Asia

Badminton's prestigious World Grand Prix finals are to be scrapped in their present format.

The biggest names from last year's Sydney Olympics are back in Australia for the Goodwill Games with the event's organisers hoping Maurice Greene, Marion Jones and Ian Thorpe can save the event from oblivion.

Australian swimming sensation, Ian Thorpe has launched an astonishing attack on the sport's world governing body, accusing FINA of not doing enough in the war against drugs.

Alfredo Goyeneche, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, says the Olympic Games will not return to Europe until 2016.

World heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman is prohibited from fighting anyone else for the next 18 months unless he gives former title holder Lennox Lewis an immediate rematch, a U.S. District Court judge ruled yesterday.

Beijing officials defended China's human rights record on Wednesday but conceded it faced a challenge persuading world opinion that the Chinese capital should stage the 2008 Olympic Games.

US sports broadcaster ESPN is launching an Asian version of its flagship news show SportsCenter on its network in the region, ESPN Star Sports (ESS).

Officials from the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit will meet organisers of the Sharjah tournament to combat potential match-fixing at this year's tournament.

Officials from the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit will meet organisers of the Sharjah tournament to combat potential match-fixing at this year's tournament.

The sacked president of Sri Lanka's cricket board was granted bail on Monday as police sought his arrest over fraud allegations that have plagued the game in the country.

The Thailand Football Association has written to FIFA to request a change of venue for their Asian World Cup qualifying match scheduled for Baghdad on Friday, a Thai official said on Tuesday.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said the world governing body's member associations must be unanimous when sanctioning players guilty of doping.

China’s growing basketball fervour turned to fury in Beijing over the weekend when police blocked an appearance by American NBA player Kobe Bryant after a large crowd turned out to see him.

Vietnam has signed a contract with a Chinese consortium to build a $52.9 million (B