Italian sprinter Elia Viviani missed the cut for Sky’s Giro d’Italia line-up on Friday but bounced back by winning stage three of the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland.
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah marked his final race indoors by winning the 5,000 metres at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in a new European record time of 13 minutes 9.16 seconds.
The inaugural HighVoltage Challenge Trophy softball cricket tournament organized by the HighVoltage Sports Club, in which 12 teams participated, was won by the hosts.
Chad le Clos, rebounding from what he considered a disappointing Rio Olympics, won his second gold of the Short Course Swimming World Championships with a world record-setting victory in the 100m butterfly.
Ranjith Jayawardena, is representing Sri Lanka at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series which started yesterday at the Titanic Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey.
The 22nd Inter-International Schools’ Swimming Championships, hosted by Asian International School (AIS) Colombo, will be held on November 5 and 6 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Pool.
Mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey is poised to return to the Octagon on December 30, taking on UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
Mohammad Mifran and Nimali Liyanarachchi were named Best Athlete Men’s and Women’s respectively at the 42nd National Sports Festival which concluded at the Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna yesterday.
Gateway College, Rajagiriya unveiled their new sports facilities under the patronage of Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports yesterday. The occasion was attended by many distinguished sporting personalities, teachers, sportsmen and women and well wishers. The school would be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year.
Sri Lanka clinched several gold medals at the recently held International Traditional Karatedō Championship and Seminar in California. The Championship, which took place from July 22 to 24 at the Soka University, saw the participation of six other countries, including the United States, Ireland, and Denmark.
Britain’s controversial world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko has been called off for a second time as the titleholder is “medically unfit to fight”, his camp said.
Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will not fight again this year after suffering a fracture to his right hand after his bruising defeat of Liam Smith, his promoters said.
The world’s top-ranked middleweight Gennady Golovkin wants another fight in Britain after stopping Kell Brook and is targeting a unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders.
Steve Cummings put himself in pole position to emulate Bradley Wiggins in 2013 and become only the second British rider to win the Tour of Britain after taking the overall lead on Friday.
Gennady Golovkin’s career has run a hypnotic and grimly relentless course for boxing fans worldwide and evidence suggests that will not change on Saturday.
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson insisted Thursday that she was not the female version of Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt, who sealed a treble-treble of Olympic golds in last month’s Rio Games.
Manny Pacquiao says he knew almost as soon as his retirement began that he had made a mistake, revealing that loneliness and love for the sport had drawn him back into the ring.
By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.
While almost everyone at the Tour de France has been focussing on a battle royale between Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana, Bauke Mollema has been quietly edging up the standings.
LaShawn Merritt clocked the fastest 200 meters time of the year as Brianna Rollins scored a stunning victory in the 100m hurdles at the US Olympic track and field trials here Friday.