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More than 100 athletes were caught doping and sanctioned in the months leading up to the London Olympic Games.
Brazil's starting goalkeeper Rafael Cabral has been withdrawn from the country's Olympic soccer team with an injury to his right elbow.
Czech artist David Cerny turned a traditional London double-decker bus into a mechanical sculpture of an athlete doing pushups to celebrate the opening of the Olympics on Friday.
Iziane Castro Marques was removed from Brazil's Olympic women's basketball team Friday for violating a team rule.
Donald J. Sobol, author of the "Encyclopedia Brown" series that captured the imaginations of children worldwide, died Monday at age 87.
Brazil’s overloaded infrastructure desperately needs an upgrade. Will the fixes come in time for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics?
Rufus, a hawk being used to patrol skies and deter pigeons from the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, has been stolen.
Don Grady, who played Robbie Douglas on the 1960s hit "My Three Sons" and started his career as a Mouseketeer, died of cancer on June 27 at age 68.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said Brazil is starting to make progress in its preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
Cruise ship attendant Fabian Zanzi claimed in a federal lawsuit that John Travolta sexually assaulted him during a Caribbean cruise in 2009.
The Spice Girls were reunited on Tuesday for the first time since 2008 for the launch of Viva Forever!, a London musical inspired by the pop group's hits of the late 1990s.
Former "Today" show host Ann Curry will walk away this week with a $10 million payout from NBC.
Today marks the third anniversary of Michael Jackson's death of an overdose of the painkiller propofol, and family and artists have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the King of Pop.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed into law a bill that will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in stadiums during the World Cup.
FIFA announced today the six cities in Brazil that will play host to the 2013 Confederations Cup, the curtain-raiser to the 2014 World Cup.
Grammy-winning folk musician Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died Tuesday at 89 after a fall last week at his home in Deep Gap, NC, and subsequent colon surgery.
"Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon and longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni were legally married Sunday in New York City.
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been arrested as part of an Italian police investigation into an expansive match-fixing scandal.
Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize for the second time as his film "Amour" takes the Palme d'Or.
Folk musician Doc Watson, 89, is responsive and regaining some strength after undergoing colon surgery Thursday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.