PHELPS HOPES RIO GAMES CAN HEAL TROUBLED SPORTS WORLD
AMERICAN swimmer Michael Phelps, who is hoping to add to his 18 Olympic gold medals at the Rio Games, said on Tuesday he hopes this year's edition can help heal a sports world hit by recent doping and corruption cases.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova's failed drug test was the latest dark cloud in the world of sport following world soccer body Fifa removing its top leaders in a corruption scandal and allegations of widespread doping in Russian athletics.
GRAF BELIEVES WILLIAMS WILL BREAK MAJOR SINGLES RECORD
STEFFI Graf believes Serena Williams will race past her Open-era record of 22 major singles titles, and insists she will be happy for the American when it happens.
Williams, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles events, was halted in her bid to tie the mark at the Australian Open in January when she was upset in the final by Angelique Kerber.
Graf credited Williams for revolutionising women's tennis.
U.S. F1 GRAND PRIX SET TO GET GREEN LIGHT
ORGANISERS of the US F1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, are set to end months of uncertainty about their Oct 23 race and confirm that it will go ahead after scheduling a news conference yesterday.
The race is currently listed on the official calendar with an asterisk against due to uncertainty over the extent of state funding.
The 2016 season starts in Australia on March 20.