In perhaps his biggest and dumbest boast, Floyd Mayweather has declared himself the greatest fighter of all time, ahead of Roberto Duran, Pernell Whittaker, Julio César Chávez and Muhammad Ali.
The Tour de France winner Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in the Vuelta a España, which begins on 22 August in Puerto Banús.
The scandal over allegations of blood doping in athletics has spread to the London marathon, with claims that it has been won seven times in 12 years by runners with suspicious blood scores.
Ronda Rousey demonstrated once more this past Saturday that she is without peer in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight division.
The Rio mayor, Eduardo Paes, launched a feisty defence of Olympic preparations on Wednesday as the host city marked the one-year countdown to the 2016 Games with a presidential gala and a test rowing event.
Adam Peaty set a world record in winning his 50m breaststroke semi-final as he closes in on his second gold medal at the world championships in Kazan, having claimed victory over 100m 24 hours earlier.
A nine year-old bat boy has died after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas on Saturday.
Two weeks after his lucky escape from a shark attack, Mick Fanning has donated a $75,000 television appearance fee to Mathew Lee, the surfer who was mauled by a great white in Ballina early last month.
Ronda Rousey wanted to knockout Bethe Correia. So she did.
Jo Pavey’s ambition to become the first British female athlete to run in five Olympics faces a make-or-break test on Saturday night at the Parliament Hill athletics track, London when she competes at the UK 10,000m trials.
For David Haye nothing less than an “explosive knockout” would suffice against Arnold Gjergjaj on Saturday night and that is what he delivered.
Greg Rutherford expects Russia’s track and field stars to be back in time for the Olympics because “political arms will be twisted and palms greased” to allow them to compete in Rio.