Ecuador's Jefferson Perez set a world record in the 20km walk today to win the first gold medal of the world athletics championships in Paris.
New York bids farewell to Sampras the self-effacing champion
From the moment his career took off at 19 as the youngest United States Open men's singles champion in 1990, Pete Sampras was destined to be something of an enigma.
Roddick dares to imagine his first Grand Slam victory
With defending US Open champion now retired, Henman's scheduled first round opponent has assumed the status of favourite.
Star-spangled salute prepared for departing hero Sampras
It will be a highly charged, emotional occasion, even for a man who generally kept his emotions on tight hold. He did not need to rant and rave or unduly pump himself up.
Our man in Madrid
Sid Lowe is following David Beckham around Madrid, and he's writing a diary while he does it. No, of course Becks isn't going to notice.
Time to get Real, Becks
David Beckham has been told the honeymoon is over and that Real Madrid's season starts Sunday.
Ron: It ain't easy at Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo admits life is not as easy as it looks at Manchester United.
Cristiano has Red dreams
Cristiano Ronaldo is dreaming of scoring his first Manchester United goal today.
Firman survives crash
Jordan's Ralph Firman escapes a 150mph crash in practice for the Hungary Grand Prix.
Raikkonen relief at escaping collision penalty
Kimi Raikkonen and Rubens Barrichello have escaped sanction following the German grand prix dust-up.
F1 admits link with Chelsea boss
Abramovich was a guest of formula one's commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone at the European grand prix last month, visiting the Minardi pit, and has been linked both with that team and with Jordan, both struggling financially.
Confident Mutu relishes Chelsea life
It did not take Adrian Mutu long yesterday to tap into the mood coursing through his new club Chelsea after his £15.8m move from Serie A. Asked what he would bring to the Premiership, the 24-year-old Romanian striker smiled and said simply: "Fantasy perhaps."
Vieri in a fury over Crespo
Christian Vieri has thrown his Internazionale future into doubt after raging at the £22m sale of Hernan Crespo to Chelsea, who is set to be unveiled next week.
Bowyer declares 'I am no racist'
Lee Bowyer has spoken about the controversy that has blighted his career. And guess what?
Edwards ends with leap of faith
Jonathan Edwards was an unlikely sporting champion.
Edwards' final run-up
Richard Williams previews the action as Jonathan Edwards sets out for his final title after announcing his retirement.
Factfile: Jonathan Edwards
A life in a list.
Myerscough's shot at history
Carl Myerscough is hoping to end an eighteen-year wait since shot-putter Geoff Capes last won a global honour.
What athletics really needs is a new grey age
If Lord Coe wants to inject life into athletics with some Middle Earth appeal, it's older people he should be aiming at, writes Harry Pearson.
Fortune favours tour's tough cookie