DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – Athletics chief Lamine Diack maintained the hardest of lines on Saturday, telling Reuters there would be no changing or bending of the rules to prevent big names being disqualified.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge on Friday refused to throw out the perjury case against baseball star Roger Clemens over steroid use after a mistrial was declared when prosecutors presented evidence that had been barred.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three-time champion Serena Williams said Thursday she would turn her concern over sister Venus’s illness into motivation at the U.S. Open after pounding her way into the third round of the year’s last grand slam.
DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – Former steeplechaser Jenny Simpson summoned a sensational sprint finish to win a surprise gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters at the world championships on Thursday, taking the title back to the United States for the first time in 28 years.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former champion Andy Roddick, who has not spent much time on the court this summer, got a good workout at the U.S. Open on Wednesday in dispatching fellow American Michael Russell 6-2 6-4 4-6 7-5.