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  • Czech Olympic champion gymnast Vera Caslavska dies aged 74

    PRAGUE, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska, whose seven gold medals made her the country's most decorated Olympic athlete, has died at the age of 74 after a long illness, according to text messages sent by the head of the Czech Olympic Committee to co-workers. Newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes also reported her death. Caslavska's medals included golds in the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games. (Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Writing by Jason Hovet; Editing by Louise Ireland) More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Novak Djokovic vs Jiri Vesely, US Open 2016: Where to watch live, preview and betting odds

    Novak Djokovic vs Jiri Vesely, US Open 2016: Where to watch live, preview and betting odds

    Novak Djokovic takes on Jiri Vesely in the men's singles second round clash of the 2016 US Open on Wednesday (31 August). Live scores and regular updates will be available on US Open's official website. World number one Novak Djokovic has not had a good couple of weeks, having a disappointing outing in the Rio 2016 Olympics, where he lost in the first round to Juan Martin del Potro. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Rio Paralympics 2016: When do the Games start? Everything you need to know

    Rio Paralympics 2016: When do the Games start? Everything you need to know

    The 2016 Paralympics will kick off in Rio de Janeiro in one week, with thousands of athletes from around the world taking part in the Games. This year, more women than ever will participate in the Paralympics, with around 1,650 taking part – an increase of nearly 10% compared to London 2012. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be held from 7 to 18 September. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Djokovic gets rematch vs Vesely in US Open 2nd round

    Djokovic gets rematch vs Vesely in US Open 2nd round

    It also came at a time when Novak Djokovic seemed virtually unbeatable — something that doesn't seem so certain now. When Jiri Vesely upset the world's No. 1 player in Monte Carlo in April, Djokovic hadn't lost a completed match since November. Vesely had never beaten a top-10 foe before defeating Djokovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. More »

    Business Insider UK - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Swimming: Team manager quits over hidden camera scandal - report

    The manager of South Korea's national swimming team has resigned as an investigation continues into a scandal involving the alleged installation of hidden cameras to take pictures of female athletes, the national federation has said. "As manager that leads the team, I deeply feel responsible that such (a) shameful incident took place," Ahn Jong-taek, who joined the swimming team in 2008 as coach and has been the team manager since 2012, told Yonhap news agency. "I hope (the) truth would be revealed clearly as soon as possible so that other swimmers and coaches would not suffer." Yonhap said on Sunday that police planned to question a member of the Rio Olympics swimming team about the scandal some time this week. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 36 minutes ago