US's Kendra Harrison breaks world record but not going to Rio

Even sweeter for Harrison was finishing ahead of compatriots Brianna Rollins and Kristi Castlin, who both qualified for the Olympics ahead of her. Kendra Harrison may have missed the opportunity to go to the Olympics in Rio next month.

Olympics: IOC exploring legal options over Russian Federation ban

It's time for the rest of the Russian Olympians to be banned. But Dick Pound, who was WADA's first president, said he feared the International Olympic Committee was loath to take such a step, leaving doubts over any athlete participating under the Russian flag.

Dale Jr.: Recovery is going to take 'a lot of patience'

Granted, playoff hopes shouldn't trump health issues - especially concussions, something that could cause long-term damage - but this very small step has given flexibility in a system that previously had none. The team already had Bowman in place as a backup for New Hampshire and stuck with that plan to keep him as the full substitute driver. When medication for allergies and a sinus infection failed, Earnhardt dug deeper and met with a neurological specialist.

Vanquished Stormers criticise Super Rugby format

Vanquished Stormers criticise Super Rugby format

On the other side of the draw, the Hurricanes are in the box seat for a second straight Super Rugby final, having won their quarterfinal against the Sharks. In coaches Chris Boyd and John Plumtree the Hurricanes appear to have the flawless pair to help them deal with the expectation which now must build following their final failure previous year against the Highlanders, and in TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett they have two playmakers at the top of their games.

WNBA players, teams fined for T-shirts commemorating shooting victims

Jackson said the union's legal team is looking into what it can do about the fines , which she called excessive. You can't fault Borders for doing her job. As Liberty star Kiah Stokes pointed out, the players purposefully used Adidas shirts to deliver their messages so as to align with WNBA sponsorships, but that wasn't taken into account.

Tour de France: Adam Yates vows to keep fighting for podium place

Froome was involved in truly farcical scenes 1km from the finish of stage 12 yesterday, when a collision involving a television motorbike, Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema wrecked his bicycle and saw him tackle a portion of the infamous, but shortened, Mont Ventoux climb on foot.