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Other Sport 20 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Secretive talks suggest progress in doping probe

PARIS (AP) - A U.S. federal probe into doping in cycling, including whether Lance Armstrong cheated, appears to have made significant headway and may be closer to its end, say officials who attended or were briefed on meetings with American agents this week at Interpol headquarters.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

IOC, IAAF finalizing rules on gender cases

LONDON (AP) - International sports officials are finalizing guidelines on how to deal with cases of athletes with ambiguous sexual characteristics.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Owner puts Houston Astros up for sale after buying it for US$117mil

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane is putting his franchise up for sale.The 74-year-old McLane said he's retained the New York investment firm Allen and Company to help him unload the team he purchased in November 1992 for about $117 million.

Other Sport 21 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Poulter pulls clear in Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG: Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter took command of the US$2.5mil Hong Kong Open after the third round yesterday, shooting a six-under 64 to lead by two shots from Graeme McDowell.

Other Sport 24 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Australia seeks revenge in Ashes opener

BRISBANE, Australia (AP): The bitter taste of Ashes defeat still lingers with Australia captain Ricky Ponting and he expects it to inspire his team's effort when the first test of the 2010-11 series begins Thursday.

Other Sport 25 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Strong Tiger comeback can boost golf industry

WASHINGTON: PGA officials hope Tiger Woods will bounce back from a year of scandal and setbacks with a strong 2011 season and revive interest in himself and golf ahead of US Tour television contract negotiations.

Other Sport 25 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a foot injury and won't be defending her title at the first tennis Grand Slam of next season.

Other Sport 26 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Champion Serena Williams to miss Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from January's Australian Open as she struggles to recover from a foot injury which has sidelined her since July, organisers said yesterday.

Other Sport 26 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Plenty of intrigue as top eight play the numbers game

LONDON: Roger Federer said it could drive you crazy and Andy Roddick thought it offered 'false hope'. One thing is for sure is that the round-robin format at the ATP World Tour Finals provides plenty of intrigue.

Other Sport 27 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

President Obama injured during basketball game, gets 12 stitches

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama needed 12 stitches in his upper lip after taking an errant elbow during a pickup basketball game Friday morning with family and friends visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House said.