The U.S. men's national basketball team will visit the African continent for the first time, conducting a clinic in Senegal next month.
Former champion Carlos Sainz of Spain rebounded from missing last year's Dakar Rally by winning the first stage of this year's race around Pisco on Saturday.
Senegal has hired Frenchman Pierre Lechantre as its national soccer coach.
World champion Caster Semenya ran her fastest time this season to win the women's 800 meters at the IAAF World Challenge Dakar Grand Prix on Saturday.
Senegalese police say they have arrested three people who may have stolen from the late professional cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke.
Keba Mbaye, a Senegalese judge who held several high-ranking positions in the International Olympic Committee, has died at 82.
An athlete must win all six events next season to earn a piece of the $1 million Golden League jackpot.
Tunisia and Morocco gained men's soccer berths for the Athens Olympics with victories Saturday at an African qualifying tournament.