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Racing legend Kauto Star steps out in new sport updated 1 days ago

If Usain Bolt ever takes up figure skating, he will know how Kauto Star feels.

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro post dressage world record updated 1 days ago

The Queen would most certainly approve.

Rachel Atherton: Downhill mountain biker on top of the world updated 1 days ago

Rachel Atherton is haring down a narrow muddy path on a hillside riding every hump and bump with the skill you would expect from a double world champion.

Sports stadium architecture: Welcome to the new temples of pleasure updated 3 days ago

It's a vision of biblical proportions -- tens of thousands of people weeping, whooping, and chanting in unison.

Gay skiing legend: We need more support from IOC updated 4 days ago

Openly gay former ski legend Anja Paerson says the IOC is out of touch on LGBT issues and has little confidence about recent changes to the Olympic Charter.

Marcel Hirscher doubles up in Are to maintain dominance on World Cup circuit updated 4 days ago

Marcel Hirscher disappointment at the late switch from Val D'Isere to Are for this weekend's World Cup racing turned to elation Sunday as he completed a double in the Swedish mountains.

Israel Folau: Rugby code-breaker in a league of his own updated 6 days ago

In the twinkle of an eye, Israel Folau has accomplished what most athletes would be happy to achieve in an entire career -- and in his case he has done it in three sports.

FIFA at the crossroads: Where does football turn next? updated 7 days ago

Bedevilled by a series of corruption scandals, football's world governing body FIFA has come to an "historical crossroad."

James Doran-Webb: How artistry won the driftwood derby updated 7 days ago

You've probably heard of Glorious Goodwood -- well, this is more like glorious driftwood.

Champions League: Roma's dreams left in ruins as Manchester City triumphs updated 8 days ago

Manchester City booked its place in the last-16 of the Champions League following a 2-0 victory over Roma on Wednesday.

Athletics denies mass doping cover up updated 8 days ago

Days after the world of athletics was hit by serious doping allegations, the sport has been accused of covering up how it dealt with scores of suspicious blood samples.

Dominique Gisin: Fighter pilot who pursued her golden dream updated 10 days ago

Champion skier or female fighter pilot? Whether to hurtle down the slopes at breakneck speed or defy G-force in the cockpit of a jet plane.

Abbott urged to bowl bouncers again, despite Phil Hughes death updated 10 days ago

If you fall off while riding a bike, you're advised to get back on it as soon as you can. So what would be the advice to a cricketer who has inadvertently killed someone while bowling a short-pitched delivery?

Reluctant solo sailor beats sleep deprivation and Atlantic rivals updated 11 days ago

In the cut throat world of big-time ocean racing, giant maxis are the undoubted leaders of the pack.

'Lake Lindsey' Vonn leads historic U.S. clean sweep updated 11 days ago

Skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn led an historic sweep of a World Cup podium for the United States with a stunning comeback victory in the downhill at Lake Louise Saturday.

Ohio State clinches playoff spot, Big 12 left out updated 11 days ago

College Football Playoff: Alabama vs. Ohio State and Oregon vs. Florida State in the semifinals on January 1; controversy swirls as Baylor and TCU miss out.

Black swimmer makes history at world championships updated 11 days ago

The look of total surprise on her face said it all.

Soccer legend Pele out of intensive care updated 12 days ago

Soccer legend Pele is out of intensive care but remains in a Sao Paolo, Brazil, hospital following treatment for an infection, the hospital said Saturday.

'Majority' of Russian athletes doping, alleges German documentary updated 13 days ago

Allegations of endemic doping within Russian athletics revealed in a German documentary are to be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Authority.

Third FIFA 'whistle-blower' says 'bribes offered for World Cup votes' updated 13 days ago

It's the story which just refuses to go away -- and now a new FIFA "whistle-blower" has claimed bribes were offered in exchange for votes during the World Cup 2018 and 2022 bidding process.

Helgi Sveinsson: Cancer survivor who grasped spear of sporting destiny updated 13 days ago

Standing atop a craggy, coastal outcrop on the outskirts of Reykjavik, Helgi Sveinsson checks his footing before adopting a statuesque pose reminiscent of a Nordic warrior.

How Ebola broke Sierra Leone's heart updated 13 days ago

As the Ebola outbreak continues to surge in Sierra Leone, its people must keep their distance from loved ones.

'The Carrot Man': How one man won't let his horse veg out updated 14 days ago

Carrots have long been credited with helping you see in the dark -- now one rider believes they can help win Olympic gold.

Violinist Vanessa Mae appeals against skiing ban updated 14 days ago

Musical maestro Vanessa Mae lodges appeal to get her four year skiing banned lifted.

Premier League: Is Chelsea invincible? Mourinho's men on the rampage updated 15 days ago

The Premier League is supposed to be the most exciting in the world -- but there's something a little too predictable about it all this season.

Jules Bianchi 'did not slow sufficiently' before crash, says FIA updated 15 days ago

Jules Bianchi "did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control" during his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to an FIA report published Wednesday.

Phil Hughes: Michael Clarke moves world to tears with eulogy updated 16 days ago

"I'm deeply honoured to have been asked by Phillip's family to speak today. I am humbled to be in the presence of you, his family, his friends and his community. He was so proud of Macksville and it is easy to see why today.

Just The Judge sells for 4.5 million guineas in British auction record updated 16 days ago

They say it is the sport of kings, and a king's ransom has been paid for a single horse at auction house Tattersalls.

Bermuda to host 35th staging of America's Cup updated 16 days ago

Oracle Team USA will make its defense of the America's Cup in 2017 off the island of Bermuda, a British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean.

Michael Clarke farewells cricket's Phil Hughes: 'His spirit is still with me' updated 16 days ago

Australia captain Michael Clarke has the task of leading a congregation of thousands of mourners for Phillip Hughes' funeral Wednesday.

Soccer great Pele remains in intensive care updated 17 days ago

Soccer legend Pele remained in an intensive care unit Monday, a week after he was hospitalized with a urinary tract infection.

Alex Thomson: Meet sailing's 'David Beckham' updated 17 days ago

In parts of France, he is regarded as sailing's answer to David Beckham, but Alex Thomson is just happy to be alive rather than fretting about his potential celebrity status.

Organizers pledge 'no clash' for 2022 sports bonanzas updated 17 days ago

Sports fans worried about being caught between the World Cup and the Winter Olympics in 2022 have no need for concern, Olympic chiefs say.

Turf war: FIFA set for showdown talks with top stars updated 17 days ago

FIFA has been getting a kicking off the pitch in recent weeks -- now it's trying to resolve a turf war.

Parents: Ohio State football player complained of concussion symptoms updated 17 days ago

Missing Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge complained about concussion symptoms before he disappeared, his parents told police.

Cricket hit by fresh tragedy as umpire killed in freak accident updated 18 days ago

Cricket has been hit by another tragedy in the same week Australian Test star Phillip Hughes died.

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend Tiger Woods is an 'inspiration' updated 19 days ago

It's been a long old road to recovery for skiing star Lindsey Vonn but the Olympic gold medalist is now ready to return.

Nick Compton: Facing fear in cricket's fast lane updated 20 days ago

Waking up Tuesday to the news that my good friend and former team mate Phil Hughes was in a critical state in hospital after a blow to the head in a state cricket match made me instantly realize how fragile life can be.

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after 'freak accident' updated 20 days ago

Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday.

How a tragic accident turned fatal for Phil Hughes updated 20 days ago

The shocking death of Phil Hughes, just days before the popular Australia cricketer would have turned 26, has the world wondering: How could this happen?

Round-the-world sailing 'a drug' for record-breaking yachtswoman updated 21 days ago

Dee Caffari did not seem born for a life on the high seas.

Wonder horse California Chrome seeks 'Hollywood' ending to historic year updated 21 days ago

California Chrome's 2014 has been something of a roller-coaster ride but the year could still end on a high in the colt's final race of the American thoroughbred horse racing season at Del Mar.

Meet the 13-year-old whose story made an Olympic champion cry updated 21 days ago

Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has barely met 13-year-old Emma Lundell, but Lundell has made Shiffrin cry, and Shiffrin has given Lundell hope.

Twitter pays tribute to Phil Hughes with #PutOutYourBats updated 21 days ago

Twitter users are using the hashtag #PutOutYourBats to pay tribute to cricketer Phil Hughes, who died at age 25 after being hit by a ball during a match.

Bowler left in 'heartbreaking' place after Phil Hughes death updated 21 days ago

To many outsiders, cricket can seem like a pedestrian pursuit.

Queen Elizabeth II honored with lifetime achievement award updated 22 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II has never lost her love of horses. Now, she has become the first winner of an equestrian lifetime achievement award.

Zahir Belounis: From 'soccer prisoner' to waiter updated 22 days ago

He was the football star who came to symbolize one of the reasons why many argued Qatar shouldn't be allowed the right to stage the 2022 World Cup.

'It's not your fault:' Cricket rallies around bowler Sean Abbott updated 22 days ago

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after 'freak accident' updated 22 days ago

Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday.

Nguyen Van Chieu: Vietnam's martial arts missionary updated 22 days ago

As a group of martial art students are put through their paces in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, grandmaster Nguyen Van Chieu sits at the side of the room wearing a quiet look of contentment.

Cricket world rallies around Phil Hughes after freak accident updated 22 days ago

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is fighting for his life in hospital, a day after he was felled by a sickening blow from a ball during a televised match.

Australia's Phil Hughes 'critical' after being hit by cricket ball updated 23 days ago

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a ball during a match in Sydney.

Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record updated 23 days ago

Another day, another record broken.

Lewis Hamilton: "It was life or death" updated 24 days ago

It is six years since Lewis Hamilton was first crowned world champion but the Briton is treating Sunday's title win in Abu Dhabi as though it was his maiden success all over again.

Quidditch is real, and it wants to go pro updated 27 days ago

Real-life quidditch players insist their sport is more high-performance than Harry Potter -- and now they want to go pro.

Carissa Moore: Surf queen carves out new era in women's boarding updated 27 days ago

For the millions of us who sit at desks all day, Carissa Moore's description of her workplace might sound a little cruel.

How football unlocked the heart of a boy with autism updated 27 days ago

"Well, that took about five minutes...probably less."

Charlotte Dujardin: Dressage star crowns a memorable 2014 with award updated 28 days ago

Charlotte Dujardin's dressage dominance was recognized Wednesday evening in her native Britain as "The Girl with the Dancing Horse" was named the Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year.

Superyachts show off their best sides in drone movies updated 30 days ago

Drones are revolutionizing how we capture many sports, but does anything come close to these shots of superyachts at sea?

World Cup: Who would be a FIFA whistle-blower? updated 30 days ago

They stepped forward to help reform the way football's world governing body FIFA operates - and are now bitterly regretting their decision.

Davis Cup: Roger Federer 'hopeful' over Davis Cup final updated 30 days ago

Swiss star Roger Federer faces a race against time to be fit for the Davis Cup final against France.

Qatari capital Doha to host 2019 world athletic championships updated 30 days ago

The Qatari capital, Doha, has been selected as host of the 2019 world athletics championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Tuesday.

Fancy hosting the Olympics? updated 31 days ago

Its all change for the world's top sporting event -- the Olympic Games.

Africa Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea to host tournament updated 35 days ago

At last -- the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has a home.

I'll steer, you push: husband and wife break bobsled gender barrier updated 36 days ago

If Elana Meyers Taylor makes bobsled history this season, her husband will have been the driving force.

Novak Djokovic crushes Stan Wawrinka at ATP Finals updated 36 days ago

Novak Djokovic has plenty of reasons to feel on top of the world -- but one more victory at the ATP World Tour finals will mean he ends 2014 as the leading ranked player on the planet.

Ai Fukuhara: From tearful toddler to Japan's table tennis queen updated 36 days ago

Ai Fukuhara's face is a picture of concentration as she crouches over the table tennis table, batting ball after ball back to her opponent.

Bring on the dancing horses: Equestrian artist creates stunning horse show updated 38 days ago

If you thought dressage was all starched shirts, hair buns and tailcoats then Clémence Faivre is about to change your perceptions.

World Tour Finals: Meet the elite eight updated 42 days ago

After the grand slams, it's the most prestigious men's tournament on the tennis tour.

The Sound of Music -- on skis updated 42 days ago

Whether it's topping the podium at the Olympics and World Cup events or finding a welcome diversion away from the pressure cooker atmosphere of international competition, the U.S. women's ski team is certainly hitting the high notes.

Guor Mading Maker: Exiled 'Lost Boy' who found refuge in running updated 43 days ago

He was dubbed the "man without a country" who found he was at home running in one of athletics' toughest events.

America's Cup hero James Spithill awarded sailing 'Oscar' updated 44 days ago

It was deemed arguably the greatest sporting comeback of all time as Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup in September last year.

Germany's Protectionist wins Melbourne Cup as two horses die updated 44 days ago

Elation over the first German victory in Australia's Melbourne Cup has been dampened by the death of two horses at the event.

Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold with baby Mia by her side updated 44 days ago

Zara Phillips is not one to rest on her laurels.

Underwater jigsaw puzzle of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour updated 45 days ago

This is no treasure hunt for a casket of gold at the bottom of the ocean.

Melbourne Cup memories: The legs that stopped a nation updated 45 days ago

The legs that stopped a nation: model Jean Shrimpton caused outrage when she arrived at the Melbourne Cup wearing a minidress in 1965.

Rosie Napravnik wins Breeders' Cup Distaff then announces she's pregnant updated 46 days ago

Rosie Napravnik made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff Friday -- then she dropped the real bombshell by revealing she was seven weeks pregnant and would retire after racing again on Saturday.

Bode Miller: Ski star's horse racing dream updated 50 days ago

He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four.

Kilian Martin: The art of skateboarding updated 50 days ago

The comparison would probably irk Michael Jackson purists, but it's easy to see why some of Kilian Martin's fans liken his fancy footwork to the late "King of Pop."

Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews updated 51 days ago

"He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man)

The billionaire and the super yacht with sights on the record books updated 51 days ago

When you're a billionaire, you can make an almighty splash.

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu: The $500m stadium wrapped in a glowing 'skin' updated 52 days ago

Futuristic. Space-age. A 'world symbol'. An 'icon for an icon'. However you describe it, Real Madrid's redeveloped home seems set to to shine.

The best places to ski on Earth? updated 56 days ago

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.

Winter Olympics skating on thin ice? updated 56 days ago

The International Olympic Committee is set to hold urgent talks over the future of the Winter Olympics following the Sochi Games' exorbitant cost.

America's Cup: Is Airbus Team USA's 'secret weapon?' updated 57 days ago

Airbus partners with America's Cup reigning champs, Team USA, to design new yacht.

Saddle to sculpture: Ex-jockey Philip Blacker molds a new career updated 57 days ago

As a jockey, Philip Blacker lived for the thrills and spills of horse racing. As a sculptor, his latest work features friezes of World War I.

Kosuke Kitajima: The 'Frog King' who spawned a golden legacy updated 58 days ago

Ask anyone from the U.S. to name a famous swimmer and they will probably say Michael Phelps. But put the same question to someone in Japan and the name that trips off the tongue is Kosuke Kitajima.

Oscar Pistorius: Is the 'Blade Runner's' career finished? updated 58 days ago

He was the "Blade Runner," the miracle man and the Paralympic athlete that could take on the very best able-bodied competitors.

Can this Korean super fan bring luck for the Royals? updated 58 days ago

Can a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job be the lucky charm for the Royals?

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius? updated 59 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, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius? updated 59 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, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

San Francisco stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' ahead of World Series updated 60 days ago

With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.

Beijing Marathon competitors brave 'hazardous' smog to run 42km updated 60 days ago

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing International Marathon saw thousands of competitors brave a "hazardous" smog which engulfed the Chinese capital.

Freak injury could rule out Aksel Lund Svindal for the World Cup season updated 60 days ago

A freak injury while playing an impromptu game of football with his teammates could sideline Norwegian skiing great Aksel Lund Svindal for the entire World Cup season.

Ched Evans: Debate rages over rapist's right to work updated 61 days ago

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has been released. But should he return to football?

Larisa Iordache: The rise of the 'new Nadia Comaneci' updated 64 days ago

It's 25 years since the end of Communist rule in Romania, and although much may have changed in the East European nation, its production line of gymnasts continues to generate champions.

Legendary 'zebra whisperer' who tames Queen's horses updated 65 days ago

What started as a night drinking in the pub, turned into a morning riding a wild zebra.

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