• Britain's long jumper Rutherford pulls out of world championships
    Reuters27 minutes ago

    Britain's long jumper Rutherford pulls out of world championships

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - World long jump champion Greg Rutherford will not defend his crown in London next month after being forced to withdraw from the championships through injury, British Athletics announced on Tuesday. The former Olympic champion had been hoping to return to the stadium

  • Russia hockey forward Zaripov suspended for doping in KHL: report
    Reuters37 minutes ago

    Russia hockey forward Zaripov suspended for doping in KHL: report

    By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forward Danis Zaripov, a three-time world champion, has been suspended for two years after he failed a doping test last season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), according to a media report on Tuesday. The R-Sport news agency quoted KHL as

  • Swimming: Kitajima legacy still pushing Peaty
    Reuters

    Swimming: Kitajima legacy still pushing Peaty

    By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Last August in Rio, Adam Peaty's coach Mel Marshall compared the wait of watching her charge swimming away with the Olympic 100 meters breaststroke gold to that of giving birth. The 6ft 3in (1.91 meter) powerhouse is unfazed - "there's nothing like the

  • NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018
    The Associated Press

    NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season - on television. NASCAR's most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options once he climbs out of the car for good. The agreement with NBCUniversal