Eddie Hearn has backed Dillian Whyte to become the next British fighter to win a version of the world heavyweight title as early as next year and says he is convinced that he is talented enough to beat the WBC champion Deontay Wilder and the former title holder Wladimir Klitschko.
News that gymnast Louis Smith has been suspended by his governing body for mocking Islam is so 2016.
And so on Tuesday night the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians again to come within a win of the World Championship.
As the World Series returns to Wrigley Field for the the first time in 71 years, Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber will stick to pinch-hitting after doctors decided he wasn’t ready to play defense.
The World Series returns to Wrigley Field on Friday for the first time in 71 years, but those Cubs fans hoping to see Kyle Schwarber continue his hot streak will have to shell out big money: the median resale ticket price for Game 3 is currently hovering around $3,000.
Jim Harbaugh, who has led his Michigan Wolverines to a 7-0 start, is the highest paid coach in college football, and will make $9m this year.
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was named the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday by his fellow players, one month after he was killed in a boat crash.
“You know, these guys ain’t so fuckin’ bad.”
The Australian cycling champion Anna Meares has announced her retirement after a career including six Olympic medals.
Peter Sagan beat Mark Cavendish to the line to win the men’s road race at the cycling world championships in Doha on Sunday.
Big Show admits he doesn't even know if he is a heel or face these days.
The BBC has come under renewed pressure to remove the heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury from its Sports Personality of the Year shortlist after the newly-crowned world champion appeared unrepentant about a string of sexist comments, some directed at the Olympic and world champion heptathlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Magnus Carlsen’s bold decision to play in an open tournament, the first reigning world champion to do so since Boris Spassky in 1971, paid off handsomely this week at Qatar when the 25-year-old Norwegian won first prize unbeaten on 7/9 with one of his best performances. He tied with Yu Yangyi, then crushed his Chinese rival 2-0 in the speed tie-break.
Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard has acquired the veteran eSports organiser Major League Gaming (MLG) in a deal worth $46m.
The former Rabobank rider Michael Boogerd has been banned from cycling for two years for historical doping offences.
Sebastian Coe, the president of world athletics’ embattled governing body, will be under further pressure on Thursday as fresh allegations are outlined of widespread corruption at the heart of the sport.
Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.
Ronda Rousey wanted to knockout Bethe Correia. So she did.
Usually the last thing any heptathlete feels like doing at the end of an 800m, when their lungs and limbs are waving a white flag, is muster a smile.
For Anthony Joshua, the easy nights are over. His third‑round blowout of the reluctant Eric Molina in Manchester on Saturday night to retain his IBF world heavyweight title, while again disappointing fans who want to see him in a proper fight, has nevertheless thrust him into boxing’s stratosphere.
Former AFL star Colin Sylvia is recovering in hospital after a fall from a balcony at the weekend that he says resulted in a fractured neck and bleeding to the brain.
Anthony Joshua can legitimately claim to be the best heavyweight in the world if he beats Wladimir Klitschko in front of 91,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in April, but the quiet man from Watford says he will not be consumed by the temptations that have wrecked so many champions.