coach.

And for my next trick.... updated 16 days ago

His daredevil stunts have attracted million of hits on YouTube but now Alex Thomson has a new goal in his sailing career.

England tops medal table as Commonwealth Games close updated 16 days ago

England held off a late charge by Australia to top the Commonwealth Games medal table as the eleventh, and final, day of competition drew to a close.

Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho fails drugs test updated 17 days ago

The Commonwealth Games was hit by a fresh doping scandal Saturday after former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana failed a drugs test.

Usain Bolt provides golden finale at Commonwealth Games updated 17 days ago

The very best was reserved for last and Usain Bolt did not disappoint.

The most specialized shoes in sport? updated 19 days ago

Farriers are 21st Century blacksmiths, custom-fitting millions of shoes each year for the world's best horses.

Christine Ohuruogu: The 'warrior runner' who wouldn't give up updated 21 days ago

Her surname means "fighter" or "warrior" -- and Christine Ohuruogu has done her best to fulfill that prophecy throughout a stellar running career of glorious peaks and painful troughs.

Retro femmes fatales take over Paris racetracks updated 22 days ago

The racetrack is transformed into an eerie, retro time warp, in these intriguing photographs.

Ryan Lochte: Olympic champion with an appetite to match updated 22 days ago

He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after tweeting out a photo of himself in front of what he claims was 10,000 calories worth of food, including piles of chicken and asparagus.

Usain Bolt's training partner steps up to the mark to claim Commonwealth gold updated 23 days ago

Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole proved a golden substitute for the six-time Olympic champion by winning the Commonwealth Games 100m title Monday in Glasgow.

When will a French rider win the Tour de France? updated 23 days ago

Whisper it quietly, but after years of foreign domination the prospect of a French winner of the Tour de France is more than just a mere pipe dream.

Elizabeth Meyer recalls 'Armageddon battle' to restore Endeavour updated 23 days ago

Endeavour -- the boat's name is befitting of its journey twice to the brink of destruction and the tireless work that went in to restoring the 1934 vessel to its former glory.

From overweight smoker to marathon contender updated 23 days ago

Seven years ago, Steve Way was a 20 per day smoker and weighed a hefty 230 pounds (104 kilograms). On Sunday, he led the marathon competition against the best in the Commonwealth before finishing a creditable 10th place.

Vincenzo Nibali matches greats with Tour de France victory updated 24 days ago

Vincenzo Nibali became only the sixth man in history to win all three of cycling's major tours as he sealed victory in this year's Tour de France Sunday.

Usain Bolt ready to compete at Commonwealth Games updated 25 days ago

An athlete who didn't even compete at the Commonwealth Games was the star attraction Saturday in Glasgow.

Vincenzo Nibali all but guaranteed Tour de France title updated 25 days ago

With the last day of the Tour de France usually uneventful as it relates to changes in the overall lead, Saturday marked the last realistic opportunity someone could catch Vincenzo Nibali.

Golden inspiration: Joanna Rowsell stands bald and proud again updated 26 days ago

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.

Tour de France: Ramunas Navardauskas makes history for Lithuania updated 26 days ago

Garmin-Sharp's Ramunas Navardauskas became the first Lithuanian to win a stage of the Tour de France Friday.

Queen photobombs selfie, creates new Commonwealth Games sport updated 26 days ago

After just one day of competition, a new sport has emerged at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: snapping selfies with the Queen.

Bradley Wiggins upstaged at Commonwealth Games updated 27 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 27 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 28 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 28 days ago

Delicious cupcakes can make pretty much any situation sweet.

Matthew Mitcham: 'Platform king' to 'queen of the world' updated 28 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 28 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 29 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 30 days ago

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

Lasers, lights and luxury: Keeping a top horse happy updated 30 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 31 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 32 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 32 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 33 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 33 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 34 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 35 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 36 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 37 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 39 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 41 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 42 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 43 days ago

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

Tour de France: Fearless cyclists face new danger -- selfies updated 43 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 44 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 45 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 46 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 47 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 47 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 48 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 49 days ago

Slugger Barry Bonds gets another day in court on obstruction conviction updated 50 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 50 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 51 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 54 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 55 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 55 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 56 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 57 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 59 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 61 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 61 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 62 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 62 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 63 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 63 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 63 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 64 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 64 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 64 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 65 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 69 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 70 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 70 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 71 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 71 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 72 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 72 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 72 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 74 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 74 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 74 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 76 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 76 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 78 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 81 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 82 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 82 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.

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