On a cold February day more than two decades ago, Ted Eubank, a dog breeder from Texas, stepped into the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the first time. It was the first year that Cavalier King Charles spaniels — the silky-eared, saucer-eyed dogs that were Mr.Continue Reading

A group of India’s most accomplished wrestlers, who have accused the sport’s top official in the country of serial harassment and abuse of female wrestlers, vowed on Friday to continue a day-and-night protest after a clash two days before with the Delhi police. The protesting wrestlers, among them two OlympicContinue Reading

Unlike Djokovic, who has not revealed his vaccination status, Nadal has been an advocate for vaccinations and said he would comply with the coming Australian Open’s decision to require players to be vaccinated. “If the people who really know about it say that we need to be vaccinated, who amContinue Reading

A top-flight soccer game in Portugal produced instead farcical drama on Saturday evening, after one of the teams was forced to field only nine players, including two goalkeepers, because the rest of its squad had been depleted by a Covid-19 outbreak. In the match between Benfica and Belenenses in Portugal’sContinue Reading

The International Handball Federation has updated its rules so that women will no longer be required to play in bikini bottoms, responding to months of pressure from female players and coaches who described the uniform requirements as sexist. According to the new rules, which were published Oct. 3 and willContinue Reading

Athletes traveling to Beijing for the Winter Olympics will be able to skip quarantine if they are fully vaccinated, a signal that China is willing to ease some restrictions to ensure that teams make it to the Games in February. But athletes will still face strict rules, and punishment forContinue Reading

The Maccabiah Games, which President Biden attended on Thursday evening, are Israel’s biggest sporting event, often referred to as the Jewish Olympics. The event is open to Jewish athletes from all over the world, as well as Israeli athletes of any religion. About 10,000 athletes from over 60 countries arrivedContinue Reading

It has all the elements of a dark episode from the Cold War: An American basketball star is detained in Russia, ensnared in what some U.S. officials call a sham trial influenced by the geopolitics of a war. Moscow accuses the United States of hyping the case for political reasons.Continue Reading

Runners from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon this month, the race organizers said on Wednesday — another example of the countries’ deepening isolation over the invasion of Ukraine. “Like so many around the world, we are horrified and outraged by what weContinue Reading

“There’s a lot of systematic things in Canada that have made it tough for people to continue,” Mr. Lind said. He said there was a lack of funding and no substantial plan to grow the next generation of curlers. Updated  Feb. 17, 2022, 11:36 p.m. ET When Mr. Lind arrivedContinue Reading