Tyson Fury’s troubled 11th month reign as world heavyweight champion came to an end on Thursday when the British boxer announced he would be vacating his WBO and WBA titles “to fully focus on his medical treatment and recovery”.
Mohammad Mifran and Nimali Liyanarachchi were named Best Athlete Men’s and Women’s respectively at the 42nd National Sports Festival which concluded at the Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna yesterday.
Joseph Kariuki of Kenya won the Men’s full marathon at the 16th Annual Colombo Marathon organized by Lanka Sportreizen (LSR) which started at the Torrington Square (Colombo) yesterday, with a time of 02:25:32secs.
The 16th Annual Colombo Marathon organized by the Lanka Sportreizen (LSR) will be worked off from the Torrington Square in Colombo on Sunday (2).
Gateway College, Rajagiriya unveiled their new sports facilities under the patronage of Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports yesterday. The occasion was attended by many distinguished sporting personalities, teachers, sportsmen and women and well wishers. The school would be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year.
Sri Lanka clinched several gold medals at the recently held International Traditional Karatedō Championship and Seminar in California. The Championship, which took place from July 22 to 24 at the Soka University, saw the participation of six other countries, including the United States, Ireland, and Denmark.
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time on Sunday.
Britain’s controversial world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko has been called off for a second time as the titleholder is “medically unfit to fight”, his camp said.
Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will not fight again this year after suffering a fracture to his right hand after his bruising defeat of Liam Smith, his promoters said.
Maris Stella College Negombo and A. Rathnayake National School Walala clinched the Boys and Girls overall title respectively at the 85th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championships which concluded at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama yesterday.
Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 metres at next year’s world championships where he said he will be more focussed on protecting his legacy than topping his world records.
The world’s top-ranked middleweight Gennady Golovkin wants another fight in Britain after stopping Kell Brook and is targeting a unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders.
Steve Cummings put himself in pole position to emulate Bradley Wiggins in 2013 and become only the second British rider to win the Tour of Britain after taking the overall lead on Friday.
Gennady Golovkin’s career has run a hypnotic and grimly relentless course for boxing fans worldwide and evidence suggests that will not change on Saturday.
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson insisted Thursday that she was not the female version of Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt, who sealed a treble-treble of Olympic golds in last month’s Rio Games.
Manny Pacquiao says he knew almost as soon as his retirement began that he had made a mistake, revealing that loneliness and love for the sport had drawn him back into the ring.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months and will miss next year’s world championships for his part in a scandal involving the U.S. athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
Britain’s Chris Froome won his first stage of this year’s Tour of Spain on Wednesday, edging out overall leader Nairo Quintana in an attack in the last 500 metres of the steep finish at Pena Cabarga.
American Ryan Crouser hurled the longest throw of his life to win the men’s shot put final on Thursday, breaking the Olympic record and snatching gold.
American Ashton Eaton won his second straight Olympic decathlon gold medal on Thursday, extending his reign in a sport whose champion earns the title of the world’s greatest athlete.