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

Football | Champions League Preview Ronaldo looks to break out of slump

Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a rare position: the goals are drying up for the Real Madrid star. The Ballon d’Or winner has not scored in his past three games and

Rugby | 6N Wales kickstarts campaign with 26-23 win over Scotland

Wales kickstarted its Six Nations campaign with a 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield yesterday (Macau time). Warren Gatland’s team lost its opener to England but hit back in Edinburgh with

Boxing | Pacman to fight Mayweather in May

The Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is likely to face the American fighter Floyd Mayweather in the ring in May this year, according to a report by The Sunday Telegraph. People

Cricket | South Africa opens with World Cup win over Zimbabwe

Another match, another easy win for one opponent over another at the Cricket World Cup. A record-breaking partnership of 256 between David Miller and J.P. Duminy led South Africa to a

Paris takes step toward bidding for 2024 Olympics

Paris moved a step closer to bidding for the 2024 Olympics yesterday when Mayor Anne Hidalgo welcomed the results of a feasibility study on bringing the games back to the

Man U set for 1st annual loss since 2012 U.S. IPO

Manchester United, the record 20-time English soccer champion, is seen heading for its first annual loss since a 2012 U.S. initial public offering after the team failed to reach the

Cambodia vs. Macau in 2018 World Cup qualifying

The first qualifying matches to be played for the 2018 World Cup in Russia have been drawn in Asia. India will host Nepal on March 12 in the pick of six

Boxing | Buster Douglas: ‘Belief’ led him to stunning upset of Tyson

An uppercut and three follow-up punches made James “Buster” Douglas a household name. And 25 years later, the brief heavyweight champion is still pleased his knockout of Mike Tyson ranks

Commonwealth Games | South Africa’s Durban only candidate for 2022

The South African city of Durban was the only candidate left to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the first in Africa, after Edmonton withdrew its bid because of economic insecurity. Edmonton

Six Nations | World Rugby accepts Wales did not see North concussed

Rugby’s governing body launched a review of North’s medical treatment after watching video on Saturday, a day after the match in Cardiff. He accidentally banged heads with a teammate in

The Showdown at Sands | Thai fighter confident against Zou Shiming in March 7 title defense

  Zou Shiming is not the only boxer hoping to defend a nation’s pride with a pair of fists. His old acquaintance and upcoming opponent, International Box- ing Federation (IBF) flyweight titleholder

Egypt football violence revives scrutiny of police

  The killing of more than 20 soccer fans outside a Cairo stadium in a melee with security forces has revived scrutiny of police tactics in Egypt less than a month

Football | Ivory Coast wins African Cup in shootout against Ghana

Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved the day, and then he scored the winner. The 35-year-old veteran blocked a penalty attempt from opposing goalkeeper Razak Braimah and then stepped up to

Super Bowl | Phoenix didn’t get rich

The Super Bowl was a humdinger of a game, a television ratings smash—and a dud for the Phoenix economy, which played host to the big event. New credit card transaction numbers from

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