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Semenya wins in Montreuil, intends to defend 800m world title

Semenya intends to defend her world title saying she can run any distance she wants.

PSG’s Al-Khelaifi charged in Qatar athletics graft probe

Nasser Al-Khelaifi is charged for corruption on his role on the bidding process for the 2017 and 2019 world championships.

Armour-clad warriors clash in ‘medieval’ battles in Ukraine

Ukraine has hosted the world championship in medieval combat where fighters deal blows at each other with metal and wooden replica weapons.

Chong Wei to miss World Championship after cancer

Lee Chong Wei's absence in the World Championships means he will lose his chance to win the world title for the first time.

Nicol’s dream of 9th world title dashed

Nicol David lost to Camille Serme of France in the third round, 11-9, 4-11, 4-11 and 5-11.

Nicol gunning for ninth world title before retirement

But Malaysia's squash queen will have to overcome young new talents who have burst onto the scene.

IAAF reverts to qualifying standards for Doha championships

The IAAF will continue to use qualifying standards, not a new world rankings system, for the 2019 Doha world championships.

Biles sets record for world championship gold medals

Simone Biles has now won 13 career gold medals.

Rainbow jersey dream becomes reality for evergreen Valverde

Alejandro Valverde beat Romain Bardet and Michael Woods to claim the world road race title.

Dennis routs Dumoulin in ‘dream’ world time trial triumph

Rohan Dennis beat Tom Dumoulin by one minute and 21 seconds to claim the world title.

Yates flies flag for Britain at cycling world championships

Yates should be the man to beat next Sunday after displaying brilliant climbing skills and cut-throat racing savvy.

Two Russians lose world championships medals over doping

Long jumper Tatyana Lebedeva and javelin thrower Maria Abakumova had a combined three world championships medals removed.

Not so ‘Super’: Legend Lin Dan dumped out of World Championships

The crowd willed him on against his younger opponent Shi, 22, but Lin bowed out with a whimper, 21-15, 21-9.

What pressure? Japan’s Momota explosive in worlds opener

The explosive 23-year-old is the man in form coming into the Nanjing showpiece and is tipped by many to win the tournament.

Thai badminton star survives major scare at the World Champs

NANJING: Ratchanok Intanon survived a major scare at badminton's World Championships as the fourth seed battled back from the brink of a shock early...

Franklin fails to qualify for Pan Pacs, world championships

Missy Franklin's failure at the US Championships means that she will miss out on the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo next month, as well as next year's world championships in South Korea.

Oregon 2021 track and field championships chair Lananna resigns

Vin Lananna said he wanted to devote more of his time to focus on the future of track and field in the United States.

McDavid named in Canada team for world championships

Connor McDavid has been confirmed to be part of Canada's team for the upcoming IIHF World Championship.

Poles break relay world record as sport salutes Bannister

The Polish men's 4x400 metre relay team broke the previous world record by 0.36 seconds.

Double Dutch delight on first day of world championships

The Netherlands kicked off their world track cycling championships with a bang by winning gold medals in the men's team sprint and women's 10-kilometre scratch race.

High jump takes centre stage on opening day of world indoors

The high jump will be the first event of the world indoor track and field championships in Birmingham.

UK’s Rutherford pulls out of world indoor championships

Long jumper Greg Rutherford does not believe that he is sufficiently prepared to compete in the world indoor championships.

Kenny excited by form ahead of track cycling worlds

Laura Kenny is optimistic about her chances at the upcoming world championships, despite not having been in an international race for almost two years.

Hanyu hints he may not defend world title

Although Yuzuru Hanyu successfully defended his Olympic figure skating gold medal, he also aggravated his ankle injury in doing so.