When Juan Manuel Marquez drilled a foot-long right of brain-numbing power on to the unprotected chin of Manny Pacquiao in the penultimate second of the sixth round of their fourth contest, leaving him sprawled face first in a twitching heap, he surely levelled the ledger between them – although there might be more life in this rivalry yet.
Juan Manuel Márquez beats Manny Pacquiao.
It was touching recently to see an interview with Manny Steward and Tommy Hearns, not long before the great trainer died; the empathy between them clearly had survived the particular pressures of their sport.
Mo Farah is strolling around the lush grounds of a Middlesex hotel.
Champions of the baseball world, all eyes are on the San Francisco Giants and how they prepare for the 2013 MLB season.
All the pacemen ask for in India is just a hint of movement to give them hope.
Frankie Dettori has been banned from race-riding for six months by France Galop, the ruling body of French racing, for failing a drugs test while riding at Longchamp racecourse in Paris on 16 September.
The government's spending watchdog has hailed the £9bn of public money spent on the London Olympics as good value, but said strong leadership is needed if promised legacy benefits are to be realised.
Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra received a six and a half-month prison sentence for looting valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from his mansion after he had filed for bankruptcy.
“I’ve done my back in again lifting that trophy,” joked Gary Anderson upon being asked for his first thoughts after retaining the enormous Sid Waddell World Championship prize.
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.
Horse racing will have a new home on terrestrial television from next year, ITV having won the rights from Channel 4 in a new four-year deal to be announced imminently.