Jazz dancer Annie Theewis has nailed it on the international stage. The Geraldine High School head girl returned from Hollywood on Tuesday with an armful of trophies.
Hot Mac and cool Chris prevail after a furious fortnight In all of sport, there is no contest as self-consciously august as Wimbledon. Like a dowager duchess, Wimbledon walks hand in hand with a statelier past, revering its history, requiring homage to its traditions, never questioning its prerogatives.
There may have been some–a very few–who were better than these, but none had greater impact on how their games were played. Along with Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Pele, these were the people who shaped the century in sports –By Daniel Okrent BABE RUTH In sports’ first golden age, there was Babe Ruth–and then there was everyone else
The word judo translates as “gentle way,” but you wouldn’t know it from the meaty thuds that reverberated through the St. Petersburg gymnasium during Russia’s national judo championships on Saturday, Feb.
Defending champion Venus Williams reached the semifinals of the $4.55 million WTA Championships in Qatar on Friday without hitting a ball
The NBA is hoping to stage a regular-season game in London in the next two years before the British capital hosts the 2012 Olympics. David Stern, commissioner of the world’s premier basketball league, revealed that it might even be possible to hold the match at London’s O2 Arena next year.
A South African government minister called on Leonard Chuene to resign after the national athletics chief admitted he knew Caster Semenya had undergone a gender test prior to the world championships. Chuene was forced into a humiliating climbdown after previously denying that Semenya had been tested before going to Berlin to win the women’s 800m title.
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.
The governing body for world athletics has urged caution over reports that world-champion South African runner Caster Semenya has both male and female sexual organs.
The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has withdrawn from a meeting in South Korea later this month due to fatigue, according to its organizers. The triple Olympic and world champion sprinter was due to line up in Daegu on September 25, with the one-day event to be a warm-up for when the city hosts the next World Athletics Championships in 2011