Tokyo's 1964 Olympic flame went out 4 years ago

2017-10-16 11:23

A flame from the 1964 Tokyo Olympic torch that was supposed to be kept alight eternally actually went out four years ago.


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Tyson Fury promises 'three big fights' in 2018

2017-10-13 06:31

Britain's troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury says he will have "three big fights" in 2018.

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Man blinded by baseball sues the sport

2017-10-10 07:01

A man blinded in the left eye by an errant ball in one of a series of recent baseball stadium injuries is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.

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Games chiefs reopen 2022 bidding contest

2017-10-06 22:36

The bidding contest for the 2022 Commonwealth Games was reopened after a proposal from Birmingham was declared not "fully compliant".

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Ferdinand doesn't plan on lengthy spell as boxer

2017-10-02 16:12

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand says his surprise move into boxing may only last one fight.

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Bellew, Haye announce London rematch

2017-09-29 17:09

British rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye have agreed to a second instalment of their heavyweight grudge match in December.

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Russia court issues arrest warrant for doping whistleblower

2017-09-28 13:38

A court has issued an arrest warrant for the Russian whistleblower who helped orchestrate the country's state-sponsored Olympic doping programme.

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Parker sets sights on Joshua unification bout

2017-09-24 13:33

New Zealand's Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua's "weaknesses" after beating Hughie Fury.

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Parker won't underestimate Fury in title defence

2017-09-21 20:48

New Zealand's Joseph Parker insists he won't underestimate Hughie Fury in their world heavyweight title fight in Manchester.

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Santa Cruz defends featherweight crown, eyes Mares, Frampton

2017-10-12 21:26

Mexico's Leo Santa Cruz defends his World Boxing Association featherweight title against American Chris Avalos this weekend.

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Ex-world champ Magnini in Italian doping probe

2017-10-07 09:06

Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini is being probed by the Italian National Doping Organisation for "use or attempted use of doping products".

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Tyson Fury 'will not apply' for new licence

2017-10-04 18:42

Britain's troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has confirmed he will not be applying for a new boxing licence.

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O.J. Simpson freed from jail on parole

2017-10-01 20:24

Disgraced American football star O.J. Simpson has been released from jail on parole after nine years behind bars for armed robbery.

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New Zealand trims America's Cup costs

2017-09-29 10:30

Team New Zealand have cut the cost of competing in the America's Cup and tightened nationality rules ahead of the defence of their title in 2021.

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New Trump outburst after another NFL team takes a knee

2017-09-26 14:45

US President Donald Trump has once again lashed out at the NFL, adding heat to brewing controversy over the right of players to hold symbolic protests.

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Parker edges Fury to keep heavyweight belt

2017-09-24 10:25

Joseph Parker beat Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to retain his World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title.

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Mayweather shells out for new LA home

2017-09-21 13:44

Floyd Mayweather appears to have used some of his winnings from his victory over Conor McGregor to splash out on a new home.

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Boxer cuts sparring over brain injury fears

2017-10-12 14:03

Northern Irish boxer Carl Frampton says he has cut his sparring regime by more than half to reduce his chances of developing brain damage.

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Coutts calls time on America's Cup racing

2017-10-07 08:55

The America's Cup's most successful sailor, New Zealander Russell Coutts, is walking away from yachting's most glamorous event.

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Foreman calls out Seagal, challenges him to a fight

2017-10-03 20:20

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big screen tough guy Steven Seagal in a real-life fight.

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Ortiz fails drugs test, puts Wilder fight in doubt

2017-09-30 08:55

Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz has failed a drugs test and put his world heavyweight clash with Deontay Wilder of the United States in doubt.

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O.J. Simpson to be released from prison

2017-09-29 10:30

Disgraced American football star O.J. Simpson, whose racially charged 1995 murder trial riveted the nation, is expected to be released from prison next week.

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No regrets over Trump 'bum' jibe - LeBron

2017-09-26 13:17

LeBron James says he doesn't regret branding President Donald Trump a "bum", accusing the US leader of dividing the nation in his feud with the sports world.

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Manchester attack fuels Fury's world title bid

2017-09-22 08:12

Hughie Fury hopes to defy the odds after 17 months of inactivity and win a world heavyweight title from Joseph Parker for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

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Russia's new anti-doping chief vows to 'restore trust'

2017-09-20 22:39

The new chief of Russia's anti-doping agency Yury Ganus said it lost all credibility following the explosive 2015 report by Richard McLaren.


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