TOP MALE GOLFERS READY FOR ZIKA AT RIO 2016 GAMES
LEADING male golfers say they will not allow fears about the Zika virus to keep them away from Brazil when their sport returns to the Olympics after an absence of more than a century.
"We've travelled all over the world playing golf," American world No. 14 Brandt Snedeker said.
"We're used to being in different climates and different areas with many different concerns, not just the Zika virus or whatever it might be, so we realise the dangers when we do travel.
NO DRUG BAN FOR RUSSIAN CYCLING TEAM
RUSSIAN cycling team Katusha will not be suspended despite two riders failing drug tests within a 12-month period, the International Cycling Union said on Tuesday.
Katusha suspended Russian rider Eduard Vorganov last week and Italian Luca Paolini seven months ago after testing positive for drugs.
The UCI's disciplinary commission said to ban the team would be "inappropriate and disproportionate".
NBA STAR GASOL OUT OF ACTION WITH BROKEN FOOT
A BAD week for the Memphis Grizzlies got worse on Tuesday with the news that All-Star centre Marc Gasol will be out "indefinitely" with a broken right foot.
It will be a blow to the Spanish national team as well, who are expected to be one of the strongest challengers to vie for the gold medal with the United States at the Rio Olympics.
Gasol has averaged 16.6 points and seven rebounds in 52 games for Memphis this season.