Possible Mayweather-McGregor bout 'a joke' - Alvarez says

A possible bout between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is getting lots of buzz but two fighters that are getting in the ring said the crossover tilt would be a black eye on boxing.

Top seed Nishikori suffers shock first-round loss in Rio

Top seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Rio de Janeiro Open on Tuesday after suffering a 6-4 6-3 first-round loss to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.


Five-star Manchester City edge thriller with Monaco

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg thriller on Tuesday that had goals galore and a missed penalty.

Atletico close in on last eight with 4-2 Leverkusen win

LEVERKUSEN, Germany - Atletico Madrid beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter on Tuesday to take a firm handle on their Champions League round-of-16 tie ahead of the return leg in Spain next month.

Kerber survives as leading seeds stumble in Dubai

DUBAI -- Former world number one Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

Garcia, Thurman seek stardom in unification fight

NEW YORK -- Unbeaten rival world welterweight title-holders Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia each vowed to grab the global spotlight that once shined on Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao by winning their unification showdown next week in New York.

Mexican fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez Vegas brawl

NEW YORK - Mexican pride will be at stake when two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez battles former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup

Magic Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad.

PBA: Coach Chito Victolero upbeat over Star's future after hard-fought series

First-time head coach Chito Victolero believes the Ginebra series hastened a relatively young Star squad's maturity process.

UAAP women's volleyball: Ateneo, La Salle face winless foes, try to keep up with UP

Defending champion La Salle and Ateneo will try to stay within striking distance of unbeaten UP when they play winless opponents in UAAP women's volleyball Wednesday.