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The prolonged lead-up to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 of last year made it one of the most anticipated events in sporting history. Further, since the advent of social media there has been no other to attract more online hype.

Buffalo Bills Rumors: Anquan Boldin on the radar heading to camp?

Finishing last year at 8-8 wasn't exactly what the Buffalo Bills and their fans had hoped for, especially with the players that where added over the last couple of years, but the team finished strong and expectations for the upcoming season are high.

3 names surface in Arum's shortlist for Pacquiao's next fight

A few days ago promoter Bob Arum has mentioned two possible opponents are in line for Manny Pacquiao's return fight which could happen as early as October this year. Now a new name has been added but Arum is yet to confirm the third guy in the list.

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant to Boston Celtics?

The 2016 NBA Draft is in the books and despite all the rumors and speculation, the Boston Celtics didn't make a blockbuster trade, leaving fans scratching their heads. With the free agent market set to open next week, a big move could still occur.

2016 NBA Draft: Aussie playmaker joins Sixers as top pick

A six-foot-nine, 19-year-old Australian playing for the Louisiana State University Tigers has topped this year’s National Basketball Association draft.

Bob Arum eyeing return fight for Manny Pacquiao in October

Veteran promoter Bob Arum is now looking for Manny Pacquiao's next foe ahead of his impending decision to continue fighting after he gets his job in the senate sorted out to give way for an eight-week training camp to culminate in October planned fight

Argentine football head, three ex-cabinet chiefs indicted

The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and three former presidential cabinet chiefs were indicted Thursday in a probe of the country's football broadcasting rights distribution system.

Russian weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping

Russia's weightlifters face being kicked out of the Rio Olympics for repeated doping violations, days after the International Olympic Committee upheld a ban on their track and field athletes.

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin going separate ways in 2016

Boxing fans will have to wait until next year to watch the most-awaited fight between Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and Ukraine's rising star Gennady Golovkin as both fighters have decided to face separate opponents for their fights this year.

2016 NHL Mock Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs final projections

The final countdown is on as the Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock with the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy, 5th year in row a new winner

Doubtless Washington Capital's goalie Braden Holtby would prefer it was the Stanley Cup he's just won, but he'll have to settle for the Vezina Trophy. Holtby was announced the winner today and it accents a new trend in the award.

Op-Ed: Vancouver Canucks please trade for contract and get youth, pick

My suspicion is that it is frustrating for most fans of the Vancouver Canucks to hear GM Jim Benning repeat over and over again his mantra of making the team competitive now. Of putting the 2017 playoffs ahead of the franchise's next decade, or more.

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant to Golden State Warriors?

Golden State came just one game away from being mentioned as the greatest team in NBA history, but with the season now complete, winning a title next year could depend on adding another piece to the puzzle.

NBA News: Derrick Rose traded to NY Knicks

The first blockbuster trade of the NBA off-season took place on Wednesday as the Chicago Bulls traded All Star point guard Derrick Rose to New York, a move that seemed to make more sense on the business end of the game than what happens on the court.

Freddie Roach disputes Viktor Postol's underdog tag

Seven-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach isn't comfortable with fans tagging his fighter, Viktor Postol, as the underdog going into his showdown with WBO Light Welterweight champion Terence Crawford on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil

A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military said Tuesday.

France expels Russian football activist for second time

France moved Tuesday to expel for a second time a Russian football activist accused of stirring street violence at Euro 2016, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at fans.

Terence Crawford aims to be worthy successor to Manny Pacquiao

Terence Crawford is working hard to become a worthy successor to retirement-bound and fellow Top Rank stablemate Manny Pacquiao as he prepares for his first pay-per-view fight against Viktor Postol on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wheeling and dealing as NHL entry draft nears; Leafs get goalie

In the calendar year right now is the beginning one of the more interesting times in the NHL. Just days ahead of the entry draft, teams are starting to make trades and while off-season stuff doesn't match games, it can come pretty close.

Russian football fan agitator held after sneaking back into France

French police detained Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin as he watched his country play at Euro 2016 just two days after being expelled from France, the interior ministry said.

Vasyl Lomachenko edges Canelo Alvarez in pound for pound rating

Top Rank rising star Vasyl Lomachengko of Ukraine has entered the Ring's pound for pound ranking following his knockout victory over Roman Martinez of Puerto RIco last June 11 at the Theater of the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum compares Lomachenko to Manny Pacquiao - and Muhammad Ali

Bob Arum is getting close to his 85th birthday so perhaps we should excuse him if he embraces hyperbole a little more than even boxing promoters normally do. But comparing a rising fighter, relatively untested professionally, to Muhammad Ali?

Op-Ed: Thurman's recurring neck injury could cause his first career loss

WBA Welterweight champion Keith Thurman is confident he will score a knockout win over challenger Shawn Porter when they face each other in the ring on June 25 at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

NBA Trade Rumors: D'Angelo Russell to New Orleans Pelicans?

The likelihood of Ben Simmons being picked by the LA Lakers in next Friday night's NBA Draft are remote as Philadelphia seems set to take the young Australian, but that doesn't mean the front office is standing pat as the big night approaches.

MLB Power Rankings: Cubs still hot, Blue Jays beginning to fly

With summer starting this week, baseball is heating up with several great races for fans to enjoy over the rest of the 2016 MLB season.

Toronto Maple Leafs Rumors: Frederik Andersen on the radar?

Toronto started their rebuilding job last off-season and will continue to add depth and talent over this summer, leading to plenty of buzz on social media of potential roster moves that could help this franchise make a run at the NHL Playoffs in 2017.

I want to return to Euro 2016 — Russian agitator

The Russian far-right football fan leader expelled from France over unrest at Euro 2016 on Saturday swaggered through a Moscow airport, his outstretched arms holding a Russian flag with a snarling bear -- and vowed to return to France before the end of...

Bob Arum says Lomachenko comparable, maybe better, than Pacquiao

When boxing promoter Bob Arum talks about the sport he loves people tend to listen. The Top Rank promoter continues to represent fighters that win and he thinks a newly crowned champion he has ranks up there with perhaps his greatest boxer.

WWE star Val Venis to appear in Farmingdale in July

Acclaimed wrestler Val Venis will be appearing in Farmingdale, Long Island, on July 23 at Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza.

France expels Russian far-right football fan leader from Euro 2016

France on Saturday expelled Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin over violence at Euro 2016 as UEFA opened an inquiry into new chaos caused by Croatian supporters.

Op-Ed: If no Mayweather, Lomachenko likely to bag Pacquiao return bout

If Manny Pacquiao finally decides to continue with his boxing career, his decision may not happen within this year as he has to familiarize himself with his new job as member of the Philippine senate starting July 1, 2016.

Cheering on Vinotinto, Venezuelans escape their problems

Their national team's triumphs at the Copa America Centenario offer Venezuelans a welcome escape from their problems, though even in celebration they feel the pinch of a worsening economic crisis.

Rio declares financial 'calamity' ahead of Olympic Games

Rio state authorities declared a "state of public calamity" Friday over a major budget crisis in order to release emergency funds to finance the Olympic Games due to begin in August.

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao, Lomachenko need to make weight changes for planned bout

After watching how his new-found talent Vasyl Lomachenko dismantled Puerto Rican challenger Roman Martinez at the Madison Square Garden last Saturday, Top Rank promotions owner Bob Arum believes the 28-year-old Ukrainian could be his next money maker.

Russia pleads with athletics chiefs to drop ban ahead of Rio call

Russia on Friday urged world athletics' governing body to drop its doping ban on the country's athletes ahead of a crunch decision on whether its track and field team can compete at the Olympics in Rio.

NFL News and Rumors: Roddy White headed to Minnesota Vikings?

This time of year not much is happening in the NFL. Off season training is finished and training camps won't open until next month, but that doesn't stop rumors and speculation on social media.

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Latest projections and possible trades

With just a week until the 2016 NBA Draft, plenty of rumors are circulating, including who the 76ers will take with the first pick, but outside the Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram talk, it appears plenty of surprises are in store as the big day approaches.

NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Love to Toronto Raptors?

Toronto had its best season in the history of the franchise, but it appears the front office and fans aren't resting on their laurels. With two picks in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft and room under the salary cap, more help could be on the way.

2016 NHL Mock Draft: Updated first round projections and analysis

With the 2016 hockey season now in the books, all eyes are on the upcoming NHL Draft and then free agency will take center stage as teams look to make the necessary improvements to try and match the Stanley Cup won by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Russia shuns 'swindler', 'defector' doping whistleblowers

Russia has turned on the whistleblowers who blew open the doping and corruption scandal that threatens to see the country's athletes barred from the Rio Olympics.
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