NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Captain Virat Kohli produced a sublime exhibition of batting to carve out his 12th Test hundred and first against West Indies, as India dominated the opening day of the first Test here yesterday.
MEGEVE, France, (Reuters) – Britain’s Chris Froome put the hammer down in his bid to retain the Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-km mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes yesterday.
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland, CMC – Tiffany James became the first Jamaican to win the women’s 400 metres title at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships when she copped the gold medal in the final here last night.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland/MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Sport’s highest tribunal rejected yesterday Russia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days’ time, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow.
(Reuters) – The NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the league said yesterday.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt is keenly aware of the narrative of his extraordinary career and, for the fastest man who ever lived, the only fitting way to close its Olympic chapter is with a third sprint sweep at next month’s Rio Games.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The Ben Johnson 1988 Olympic 100 metres final was dubbed “the dirtiest race in history” but there is a new contender for that dubious honour as the fallout continues from the drug-ravaged 2012 women’s 1500 metres in London.
CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Flying Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers is a strong contender to emulate compatriot Fanny Blankers-Koen’s golden sprint double from 1948 at next month’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a dramatic switch from heptathlon to concentrate on the sprints.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland/MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Sport’s highest tribunal today rejected Russia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days’ time, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow.