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Roy Jones Jr wants exhibition with Fedor Emelianenko

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has declared his interest in fighting one of either Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko or ex-UFC champion Anderson Silva in an exhibition match, and says he doubts he’ll rematch Mike Tyson. Former …

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G7 leaders pledge support for Tokyo Olympics

Leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have pledged full support for Japan to host a "safe and secure" Olympic Games this summer. "We support the commitment of Japan to hold the Olympic and Paralympic …

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Legendary weightlifter Yuri Vlasov passes away

Olympic weightlifting champion Yuri Vlasov passed away, the representative of power sports Mikhail Koklyaev informed. In addition to the gold of the 1960 Olympics, Vlasov won the silver at the 1964 Olympics, four gold medals at the …

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Tokyo Games chief to resign, sources say

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, will resign over his remark that sparked an outcry, two sources said on Thursday, while the former prime minister said he could not let the controversy drag on. …

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WADA decides not to appeal ruling on Russia ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has decided not to appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling that halved Russia's international ban for doping offenses to the Swiss federal court. WADA made the …

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Dubai to host FIDE World Chess Championship

The next FIDE World Chess Championship – the highlight of the world chess calendar – will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai, promising an enthralling contest that will delight chess fans and the wider public alike, according to the official …

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Conor McGregor sidelined up to 6 months

Unless a doctor says otherwise, mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor cannot fight for 180 days following a beating he took in the ring Saturday night at the hands and feet of Dustin Poirier. Insider reports the Irish fighter, who …

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Mesut Ozil joins Fenerbahce from Arsenal

The long-running saga between Mesut Ozil and Arsenal came to an end on Sunday as it was announced that the midfielder has joined Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Ozil, who scored 44 goals in 254 appearances for the …

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Japan denies reports of possible Olympics cancellation

The Japanese government has denied the report published in The Times claiming that Tokyo is looking into scrapping the upcoming Olympics, Deputy Secretary General of the cabinet Manabu Sakai told a press conference in Japan’s capital …

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Tokyo Olympics could be held without spectators

The IOC's longest-serving member Dick Pound claims that the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be held in the summer, backtracking on comments he made two weeks ago. Pound said on January 8 that he was not "certain" …

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