Late, yes, but Mayweather-Pacquiao will deliver

Manny Pacquiao slept through the big announcement, secure in knowing that the fight was already made and the questions would finally stop. He campaigned for a shot with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Tennis | Murray loses to Croatian teen in quarterfinals in Dubai

Murray, who reached the Australian Open final at the beginning of the month, had 55 unforced errors and only 15 winners against the Croatian teen. Many of his shots were

Champions League | Arsenal flaws exposed again in Wenger’s sour Monaco reunion

Inside Arsenal’s match-day program was a cardboard cut-­out of Arsene Wenger; a memento for visiting Monaco fans of their former manager. But not many Arsenal fans will want that model

Qatar 2022 | Valcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switch

  FIFA will not compensate European clubs for disrupting their season by rescheduling the 2022 World Cup, according to the governing body’s secretary general. Jerome Valcke also ruled out apologizing for a

South African Commonwealth bid officials head to London

Bid officials from Durban will present their plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday. The South African city is set to be the first African host. Durban, a possible future

Cricket | World Cup: After surprising opening win, Ireland back in action v UAE

  Ireland captain William Porterfield reckons his team has had enough time to savor its surprising opening win over the West Indies at the World Cup. Now it's time to get

Philander ruled out of South Africa’s next World Cup match

Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's

The Autumn World Cup | FIFA recommends November-December for Qatar 2022

A FIFA task force yesterday recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in November-December to avoid the summer heat in Qatar. FIFA said the task force chose the "most viable period" over

Tennis | Nadal drops to fourth, passed by Murray, as Djokovic stays top

Rafael Nadal dropped to fourth in the men’s tennis rankings after a rare defeat for the Spaniard on clay while Novak Djokovic remained the world’s top- ranked male player. Nadal, a 14-time

F1 | Alonso making ‘solid recovery’ after crash

McLaren says Fernando Alonso is making a “solid recovery” after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver was

Cricket | England beats Scotland to post its 1st win at 2015 World Cup

  On the plus side for Eoin Morgan, his England squad now has a winning record at this World Cup against countries that aren't hosting the tournament. After heavy back-to-back losses to

Football : Champions League | Preview City, Barcelona meet again in last 16

Wed, 3:45am Man City v Barcelona H 3.6, D 3.7, A 2.2 Barcelona's passage to an eighth straight Champions League quarterfinal could be blocked by a Manchester City team desperate to end three

Nascar suspends Kurt Busch, disqualifying him from Daytona

Nascar suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely following a Delaware judge’s finding that he had “committed an act of domestic violence,” and Chevrolet responded by suspending its relationship with the driver. The suspension

Ethiopians seal Tokyo Marathon double

Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba claimed a double win for Ethiopia at the Tokyo Marathon yesterday amid tight security in Japan’s capital. Negesse won the men’s race in 2 hours

Boxing | It’s on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

  The Fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the

Afghanistan does itself proud at the Cricket World Cup

All sentiment aside, Afghanistan’s cricketers showed Sunday why they belong at the World Cup. The Afghanis, making their first appearance at the tournament, came into the event with plenty of

Football | Fans prevent black man from boarding train

With a racist song ringing in his ears, a black man trying to board a subway train in Paris stands back after twice being pushed away by a group of

PSG draw 1-1 vs. Chelsea in Champions

Striker Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain a Champions League lifeline on Tuesday with a second-half equalizer as his team battled to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the last 16. After

Football | Gaungzhou R&F beats Mariners to reach Asian Champions League

Jiang Ning and Liu Lin scored a goal in each half to give Chinese club Gaungzhou R&F a 3-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners yesterday and a spot in

Skiing | Norway expected to dominate cross-country at worlds

  Even by cross-country skiing standards, there may be an unusually high number of Norwegians climbing the podium in the coming two weeks. Going into the Nordic skiing world championships that start

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