It has been called the fight of the century, the richest boxing bout in history, featuring “the two iconic superstars of their generation”. And for once, in a sport not given to understatement, the self-fulfilling hype may be justified – at least as far as the sums are concerned.
Bonnie Crater believes she’s been lucky.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown expects Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather Sr and Freddie Roach agreed on one thing on Thursday: Floyd’s son will try to knock out Manny Pacquiao in the early rounds of their fight here on Saturday night.
In a quarterback-dominated league, it’s perhaps no surprise that the top two picks of the 2015 NFL draft were quarterbacks.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to get at least $80 million for his fight against Floyd Mayweather, but Pacquiao said Thursday he was fighting for his fans, not necessarily for the money.
Lewis Hamilton is yet to establish himself as a great driver – unlike Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jim Clark.
Any visiting Martians out there wondering what professional boxing is all about might be enlightened to learn that the hot-air press conference here on Wednesday for the Fight Of The Century lasted eight minutes longer than it is possible for Saturday night’s bout to detain us.
The 2015 NFL Draft begins this Thursday in Chicago, and you can follow the first round live right here on the Guardian from 8pm ET/1am GMT.
“Opening day and here’s the first pitch, and the season’s over.”
The Four Kings. That is what they called Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran, those iron-willed gladiators of boxing’s last golden age.
The strange aspect of the Scottish Open always relates to the potential for more than one player to emerge a winner. So it proved again at Castle Stuart on Sunday; Alex Noren took the main prize as there was cause for celebration, too, for Tyrrell Hatton, Nicolas Colsaerts, Matteo Manassero and Richie Ramsay. That quartet claimed the final automatic qualifying berths for this week’s Open Championship.
Milos Raonic said he had no regrets following his defeat by Andy Murray and vowed he was “not going to leave any stone unturned” in his pursuit of a first grand slam title.