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Mayweather's promo company deters Conor McGregor’s hope of fight

Rumors of a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor continued to grow on Thursday after it was reported that McGregor obtained his boxing license in California.

Mammoth battles at Nepal elephant polo championship

Putalisadak - The elephants lumber across the field on the edge of a Nepalese jungle in pursuit of a small white ball. It might be slightly slower-paced than its horseback equivalent, but there's nothing sedate these polo pachyderms.

Norway fetes chess champ Carlsen's tour de force

Oslo - From a NATO chief's tweet to the top headlines on news sites, Norway on Thursday feted its three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen a day after he beat Russia's Sergei Karyakin in a breathtaking tiebreaker.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

S - Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

UFC: Conor McGregor forced to vacate featherweight title

A few weeks ago, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions. However, he has now given up the UFC featherweight title.

Rosberg v Hamilton — race by race

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One world championship on Sunday after a season-long duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Champion Rosberg, happy to be 'bland bombshell'

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg realised a dream and silenced his critics Sunday when he emulated his father Keke’s achievement and claimed his maiden Formula One drivers’ championship.

England's FA probes junior football sex abuse claims

London - England's Football Association is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in junior football after several formers players came forward to say they were molested by youth coaches, it confirmed on Sunday.

Albert Pagara aims to bounce back after lone loss to Cesar Juarez

After his eighth round knockout loss to Cesar Juarez of Mexico, Filipino boxing sensation Albert Pagara aims to bounce back in a 12-rounder fight against Raymond Commey of Ghana on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines.

Op-Ed: Why Magdaleno-Donaire rematch would still sell

A rematch between Jessie Magdaleno and Nonito Donaire would still be one of the fights that fans would possibly watch for the second time because the first fight was competitive and action-packed that the crowd enjoyed watching.

Bob Arum to stage his 2,000th event as boxing promoter Saturday

Boxing prompter Bob Arum is set to stage his 2,000th boxing event on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Why Ward-Kovalev rematch won't sell on PPV

Sergey Kovalev wants immediate rematch following his controversial loss to Andre Ward last Saturday. But while Ward has no problem with an immediate rematch, the promoters may have to address issues about financial viability of a second fight.

Snooker: Mark King wins Northern Ireland Championship Special

Belfast - Mark King rolled back the years in winning his first major tournament, by beating fellow Englishman Barry Hawkins 9-8 in the final of the Northern Ireland ranking tournament.

NFL Power Rankings: Prescott gives Cowboys three TD's

Tony Romo was activated for the first time this NFL season, but the Cowboys didn't need their veteran signal caller as rookie Dak Prescott continues to shine. The youngster threw three touchdown passes as Dallas defeated Baltimore 27-17 on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Why Kovalev deserves immediate rematch against Ward

Over at the T. Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, Sergey Kovalev lost his multiple world titles Saturday night to Andre Ward by a controversial unanimous decision to become the new WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO light heavyweight champion.

Mayweather starts gym work, spars with Thomas Dulorme

Retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has dismissed the idea of a possible ring return after staying retired for over a year but speculations continue on his comeback fight against Manny Pacquiao which could happen as early as May 2017.

Pacquiao meets with suspected drug lord

Neophyte Philippine senator Manny Paquiao met with Kerwin Espinosa, a suspected drug lord Friday at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police a few hours after Esoinosa arrived from Abu Dhabi where he sought refuge for several weeks.

NBA Trade Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins to Boston Celtics?

Boston - With the addition of Al Horford during the summer, many NBA experts believed Boston could give Cleveland a run for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, but a 6-5 record has the Celtics sixth in the conference and possibly looking to make changes.
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