• Carlsen wins 3rd World Chess Championship

    Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker.

  • Injured Neuer ruled out of Bayern's clash in Rostov

    Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of Bayern Munich's trip to Russia to face Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday, the German champions said in a statement.

  • Former Russian official arrested over WC stadium fraud

    Russian investigators say they have detained the former deputy governor of Saint Petersburg over suspected fraud during the construction of a World Cup venue.

  • Russia selects wolf as 2018 WC mascot

    Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • WADA says hackers released another batch of athlete data

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential medical data earlier this week.

  • Portugal beaten, France held

    With Cristiano Ronaldo still missing due to injury, European champions Portugal begin their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Switzerland.

  • Kyrgios quits US Open in tears

    A tearful Nick Kyrgios, a dark horse to win the US Open, retires from his third-round match against Ukraine's Illya Marchenko with a hip injury.

  • 16 migrants dead in Moscow warehouse fire

    16 migrant workers mostly from Kyrgyzstan die in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse early Saturday, Russian authorities say.

  • Russia's Putin awards Margarita

    Russian President Putin awards rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun during a grand ceremony for Russian Olympic medallists returning home from 2016 Rio Olympics at Kremlin in Moscow.

  • Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

    Russia loses appeal against ban from next month's Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • Groundbreaking games for women in Rio

    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo -- Rio proves a groundbreaking Games for women.

  • 'A win for two countries'

    Bangladeshi descent Russian world number one rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun wins gold in the women's individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics event at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Arena.

  • Russian boxer out due to injuries

    A Russian boxer controversially adjudged to have beaten world champion Michael Conlan at the Rio Olympics is out of the Games.

  • Lin fails dope test

    Taiwan's former weightlifting world record holder Lin Tzu-chi is suspended from competing in the Rio Olympics 2016.

  • Rio Olympics: King beats Efimova to gold

    American teenager Lilly King celebrates stopping tainted Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova from getting an Olympic gold as doping hostilities worsen in Rio.

  • Russian athletes banned

    Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal.

  • Djokovic glad to see Russia

    Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic says he is happy that Russia avoided a blanket Olympic Games ban but admits the scandal was a dark episode for sport.

  • Russians in show of defiance

    Russian Olympians turn out in force to see their flag raised over the athletes' village in Rio on Wednesday.

  • Bach slams contemptuous doping

    Russian appeals against Olympic bans are piling up as IOC president Thomas Bach slams what he calls the "contemptuous" doping system blamed on the Moscow government.

  • Two Russian swimmers cleared

    Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have been cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics, their representatives said Tuesday, though there was no official confirmation.

  • CAS races to hear cases

    The international sports tribunal will decide appeals by Russian athletes against their ban from the Rio Olympics with the opening ceremony just four days away.

  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    The International Olympic Committee says a three-member panel will make the "final decision" on which Russian athletes can compete in the Rio Games.

  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday.

  • 'Russian team stands at 266'

    Russia's sports minister says that the national team to compete in the Rio Olympics starting next week so far has 266 competitors.

  • Chiller condemns Russia cheats' meet

    Australia's Olympic delegation head Kitty Chiller questions Russia's determination to eliminate drug cheats.

  • IAAF rejects Russian plea

    Athletics' governing body says it has definitively rejected Moscow's request to review its blanket ban of Russia's track and field team from next month's Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping.

  • WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

  • Anti-doping officials take aim at IOC

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) fails to demonstrate strong leadership on a sad day for clean sport when it declines to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, anti-doping officials say.

  • Whistleblower barred from Rio 2016

    Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800-metre runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping fraud and corruption in Russian athletics, will not not compete in the Rio Olympics next month.

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