June 5, 2015

The Latest: Wawrinka leads Tsonga 2 1 in sets in their French Open semifinal

PARIS _ 4:10 p.m. Stan Wawrinka was one set away from the French Open final after edging a tight third set 7-6 (3) against home favourite […]
June 5, 2015

Justin Gatlin wins 100 in 9.75 at Golden Gala in Rome; Sally Pearson injured in 100 hurdles

By Andrew Dampf THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME _ Justin Gatlin came within 0.01 seconds of his world-leading time in the 100 metres, clocking 9.75 at the […]
June 5, 2015

‘He is our Robin Hood’: In Trinidad, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner remains popular

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ In one moment, Jack Warner is on TV telling his countrymen he fears for his life. An […]
June 3, 2015

Dutch athlete Schippers to focus on sprinting instead of heptathlon ahead of worlds, Olympics

By Mike Corder And Raf Casert THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Dafne Schippers will focus on sprinting instead of the heptathlon as she aims […]
June 3, 2015

With leading 100 and 200 times, Justin Gatlin says he not Bolt is the man to beat for now

ROME _ With the world-leading times in the 100 and 200 metres this year, Justin Gatlin says he _ not Usain Bolt _ is the man […]
June 3, 2015

Day after decision to resign, FIFA president Blatter back to work at headquarters amid crisis

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on […]
June 3, 2015

South African sports minister says $10 million payment was ‘categorically’ not a bribe

By Lynsey Chutel And Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s sports minister “categorically” denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former […]
June 2, 2015

FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele accepts Canadian call up in advance of Gold Cup

By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele has accepted a call-up from Canada. The Calgary-born Akindele, who also has U.S. […]
June 2, 2015

England drops senior players Bell, Ballance, Anderson, Broad, looks to future in ODI squad

LEEDS, England (AP) _ England has dropped senior players Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and James Anderson from its one-day squad for the five-match series against […]
June 2, 2015

South American official says next year’s Copa America in United States in ‘question’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) _ South American soccer’s second most powerful official says the bribery scandal surrounding FIFA puts in “question” next year’s Centennial Copa America tournament […]
June 2, 2015

FIFA says secretary general Valcke not behind $10 million payment in US corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) _ FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was not involved in the $10 million payment mentioned in the U.S. corruption probe rocking soccer’s governing body, FIFA […]
May 28, 2015

Former sprinter Bailey expecting big things from Canadian sprinters at Pan Ams

By Gregory Strong THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Former Olympic 100-metre champion Donovan Bailey knows just how important the support of a home crowd can be […]