SYDNEY - Basketball Australia have reacted furiously to allegations their team deliberately lost a game at the World Cup last week, saying they were "downright wrong" and an insult to the country's sporting culture.
NEW YORK - Patrick McEnroe said on Wednesday he was stepping down from his role as head of player development for the U.S. Tennis Association after more than six years in the job.
NEW YORK - Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits.
LONDON - John Isner's defeat against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at Wimbledon on Monday left the United States with no survivors in the fourth round of the men's or women's singles for the first time since 1911.
MELBOURNE - Tournament favorites Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams raced into the third round of the Australian Open and out of the heat on Wednesday as controversy over play continuing in scorching temperatures rumbled on for a second day.
MELBOURNE - The Novak Djokovic that bowed out of his first Australian Open title defense with heat sickness in 2009 has now been replaced by a mentally and physically tougher upgrade not prone to meltdowns, the world number two said.
NEW YORK - Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia's anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing.
- Once a conveyor belt of tennis greats like Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis now finds itself in the doldrums but two old warriors have helped lift the mood at the Stockholm Open this week.
MADRID - Spain's tennis federation (RFET) will announce Alex Corretja's replacement as Davis Cup captain on Thursday, with local media reporting former world number one Carlos Moya had already agreed a one-year contract to the end of 2014.