Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar lead the Tour de France going into the deciding time trial. Peter Sagan's green jersey streak appears finished.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 8:30 pm
Tour de France standings for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:32 pm
Ryan Lochte said his first individual Olympic gold medal is missing and he had two guesses of where it could be.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 2:46 pm
Naomi Osaka will not play the French Open, citing hamstring soreness days after winning her second U.S. Open.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:24 am
Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is out of the world road cycling championships after crashing during the Giro Rosa.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:23 pm
Mondo Duplantis broke Sergey Bubka's outdoor pole vault world record, clearing 6.15 meters at a Diamond League meet in Rome.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:15 pm
Ineos Grenadiers teammates Michał Kwiatkowski and Richard Carapaz embraced as they finished the Tour de France's 18th stage together.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 6:33 pm
Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure at the IAAF.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 3:53 pm
Japan’s new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind next year’s delayed Tokyo Games. Yoshiro Mori, the head of the local organizing committee and also a former prime minister, said Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has a “strong commitment" to the Tokyo Olympics. Mori said that was the message he conveyed on a call to IOC President Thomas Bach.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:15 pm
Two cyclists from Slovenia lead the Tour de France, and it's causing the nation's most famous people to take notice.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 11:21 am
Yevgenia Medvedeva left coach Eteri Tutberidze following the 2018 Olympics to be coached by Brian Orser. Now, she's switching back to Tutberidze.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 6:12 pm
Miguel Angel Lopez won the toughest climbing stage of the Tour de France. Primoz Roglic extended his lead over Tadej Pogacar.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 4:46 pm
An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the new president of the European Table Tennis Union on Wednesday. Igor Levitin was the only candidate in an online election after former president Ronald Kramer opted not to run for a third four-year term. ETTU spokeswoman Milica Nikolic told The Associated Press that 46 member federations voted for Levitin and two against.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 12:56 pm
In the "CBS This Morning" series Pushing the Limits, Nancy Chen looks at the fate of thousands of athletes who were training for the Olympic trials when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The summer games were postponed until 2021. What's happened since has tested their limits in every way. Chen spoke with athletes vying for a spot on Team USA, including two former Olympians -- gymnast Laurie Hernandez and fencer Daryl Homer -- as well as first-time Olympic hopeful Kyle Merber. She takes a look at how these athletes have had to develop a different kind of strength.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 12:52 pm
The 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament TV and live stream schedules on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock from Winged Foot.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka could all miss the Olympics. Two of them are way out of the picture right now.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
Egan Bernal abandoned the Tour de France, ending his title defense with team Ineos Grenadiers while significantly trailing leader Primoz Roglic.
Posted: September 16, 2020, 9:45 am
Karsten Warholm and Mondo Duplantis headline the Rome Diamond League track and field meet fields.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 7:03 pm
Egan Bernal lost more time in the Tour de France, while Primoz Roglic kept his lead over fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 6:38 pm
The CEO of the Tokyo Olympics and the IOC member in charge of Japan's games have dismissed a new study from the University of Oxford that finds Tokyo is the most expensive Summer Games since 1960. The analysis in the journal ''Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space'' - the third in a series following editions 2012 and 2016 - looks at Olympic costs and finds they keep increasing despite claims by the International Olympic Committee that costs are being cut. Cost overruns for the Olympics have averaged 170%, and Flyvbjerg says Tokyo is over 200%.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 1:18 pm
The February 2021 World Bobsled and Skeleton Championships have been moved from Lake Placid to Germany over travel-related coronavirus concerns.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 11:58 am
Cathy Freeman was asked to light the 2000 Sydney Olympic cauldron at a dinner in Los Angeles. She accepted and was at the center of an iconic moment.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 11:29 am
Sydney lit its Olympic cauldron Tuesday for the first time since 2000 but the face of those millennium Games, Cathy Freeman, was missing because of the coronavirus pandemic which loomed large over the celebrations.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 7:07 am
Organisers are ploughing ahead with the postponed Tokyo Olympics and will decide by the end of the year what "counter-measures" are required to hold them safely in the time of COVID-19, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Tuesday. Australian Coates heads up the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games, which were delayed until 2021 because of the pandemic.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 3:59 am
Australians have such fond memories of the Sydney Olympics that officials brought back star athletes such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. For good measure, they even re-lit the cauldron at Sydney Olympic Park. Freeman — by video link in Victoria state — and Thorpe, in person, both recalled what then IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch described during the closing ceremony on Oct. 1, 2000 as the “greatest games ever.”
Posted: September 15, 2020, 1:46 am
Sports Pulse: Pro Volleyball player Sarah Sponcil on the olympics being postponed and transitioning from indoor to outdoor volleyball
Posted: September 14, 2020, 7:44 pm
Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Zverev in the U.S. Open final for his first Grand Slam title, rallying from two sets down.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 5:08 pm
Novak Djokovic said he has "outbursts" and learned "a big lesson" after hitting a ball that struck a linesperson at the U.S. Open.
Posted: September 14, 2020, 12:31 pm
Tadej Pogacar edged Primoz Roglic in Tour de France stage 15. Egan Bernal plummeted in the general classification standings.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 6:14 pm
Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka to win the U.S. Open in a women's final that went three sets.
Posted: September 13, 2020, 1:38 am
Soren Kragh Andersen of Denmark won the Tour de France's 14th stage, breaking away with two miles left of a flat finish.
Posted: September 12, 2020, 3:57 pm
The U.S. Open men's singles draw includes Novak Djokovic, tennis' top-ranked player going for a fourth title at the Grand Slam tournament.
Posted: September 12, 2020, 3:11 am
Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev reached the U.S. Open men's final, each looking to win his first Grand Slam title.
Posted: September 12, 2020, 2:59 am
John Fahey had an impressive career in Australian politics and international sport. There were few people, if any, who had a bad word to say about him, a testimony to the New Zealand-born Fahey's genteel and always understanding demeanor. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died.
Posted: September 12, 2020, 2:14 am
The Tour de France airs live on NBC Sports. A full TV and live stream schedule is available.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 8:45 pm
Stage profiles and start and finish times for every day of the 2020 Tour de France, from mountains to sprints.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 8:45 pm
Egan Bernal fell nearly a minute behind Primoz Roglic at the Tour de France's 13th stage and its first summit finish.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 4:25 pm
Primoz Roglic, the Tour de France leader from Slovenia, was a ski jumping champion before becoming a cyclist.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 2:20 pm
The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over 310 days. IOC President Thomas Bach said this week that the Tokyo Olympics are a moving target. ''We don't really know what environment we will be in next year,'' Bach said this week following an IOC executive board meeting.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 9:15 am
Serena Williams lost in the U.S. Open semifinals to Victoria Azarenka in three sets after suffering an Achilles injury.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 4:34 am
The U.S. Open women's singles draw includes Serena Williams going for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam tennis singles tournament title.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 3:58 am
Marc Hirschi won the Tour de France's 12th stage a day before the general classification contenders start doing battle in the mountains.
Posted: September 10, 2020, 6:45 pm
Serena Williams made the U.S. Open semifinals by beating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.
Posted: September 10, 2020, 1:00 am
Amid uncertainty about planning the Tokyo Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that progress with vaccines and rapid testing for COVID-19 would not be the complete answer for staging the rescheduled games. ''They will not be the silver bullet but they can greatly facilitate the organization of the games,'' Bach said at a news conference after an International Olympic Committee board meeting. Bach declined Wednesday to speculate on the Tokyo Olympics being held without fans in the venues as has become the global reality for sports in 2020.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 8:00 pm
The Olympic gold medalist deserves to be celebrated, not shamed.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 6:47 pm
Caleb Ewan won his second stage of this year's Tour de France after a chaotic dash to the finish, and Primoz Roglic kept the race leader’s yellow jersey.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 5:35 pm
Naomi Osaka cried after seeing video messages from Trayvon Martin's mom and Ahmaud Arbery's dad at the U.S. Open.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 11:49 am
Blazing heat could make the Tokyo Olympics 'a nightmare', an advisor to the organising committee told Reuters on Tuesday (September 8). Although this year Japan enjoyed a mild Summer, the Games, which have now been delayed until July next year, could play out in a dangerous mix of heat and humidity. That's according to Makoto Yokohari, a professor of envrironment and urban planning who has analysed data going back to the 1984 Olympics. "You have to count not only temperature but also humidity. These two are combined. When you can combine these two, as you can easily see from here (pointing to supporting graph) Tokyo is the worst (Olympic city for heat) in the history." Yokohari found that in his research, Tokyo has the highest average temperature and precipitation of any Olympics host city, with August averaging highs of around 30 degrees Celsius and lows of 24 over three decades. He's already raised the prospect of shifting the date, to the International Olympic Committee, and said organisers should be prepared for the worst. On Tuesday a Tokyo 2020 spokesman, Masa Takaya responded and said the Japanese organisers "are not optimistic about the summer weather in Tokyo at all." "If we could plan this postponed Olympic Games in November then I am sure the situation could have been much, much but better but unfortunately the IOC (International Olympic Committee) said 'no, no, no, no, it is going to be in July." With temperatures rising around the globe, Yokohari said the Tokyo Games could be a "gamechanger".
Posted: September 9, 2020, 9:52 am
China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games because of alleged human rights violations. A coalition of human rights groups delivered that demand to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach ahead of the body's executive board meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 6:40 am
Jen Brady made the U.S. Open semifinals, her first time into a Grand Slam semi at age 25 after beating Yulia Putintseva.
Posted: September 9, 2020, 12:35 am