Lance Armstrong’s former team is among eight elite squads that agreed to race in a series that cycling’s top official has called a breakaway league, two people with direct knowledge of the situation said.
The International Tennis Federation said on June 26 that Marin Cilic was withdrawing from the Wimbledon championship because of a knee injury. In reality, he was beginning an anti-doping suspension.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez left sponsor Adidas AG with a World Cup dilemma by appearing to bite an Italian opponent during yesterday’s game.
Rafael Nadal is poised to join another left-hander on the short list of men to hold all of tennis’s Grand Slam championships at once, a year after a knee injury cast doubts on his future.
Standard Chartered Plc and 18-time English soccer champion Liverpool are in talks for the international bank to extend its agreement as the team’s principal sponsor.
"Such comments will add to the view of many outside Russia that there are genuine and deep-seated problems with racism and discrimination in Russian sport."
- Simon Chadwick on Oct 21, 2014