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Alvarez likely to headline first boxing fight at new MGM Arena

Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez could be the first boxer to headline a grand boxing event at the newly constructed Las Vegas Arena (formerly MGM-AEG Las Vegas Arena) which is due to open on April 16, 2016

British astronaut travels to ISS as country cheers debut trip

Baikonur - Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with two other spacemen, to cheers and excitement back homePeake, 43, joins Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko ...

Former Kazakh PM sentenced to 10 years in prison

Astana - Kazakhstan has sentenced former prime minister Serik Akhmetov to 10 years in prison, a court said Saturday, the first time a former official of such stature will serve jail time in the country.

Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

Almaty - Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station.

Op-Ed: Top 3 boxers who will dominate the sport starting 2016

Assuming Floyd Mayweather stays retired from the sport and Manny Pacquiao wins a senate seat to keep him out of boxing after his April 9 farewell fight, at least three elite boxers are expected to provide entertainment to fans and keep the sport alive.

Op-Ed: Golovkin, Alvarez to keep boxing alive in post Pacquiao era

Floyd Mayweather has retired from boxing and despite Manny Pacquiao's sustained efforts to make arrangement for a possible rematch, Mayweather has rejected the idea saying he isn't fighting anymore.

Supersized Kazakhs battle to drop pounds in hit TV show

Almaty - Gulmira Jumagulova, a 125-kilogramme (275-pound) contestant on a popular Kazakhstan fat camp reality show, is still haunted by the words of a boyfriend who dumped her mid-pregnancy."He told me 'I could never introduce you to my relatives.

Leonard Ellerbe cites reasons for Golovkin's low PPV turnout

If not for the fully sold out tickets for the Golovkin-Lemieux fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York, Gennady Golovkin's first foray in the pay-per-view (PPV) marketplace would have been a box office disaster.

Op-Ed: Golovkin needs to share spotlight with Cotto to become PPV star

Genaddy Golovkin's first foray in the pay-per-view market failed to take off with the reported low turnout of PPV buys for his recently-concluded fight against David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Op-Ed: Why Lemieux should watch out for Golovkin's body shots

If David Lemieux can put up a good defense for Gennady Golovkin's signature body shots, he could have a least a 50-50 chance of pulling off an upset victory when they face each other in the ring on Saturday at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Putin warns of spillover from Afghanistan fighting

Astana - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned that violence in Afghanistan could spill over into ex-Soviet Central Asia, a day after the US announced it would keep thousands of troops in the conflict-wracked country.

Putin blasts U.S. for 'unconstructive position' on Syria

Astana - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blasted Washington's "unconstructive position" on Syria after the Kremlin said the United States declined to host a high-level delegation from Moscow.

Golovkin gears up for street fight against Lemieux Saturday

WBA (Super), IBO and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin likens his upcoming fight against David Lemieux to a street fight as they inch closer to Saturday's big event at the Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York.

Op-Ed: Gennady Golovkin likely to face Miguel Cotto early next year

A win by Gennady Golovkin over David Lemieux in their Oct. 17 bout at Madison Square Garden in New York could lead to a possible showdown against Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto early next year.

Kazakhstan marks 550 years of 'statehood' despite economic pain

Astana - Kazakhstan is rolling out colourful pageantry to celebrate 550 years of statehood, defying an economic downturn that has battered a country viewed as a post-Soviet success story.

Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space

Astana - Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returned safely to Earth with two other astronauts from the International Space Station Saturday with the record for having spent the most time in space.

Kazakhstan president makes daughter deputy prime minister

Astana - Energy-rich Kazakhstan's 75-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed off on daughter Dariga's appointment as deputy-prime minister Friday, in a move that could be linked to the ex-Soviet republic's looming succession issue.

Deaths of 60,000 saiga antelopes still confounds scientists

In May, 2015, a mysterious illness killed off half of the world's saiga antelopes, a critically endangered species that roam the steppes of central Kazakhstan.

Russian, Danish, Kazakh astronauts blast off for ISS

Baikonur - A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts on board, including the first Dane to fly into space, blasted off towards the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Gennady Golovkin could be boxing's next pay-per-view attraction

WBA (Super), IBO & interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin could emerge as the new pay-per-view attraction following his record-breaking ticket pre-sale at the Madison Square Garden leading up to his fight against David Lemieux on Oct. 17.
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