Andrew Flintoff has won his first boxing bout - A Newcastle United left-back and a celebrity football fans for Arsenal and Chelsea are among those to express their congratulations via Twitter.
Will a trip across town to West Ham be a welcome relief from the Stamford Bridge boo boys for Rafa Benitez?
Andrew Flintoff is due to step into the ring for his first fight as a professional boxer this Friday against unbeaten American Richard Dawson. Should we get our hopes up?
"We understand that Mr Flintoff is well-known here," said Gary Higginbotham, the manager of Richard Dawson, the 23-year-old bruiser from Oklahoma who will fight the former Lancashire and England all-rounder at the Manchester Arena on Friday night.
It's that time of year again.
The R&A and USGA are expected to announce a ban on long putters within the next few days.
He may struggle to see it this way as he tends his kind, battered face this morning but there is an unavoidable symmetry to Ricky Hatton's career deeply rooted in the history of boxing: nearly all his pain, physical and spiritual, arrived in a rush at the end.
For Ricky Hatton, the fight is over at last. When the excellent former world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko drilled a wicked left deep into Hatton's washboard gut eight seconds from the end of the ninth round here on Saturday night, he left the skeletal shell of a former hero bent double on the canvas for the full count, but the Ukrainian did no more than put a full stop to a sentence that had been drawn out maybe a soundbite too long in recent weeks and months.
2015 had a fair number of predictable results but overall it must go down as a year of surprises.
Sweden’s Robin Soderling, the player best known for being the first man to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open, has retired from professional tennis because of a long-running illness.
The Illinois attorney general on Wednesday deemed daily fantasy sports to be illegal gambling under state law in another blow to embattled companies DraftKings and FanDuel.