How Basketball Rule Changes Made the Game Less Violent

Basketball has come a long way from its origins. WELLS -- "It certainly was murder." So speaks James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, in a recently...

“Important steps” Made by New FIFA Reform Committee but Few Details Released After First...

The Committee established in the wake of the corruption claims which rocked football's governing body FIFA has made "important steps" towards delivering reforms, according...

Viva l’Italia as Vinci Stuns Serena Williams to Set Up Final with Pennetta

Roberta Vinci produced one of the greatest shocks in the history of women's tennis by beating world number one Serena Williams' at the US...

Bike for Mom: Thailand

I attended the ‘Bike for Mom’ bicycling event in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16th, 2015. Main streets in the city were blocked off for...

London 1908 Olympic Gold Medal, Pair of Olympic Torches Up for Auction

A gold medal won by the oldest women's individual Olympic champion from the 1908 Games in London is to be auctioned. Sybil "Queenie" Newall remains...

David Owen: Cold War II – a Sequel that Los Angeles, Like the Rest...

Throughout my time covering the Olympic Movement - about 15 years - we have tended to take a pretty dim view of the boycott-marred...

Barker: Sixty Years on From Melbourne 1956 – an Olympics Which Faced Familiar Problems

It all sounds very familiar. Warnings about the lack of progress from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), disputes over venues, delays in construction, strikes...

World Cup Title Shows U.S. Women Primed for More Success in Future

The U.S. women survived after Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy hung up their boots, and they'll survive without Abby Wambachand Christie Rampone. Thrive even, judging by that shiny World Cup...

Philip Barker: Rio 2016 begins to shine a bit more brightly as Olympic flame...

The Rio 2016 Olympic flame is now well underway in its majestic progress across Greece before making for Brazil, but there is something about...

Shoes Worn by Sir Roger Bannister During Four-minute Mile Sell for Over $411,394

Shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister when he became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes have sold for £266,500...

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