Boxing | Alvarez, Golovkin eager for September megafight

Minutes after turning what was touted as a big fight into a glorified sparring session, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez invited his next opponent into the ring.

Athletics | Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of first sub 2-hour marathon

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds short of running the first marathon in under two hours on Saturday. Kipchoge ran the 42.2 kilometers around an oval track in an impressive 2

Mike Tyson lauds Dubai while promoting boxing gym franchise

On his first trip to Dubai, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson recalls getting off a plane wearing a traditional Muslim cap and robes, carrying a Quran and expecting

Football | Racism scars European football with sanctions still often weak

As monkey chants boomed around the Italian foot- ball stadium, Sulley Muntari became more incensed. The Ghanaian player sought out the referee and asked

Football | Monaco soon facing dilemma of whether to sell rising stars

Monaco has a summer of tough decision-making ahead — even more so if it wins the Champions League. The 2004 runner-up

Rugby | Crusaders captain Whitelock banned for 2 games

All Blacks lock and Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock has been suspended for two matches after being found guilty of striking during a Super Rugby match against

Football | Barcelona, Madrid win as Liga title race nears climax

Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their neck-and-neck title race in the Spanish league on Saturday, when both teams won to stay level on points at the top.

Football | Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

Supporters wanting to stay in the city hosting this season’s Champions League final are in for a shock. Hotels in Cardiff are expected

Top Football | Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2

While Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to trounce Osasuna 7-1, Cristiano Ronaldo was rested by title rival Real Madrid in its 6-2 rout of Deportivo

Golf | Levy shoots 63 to take 1-stroke lead at China Open

Alexander Levy shot a 9-under 63 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the China Open. The Frenchman, who won the

Football – EPL | Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton

Judo | North Korea loses world judo event because of security risk

North Korea will no longer host the judo world junior championships because of security risks amid rising political tension with South Korea and the United States.

Football | Manchester Derby: Guardiola coming up short in the big games

Friday, 3:00am Man City v Man United H 1.92, D 3.8, A 4.4 It’s at this stage of the season, when games seem to

Auto racing | NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. The two-time Daytona 500 winner set an afternoon news

Football | Messi gets 500th goal for Barca in 3-2 win vs Madrid

Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win in injury time against 10-man Real Madrid in the “clasico”

Rugby | Highlanders, Crusaders, Chiefs win in Super Rugby

New Zealand’s Crusaders overwhelmed South Africa’s Stormers 57-24 to stretch their winning start to Super Rugby to eight matches this weekend. The New Zealand teams, who