Marian Cilic will face second seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the China Open on Sunday after handing world No. 2 Rafael Nadal his first defeat in Beijing
Qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals is reaching its climax, with footballing heavyweights such as Italy, Germany, Argentina, France and Portugal still battling to be in the hat when the draw is made in Cape Town on December 4. Top seed Nadal, who won the tournament in 2005 and also claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, lost 6-1 6-3 to the eighth-seeded Croatian wildcard entry to end his 14-match winning run in the Chinese capital
It isn’t clear whether the United States will ever be able to declare victory in Iraq, the top U.S. commander there said Thursday
If there was any question about whether President Obama would do anything to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016, he’s put those doubts to rest. He and first lady Michelle Obama have embarked on an unprecedented joint diplomatic mission to beat out Madrid, Spain; Tokyo, Japan; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Summer Games
The president of Athletics South Africa has admitted that he lied about gender tests on runner Caster Semenya before her gold-medal win at the World Athletics Championships last month. The national sports body has always denied that it agreed to the tests before the race in Berlin, Germany — an event that kicked off international controversy over the 18-year-old Semenya’s gender.
When President Obama gave a Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti’s family this week, it was just the sixth time the nation’s highest medal for valor has been awarded to a hero of the current conflicts.
Dozens of America’s greatest military heroes are gathered in Chicago, Illinois, possibly the last large gathering of living Medal of Honor recipients.
Amid conservative opposition, a bill that would designate a day of “significance” in California for slain gay politician Harvey Milk is heading to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk.
The case of South African athlete Caster Semenya has sparked worldwide interest following reports that she will be tested by sporting officials to determine whether she is male or female. The 18-year-old won gold in the 800 meters race Wednesday but she may be forced to return the medal if she fails a gender-verification test imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
In a country built on a system of checks and balances, it’s intriguing to have an award that allows the President to reveal some personal preferences. Since February 1963, when John F