Unbeaten Danny Garcia beat Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision Saturday to capture the World Boxing Council welterweight crown vacated by the retirement of undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
Jessica Ennis-Hill will have doubts about Russian athletes even if they are cleared to compete at the 2016 Rio Games, the Olympic and world heptathlon champion said on Thursday.
American heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder defended his WBC title with a knockout of Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday.
American sprinter Allyson Felix will get a rare chance to win gold in both the 200 and 400 metres after the global athletics governing body changed the Rio Olympics competition schedule.
A wide-open scramble among heavyweights is underway, illustrated by a pair of world title fights in boxing’s glamour division in an historic night for the sport in Brooklyn on Saturday.
The former head of world athletics, Lamine Diack, ran a clique that covered up organised doping and blackmailed athletes while senior officials looked the other way, independent investigator Dick Pound said on Thursday.
The sport’s world governing body (UCI) should make the release of cyclists’ power and endurance data during the Tour de France standard procedure, according to Team Sky chief Dave Brailsford.
Tour de France champion Chris Froome mapped out lofty goals for the year on Tuesday, setting his sights on a remarkable treble of double Olympic gold and another triumphant ride into Paris.
Athletics’ governing body came under renewed fire on Tuesday following disclosures that top officials were aware of a potentially serious doping problem among Russian athletes as far back as 2009.
European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen believes a “cultural revolution” is needed for track and field to be cleansed in the wake of “seismic” doping and corruption allegations that have rocked the sport.
The governing body of world athletics has promised to double the anti-doping budget as part of a 10-point “road map” to restore trust in the sport.
Corruption and doping scandals that have cast a shadow over the world of sport this year make the need for change more urgent than ever, Olympic head Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring for a possible swan song next April to take on American Timothy Bradley for a third time, the Filipino’s promoter told Reuters on Wednesday.
Britain’s twenty-times champion jump jockey AP McCoy was knighted by the Queen in the New Year Honours List on Wednesday.
Quarterback Carson Palmer passed for two touchdowns, rookie running back David Johnson accounted for 127 yards from scrimmage and a score, and the Arizona Cardinals registered nine sacks en route to a 38-8 home victory over the hapless Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Tiger Woods, the 14-time major champion sidelined by back surgery, says he expects more major titles and top-level golf despite having no timetable for returning to the sport.
World champion Alexei Lovchev of Russia has been suspended for failing a doping test, the International Weightlifting Federation said on its website on Thursday.
A task force from the governing body of world athletics will make a first visit to Russia on Jan. 10-11 to check on progress towards cleaning up the doping scandal that led to Russia’s suspension from the sport last month.
With his 40th birthday just one week away, Tiger Woods looks optimistically forward to playing golf pain-free next year while he reflects on a 2015 campaign blighted by injuries, poor form and a plummeting world ranking.
Nick Davies, a leading official at the world athletics federation (IAAF), said on Tuesday he would step aside while an ethics committee investigated emails he had sent regarding Russian doping ahead of the 2013 world championships in Moscow.