• Justin Gatlin of the United States (C) races as Michael Rodgers of the United States (L) and Su Bingtian of China (R) followed during 2014 IAAF World Challenge Beijing at National Stadium on May 21, 2014 in Beijing, China.

    Double-Olympic champion Lord Coe says he is "not comfortable" with U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin's nomination for World Athlete of the Year.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 08, 2014, 2:12 AM EDT
  • The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

    The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday behind a stunning performance by Madison Bumgarner to win their third World Series title in five seasons.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2014, 2:53 AM EDT
  • Fans await the arrival of the Western Sydney Wanderers at the Sydney International Airport from Saudi Arabia after victory over Al Hilal in the Asian Champions League final on November 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

    In an increasingly ferocious fight for audiences, Australia's professional sports world is looking to women to increase viewers and funding.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 05, 2014, 2:22 AM EST
  • Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland talks during the Funeral Service for Phillip Hughes in the Macksville High School Stadium on December 3, 2014 in Macksville, Australia.

    Australia captain Michael Clarke broke down in tears as he paid tribute to friend and former team-mate Phillip Hughes at the batsman's funeral. Hughes, 25, died after being hit by a ball during a match in Sydney.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 03, 2014, 12:55 AM EST
  • Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during a game at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

    Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who spent the last three seasons with the New York Yankees after four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will return to the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 29, 2014, 12:09 AM EST