Sweden sends more basketball players to US colleges than any other European country, according to Swedish Radio Sport. In the long run, that could spell trouble for the women's national team, and for the domestic league here, coaches say.
Read more US exports trouble Swedish women's basketball
Sweden are the ice hockey champions of the world, after beating Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday night. This is the ninth time Sweden have taken the title.
Swedish Radio Sport reports that the game was effectively decided five minutes into the third period, when Simon Hjalmarsson put the puck past the Swiss goalkeeper to make it 3-1.
"It felt like the match was over. I think we played an incredibly good defense," says Sweden's Daniel Sedin to Radio Sport. After that goal Sweden easily increased their lead to 5-1.
Read more Swedes celebrate ice hockey victory
Co-hosts Sweden take on Canada in the quarter-finals of the World Hockey Championships at the Globe Arena in Stockholm this evening.
Sweden lost 3-0 in their group match against Canada last week but the hosts are today boosted by the arrivals of star forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin as well as defenceman Alex Edler from the Vancouver Canucks.
Read more Sweden-Canada quarter-final clash
Sweden beat Denmark 4-2 in the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on Tuesday night, qualifying for the quarter-finals against Canada, in Stockholm on Thursday.
Read more Sweden faces Canada in ice hockey quarter-finals
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has done it again, winning another domestic league title. The 31-year-old Swedish star has added the French league to his collection of 9 league titles won at six different clubs in four countries. Ten of his past 12 seasons have ended in domestic title success.
Read more Zlatan's PSG win first title since 1994
There’s confusion over whether the flag used by the Belarusian opposition can be waved at the World Ice Hockey Championships, currently underway at Stockholm’s Globe Arena. Last week the flags were banned because they made a political statement. Now the organizers seem to be turning a blind eye.
Read more Belarusian opposition flag allowed to fly
In golf, at the PGA Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Saturday, Sweden’s David Lingmerth sunk a birdie putt on the 17th hole to take a two-stroke lead before darkness halted the third round.
When play was suspended, fellow Swede Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods, and Sergio Garcia were tied for second behind Lingmerth, who is in his first season on the USA PGA Tour.
Stenson had been in the lead when play was halted for two hours earlier in the day because of a thunder storm.
The top official for the America’s Cup has not ruled out the cancellation of this year’s event, following the death of a British sailor when the Swedish entry overturned in San Francisco Bay Thursday.
Speaking to reporters, Stephen Barclay, CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority, said all aspects of the high-stakes regatta will undergo a full review before organizers decide how to proceed. “Nothing’s off the table”, he replied when asked if his organization is considering using vessels other than the 72 foot twin-hulled catamarans currently favored for the competition.
Read more America's Cup under review after fatality
Swedish London Olympic gold medalist Fredrik Lööf has paid tribute to British sailor Andrew Simpson who has been killed after his America's Cup yacht capsized in San Francisco Bay.
Lööf was a good friend of "Bart" Simpson and told Swedish Radio News, "He was a fantastic sailor."
Read more Swedish gold medalist pays tribute to British sailor Simpson
It was a great night for Sweden's Tre Kronor hockey team as they thrashed neighbours Norway and found out that star twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin have said "yes" to flying over frorm Vancouver to play in the remainder of the World Championships which Sweden is co-hosting with Finland. Defenceman Alexander Edler is also jetting in from the NHL and the trio are expected to play against Denmark next Tuesday.
Read more Sweden warms up for Canada by cruising past Norway
A government-commissioned study proposed Tuesday that policing costs for sports and other events run by for-profit companies be cut in half. In addition, sports clubs would be required to take a greater responsibility for event security.
Read more Proposal to halve price for policing sports
Soccer team Mjällby have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Stockholm side Djurgården by Swedish football authorities, after a match was cancelled when a Mjällby player was hit by a pear thrown onto the pitch by a supporter.
Read more Mjällby awarded match after pear incident
Sweden beat Belarus 2–1 in the second match of their World Championship campaign Monday night, but it was tight.
Read more Sweden edge out Belarus in World Ice Hockey Champs
The coach of Djurgården football club resigned, saying he had been threatened, and the prime minister held a snap press conference to underline the seriousness of the situation, But the police now say they will not charge three men who are accused of turning up during Djurgården training and threatening coach Magnus Pehrsson in person.
Lars Byström at Stockholm's police says to website Nyheter24 that they cannot prove that the three men threatened the coach.
Fans have been unhappy about the northern Stockholm club's losing streak.
AIK Football club will be having an emotional match in the giant Friends Arena tonight, as the team and supporters prepare to honour goalie Ivan Turina, who died suddenly at the age of 32 last week.
Read more Tributes planned for late AIK goalie