A ‘new future’ for pro rugby in the US

The launch of Major League Rugby in the US signals a new dawn for professional rugby in North America — often viewed as a sleeping giant of the sport.

Tatyana McFadden: Breaking barriers for a living

Willing her wheelchair up Heartbreak Hill, Olympic legend Tatyana McFadden had a rare moment of doubt.

Lance Armstrong to pay US government $5 million to settle lawsuit

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong will pay the United States $5 million for using performance-enhancing drugs while the US Postal Service was paying millions to sponsor his team, according to the US Department of Justice.

Racing’s ‘Everest’ aims to win back ‘Snapchat’ generation

It’s known as “The Everest,” but the world’s richest horse race on turf is just one peak in the journey to lure back lost generations of fans to the sport.

Surfing contest canceled due to ‘aggressive’ sharks

Thundering waves and shallow reefs are an occupational hazard for surfers, but a professional contest in Margaret River, Western Australia, has been canceled because of aggressive sharks.

F1 star Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull?

Just days after securing his first win of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo has cast doubt on his Red Bull future.

How rugby is reforming Italian prisoners

They might live behind bars, but rugby has given prisoners in Italy a new-found freedom.

This full-time nurse shocked the Boston Marathon

Desiree Linden made history at this year’s Boston Marathon as the first American woman to win the storied race since 1985.

Rat race escapees learn hard lessons on maiden voyage

American woman and Japanese man win Boston Marathon’s elite divisions

An American woman and a Japanese man won the elite divisions in the Boston Marathon Monday, the first time runners from each country have taken the top spots in more than 30 years.

NZ defeats Australia in thrilling women’s rugby sevens final

New Zealand made history Sunday, beating fierce rivals and host nation Australia 17-12 in extra-time to win gold in the first ever women’s rugby sevens tournament at the Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand clean up in rugby sevens on Gold Coast

New Zealand cleaned up in the rugby sevens Sunday, with their men’s team defeating Fiji 14-0 in the Commonwealth Games’ final, after the women’s team had beaten hosts Australia earlier.

Marathon runner collapses in sight of gold medal

With just two kilometers to go to the finish line, Scotland’s Callum Hawkins was set for a remarkable Commonwealth Games gold. But in a harrowing conclusion to the men’s marathon, the athlete collapsed towards the end of the race on a scorching day in the east coast of Australia.

Chinese GP: Ricciardo scores remarkable victory

A charging Daniel Ricciardo claimed a remarkable and unexpected victory in the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday after a tactical masterstroke by his Red Bull team.

Does the Commonwealth Games have a future?

The Commonwealth Games could hardly have been held in a more idyllic setting.

Formula E: Sam Bird takes the honors in the Eternal City

Big city specialist Sam Bird won the inaugural Formula E race in Rome Saturday to boost his title hopes with his second victory of the season.

How lawn bowls saved Tongan’s life

Caroline Dubois is holding back tears. Standing before a throng of people as they begin their countdown from 10, she looks for her family in the stands. Her pulse is racing. “Please don’t cry,” she tells herself.

Real to face Bayern as Liverpool draw Roma

After a dramatic conclusion to the Champions League quarterfinals, Friday sees the semifinal draw take place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

‘We don’t want to play against Liverpool,’ ex-Roma teammates told Salah

No sooner had Mohamed Salah crushed Manchester City’s Champions League dreams this week, the messages between Liverpool and Rome went into overdrive.

Seahawks postpone Kaepernick workout

Colin Kaepernick still remains front and center of the National Anthem controversy.

Mo Salah: ‘There’s something very special about playing for Liverpool’

At the height of Beatlemania, fans would scream so loud that Liverpool’s most famous exports could no longer hear themselves play.

Daley makes plea for 37 Commonwealth nations to relax anti-gay laws

English diver Tom Daley has called for a number of Commonwealth nations to relax their laws on homosexuality after winning his fourth career gold at the Commonwealth Games.