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Spain and Belgium tipped for road race glory

VALKENBURG, Netherlands (Reuters) - Belgian and Spanish riders are most likely to battle it out for Sunday's world road race title as cycling's old guard look to reassert their authority.

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Junior team trains in China to break world junior meet medal drought

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysias future diving hopes, boosted by a three-week stint in China for the first time, will be making a bid to end a six-year medal drought in the World Junior Championships in Adelaide from Oct 8-13.

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I’d jump at any TV or film role, says British diver Daley

LONDON: Britains Olympic medallist diver Tom Daley has issued a “come and get me” plea to television producers and film directors.

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Sania inks deal to become India’s highest paid non-cricket sportsperson

NEW DELHI: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has signed a three-year US$7.4mil deal with a sports management firm, making her the countrys highest-paid non-cricket sportsperson, a report said yesterday.

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Committee tells G4S to waive $92 million fee for Olympic failure

LONDON (Reuters) - G4S's bill for its embarrassing London Olympic staffing failure could rise after a government committee demanded the embattled security firm waive its management fee and compensate Games staff neglected in its chaotic recruitment drive.

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Hidayat to call it quits next year

TOKYO: Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat revealed Thursday that he will retire next year, as he reached the quarter-finals at the Japan Open.

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Koo-Tan birthday wish: Keep us together

KUALA LUMPUR: Top mens doubles shuttlers Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong celebrated their birthdays in Japan yesterday and they had the same wish – to remain partners at least until next years World Championships.

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Pandelela and Wendy to pursue degree in sport science at UM

KUALA LUMPUR: It is back to school for highflying Pandelela Rinong after the long celebration over her Olympic bronze medal triumph in London last month.

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Martin delivers to retain time trial world title

VALKENBURG, Netherlands (Reuters) - Germany's Tony Martin lived up to expectations when he edged out American Taylor Phinney to retain the individual time trial world title at the end of a demanding 45.7-km race on Wednesday.

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India's Nehwal signs $7.4mil deal

NEW DELHI - Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has signed a three-year $7.4 million deal with a sports management firm, making her the country's highest-paid non-cricket sportsperson, a report said Wednesday.