Golf - USGA wants communication on rules but no popularity contest
The U.S. Golf Association (USGA) wants professionals to feel comfortable questioning the rules, but the organisation's mission does not include engaging in a popularity contest, says senior director of governance Thomas Pagel.
Badminton - Denmark's Persson banned over betting violations
Danish badminton player Joachim Persson has been suspended for 18 months after breaching the sport's code of conduct in relation to betting and irregular match results, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Thursday.
Rugby - Crusaders, Waratahs to pay tribute to Christchurch attack victims
Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said the nine-times Super Rugby champions would be playing for the Christchurch "community" on Saturday when they turn out for their first match since the deadly mosque shootings in the city.
Rugby - Sunwolves cull to scatter 'United Nations' players
The expected cull of the Tokyo-based Sunwolves from Super Rugby not only shapes as a setback for Japanese rugby in the year the country hosts the World Cup but also a blow for the 'United Nations' of players that have found homes at the team.
Maguire is England's weak link, says Czech striker
The Czech Republic are hoping to exploit a perceived weakness in England's defence by targeting centre back Harry Maguire during their Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday, striker Matej Vydra has said.
Figure skating - Chinese pair take crown, Russians second and third
China's Olympic silver medallists Sui Wenjing and Han Cong took the pairs skating crown at the World Championships on Thursday after a breathtaking free skate at the Saitama Super Arena.