UFC fighter says his sex life is the reason for failed drugs test

UFC newcomer Dequan Townsend has said that sex could have resulted in the positive test that earned him a six-month ban following his debut defeat against Dalcha Lungiambula last year – a fight he took at three days' notice.

‘Simply unacceptable’: Police break up Kansas college basketball brawl after punches fly and chair w

A US college basketball game ended with both benches brawling and a player wielding a chair as a weapon after an incident in the final second sparked a violent conclusion to the University of Kansas’s 81-60 win over Kansas State.

Teenage tennis star Coco Gauff loves fast food and Serena Williams but aims to ‘hate’ Naomi Osaka in

Tennis prodigy Coco Gauff revealed her love for Chick-fil-A and says she removed her poster of potential opponent Serena Williams from her bedroom ahead of an emotional rematch with Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open.

The hunt for a 24th Grand Slam: Serena Williams breezes to 3rd round of Australian Open

US tennis icon Serena Williams, who is eying a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, has booked a spot in the third round of the Australian Open, defeating Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

'When he punched me, my nose exploded': Woman says attack by Sergey Kovalev left her needing a plate

A woman has accused Russian boxing superstar Sergey Kovalev of punching her, saying she needed a metal plate and four screws to be inserted into her neck to repair the damage.

Head of International University Sports Federation Oleg Matytsin appointed Russian sports minister

The president of the International University Sports Federation Oleg Matytsin has been appointed Russia’s sports minister after a new government was formed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

Insane acrobatics & spectacular jump shots: Why beach handball deserves a spot on Olympic schedule (

With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) constantly widening its horizons and including new sports, more exotic disciplines which were widely considered hobbies have received global recognition.

'I'm sorry we made you cry': Napoli skipper Lorenzo Insigne posts message to crying boy following Fi

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has posted a video message apologizing to a nine-year-old fan after his team's performance left the youngster in tears at the stadium.

Russian jiu-jitsu tournament ends in mass brawl as fighters & guests attack each other in sports hal

Police have launched an investigation after participants were filmed being slammed to the floor and kicked in the head in a violent conclusion to a jiu-jitsu tournament at a venue in the suburban Moscow town of Krasnogorsk.

Sharapova on the verge of retirement? Russian tennis star says she doesn't know what's next after Au

Former world number one player Maria Sharapova says she is unsure of her plans for the remainder of the tennis season after a disappointing first-round loss at the 2020 Australian Open.

Australian Open 2020: Svetlana Kuznetsova knocks out French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova

Russian tennis star Svetlana Kuznetsova created one of the biggest sensations on the second competitive day of the Australian Open, knocking out French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova from the tournament.

In contention for 1st Grand Slam title: Russia’s Medvedev advances to second round of Australian Ope

Russian tennis ace Daniil Medvedev has opened his Australian Open campaign in style beating US player Frances Tiafoe in four exhaustive sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to make it into the second round of the season-opening major.