Trump weighs pardoning late African American boxing champion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was considering pardoning the late boxing legend Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world who was jailed after having a relationship with a white woman.
Boxing: Alvarez, Ogawa banned for six months for failed drug tests
(Reuters) - Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Japan's Kenichi Ogawa have been suspended for six months following hearings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after both boxers failed recent doping tests.
Boxing: Pacquiao not closing the door on trainer Roach
MANILA (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao has not decided on the fate of his long-time American trainer Freddie Roach, the Filipino said as he prepares for his bout against Argentine welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in July.
New Zealand's Nyika, women's hockey team crash hosts' party
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Heavyweight boxer David Nyika did more than just win his second Commonwealth Games gold medal on Saturday. He shut the parochial Australian crowd up.
Fury says he's fitter and ready to fight on June 9
LONDON (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was fitter than ever after announcing a comeback fight in Manchester on June 9 after an absence of more than two-and-a-half years.
Games: Northern Ireland say boxer McComb 'innocent victim'
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has said boxer Sean McComb was an "innocent victim" in a nightclub altercation at the Gold Coast and have asked police to review a fine given to the Belfast man.
Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon competitors abscond
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Organizers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of their entry visas after Cameroon reported that a third of their team had gone missing on Wednesday.
Mixed martial arts: ONE vows to succeed where UFC failed -- Japan
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - The Ultimate Fighting Championship "failed miserably" in Japan because it was focused on blood and violence and did not create role models for Asian consumers, Chatri Sityodtong, the head of rival mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship, has said.
Commonwealth Games: Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon athletes go missing
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Organizers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of their entry visas after the Cameroon team reported five of their competitors had gone missing.
Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather shot in Atlanta
(Reuters) - A bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather was wounded when a gunman in a vehicle opened fire on the boxing great's motorcade as it was traveling through an Atlanta intersection early on Monday, police said.
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