Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight world championship boxing match, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision. Photo: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Manny Pacquiao is set to undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff, with the recovery time expected to put the Filipino out of action for 9-12(...)

Usain Bolt wants harsher punishments for doping offences. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has criticised the “stupid” deal under which American sprinter Tyson Gay was given a reduced ban of only one year(...)

Former UCI president Pat McQuaid: said that he had “a certain sympathy” with Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Inpho

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of “a witch hunt” and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former Inte(...)

Graeme McDowell who will represent Ireland at the Olympics: “It’s going to be very insightful for us as a sport, as a game, as professional athletes, to experience what those other sports have to put up with”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After closing with a 62 at the Tournament of Champions this month, Chris Kirk showed up at the site of his next start and learned he had been randomly(...)

Usada said it had discovered evidence of doping by Rabobank during the course of an investigation in 2012, and worked with its equivalent organisations in Denmark and the Netherlands to bring Leinders (above) to account.

Former Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders has been banned for life for multiple doping violations, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) has announ(...)

Former US Postal Service team manager Johan Bruyneel (right), seen here alongside Lance Armstrong, has been given a  10-year ban from sport for being “at the apex of a conspiracy to commit widespread doping on the USPS and Discovery Channel teams”, according to Usada. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong’s former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel, doctor Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti have all been handed long bans(...)

Chris O’Dowd will play the part of sports journalist David Walsh in the film about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd has signed up to play sports journalist David Walsh in a film about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Shooting begins(...)

Chris Horner’s  Vuelta a Espana win has been soured by claims of an incomplete random test.  Photograph: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

RadioShack insist Spanish anti-doping officials are responsible for Vuelta a Espana winner Chris Horner missing an out of competition anti-doping test(...)

Tyson Gay. PhotograpH: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

American sprinter Tyson Gay’s failed drugs test was for a banned steroid, it has emerged.Gay confirmed last month that he had failed a doping test bu(...)

Lance Armstrong (left) is not surprised Jan Ullrich of Germany (right), who was second in the 1998 Tour de France, has been revealed to have doped on that Tour. Photograph: Reuters

Lance Armstrong said he was not shocked by a French senate inquiry’s findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booste(...)