• Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race
    Reuters25 minutes ago

    Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race

    South African Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300 metres world record at the Ostrava Golden Spike on Wednesday, rubbing Michael Johnson out of the record books for the second time in less than a year. Van Niekerk, who broke Johnson's 400 metres world record at the Rio Olympics last year, pulled away

  • A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad

    The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad. All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has helped to steer Germany into the Confederations Cup semifinals. If Germany coach

  • Germany coach wants clarity on Russia football doping claims
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Germany coach wants clarity on Russia football doping claims

    Germany football coach Joachim Loew wants more clarity from sports leaders following speculation that doping of Russia's 2014 World Cup squad was covered up. The World Cup-winning coach urged the World Anti-Doping Agency and FIFA to be transparent and identify players implicated. ''If there

  • Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win
    Reuters

    Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win

    (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky qualified for next month's world championships in style by winning the 800 meters freestyle in the year's best time on the opening night of the U.S. National Championships on Tuesday. Ledecky, twice Olympic and world champion in her signature event, was well clear of