HAVANA — Cuba has no intention of fielding a team in women’s boxing when the event makes its Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games, according to the president of the Cuban boxing federation.
BERLIN — No clang this time.
BERLIN — Give Usain Bolt a rest on his birthday. After two gold medals and two world records in six days, he surely deserves it.
Bolt goes for gold medal No. 2 at worlds
BERLIN — Usain Bolt seems to have a lock on his second sprint title at the world championships even before running Thursday’s 200-meter final.
BERLIN — First the sprints, now the hurdles.
NEW YORK — Unbeaten junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez has signed a contract extension with promoter Top Rank, and will defend his title against veteran Rogers Mtagwa this fall.
BERLIN — Usain Bolt won the 200-meter semifinals with ease and swagger Wednesday, looking sharp for a possible assault on a second world record at the world championships.
BERLIN — Dayron Robles hit the first hurdle that came his way Wednesday, a sign that one of the biggest stars of the world championships is struggling with an injury and might not make it into the men’s 110-meter hurdles final.
BERLIN — Olympic champion Dayron Robles is uncertain if he can run in the semifinals of the 110 meter hurdles at the world championships because of a left hamstring injury.
BERLIN — After hitting the top of the medals table, the United States brings one of its greatest athletes to the track Wednesday at the world championships.
BERLIN — Sanya Richards shook off years of disappointment Tuesday with her first major title in the 400 meters, pumping her fist after crossing the line at the world championships.
BERLIN — Looking for his second gold medal of the world championships, Usain Bolt easily advanced to the second round of the 200 meters Tuesday.
BERLIN — The duel between Jamaica and the United States for sprint supremacy is starting to look like another rout.
BERLIN — Shelly-Ann Fraser closed her eyes as she crossed the finish line, almost afraid to open them back up and glance at the Olympic Stadium scoreboard.
BERLIN — Barely an hour after shattering his 100-meter world record for a first world title, Usain Bolt was stretching and jogging at the Olympic Stadium.
MEXICO CITY — Once again, the United States failed to hold a lead in a key game — and failed to earn its first win south of the border. Leading 1-0 after nine minutes on Charlie Davies’ goal in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico, the U.S. lost 2-1 with Israel Castro equalizing in the 19th on a wicked 27-yard shot, then Miguel Sabah driving home the winner from short range in the 82nd.
MEXICO CITY — Mexican coach Javier Aguirre showed his relief after his team’s 2-1 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a critical World Cup qualifier.
BERLIN — Jamaica withdrew its request to ban sprint star Asafa Powell and several teammates from the track world championships Wednesday, just hours after saying they would be kicked off the team in a dispute over training camp attendance.
BERLIN — The Jamaican team asked track’s governing body to withdraw six athletes, including former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell and two Olympic gold medalists, from the world championships entry list Wednesday in an apparent dispute over training camp attendance.
BERLIN — IAAF secretary general Pierre Weiss says Jamaica has asked to withdraw Asafa Powell, a former 100-meter world-record holder, and several teammates from the entry list for the world championships.
BERLIN — The world athletics federation is still awaiting information on a ruling that cleared five Jamaican athletes of doping and a decision on their participation in the world championships is likely to come close to Saturday’s opening.
MEXICO CITY — Javier Aguirre says his Mexico squad can expect a full-strength United States lineup when the Americans attempt to make history Wednesday with a first-ever win south of the border.
MEXICO CITY — Almost everything seems to favor Mexico in Wednesday’s critical World Cup qualifier against the United States.
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Five Jamaican athletes were cleared Monday of doping at their national championships two months ago after the country’s anti-doping panel failed to determine whether the banned substance was on the prohibited list.
MARABELLA, Trinidad — The New York Red Bulls got second-half goals from Ernst Oebster and Alfredo Pacheco and earned a 2-2 with W Connection in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round on Thursday night.
TORONTO — Kendall Jagdeosingh lifted the Puerto Rico Islanders to a 1-0 win against MLS team Toronto FC on Wednesday night in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round.
LONDON — Usain Bolt and his club teammates ran the fourth-fastest 400-meter relay time in history at the London Grand Prix on Saturday, shrugging off a developing doping probe involving Jamaican sprinters.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Five Jamaican track and field athletes tested positive for doping, although none of the nation’s premier sprinters is among the group, a newspaper reported.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Even with Javier Aguirre sitting in the stands, Mexico didn’t have any problems beating Haiti.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals right fielder Jose Guillen was not on hand for Kansas City’s game against Tampa Bay on Friday night because he was late getting back from the Dominican Republic.
SAINT-DENIS, France — World record-holder Usain Bolt comfortably won the 100 meters at the Areva Meeting on Friday, by ticking off 9.79, way slower than his Olympic record of 9.72.
Pedro Martinez ready for return with Phillies
PARIS — Usain Bolt is using the Areva Meeting on Friday as a tuneup for next month’s world championships.
ST. LOUIS — Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who defected this month after arriving with his national team for a tournament in the Netherlands, has signed with an agent.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The United States had just two minutes left to avoid its first loss ever in CONCACAF Gold Cup group play.