Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres has said he has had the worst moments of his career with the club this season and needs clarity about his future role.
Chinese Olympic medallist Li Ning expressed his eagerness to participate as one of the last torchbearers in the Olympic Flame Handover ceremony.
Michael Phelps said on Sunday he hoped he had not left his push for the London Olympics too late as he tries to improve his times and form with the US Olympic trials coming next month.
The Yao Foundation, founded by Yao Ming, unveiled a new partnership on Saturday with a pro-environment and conservation group Rare in Hong Kong.
After capturing the Madrid Open title and knowing he will climb back above Rafa Nadal to number two in the world, Roger Federer has set his sights on reclaiming the top ranking.
Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake missed the fastest 100 metres of the year by the blink of an eye on Wednesday, his 9.84 seconds a mere 0.02 behind world record holder and training partner Usain Bolt's mark.
Alison Williamson will compete in her sixth successive Olympic Games this summer after being confirmed as a member of Team GB.
Michael Schumacher has denied frustration lay behind his criticism of Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli and said he was happy to have opened a wider debate about where the sport was heading.
The world's greatest athletes descend on London in July for the 2012 Olympics.
Cuba's Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles will race in the United States for the first time next month.
China's star hurdler Liu Xiang opened his outdoor season with an easy victory over relatively weak opponents at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix athletic competition in Kawasaki, Japan, on Sunday.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi reached another milestone in his incredible career on Wednesday when he broke Gerd Mueller's record of 67 goals in a season for a European top-flight club.