According to a report in the Spanish newspaper, Sports, Jay-Z's new sports agency has set its sights beyond the traditional four major North American sports and is hoping to sign Brazilian soccer star Neymar and UFC champion Jon Jones (via Yahoo! Sports).
LONDON — Among the messages of support NBA pro Jason Collins received this week after becoming the first US male athlete on a major professional team to publicly come out as gay was this tweet from Wales. “Hope that @jasoncollins34 life is easier and fulfilled now,” tweeted former Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas. “I know mine was. I wish you all the happiness I found in life. Honesty is key.”
NAIROBI, Kenya — Sports officials have banned two more Kenyan runners for doping offenses, bringing the number sanctioned here this year to five as a growing crisis threatens to engulf the country’s world famous athletics.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse as the second day of jury selection begins in his child sex abuse trial on June 6, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children. (Patrick Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
Penn State’s insurance company, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association Insurance (PMA), said it will try to deny covering claims related to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, the AP reported.
Venus Williams waves goodbye to the crowd after crashing out of Wimbledon on day one. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Williams, who has won a total of seven Grand Slams including five Wimbledon championships, was diagnosed last year with Sjogren's Syndrome, a disorder of the immune system that causes fatigue and pain in muscles and joints.
Giorgos Tzavelas of Greece celebrates victory and progress to the quarter finals during the UEFA Euro 2012 group A match between Greece and Russia at The National Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Greece's surprising 1-0 victory over Russia has sent it to the quarter finals where the team will meet undefeated Germany on Friday.