Dripping with sweat, gasping for breath and desperately trying to refocus after fending off hooks and throwing uppercuts, Nikopol warily moves his bishop across the chessboard...
They are the joint-shortest team at the Basketball World Cup in China but the Dominican Republic are proving that size isn't everything after winning both of their opening matches.
France's big man Rudy Gobert let himself heard about Fiba's ill-timed drug test, saying basketball's governing body showed "no respect for the player's recovery time" in a tweet.
Living on site with colleagues for months on end sounds like a nightmare for many, but Berlin is becoming home to a growing number of 'gaming houses' within the eSports community.
The first woman to coach a men's team in one of Germany's top five leagues is tackling sexism by sarcastically suggesting her selections are based on penis lengths.
Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for verbal abuse of referees and not promptly leaving the court after an ejection, the league announced.
A German football wunderkind, who only turned 14 on Tuesday, says his goal is to one day lift the Champions League trophy with Borussia Dortmund and win the Ballon d'Or.
Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt is adamant he can become a professional footballer despite his trial with an Australian club ending, insisting Saturday: "I still have it".