Rio

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

Rio Olympics: Phelps hails role inspiring his own defeat

Michael Phelps has acknowledged a "small part" in his own dramatic Olympic defeat by Singapore hero Joseph Schooling but bears no grudge.

August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016

Rio Olympics: Aussie Chalmers breaks 48-year drought

Australia's new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers wins the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold, as golf heads for a controversial return to the Games after 112 years.

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics: Indians immune to Olympic fever

Around a giant screen showing the Olympics in a central New Delhi park, young Indians chat, take selfies or snooze in the late afternoon heat, glancing only occasionally at the heroic sporting feats on display.

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics: Serena's five-gold dream dashed

Serena Williams' hopes of a fifth Olympic gold medal are crushed by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina as the battle for the women's title in Rio is blown wide open.

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

Rio Olympics: Dutch gymnast expelled for night of drinking

Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder has been expelled from the Olympics for "gravely" violating team rules by going out for a night of drinking in Rio after qualifying for the finals of the rings event.

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

Rio Olympics: Samba and smiles as Bolt warms up

Shimmying amid a troupe of semi-naked samba dancers and wise-cracking with journalists, Usain Bolt is determined to bow out of the Olympics with a flourish.

July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016

Siddikur's early exit

Siddikur Rahman makes an early exit from the King's Cup after a horrendous second round yesterday.

July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016

Deadly gang protecting Adriano

Former Inter Milan, Parma and Roma forward Adriano was once earning £80,000 per week in the prime of his career, but these days is without a club and living among gun-wielding gangs in Rio.

July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016

Bolt wins but Harrison takes the glory

Usain Bolt delivers on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League but he is upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison breaks one of the oldest world records in the book.

July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016

Murray to miss Davis Cup quarter final

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will miss Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final clash against Serbia with captain Leon Smith naming Kyle Edmund and James Ward as his two singles players on Wednesday.