Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Aug 28, 2015

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year’s Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing — and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain. The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at ...

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Aug 26, 2015

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown failed to advance to the men’s 200 meters after placing fifth in his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old, the youngest runner ever in the discipline at worlds, posted ...

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

Aug 24, 2015

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger. Sure, for Usain Bolt, the winning result, the bow-and-arrow victory celebration and even the setting may have been the same as 2008. But the show he put on Sunday in ...

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Aug 23, 2015

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Defending champion Usain Bolt made a meal of it but recovered from a stumbling start to reach Sunday’s 100-meter final at the world championships, setting up his Beijing showdown with in-form American Justin Gatlin. The Olympic champion and world-record holder qualified joint-third fastest in ...

Bolt will face tough tests at worlds

Aug 20, 2015

Bolt will face tough tests at worlds

Not for the first time, sprint king Usain Bolt — arguably world sport’s most recognizable figure — is shouldered with the burden of not only racing against and beating proven doping cheats, but also bringing a much-needed ray of sunshine to the track. Can ...