- Nadal wins Rio Open, Nara takes women's title Updated: Feb-23-14 7:16 pm
- Hard to handicap women's Olympic field Updated: Feb-18-14 2:39 am
- Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries Updated: Feb-15-14 4:44 am
- White is most chatted-about Olympic athlete Updated: Feb-14-14 5:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rafael Nadal returned from a troublesome back injury to win the Rio Open on Sunday, defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (3).
SOCHI, Russia - Like rock stars or Brazilian soccer players, the top women figure skaters often are referred to by just their first names - Yuna, Mao, Carolina, Gracie - and Olympic success will only swell the ranks of their devoted followers.
BEIJING - Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country's rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses.
Snowboarder Shaun White is the most buzzed-about Olympic athlete on Facebook but figure skating is by far the sport that attracts the most interest.