Heavyweight world champion Fury tests positive for cocaine: ESPN
Heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury has tested positive for cocaine, ESPN reported on Friday citing a leaked letter sent by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).
CINCINNATI Seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams pulled out of next week's Cincinnati Open with a knee injury, the tournament's organizers said on Friday.
Williams, disappointed to miss out after making her debut in the event last year, said she experienced pain in her knee last week after returning to her normal practice schedule.
"My medical advisors and physio have recommended that I refrain from competition until I am pain free," Williams, whose sister and world number one Serena will not be competing, said in a statement released by the organizers.
"Unfortunately, I am not at a point where I can commit to competing next week."
Despite losing Williams, the event still boasts eight top 10 players on the WTA Tour, and 26 of the Top 30, including defending champion and top seed Jelena Jankovic, defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters, and three-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova.
The main draw action begins on Monday with the final on August 15. The men's tournament takes place the following week and features Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick.
(Writing by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Frank Pingue)
Petra Kvitova raced to a 6-1 6-1 victory over Dominika Cibulkova in the Wuhan Open final on Saturday to capture her first title of the year with a ruthless display of power hitting.
SEPANG, Malaysia World Champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.