Japan's figure skater Tatsuki Machida revealed on Sunday that he will retire from competition.
As 2014 draws to a close, we take a second look at some of the year's best sports photos. From Li Na to LeBron James, Luis Suarez to Rafael Nad-al, there was no shortage of photogenic super-stars and no limit to pulse-pounding action that included the seven-game NBA Finals, the World Cup in Brazil and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Truly a year of global sports glory!
Zhejiang swimming team left for winter training in Australia on Wednesday without double Olympic champion Sun Yang.
Despite of the doping scandal involving star swimmer Sun Yang, Chinese swimming team still dominates the nomination list for the 2014 CCTV Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Premier Li Keqiang will meet a host of celebrities in Belgrade on Thursday, but this will be more than just a routine diplomatic assignment.
Brazilian football has "stopped in time" and must heed lessons from Europe to recover its past glory, according to former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka.
The World Anti-Doping Agency told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday that it will not appeal against a three-month ban imposed on Chinese Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang.