UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached into a backpack and held out a $100 million check for the crowd of 11,000 fight fans to see.

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines reacts after his loss to Jeff Horn of Australia, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia.

Independent review confirms decision for Horn over Pacquiao

An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao's contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn has confirmed the outcome in favor of the Australian former schoolteacher.

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Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn, left, of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Pacquiao loses contentious WBO title fight to Jeff Horn

It went all the way and ended in a contentiously bitter loss, the opposite of what Manny Pacquiao's handlers predicted for his WBO welterweight world title fight against Jeff Horn.

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WBO World Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury.

Parker v Fury WBO World Title showdown confirmed for 23 September at Manchester Arena

Hennessy Sports and Duco Promotions are delighted to announce that the highly anticipated showdown between British and Irish heavyweight star Hughie Fury and the WBO World Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker will take place on Saturday 23rd September at the Manchester Arena.

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Boxer Jeff Horn speaks to the media in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Horn is preparing for his WBO welterweight world boxing title bout against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, July 2.

Horn says he has the plan to beat Manny Pacquiao

While Manny Pacquiao has been out running along the river and attracting attention downtown since arriving on a chartered flight with a huge entourage, Jeff Horn has been preparing for their WBO welterweight world title bout in the quiet, outer suburbs.

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Joseph Parker to defend title against Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena on September 23

"I’m very much looking forward to this fight. It’s been a long time coming but the contract is signed thanks to my promoter David Higgins and I am ready to get going," - WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker.

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Deontay Wilder reacts after a WBC heavyweight title boxing match Artur Szpilka, of Poland, in New York.

Boxing champion Wilder charged with marijuana possession

Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor marijuana possession, but his lawyer says the marijuana found in his car did not belong to him.

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Mundine has always been behind SBW's boxing career, both sharing the same faith and similar career paths.

Sonny Bill fights on streets of South Africa

If you think Sonny Bill Williams has forgotten about his boxing pedigree, think again!

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WBO heavyweight Champion: Joseph Parker

Parker: 'This ain't no sparring session'

WBO Champion dances and plays with Star Wars spaceships ahead of world title defence in Manukau tonight

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Mike Tyson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Mike Tyson lauds Dubai while promoting boxing gym franchise

"In boxing, you have to be more chaste than you are with your wife and your girlfriend, because if you don't, you're going to be in a bad situation. It's going to hurt real bad,"  - Tyson

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In this combination photo, Liev Schreiber, left, portrays boxer Chuck Wepner in a scene from the film,

Rocky's muse: Boxer who inspired Stallone gets his moment

Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner's business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ.

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Fighters during the Fight For Marist II Earlier in the Year.

National Boxing Trials Underway

Today is the start of the road to Oceania 2017. The best of Samoa’s boxers from Upolu and Savaii are trialling for a spot on Samoa’s National team heading to Oceania.  

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Kevin Barry and WBO Champion Joseph Parker watching AJ v Klitschko

WBO Champion Joseph Parker and Kevin Barry watching AJ v Klitschko

Real time reaction to Anthony Joshua’s victory

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British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, takes a blow from Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko during their fight for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles, at Wembley Stadium, in London, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Joshua, with heavyweight title, may make boxing must-see TV

Anthony Joshua remained in the ring long after 90,000 of his supporters had filed out of Wembley Stadium, posing happily for pictures with his team and hugging just about everyone he knew.

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British boxer Anthony Joshua, right, fights Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

Anthony Joshua survived the first knockdown of his young career, coming back to drop Wladimir Klitschko twice before stopping him in the 11th round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight titles.

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British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, and Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko take part in their weigh-in at Wembley Arena in London.

Is Anthony Joshua boxing's next great heavyweight?

Just five years after winning the heavyweight gold at the London Olympics, Joshua meets Klitschko in a classic matchup that has boxing fans eagerly anticipating what could be the future of the heavyweight division.

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British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, and Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko tap fists as they finish posing head-to-head for the media at the end of a press conference in London.

Everything is supersized in big heavyweight title fight

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko drew the kind of crowd for their final news conference that most fighters would be happy with once they got in the ring.

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Razvan 'Big Foot' Cojanu will step into the ring against WBO Heavyweight boxing champion Lupesoliai Joseph Parker.

Hughie Fury replacement arrives in N.Z.

Razvan 'Big Foot' Cojanu has entered the rankings of the top heavyweight contenders position on various boxing radars and currently holds the WBO Asian Pacific title via KO.

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WBO champion: Lupesoliai Joseph Parker.

Joseph Parker "I'm definitely fighting May 6th"

WBO Champion Lupesoliai Joseph Parker remains focused for May 6th defence

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FIGHT ME: American boxer Dominic Breazeale has challenged WBO champion, Lupesoliai Joseph Parker.

American calls out Parker

American boxer Dominic Breazeale has challenged WBO champion, Lupesoliai Joseph Parker. In a social media post, Breazeale has called on Parker to put his WBO heavyweight belt on the line in Auckland on May 6.

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Rugby

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at the launching of the Super 9 Rugby.

Super 9 rugby replaces N.P.C.

The Samoa Rugby Union officially launched the revamped national provincial rugby championship and unveiled their new SUPER 9 Rugby Championship. 

NFL

Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.

Football

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney leaves the field after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer's biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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