• World number three Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.

    Maria Sharapova of Russia addresses a news conference after withdrawing from the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT
  • Two Kenyan runners have tested positive for doping at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the International Association of Athletics Federations has announced.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 26, 2015, 7:23 AM EDT
  • (L-R) Jak Ali Harvey of Turkey, Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Bingtian Su of China cross the finish line in the Men's 100 metres semi-final during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    Usain Bolt produced perhaps his greatest performance of all as he put a troubled build-up behind him to beat two-time doper and clear favourite Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2015, 5:51 PM EDT
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    Published Date : Aug 19, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
  • Lord Sebastian Coe addresses the delegates after being elected the new president of the IAAF.

    Sebastian Coe was elected as the new head of international athletics on Wednesday and promised to stand by his campaign pledge to set up an independent anti-doping body for the embattled sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 19, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
  • A general view of the signange at the China National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, on August 16, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    Athletics' governing body has denied blocking publication of a study which reportedly says a third of top athletes admitted violating anti-doping rules.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 16, 2015, 6:47 PM EDT
  • Dustin Johnson made a strong start on his return to Whistling Straits as he took advantage of an early tee time to lead at the US PGA Championship, writes the BBC.

    The American, who was given a two-stroke penalty with victory in his sights at the same course in 2010, shot a first-round 66 for six under par. Swede David Lingmerth briefly matched Johnson's score but ended the day on five under as the wind strengthened.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 14, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
  •  Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during day three of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 12, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Australia's Nick Kyrgios courted more controversy with an off-color remark to his opponent Stan Wawrinka while Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal advanced in the second round in a day of upsets at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 13, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
  • Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015 in London, England.

    Organizers of the London Marathon criticized athletics' governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), on Sunday for its "failure to take effective action" in the war on doping.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 09, 2015, 7:36 PM EDT
  • Gold medalist Ryan Lochte of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on day thirteen of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 6, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.

    American swimming great Ryan Lochte became only the second man to win titles in the same individual event in four consecutive world championships when he triumphed in the 200 metres individual medley.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 07, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT