Ali 'Fight Doctor' Pacheco dies at age 89

2017-11-17 08:24

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's physician and cornerman, "Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco, has died at his home in Miami.


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WADA refuses to lift Russia suspension

2017-11-16 07:19

The World Anti-Doping Agency has maintained its suspension of Russia, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Berlin sausage-seller out to serve up world title

2017-11-10 21:55

Part-time sausage seller Enrico Koelling is hoping to write history by becoming the first German boxer to win a world title in the US in 87 years.

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Wilder willing to fight Joshua in UK

2017-11-08 14:01

Deontay Wilder has accused Anthony Joshua's management of "ducking" him and says he is prepared to come to the UK to make the heavyweight fight happen.

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Astros down Dodgers for World Series crown

2017-11-02 10:03

The Houston Astros have won a first World Series title with a game-seven triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Joshua promoter wants Fury fight

2017-10-29 17:48

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn said on Sunday he wants to see his fighter take on controversial former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

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Tokyo marks 1 000 days before 2020 Olympics

2017-10-28 14:01

Tokyo marked 1 000 days to go before the start of the 2020 Olympics with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports.

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Philippine fighter dies after sparring match

2017-10-24 12:07

A Philippine boxer who was involved in a recent scandal over faked brain scans has died after a sparring session.

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Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl HT show

2017-10-23 10:30

Justin Timberlake will headline the half-time show at Super Bowl 52, the 10-time Grammy winner and the NFL announced.

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I'd take McGregor in two, says De La Hoya

2017-11-15 10:58

Retired boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya has said he would be ready to step back in the ring to face mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.

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Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile

2017-11-10 10:13

Former boxing great Mike Tyson has been barred from entering Chile because of his criminal record.

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Nike vows to fix jerseys after shirts shredded

2017-11-08 10:24

Nike has vowed to fix issues with its NBA jerseys after a string of high-profile incidents which have seen shirts torn to shreds.

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McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turf

2017-11-02 10:15

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor says he wants a boxer to "come into his world", insisting he would beat America's Floyd Mayweather in a rematch.

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Joshua promoter aims at Wilder, Parker in 2018

2017-10-29 15:32

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn wants to take the world heavyweight champion overseas after his 10th round win over Carlos Takam.

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Joshua refuses to rule out Fury bout

2017-10-25 13:54

Anthony Joshua has refused to rule out the prospect of a world heavyweight title clash with British rival Tyson Fury despite the former champion's travails.

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Climbers set speed record on Yosemite's Nose of El Capitan

2017-10-23 21:00

Two climbers set speed record for ascending the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one of the world's most technical and dangerous verticals.

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WADA mulls Russia reinstatement as Olympics loom

2017-11-15 11:50

WADA will decide whether to reinstate scandal-hit Russia after explosive doping revelations put a question mark over its participation in next year's Winter Olympics.

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Joshua taunts heavyweight rivals on Twitter

2017-11-09 18:05

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua goaded his rivals in a series of provocative Twitter posts as he looks to line up his next fight.

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Fury offers Trump role in potential Joshua fight

2017-11-01 14:29

Tyson Fury wants US President Donald Trump in his corner as he mulls "the biggest fight ever" against reigning IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.

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Controversy as Joshua retains world heavyweight titles

2017-10-29 06:17

Anthony Joshua maintained his 100 per cent knockout ratio by stopping a bloodied Carlos Takam in the tenth round of their heavyweight fight.

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Former world champion banned for betting

2017-10-24 12:18

The 2015 world snooker champion Stuart Bingham has been banned for six months - three of them suspended - for betting breaches.

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WADA probes claims of systematic doping in China

2017-10-23 13:10

WADA says it is looking into allegations made by a German broadcaster that Chinese athletes benefited from systematic doping in the 1980s and 90s.


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