Eight shuttlers, charged with throwing away badminton matches at the Olympics, were Wednesday disqualified from the Games.
A source told Xinhua that the players have been disqualified for "not using one's best efforts to win a match".
"The pairs have been charged ... with 'not using one's best efforts to win a match' and 'conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport'," the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said earlier in a statement.
Shiv Kapur, who has had mixed results this season on the main European Tour, has decided to focus on the European Challenge Tour for the next few months this year.
Seventh-ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of a respiratory virus.
The Monaco Grand Prix should be less about tire degradation and more about pole position, as Formula One returns for its showcase race on a street circuit that is notoriously difficult to overtake on.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, daughter of badminton icon Prakash Padukone, says sports was pure and clean during her fathers time.
Andy Murray withdrew from the French Open because of a chronic back injury and will now focus on preparing for the start of the grass-court season next month.
As the interrogation of arrested actor Vindoo Dara Singh reveals heavy betting in the IPL, the question is as to how exactly does betting in cricket work. It is much like any other business but for a few fascinating exceptions.
Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after three years at the Spanish club, paving the way for his expected return to Chelsea.