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Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has not scored a knockout win for the last eight years following his KO victory in the last round of his title fight against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Cycling: Italy's Scarponi killed in training crash

Veteran Italian Michele Scarponi was killed on Saturday after colliding with a van while out training on his bike, his Astana team said, plunging the cycling world into mourning.

RP with only two world champs after Tapales was stripped of title

The Philippines is left with just two world boxing titles after WBO Bantamweight Champion Marlon Tapales was stripped of his title for not making the bantamweight limit of 118 pounds during the weigh-in for Tapales-Omori fight Sunday in Osaka, Japan.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Final first round projections and analysis

The final countdown is on as the NFL prepares for the players draft next week. With rumors of potential trades and reports of teams moving in a different direction, here's a look at the latest projections for the opening round.

The Sun apologises to Barkley over column

Everton star Ross Barkley received an apology from The Sun tabloid newspaper on Saturday over a column that made "unfavourable comparisons" to a gorilla.

Mayweather targets historic 50-0 win record against McGregor

Floyd Mayweather is getting closer to his dream of becoming the first pro boxer in history of the sport to win 50 fights in a row and to surpass the record set by legendary boxer Rocky Marciano at 49-0 on his last fight against Archie Moore in 1955.

Marlon Tapales aims to duplicate KO win against Shohei Omori

WBO Bantamweight Champion Marlon Tapales of the Philippines aims to duplicate his last knockout win against previously unbeaten Japanese boxer Shohei Omori when he defends his title for the first time on Sunday at the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan.

Op-Ed: Why Klitschko would prevail over Joshua on April 29 at Wembley

Longest-reigning world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko would likely regain his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles when he squares off with unbeaten IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Fil-Am grandmaster Wesley So wins 2017 US Chess Championship

Filipino-American chess player Wesley So has won the 2017 US Chess Championship title in a tightly-fought match held at the The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Paulinho under fire in China over ads with porn star

Brazilian international Paulinho was chastised Saturday by the Chinese football federation after promoting a betting company with a porn star -- two sectors banned in the communist country.

Dortmund boss considered Champions League pull out

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says he flirted with pulling the club out of the Champions League after Tuesday's team bus attack before resolving not to give in to the bombers.

2017 MLB Power Rankings: Orioles flying high after week 2

The start of every MLB season has teams and their fans with high hopes of this being the year and one look at the Chicago Cubs in 2016 shows that history can be made.

Pacman spar mate Shawn Porter in crucial bout against Andre Berto

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Shawn Porter is all set to face former Floyd Mayweather foe Andre Berto in his bid to earn a rematch against Keith Thurman, who handed him his second career loss last year at the Barclays Center in New York.

Dortmund attack 'longest 15 mins of my life' — Bartra

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, who was wounded when three bombs rocked his Bundesliga team's bus, described on Friday his ordeal as "the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life".

Pacquiao targets first KO win in 8 years against Jeff Horn

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is determined to end his eight-year knockout holiday by advancing his training schedule to prepare for his showdown against Australian challenger Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

IS ouster clears way for football comeback in Iraq's Mosul

It was a grim time for football: jihadists observed matches, jerseys from foreign teams were banned and even whistling was prohibited when the Islamic State group held Iraq's Mosul.

Op-Ed: Why Lomachengko can't help Jeff Horn beat Manny Pacquiao

Trainer Glenn Rushton, who is training unbeaten Australian boxer Jeff Horn is reportedly hiring Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachengko to act as Horn's sparring partner for his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Rio's ex-mayor denies Olympics corruption

Rio de Janeiro's ex-mayor Eduardo Paes has denied allegations that he took millions of dollars in bribes from construction giant Odebrecht in the run-up to last year's Olympic Games.

Op-Ed: Why proposed Mayweather-McGregor fight won't sell

It appears the proposed Mayweather-McGregor fight will soon take place in Las Vegas after the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) cleared the way for MMA artist Conor McGregor to obtain a boxing license to fight in the State of Nevada.

Figure skating: Japan's former world champ Asada retires

Japan's former world champion Mao Asada retired from figure skating Monday in a bombshell announcement, citing a lack of motivation after a mystifying slump in form.

Op-Ed: Lomachenko likely to replace Pacquiao as Arum's next cash cow

Ukrainian boxing sensation Vasyl Lomachenko is emerging as Bob Arum's new cash cow after putting up a show before close to 3,000 fans who watched him systematically dismantled Jason Sosa to retain his WBO Junior Lightweight title Saturday night.

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday for the city's annual marathon, the highlight of the tourism calendar in isolated North Korea.

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday for the city's annual marathon, the highlight of the tourism calendar in isolated North Korea.

Op-Ed: Why Jeff Horn won't last six rounds against Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout since he floored Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009. His long knockout holiday could be attributed to his advancing age and declining speed and power.

North and South Korea face off on Pyongyang football field

South Korea's flag flew and its anthem sounded in Pyongyang on Friday as its women's football team played out a 1-1 draw with their neighbours, in the first ever competitive soccer match between the two countries hosted by the North.

Michael Koncz confirms Pacquiao-Horn bout for July 2 in Brisbane

After a failed attempt to bag a lucrative fight against England's Amir Khan, WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao has agreed officially to face Jeff Horn of Australia on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Defector ice hockey star torn ahead of Korean face off

When the North and South Korean women's hockey teams clash in a rare match this week, defector-turned-star-player Hwangbo Young will cheer for the country that has labelled her a traitor.

Ricardo Mayorga targets lucrative fight against Antonio Margarito

After his third round TKO win over Jeudiel Zepeda of Mexico last April 1, former WBA and WBC welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga of Nicaragua has called out former three-time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito for a possible lucrative fight.

Mark Selby wins China Open Snooker Special

In the penultimate tournament before the world championship, Mark Selby displayed a rich vein of form in outlasting Welsh veteran Mark Williams at the China Open. Selby won 10-8.

Review: Sam Kendricks makes outdoor pole vault debut with 5.81 meters Special

Olympic bronze medalist and American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has made his outdoor track and field season debut on March 24.

San Miguel beats Meralco Bolts in PBA Commissioner's Cup debut

San Miguel Beermen cruise to victory in their PBA Commissioner's Cup debut at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night to block Meralco Bolts' four-game winning streak in the ongoing series.

Spain shocked by violent parents at youth football games

Ugly scenes captured on video of parents trading blows at youth football matches in Spain are exasperating referees, who are calling for stiffer penalties.

Genebra Kings suffer first loss in 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup

Genebra Kings led by veteran coach Tim Cone recorded their first loss in the ongoing series against Phoenix Fuel Masters during their 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut Saturday night at the USEP Gym in Davao City, Philippines.

Ricardo Mayorga targets lucrative fight against Antonio Margarito

After his third round TKO win over Jeudiel Zepeda of Mexico last April 1, former WBA and WBC welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga of Nicaragua has called out former three-time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito for a possible lucrative fight.

2017 NHL Mock Draft: Updated first round projections

It's been a great year of hockey and with the NHL Playoffs nearly here, fans will get plenty of great action before summer begins. But for those franchises missing out, this year's draft could get them the players they need to turn things around.

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Updated first and second round projections

With the NBA regular season nearly complete and the Final Four set to begin, fans have gotten a great look at the young talent about to enter the league next season.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Updated first round projections

The final countdown is on as the 2017 NFL Draft takes place next month and the best college players from all around the nation will soon know where they will begin their professional football careers.

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls -- and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo.

With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece

Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany.

Snooker: Peter Lines is World Seniors Champion Special

Former main tour player Peter Lines has won the World Seniors Snooker Championship by demolishing former world professional snooker champion John Parrott in the final.

London greyhound racing goes to the dogs

Once a hugely popular working man's sport, Saturday marks the final demise of greyhound racing in London, closing a chapter of British social culture in the capital.
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