May 27, 2015

Fast times, stripped Olympic medal, miscommunication at meet lead to wild month for Gatlin

By Pat Graham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Within a matter of days this month, Justin Gatlin had an Olympic relay silver medal stripped, shattered his personal-best mark […]
May 27, 2015

Failed Australian bid to host 2022 World Cup questioned again with new FIFA controversy

By Dennis Passa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Australia spent about $40 million in an attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, an ultimately futile bid which received […]
May 27, 2015

Zimbabwe captain Chigumbura suspended for 2 ODIs, players fined for slow bowling

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP)  _ Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura will miss the rest of the one-day international series against Pakistan after being suspended for two matches for […]
May 27, 2015

Ex FIFA VP Jack Warner arrested in Trinidad, granted $395,000 bail in US corruption case

By Tony Fraser THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ Police said former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face […]
May 26, 2015

Chiefs begin OTAs without All Pro LB Justin Houston, who seeks long term contract

By Herbie Teope THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Chiefs kicked off the third phase of the off-season workout program Tuesday with the first […]
May 26, 2015

England appoints Australian Trevor Bayliss as new cricket coach, starting with the Ashes

By Jack Bezants THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ England hired Trevor Bayliss as its new head cricket coach on Tuesday, and the Australian’s first task will […]
May 26, 2015

Debate on whether to expand 32 team World Cup becomes battleground in FIFA presidential poll

By Rob Harris And Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ The future of the $5 billion World Cup has become a key battleground in the […]
May 26, 2015

Usain Bolt wins 200 in 20.13 in cold at the Golden Spike in 1st race in Europe ahead of worlds

By Karel Janicek THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OSTRAVA, Czech Republic _ Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 metres race at the Golden Spike meet on […]
May 25, 2015

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic, Serena Williams, Bouchard finally play in 1st round

By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS _ Two most-talked-about men at this year’s French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches […]
May 25, 2015

Usain Bolt getting back into shape ahead of worlds in Beijing, runs 200 at the Golden Spike

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic _ Usain Bolt is not worried by Justin Gatlin’s fast times and is using this season to get into shape ahead of the […]
May 25, 2015

Spotted in the French Open alleys, Serena Williams’ coach milking attention

PARIS  (AP)_ 11:41 a.m. Spotted in the alleys of the French Open: Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of 19-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, perched precariously on […]
May 25, 2015

Platini opens FIFA election week firing at Blatter over credibility, fear of ’empty’ life

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA _ FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, according to UEFA leader Michel Platini, saying his former mentor […]
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