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Floyd Mayweather distances himself from bout with Japanese kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather distances himself from bout with Japanese kickboxer

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied that he agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a televised bout on New Year’s Eve, saying that he and his team had been misled as to the conditions of the fight. In a post on Instagram, the undefeated (50-0) fighter said that he had “never agreed to…MORE

Hines Ward: Circle the dates between the Panthers, Saints

Hines Ward: Circle the dates between the Panthers, Saints

Two-time super bowl champion and CNN Sport contributor Hines Ward shares his Week 9 takeaways with CNN’s Jill Martin. We’re at the halfway point, and you start to see teams separate the contenders from the pretenders. You really see what teams are made of. This is a crucial month for a lot of teams in…MORE

Godolphin’s Cross Counter wins Australia’s rain-soaked Melbourne Cup

Godolphin’s Cross Counter wins Australia’s rain-soaked Melbourne Cup

Godolphin’s Cross Counter has won Australia’s most prestigious horse race, the Melbourne Cup, setting a series of firsts but giving jockey Kerrin McEvoy his third Cup trophy. The British-bred horse saw off rivals in a field of 24 to take the Cup, the annual blockbuster event at Flemington Racecourse that this year was drenched by…MORE

Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP finals with injury

Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP finals with injury

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week’s season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London because he is still struggling with an abdominal injury. The Spaniard missed last week’s Paris Masters with the same problem and has taken advantage of his enforced layoff to have ankle surgery. The 31-year-old, who was knocked off the No. 1…MORE

Willie O’Ree: From NHL pioneer to the Hockey Hall of Fame

Willie O’Ree: From NHL pioneer to the Hockey Hall of Fame

Willie O’Ree first crossed paths with Jackie Robinson in 1949, two years after the Dodgers legend broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. O’Ree was 14 years old, well ahead of making history himself. Before he became the first black player in the National Hockey League, and even longer before he was elected to…MORE

Brady v Rodgers, Djokovic loses, PSG enjoys record win — Weekend in Sport

Brady v Rodgers, Djokovic loses, PSG enjoys record win — Weekend in Sport

NFL greats Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers go toe-to-toe … Novak Djokovic loses Paris Masters final … Female referee makes rugby history … PSG breaks 58-year record. Here’s your Monday sporting recap. 1. Brady the winner in quarterback duel Two of the best NFL players of all time went head-to-head Sunday as Aaron Rodgers and…MORE

Simone Biles adds to her ridiculous number of world championships gold medals

Simone Biles adds to her ridiculous number of world championships gold medals

Record-setting gymnast Simone Biles won the women’s floor exercise gold Saturday at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Her winning score was 14.933, a full point higher than her USA teammate Morgan Hurd, who won the silver medal. The gold medal was Biles’ 14th title in her career at the world championships, extending…MORE

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