Spain's Torres on road to redemption

2012-06-15 17:00:16

Spain striker Fernando Torres is rediscovering his form at the perfect time after scoring his first tournament goals since the Euro 2008 final and justifying his place in a squad he was in danger of missing out on.

Greg Louganis dives into job as Olympic mentor

2012-06-15 11:05:49

Greg Louganis is plunging into a new role as a mentor to US Olympic divers in a sport dominated by China, and to do the job the four-time gold medallist is relying on tricks he learned from handling show dogs.

Misfiring Ronaldo searching for spark

2012-06-14 15:24:04

Portugal heeded Luis Figo's call to create more chances for Cristiano Ronaldo but the world's most expensive player misfired again on Wednesday.

Acid test for world-class Ronaldo

2012-06-08 13:45:23

Goal-machine Cristiano Ronaldo is at the peak of his career but the world's most expensive player still has one unfulfilled ambition - to win a major international trophy for Portugal.

No place for friendship on track, says Robles

2012-06-08 11:50:14

Cuba's world-record holder Dayron Robles wants no contact with Chinese friend Liu Xiang in London, where he aims to become the third man to win the high hurdles at successive Olympic Games.

China's Liu back at his best in bid for redemption

2012-06-06 15:34:40

In 12.87 seconds on an Oregon track, China's Liu Xiang banished five years of injury-filled misery and annointed himself favorite to reclaim the Olympic gold he relinquished so painfully in Beijing four years ago.

No pain, no gain for South Korean gymnast

2012-06-04 17:13:33

The London Olympics represent the culmination of 12 years of dedication for Son Yeonjae, a South Korean rhythmic gymnast looking to win the country's first medal in the discipline.

Japanese sprinter posing nude for London trip

2012-06-04 16:48:50

Japan's disabled sprinter Maya Nakanishi published a calendar featuring her posing semi-nude with her prosthetic leg to help fund her training and trip to London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Zheng Jie now focused on doubles and Olympics

2012-05-31 16:43:38

China's Zheng Jie has turned her focus to the doubles and the upcoming London Olympic Games after being eliminated in the singles at the French Open.

Lippi confident ahead of real challenge in China

2012-05-30 07:05:19

Italian coach Marcello Lippi is facing a real challenge since he took charge of Chinese Super Leauge outfit Guangzhou Evergrande when they will battle Japanese FC Tokyo on Wednesday.

China's Li Na to run torch relay

2012-05-25 04:54:31

Li, China's first-ever Grand Slam champion, was chosen by Samsung, one of three main sponsors of the Olympic torch relay.

Uniqlo signs Djokovic as looks to expand abroad

2012-05-24 09:24:32

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo has signed tennis star Novak Djokovic to a five-year contract in an attempt to increase its brand appeal among European and US-based shoppers.