Dennis Passa

Dennis Passa

    After producing the best performance in the Soccer World Cup thus far with their drubbing of Australia, Germany are being extra wary of Serbia.

    Five or six players on the Women's Tennis Association tour have been approached to throw tennis matches, tour chairperson Larry Scott said on Tuesday. "I've said several initially, and I think five or six would be in the ballpark," Scott said. "I don't want to go into any more details because it's part of an investigation.

    Australian swim officials huddled on Saturday to discuss a report that Ian Thorpe, the world record holder and Olympic champion, showed "abnormal levels" of two banned substances in a doping test last year before he retired. Anti-doping officials in Australia threw out the case against Thorpe, one of the sport's most recognisable athletes, for lack of scientific proof.

    Dmitry Tursunov expects he'll be fined for an outburst during his fourth-round loss at Wimbledon on Monday. If not, a few things the Russian said in his news conference -- such as calling the chair umpire an "idiot" -- should do the trick. After losing his service in the 15th game of the fifth set to give Jarkko Nieminen an 8-7 lead, Tursunov hit a ball in anger towards chair umpire Fergus Murphy.