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New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela with stadium memorial updated 5 days ago

The New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela by permanent reminder of his historic 1990 visit to the baseball giants.

The science of sevens: Meet rugby chemist Humphrey Kayange updated 5 days ago

By day, he dons a white lab coat. At the weekend, he terrorizes opposition teams in his bright red outfit.

Size matters: How sheikhs and oligarchs transformed the yachting industry updated 5 days ago

How do you design a superyacht fit for the billionaire who has everything money can buy?

Olof Mellberg: From tennis dreams to World Cup stardom updated 6 days ago

He dreamed of being a tennis star, but it was not to be.

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps to make comeback updated 8 days ago

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is set to return to competitive swimming less than two years after announcing his retirement.

Kenya double in London Marathon as Mo Farah disappoints on debut updated 9 days ago

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.

Manny Pacquiao regains world title with revenge win over Timothy Bradley updated 9 days ago

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.

Bradley: Beating Manny Pacquiao will help me move on from death threats updated 11 days 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.

Former world-record holder Asafa Powell banned 18 months for doping updated 12 days 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."

Ultimate Warrior: Wrestling legend dies aged 54 updated 13 days ago

On Wednesday the wrestling community and fans around the world mourned the passing of Ultimate Warrior, one of the biggest and brightest stars of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson to appeal 'incredibly unjust' ban updated 13 days ago

Olympic gold medalist Sherone Simpson of Jamaica plans to file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after receiving an 18-month doping suspension Tuesday, with her agent calling the ban "incredibly unjust."

Rock star Garrett Billings takes different path to Wall Street 'Lacrosse Bros' updated 13 days ago

Want to know the real secret to being a success on Wall Street?

Infection might keep Thorpe from swimming competitively, manager says updated 14 days ago

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is sick from post-surgery infections and probably won't ever swim competitively again, his manager James Erskine said Tuesday to Australian news media, including CNN affiliate Seven Network.

Speed skier Simone Origone targets new world record updated 14 days ago

For most people, breaking one world record would suffice. But for Simone Origone, rewriting history a second time isn't quite enough.

Supercar yacht: Dream machine or ego gone mad? updated 14 days ago

$1m Lamborghini supercar yacht: A question of taste

World Cup 2014: Why England can't compete updated 15 days ago

England may play host to the world's most lucrative football league but the country's national team is facing a fight to compete on the biggest stage of all.

Grand National: 25-1 outsider Pineau de Re claims famous win at Aintree updated 17 days ago

One of the most dramatic Grand Nationals in recent years ended in victory for 25-1 shot Pineau De Re, who ran on relentlessly to capture Britain's most iconic horse race.

Rugby in the U.S. set for a massive boost? updated 18 days ago

In its bid to compete with major U.S. sports, American rugby could be set to receive a huge boost.

Bali bombings: How a rugby club emerged stronger from its darkest hour updated 18 days ago

The Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament is universally acclaimed as the premier event of its kind and if you've been lucky enough to attend, you'll know why.

Grand National: Did 'gentleman jockey' Sam Waley-Cohen save royal relationship? updated 18 days ago

Would you go to work for nothing? More to the point, would you do so risking life and limb riding a horse in one of the world's toughest races?

From Sochi to sevens: Elana Meyers' new Olympic ambition updated 19 days ago

A month ago, Elana Meyers was hurtling down the Sochi bobsleigh track at 150 kph on her way to winning an Olympic silver medal.

Meet the new America's Cup 'flying yacht' making big waves updated 20 days ago

The hi-tech sailing revolution is here. Meet the AC72, America's Cup new flying yacht that is making big waves at this year's race.

Simpson 'an understated, hugely talented sailor' updated 20 days ago

The sailing world is reeling after Briton Andrew "Bart" Simpson's tragic death on the waters of San Francisco Bay while training with Sweden's Artemis America's Cup team on board a boat that is about as extreme as it gets.

Fernando Alonso: The family ties that bind Ferrari's F1 star updated 20 days ago

He travels in private jets and is one of the world's highest-paid athletes, but Fernando Alonso's humble beginnings are never far away from his thoughts.

Simone Origone rewrites speed skiing history updated 21 days ago

The world's fastest man on a pair of skis just got faster.

South Africa to battle Canada for right to host 2022 Commonwealth Games updated 22 days ago

The country that once put the Commonwealth Games in serious jeopardy could become the first from Africa to host the event.

Forged in fire: The crystal globes that stars covet updated 22 days ago

What sporting icon is forged from a blowpipe and 1,200 degree mass of molten glass?

New Zealand win Hong Kong Rugby Sevens title updated 23 days ago

New Zealand turned on the style to beat England 26-7 in Sunday's final of the Hong Kong Sevens as they ran in four tries in a comprehensive victory.

Dubai World Cup: Andrew Lloyd Webber hopes to shine on secondary stage updated 25 days ago

He's created some of the world's highest-earning stage shows, so it's only fitting that Andrew Lloyd Webber will be in the limelight on the day of the planet's most expensive horse race.

Brooklyn Nets owner considers moving team's ownership to Russia updated 25 days ago

Could the principal owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets be thinking about a move to Russia?

Akira Ioane: Heir apparent to Jonah Lomu? updated 25 days ago

His name means "bright light" in Japanese, and at the tender age of 18 he's already shining on the global rugby stage.

Rugby sevens' big bash in the Far East updated 26 days ago

The annual sporting jamboree is the highlight of the social calendar for rugby fans who flock to the Hong Kong Stadium in their thousands.

Verity Smith: Blind dressage rider's Olympic ambition updated 26 days ago

"When I'm riding, it is like flying. My feet do not touch the ground -- and the world and all the stresses that can come with being blind just disappear."

Fiji beat South Africa in Japan Sevens final updated 29 days ago

Fiji has beaten defending champions South Africa 33-26 in the final of the Japan Rugby Sevens at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo.

Rugby sevens: A guide to the ultimate sporting world tour updated 32 days ago

It's the ultimate sporting world tour.

Japan: Land of the rising scrum? updated 32 days ago

Nowhere else in world sport could a league title be decided in a match between a brewing and distilling group and an electronics behemoth -- but then again rugby in Japan is different.

Former jockey Richard Dunwoody's new life through a lens updated 33 days ago

As a jockey he spent his career guiding horses over the world's toughest fences.

Speedway champion Tai Woffinden overcomes pain through body art updated 34 days ago

"Pain is weakness leaving the body."

A drop in the ocean for stuntman sailor Alex Thomson updated 35 days ago

It's like a stunt from the latest James Bond movie, only this isn't a movie.

Uli Hoeness accepts jail term and resigns from Bayern Munich updated 36 days ago

Germany and Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeness won't appeal tax fraud jail sentence, resigns as Bayern president.

Sochi Paralympics end in spectacular style updated 37 days ago

A spectacular closing ceremony brought an end to the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games Sunday.

Premier League: Liverpool defeats Manchester United updated 37 days ago

"Make us dream" read the message.

Marcel Hirscher and Anna Fenninger ski to success for Austria updated 37 days ago

It was silver in Sochi -- but Austria's Marcel Hirscher was back on top after winning the World Cup slalom crystal globe.

Six Nations: Ireland snatch title as Brian O'Driscoll retires on a high updated 38 days ago

Ireland gave Brian O'Driscoll a dramatic farewell to international rugby by clinching the Six Nations title with a tense 22-20 victory over France in Paris on Saturday.

Marcel Hirscher seals World Cup treble as Ted Ligety snatches GS title updated 38 days ago

Marcel Hirscher may have come away from Sochi without a Winter Olympics gold medal, but the Austrian has confirmed his reputation as the most consistent men's skier on the World Cup circuit.

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Outsider Lord Windermere wins after inquiry updated 39 days ago

An incident-packed final day at Cheltenham culminated in a no-less dramatic finale when outsider Lord Windermere captured the Gold Cup in heart-stopping fashion for trainer Jim Culloty and jockey Davy Russell.

Cheltenham Festival: More Of That pips Annie Power in World Hurdle updated 40 days ago

It was billed as a clash between emerging jumps superstar Annie Power and one of the best staying hurdlers of all time, Big Buck's.

Sochi 2014: From near death to a shot at Paralympics success updated 40 days ago

"I felt a massive cold chill through my body and saw my leg completely missing."

Cheltenham Festival Day Two: Sire De Grugy the star updated 41 days ago

It was a case of déjà vu at Cheltenham on Wednesday as Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins took the opening race for a second day in a row.

Hoop dreams: Darryl Middleton's journey from basketball stardom to master chef updated 41 days ago

He was an outstanding talent who never made it in the NBA, before he established himself as one of the most famous American players in European basketball history.

Cheltenham Festival: Quevega makes it six on the spin updated 42 days ago

Flat racing has Royal Ascot; tennis has Wimbledon; football has the FA Cup.

Double gold for Sochi Paralympic skiing stars updated 44 days ago

Double gold was the theme on day two of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi Sunday with Austria's Markus Salcher and Akira Kano of Japan achieving the feat at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin set new World Cup records updated 45 days ago

Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin continued to bask in the golden glow of Olympic triumph as the American pair recorded impressive World Cup victories Saturday.

Ukraine Paralympic chief: 'We stay in Russia to promote peace' updated 46 days ago

Ukraine will compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in Russia in order to promote peace between the two nations, the head of its Paralympic Committee said, although only one of the country's athletes attended Friday's opening ceremony.

Michael Schumacher 'still in wake-up phase' updated 46 days ago

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma, according to his agent, while one of his former teammates is "praying" for his recovery.

Platini backs Russia's right to play in World Cup in Brazil updated 47 days ago

Russia's stand off with Ukraine might be spilling over into the sporting arena with the idea floated for Fabio Capello's team to be barred from contesting June's World Cup, but the UEFA president believes this would be a travesty for the players who worked so hard to qualify for the finals in Brazil.

Sexism in sport: Why do internet trolls target women? updated 47 days ago

The pink box was delivered to the press area.

Life after Frankel: Can genetic 'lightning bolt' strike twice? updated 47 days ago

How do you follow a phenomenon like Frankel?

Carlin Isles: "Fastest man in rugby" signs for Glasgow Warriors updated 47 days ago

The "fastest man in rugby" is to remain in the sport after resisting overtures from a major National Football League (NFL) team to sign for British team Glasgow Warriors.

Ukraine claims USA scalp, Kosovo held updated 48 days ago

As the Ukraine players stood silent on the football field in Larnaca, Cyprus, they could be forgiven for allowing their minds to wander.

Jonah Lomu: Rugby trailblazer turns sevens cheerleader updated 48 days ago

Many have matched his size, some his speed, but no-one ever combined the two to such devastating effect on a rugby field as Jonah Lomu.

Running free: Sebastien Foucan - the Bond villain who 'Lived Another Day' updated 48 days ago

There are not many Bond villains who survive to tell the tale of their encounter with 007.

Chris Froome: 'It's our burden' to prove cycling is clean updated 48 days ago

Winning the Tour de France may be one of sport's toughest challenges, but 2013 winner Chris Froome says cyclists have an equally arduous task.

South African captain Graeme Smith makes shock retirement announcement updated 50 days ago

Graeme Smith has led South Africa to the top of the rankings, but Monday he made the shock announcement he would quit international cricket at the completion of their current Test match against Australia in Cape Town.

UK betting firm offers 'money back' if Oscar Pistorius found not guilty updated 50 days ago

An UK betting firm has sparked outrage with a controversial advert which offers punters money back if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murder.

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius? updated 50 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.

Jason Collins: 'Let the haters hate' updated 50 days ago

When Jason Collins pulls on his No. 98 Brooklyn Nets jersey, he's not just representing a basketball team.

Rugby sevens fans pay tribute to All Blacks great Jonah Lomu updated 53 days ago

The Dalai Lama bows in deference to the great man. He's joined by 20 other Dalai Lamas, assorted superheroes and a young woman dressed as a fish tank.

Richard Branson's treasure island where world's richest celebrities holiday updated 53 days ago

Sir Richard Branson has opened up his private Caribbean Island for a new book by celebrity and fashion photographer, Russell James.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Fast Facts updated 54 days ago

Here's background information about the 2014 Sochi, Russia, Winter Olympics. This is the 22nd Winter Olympics. The games are held February 7-23, 2014. The Paralympic Games will be held March 7-16, 2014.

Royal Ascot on canvas: Is this Britain at its best? updated 54 days ago

It's like an imaginary movie momentarily on pause. Under a reddened English summer afternoon sky, taking center stage is Estimate, the royal horse that romped to victory at last year's Ascot Gold Cup.

Roger Federer fights back to advance in Dubai updated 54 days ago

It took him two hours and nine minutes, but Roger Federer eventually saw off the challenge of world No. 48 Radek Stepanek to reach the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Championship.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Keeping Franck Ribery saved Bayern Munich updated 55 days ago

When Karl-Heinz Rummenigge speaks, you listen.

Sochi Paralympics: Two skiers become one updated 55 days ago

Imagine hurtling down a mountain at 60 miles an hour. Now imagine doing it virtually blind.

Joost van der Westhuizen: 'Invictus' legend vows to fight motor neurone disease updated 55 days ago

The life of rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen is the stuff films are made of -- literally.

Jason Collins' No. 98 Nets jersey the top-seller on NBA.com updated 55 days ago

NBA official: The No. 98 Brooklyn Nets uniform of Jason Collins -- the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. sports -- is the top-seller on NBA.com.

Godolphin racing stable revamped by Dubai ruler updated 56 days ago

One of the world's most successful horse racing operations has undergone a major reshuffle in an attempt to close the stable door on a damaging doping scandal.

NHL: Can ice hockey capitalize on Winter Olympics exposure? updated 56 days ago

Television viewers around the world were treated to the grudge match of the Winter Olympics as the U.S. edged Russia in a thrilling ice hockey pool match in Sochi this month.

NFL contemplates on-pitch penalties for derogatory slurs updated 57 days ago

In European soccer, the punishment for racially abusing an opponent is a 10-match ban. In American football, the same offense could result in losing 15 yards.

Sochi 2014: Final verdict on Russia's Winter Games updated 57 days ago

The threat of terrorism, the potential for protest, shoddy accommodation and even a lack of snow.

Sochi 2014: The coolest gear on show updated 57 days ago

The Winter Olympics' motto was " Hot. Cool. Yours."

Sochi 2014: Small country is true Olympics winner, at least for its citizens updated 57 days ago

Vladimir Putin is leaving Sochi with a smile on his face -- but per capita, Russia didn't even figure in the top 10 medal winners.

Sochi souvenirs: Top-10 sporting moments updated 57 days ago

Olympiads often come with their fair share of controversy, and the Russian city of Sochi -- the host for the 22nd Winter Games -- drew more than its fair share.

Rafael Nadal recovers in time to win Rio Open updated 57 days ago

Rafael Nadal is known as an iron man on the tennis tour but even he gets tired.

Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture updated 57 days ago

The closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday night took viewers through what organizers called an artistic look at Russian culture before International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach closed what he called the "Athletes' Games."

'Do svidaniya, Sochi': Olympic torch makes its way to South Korea's Pyeongchang updated 57 days ago

An important point to note about the next Winter Olympic Games venue: it should not be confused with Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.

15 most memorable moments of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi updated 58 days ago

15 most memorable moments of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Tunnels and tarmac: How to make the "world's most expensive road" updated 58 days ago

Critics say it would have been cheaper to coat this Russian road with caviar but will the route made for the Sochi Games reap long-term rewards?

Sochi 2014: Another hockey gold for Canada but hosts top medal standings updated 58 days ago

When the Winter Olympics roll around, Canadians pretty much always expect the national hockey team to win gold.

Five highlights from Saturday at Sochi Games updated 59 days ago

It was the next-to-the-last day of the Sochi Games, so athletes fought hard Saturday for the remaining medals of the Olympics.

Sochi 2014: More woes for U.S. hockey but joy for Austrian skier updated 59 days ago

It's been a tough last few days for U.S. hockey at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Americans lose in hockey, crushed 5-0 by Finland in bronze medal game updated 59 days ago

The U.S. men's hockey team lost any dream of an Olympic medal when Finland crushed them 5-0 in the consolation game for the bronze medal in the Sochi Games.

3 things to watch at the Olympics on Saturday updated 60 days ago

Will the second-to-the-last day of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, be full of surprises or more of the same?

5 moments we'll remember from Friday at the Winter Olympics updated 60 days ago

Let's be honest, there is a lot more than a shot at an Olympic medal riding on the outcome of an event at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Don't believe that? Read on.

Gold for Russia, silver for South Korea's Yuna Kim, and controversy ensues updated 60 days ago

Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova's win over South Korean Yuna Kim in Olympic figure skating is causing controversy.

Sochi 2014: Ukraine savors Olympic golden moment after deadly week in Kiev updated 60 days ago

It was a golden moment in a depressingly bleak week.

Canada breaks U.S. hockey hearts a second time in 24 hours updated 60 days ago

Canada beats the United States 1-0 in their Olympic men's hockey semifinal game.

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