LONDON Usain Bolt delivered on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League on Friday but the Jamaican was upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison broke one of the oldest world records in the book.
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TORONTO Having ended his career once in London on what he considered a sour note, Michael Phelps enters the Rio de Janeiro Olympics pool for his second swansong determined to bow out on his own terms.
LONDON Adam Peaty is the talk of British swimming as he heads for his first Olympic Games in Rio but at home the discussion is different.
CAPE TOWN Chad le Clos's much-anticipated re-match with superstar Michael Phelps in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic pool is clouded by a family health scare that hangs heavily over the 24-year-old South African.
WELLINGTON The Wellington Hurricanes ran in six tries to blow away South Africa's Sharks 41-0 on Saturday and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals for the second straight year.
BRASILIA Brazil held 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail on Friday as police combed their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.