• Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future

    Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident that this sometimes troubled tournament had been a smashing success. ''We've had crowds that not only were record-number crowds, but

  • New British Cycling performance chief pledges swift progress
    Reuters

    New British Cycling performance chief pledges swift progress

    By Alexander Smith LONDON (Reuters) - British Cycling's incoming performance director promised rapid action in areas including leadership and governance on Wednesday, but said the body did not require wholesale change. Stephen Park, who steps down as manager of Britain's successful Olympic

  • Under suspicion, Fredericks urged to step aside from IAAF
    The Associated Press

    Under suspicion, Fredericks urged to step aside from IAAF

    Under investigation by an Olympic ethics panel over a $300,000 payment he received, IAAF Council member Frank Fredericks has been urged by a colleague to step aside from the governing body's work. European Athletics president Svein-Arne Hansen's call to Fredericks on Wednesday came three weeks

  • Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping
    The Associated Press

    Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping

    Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country's track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. The disqualifications of Bespalova and Khanafeeva