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Horn retains WBO welterweight title with TKO win over Corcoran
Horn retains WBO welterweight title with TKO win over Corcoran

Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with an 11th round technical knockout win over English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Wednesday. Horn, in his first title defence since he upset Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane in July this year

Boxing: Fury aims punch at British board, may seek license elsewhere
Boxing: Fury aims punch at British board, may seek license elsewhere

(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he may renew his boxing license with a different organization as he believes the British Boxing Board of Control treated him poorly after he was charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in June 2016. Fury, who tested positive for a banned steroid

British boxing board to review Fury licence
British boxing board to review Fury licence

Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated when the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meets next month, a move that would allow the controversial fighter to make a dramatic return to the ring. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has cleared the 29-year-old former world heavyweight champion to return

Boxing: Australian Horn beats Corcoran to retain world welterweight crown

Australian Jeff Horn retained his WBO welterweight world title by technical knockout when Briton Gary Corcoran's corner threw in the towel in the 11th round of their contest in Brisbane on Wednesday. Horn, a former schoolteacher, won the title by beating multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao

Horn wins WBO welterweight title defense against Corcoran

The Australian former school teacher won by technical knockout in the 11th round when the referee stopped the fight with Corcoran bleeding from a deep cut above his left eye. Horn, now unbeaten in 19 bouts, is hoping the win at the Brisbane Convention Centre sets him up for a fight against Terence Crawford

British boxing body to decide on lifting Fury
British boxing body to decide on lifting Fury's suspension

LONDON (AP) -- Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have to wait until next year to discover whether his suspension from boxing will be lifted.

Column: Defining shots based on every club in the bag
Column: Defining shots based on every club in the bag

Some of the defining shots on the PGA Tour this year were hit from the tee and fairway, from the bunkers and behind trees, and even from the driving range. DRIVER: Moments after Dustin Johnson made a birdie putt to force a sudden-death playoff at the Northern Trust, he effectively ended it with one

'Guess who's back?': Fury's return rouses heavyweight scene

The heavyweight division just got even more interesting. Only a few minutes had passed after the news broke that Tyson Fury was free to box again, following his long-running dispute with Britain's anti-doping agency, when the man himself took to Twitter. Then again, Fury is one of a kind.

Fury cleared to fight again after
Fury cleared to fight again after 'nightmare'

Controversial former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury vowed Tuesday to put the "nightmare of the last two years" behind him and reclaim his world titles after being cleared to resume his career. The British boxer agreed a compromise with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over his positive test for

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again
Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license. Fury and his cousin, Hughie, had elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in February 2015, UK Anti-Doping said.

Fury free to fight again as UKAD resolves anti-doping case
Fury free to fight again as UKAD resolves anti-doping case

(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after reaching an agreement with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over the charges against him, the agency said on Tuesday. Fury was charged with a doping offence by UKAD in June 2016 and the anti-doping body said in a

Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke
Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke

Jeff Horn's reward for a successful first title defense since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford. Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defense against Gary Corcoran on Wednesday to dispel any notion that he got a hometown decision against Pacquiao

PGA Tour suspends Hensby for failing to provide doping sample

The 46-year-old had failed to provide a drug testing sample, the PGA said in a statement, adding that it would not be making any additional comments on the suspension. The veteran has one PGA Tour win to his name, the 2004 John Deere Classic, to go with a win at the 2005 Scandinavian Masters on the European Tour and three Web.com Tour victories.

Rory McIlroy is going to play a lot of golf
Rory McIlroy is going to play a lot of golf

Rory McIlroy announced an ambitious pre-Master's schedule. What should we read from the heavy workload?

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Golf's armchair vigilante squad disbanded with TMOs to replace viewer call-ins on rule infractions

Golf's infamous armchair vigilante squad has finally been disbanded. In moves which will delight professionals everywhere, the game's governing bodies have declared they will no longer consider viewer call-ins for rules infractions and will instead introduce the sport's own version of the TMO. A working

Thompson welcomes golf
Thompson welcomes golf's change in policy over viewer call-ins

Call-ins from golf viewers will no longer form part of the process for assessing potential rule violations, after the sport's law-makers announced revisions to the Rules of Golf. The issue has been a controversial one in golf for many years, most recently when Lexi Thompson was denied victory in April's ANA Inspiration after an email from a viewer led to her receiving a pair of two-stroke penalties, one for incorrectly marking her ball and another for signing an incorrect scorecard. On Monday, the USGA and R&A confirmed they would discontinue the inclusion of viewer call-ins as of January 1, 2018.

Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

Dec 11 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Wade Ormsby (Australia) 2. (16) Shubhankar Sharma (India) 3. (2) Dylan Frittelli (South Africa) 4. Cameron Smith (Australia) 5. (3) Paul Peterson (U.S.) 6. (4) Julian Suri (U.S.) 6. (4) Alexander Bjork (Sweden) 6. (4) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 9.

WBO champion Horn is
WBO champion Horn is 'dirty' fighter, taunts Corcoran

English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a "dirty" fighter ahead of their title bout in Brisbane on Wednesday. In an extraordinary media conference Monday, Corcoran's camp provided a laptop presentation to indicate

Steve Stricker, Sean O
Steve Stricker, Sean O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout

Steve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O'Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout. Stricker and O'Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O'Hair made an eagle on the par-5

Golf-European Tour Latest Joburg Open leaderboard

Dec 10 (Gracenote) - Latest leaderboard in the fourth round from the European Tour Joburg Open on Sunday in Johannesburg holesplayed rounds -22 Shubhankar Sharma (India) 7 69 61 65 -18 Erik van Rooyen (South Africa) 8 64 67 70 -14 Tapio Pulkkanen (Finland) 8 65 64 73 James Morrison (Britain) 7 64 70

Lomachenko retains title as Rigondeaux quits after six
Lomachenko retains title as Rigondeaux quits after six

Vasyl Lomachenko continued his meteoric rise up the boxing ladder, retaining his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night after challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six rounds. The 29-year-old Lomachenko was awarded the victory when Rigondeaux elected not to come out for the seventh

Boxing: Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux to retain WBO world title
Boxing: Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux to retain WBO world title

(Reuters) - Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO super-featherweight title with a sixth round technical knockout of Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York City on Saturday, the impressive Ukrainian handing the Cuban-born American his first professional defeat. The highly-anticipated duel between a pair of double

Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux to win match of Olympic greats
Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux to win match of Olympic greats

Vasyl Lomachenko doesn't just beat fighters. ''I guess I should change my name now to NoMaschenko,'' Lomachenko said. Lomachenko won their bout Saturday night when Rigondeaux's corner stopped the fight after six rounds because the boxer was complaining of pain in his left hand

Olympic boxing medalists Stevenson, Conlan remain unbeaten
Olympic boxing medalists Stevenson, Conlan remain unbeaten

Former Olympic boxing medalists Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan remained unbeaten on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux match. U.S. women's Olympian Mikaela Mayer also was a winner Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Stevenson (4-0, 2 KOs) outclassed Oscar Mendoza

Shot of the Day: Kent Bulle off the cart path at Web.com Tour Q-School
Shot of the Day: Kent Bulle off the cart path at Web.com Tour Q-School

Choosing to play off the cart path Kent Bulle hits a beautiful chip to setup the birdie on the third hole at the 2017 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. Bulle finds himself in seventh place going into the final round.

Truax takes IBF super middle belt off DeGale on points

British boxer James DeGale lost his IBF super middleweight belt when he was beaten by Caleb Truax by majority decision at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday. One judge scored it 114-114 but other scores of 115-112 and 116-112 for the American challenger handed DeGale only the second defeat of his career

Lowry-McDowell grab share of Shootout lead
Lowry-McDowell grab share of Shootout lead

Irish golfers Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell fired an eight-under par 64 on Saturday to join Sean O'Hair and Steve Stricker atop the leaderboard at the QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida. The only internationals in this year's edition of the 24-player team event, Northern Ireland's McDowell

Steve Stricker sinks a beauty from 28 feet at QBE Shootout
Steve Stricker sinks a beauty from 28 feet at QBE Shootout

In the second round of the 2017 QBE Shootout, Steve Stricker drops in a 28-foot putt for birdie on the par-5 14th hole.

Shubhankar emulates McIlroy for Joburg Open lead
Shubhankar emulates McIlroy for Joburg Open lead

Shubhankar Sharma emulated Rory McIlroy with another brilliant round at the Joburg Open as he stormed into a five-shot lead ahead of Sunday's finale. Indian Shubhankar was one stroke back from overnight leader Tapio Pulkkanen at the start of Saturday but surged away with a seven-under 65 on the Firethorn course. By continuing his strong form at Randpark Golf Club, the 21-year-old became the first player to be 20 under or better after 54 holes on the European Tour since McIlroy at the Dubai Desert Classic in 2015.

Golf: McIlroy to undertake busy build-up to 2018 Masters
Golf: McIlroy to undertake busy build-up to 2018 Masters

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has announced he will play at least seven events in early 2018 in a busy build-up to the U.S. Masters, where he will attempt to complete the grand slam of major titles in April. McIlroy said on his website (www.rorymcilroy.com) that he would start his campaign with two European

Golf: Former European Ryder Cup player Horton dies, aged 76

(Reuters) - Tommy Horton, a two-times Ryder Cup player and a stalwart of the European Tour, has died at the age of 76. Horton died in hospital shortly after falling ill on Thursday, the European Tour said on Friday. The Briton won four times on the European Tour and represented Great Britain and Ireland

Tommy Horton, English Ryder Cup player, dies at 76

Tommy Horton, the Englishman who played in two Ryder Cups and won four times on European Tour, died Thursday. Horton became ill at the Annual General Meeting at the Royal Jersey Golf Club on Thursday night and died soon after at a hospital. ''It is with great sadness that I inform you that our former Head Professional and Honorary Life Member, Tommy Horton passed away last night,'' club captain Robbie Messervy said in an email to members.

Team trouser, Bubbalicious & Lexi returns
Team trouser, Bubbalicious & Lexi returns

Kevin Kisner and Kevin Chapell took their team bonding to a whole new level this week on social media. Teryn Schaefer recaps Friday's round of the QBE Shootout, where we had a bubbly Bubba Watson and Lexi Thompson returned to the event - teaming up with Tony Finau.

Snedeker, Watson comment after Round 1 of QBE Shootout
Snedeker, Watson comment after Round 1 of QBE Shootout

Following their opening-round 59 at the 2017 QBE Shootout, Brandt Snedeker and Bubba Watson talk about using this tournament to rebuild confidence in their game.

Bjorn leads tributes to the late Tommy Horton
Bjorn leads tributes to the late Tommy Horton

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn led the tributes after it was announced Tommy Horton had died at the age of 76. Horton turned professional in 1957 and enjoyed a lengthy career, which encompassed eight victories on the European Tour and a further 23 on the Senior Tour. The Englishman, who twice featured at the Ryder Cup, won the John Jacobs Trophy - for the Senior Tour's number one player - a record five times and was awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour in 2012.

Golf-European Tour Latest Joburg Open leaderboard

Dec 8 (Gracenote) - Latest leaderboard in the second round from the European Tour Joburg Open on Friday in Johannesburg holesplayed rounds -14 Tapio Pulkkanen (Finland) 18 65 64 -13 Shubhankar Sharma (India) 18 69 61 -12 Mikko Korhonen (Finland) 18 66 65 Erik van Rooyen (South Africa) 18 64 67 -10 Daniel

Olympic boxing greats Lomachenko, Rigondeaux fight as pros
Olympic boxing greats Lomachenko, Rigondeaux fight as pros

Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, both champions and two of boxing's best, were even more than that as amateurs. ''This fight is very important for me because a lot of people who are fans, a lot of media want this fight,'' Lomachenko said. Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) won Olympic

Lomachenko looking to continue meteoric boxing rise
Lomachenko looking to continue meteoric boxing rise

Ukrainian champ Vasyl Lomachenko will need to demonstrate plenty of patience when he squares off against Cuban tactician Guillermo Rigondeaux in a world title showdown Saturday between two multiple Olympic gold medal winners. The 29-year-old Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Organization

Arkansas begins blood tests after HIV-positive boxer fights

The Arkansas Athletic Commission will test fighters for communicable diseases after learning a boxer with the virus that causes AIDS fought in the state last month. Television station KATV reports the tests will begin before a Dec. 16 bout at Fort Smith. The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat

Column: Boxing tries to appeal to the masses once again
Column: Boxing tries to appeal to the masses once again

Boxing fans get an early holiday gift Saturday when two masterful fighters with four Olympic gold medals between them meet in an intriguing 130-pound title bout. It won't cost them anything over their basic cable bill to watch it. The future of boxing is changing, or so Bob Arum believes.

Column: Boxing tries to appeal to the masses once again
Column: Boxing tries to appeal to the masses once again

Boxing fans get an early holiday gift Saturday when two masterful fighters with four Olympic gold medals between them meet in an intriguing 130-pound title bout. It won't cost them anything over their basic cable bill to watch it. The future of boxing is changing, or so Bob Arum believes.

Davidse overcomes illness to lead Joburg Open

Keenan Davidse showed he was over the illness that confined him to a hospital bed for four days by shooting an 8-under 63 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Joburg Open. The 28-year-old South African missed the cut in Mauritius last week as a flu virus ran through his family, and he checked himself into the hospital ahead of the Johannesburg event. Among the six players tied for second place were Jared Harvey, Ockie Strydom and Erik van Rooyen - all South Africans.

Golf-European Tour Joburg Open scores

Dec 7 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Joburg Open on Thursday in Johannesburg -8 Keenan Davidse (South Africa) 63 -7 Matthew Baldwin (Britain) 64 Jared Harvey (South Africa) 64 James Morrison (Britain) 64 Erik van Rooyen (South Africa) 64 Ockie Strydom (South Africa) 64 Sebastian Heisele

Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year
Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year

Sergio Garcia has been named European Tour Golfer of the Year after finally breaking his major duck at the Masters in April. The 37-year-old triumphed in his 74th major championship when he beat Justin Rose in a play-off at Augusta, becoming the third Spaniard to don the iconic green jacket after Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal. "This is an amazing honour," he told the European Tour website.

Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars
Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country. The 38-year-old, who controversially lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in July, was in Beijing this

Finau/Thompson news conference before QBE Shootout
Finau/Thompson news conference before QBE Shootout

Prior to the 2017 QBE Shootout, Tony Finau and Lexi Thompson talk about a how they got paired together, and about Lexi's new car.

IOC stops payments to boxing federation AIBA
IOC stops payments to boxing federation AIBA

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it would not make any payments to the international boxing federation AIBA until problems over governance and finances are sorted out. AIBA has been riven with in-fighting for months,

Oosthuizen forced out of Joburg Open after freak injury
Oosthuizen forced out of Joburg Open after freak injury

Local favourite Louis Oosthuizen has pulled out of the Johannesburg Open starting on Thursday after a freak accident that will go down as one of sport's more unusual injuries. The 2010 British Open champion hurt his fingers when they were caught between two airport trollies as he returned to South Africa from competing at the Mauritius Open this past weekend. Oosthuizen, who is in severe pain and unable to grip his clubs, said he did not want to risk starting a tournament he could not finish and deny another player the chance to compete.

Bono and The Edge Invite You to Play Mini Golf with U2 // Omaze
Bono and The Edge Invite You to Play Mini Golf with U2 // Omaze

How do Bono and The Edge keep their relationship exciting? Mini golf. No, really. And you can join them! For your chance to join U2 on the mini links and then grab a pint afterwards, ENTER. Every donation supports (RED)'s fight to end AIDS.

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Haye's rematch with Bellew to take place in May

(Reuters) - The postponed rematch between former heavyweight world champion David Haye and fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been scheduled for May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Bellew beat Haye after a thrilling 11-round bout in March and their rematch was scheduled for

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