Sport

S.Africa to give gender-test athlete heroine's welcome - 08/24/2009

CAPE TOWN, Fran Blandy - South Africa will give track champion Caster Semenya a heroine's welcome when she comes home this week, a minister said Sunday, after athletics officials subjected her to a...

Boxing: KIassen defends IBF belt in first Stateside fight - 08/22/2009

HOUSTON - Malcolm Klassen fights for the second time outside his native South Africa Saturday when he puts his International Boxing Federation super featherweight title on the line against Robert...

Football: Players to watch in Serie A this season - 08/21/2009

ROME, Barnaby Chesterman- With Serie A's two biggest foreign stars having packed their bags and headed to Spain this summer -- Kaka to Real Madrid and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona -- the question...

American football: Un-retired Favre practicing with Vikings - 08/19/2009

MINNEAPOLIS - National Football League career passing leader Brett Favre came out of retirement Tuesday, agreeing to play for the Minnesota Vikings and taking part in his first practice with the...

Tennis: Comeback king Tsonga ends Federer's 21-win streak - 08/15/2009

MONTREAL- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back from 1-5 down in the final set to stun Roger Federer and end the world number one's 21-match winning streak with a 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/3) victory in the...

Badminton: England defend India tournament pull-out - 08/10/2009

LONDON, Katherine Haddon - England's badminton team defended Monday its decision to pull out of the world championships in India, saying security in the host city of Hyderabad was lax and denying...

Athletics: Grand-daughter of Owens excited for Berlin ceremony - 08/06/2009

INDIANAPOLIS - A grand-daughter of 1936 Berlin Olympics hero Jesse Owens is excited about the chance to be part of ceremonies honoring the US sport icon at this month's World Athletics...

Italian takes top prize in Athina Onassis jumping event - 08/03/2009

RIO DE JANEIRO- Italian show jumper Gianni Govoni won top prize at the Athina Onassis International Horse Show held in Brazil on the week-end, a glamorous stop in the Global Champions Tour attracting...

Basketball: Rich deal will keep Odom with Lakers - 07/31/2009

LOS ANGELES - Lamar Odom will remain with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers after agreeing to a deal for at least three years worth a minimum of 27 million dollars, ESPN reported Thursday. The...

Obama offers support for US World Cup bid - 07/27/2009

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama offered support Monday for the US bid to host to World Cup, the head of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) said after a meeting at the...
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