Tyson: Olympics pro boxing proposal 'ridiculous'

2016-05-25 18:32

Mike Tyson says a proposal to let professional fighters take part in the Rio Olympic boxing competition is "ridiculous" and "foolish."


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Stephens, Barao in UFC featherweight battle

2016-05-24 21:50

UFC's Jeremy Stephens has been given the opportunity to welcome a former champion to his new weight division.

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McIlroy worries about Zika ahead of Olympics

2016-05-24 13:20

Rory McIlroy says he is monitoring the situation involving the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Rio Games sets condom record

2016-05-20 18:53

The Rio Olympics have not yet begun, but the Games have already set a record - in the number of free condoms for athletes.

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'Dozens' of athletes likely banned from Rio

2016-05-18 11:30

IOC president Thomas Bach says "dozens" of athletes could be banned from the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

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Park still hopeful of competing in Rio

2016-05-17 13:49

Disgraced South Korean swim star Park Tae-Hwan says he is still hopeful of competing in the Rio Olympics.

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Extra-strong condoms for Aussie team

2016-05-16 18:47

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus.

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Haskins downs Morales on points

2016-05-15 06:47

Ivan Morales's hopes of joining his two brothers as a world champion were dashed when he lost to Lee Haskins in their IBF bantamweight clash.

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Kremlin slams Sochi doping claims

2016-05-13 13:41

The Kremlin has dismissed claims that dozens of Russian athletes were part of an extensive state-run doping programme.

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14 Russian athletes at 2008 Olympics doped

2016-05-24 19:04

Russia's Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests.

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Conor McGregor: “I am 100% focused on returning”

2016-05-23 21:30

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Pacquiao supports Philippine death penalty plan

2016-05-19 21:49

Philippine boxing hero turned senator Manny Pacquiao says he supports a plan by the newly elected president to impose the death penalty.

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Park pushes case for Rio spot

2016-05-18 10:40

Disgraced swim star Park Tae-Hwan laid out his case for being allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics despite an extended ban for doping.

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Madness! Arum rips into Olympic pro plan

2016-05-17 12:34

Boxing promoter Bob Arum has slammed as "total madness" a proposal to allow professional boxers to fight against amateurs in the Rio.

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Hayne's Olympic dream may be shot down

2016-05-16 15:20

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne's hopes of chasing an Olympic dream after ditching a career in teh NFL may be scuttled by anti-doping protocols.

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Fury sparks fresh row with new video rant

2016-05-14 13:08

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury caused fresh controversy after suggesting that rape and bestiality will one day be made legal.

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WHO: Don't go to Rio if pregnant

2016-05-12 21:03

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged pregnant women not to travel to Rio for the Olympics.

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Hopes fade for missing Everest climbers

2016-05-24 14:07

Rescuers searching for two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest say there is little hope of finding the pair alive.

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Cseh fires warning to Le Clos, Phelps

2016-05-20 18:53

Laszlo Cseh sent a shot across the bows of Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos with a stunning win in the 200m butterfly at the European Championships.

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Alvarez dumps WBC title

2016-05-19 08:35

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has dumped his World Boxing Council middleweight title.

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IOC confirms positive dope tests from Beijing Olympics

2016-05-17 17:59

The IOC says 31 athletes in six sports have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Fury sorry for video rant

2016-05-16 21:39

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury insists he is "in no way a racist or bigot" after apologising for comments he made in an hour-long video rant.

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Lochte takes 200 IM crown in Charlotte

2016-05-16 07:51

World record-holder and triple Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte has won the 200m individual medley title in North Carolina.

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Lochte cruises home in Charlotte meet

2016-05-14 07:00

Olympic champion Ryan Lochte cruised to victory in the 400-meter individual medley on Friday at the Arena Pro Swim Series.

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First climbers summit Everest after deadly disasters

2016-05-11 15:21

Nine Nepalis have reached the top of Mount Everest, the first group of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in three years.


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