Yao Ming has refused the nomination given by "Basketball Hall of Fame" as the Outstanding Contributor through his agent.
Chinese judge Shao Bin, who was accused of breaking the rules during last year's Asian Games by modifying scores to help a Chinese gymnast, rebuked a sanction by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) as "ridiculous" and "disappointing".
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (C), Ricardo Carvalho (L) and Fabio Coentrao arrive at a training session in Obidos Aug 31, 2011.
Maria Sharapova shifted into a higher gear on Wednesday as she overwhelmed unseeded Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus with the loss of just two games to surge into the third round of the US Open.
AC Milan forward Robinho has been withdrawn from the Brazil squad to face Ghana in a friendly in London next week because of a groin injury.
Venus Williams quit the US Open on Wednesday after revealing she was suffering from a chronic illness that threatens her future in the sport.
Bubba Watson is best known for his power hitting with a distinctive pink-shafted driver but among his peers he is renowned for his extraordinary shot-making.
The IAAF will not be rushed into revising the controversial false-start rule that sent Usain Bolt crashing out of the world championships 100 metres.
Exciting American talent Patrick Cantlay will receive the 2011 Mark H. McCormack Medal in honour of his status as the world's number one amateur, the Royal & Ancient said on Monday.
Tiger Woods said on Monday that he would play in the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open in October to justify his early selection by United States captain Fred Couples for the Presidents Cup.
Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are seemingly not the only ones sick of the sight of Novak Djokovic and his domination of men's tennis.
South Korea captain Park Chu-young became Arsenal's first signing in the wake of Sunday's humiliating 8-2 defeat at Manchester United when he joined from French club AS Monaco.