DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Tyson Fury is threatening to pull out of his world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko because the canvas in the ring is too soft.
"They need to change it. If they don't change, then we have a problem," Asif Vali, Fury's agent, told The Associated Press hours before Saturday night's fight at a 55,000-seat soccer stadium in Duesseldorf.
Vali said Fury had made a complaint to the British Boxing Board of...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his streak of pole positions to six when he edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Rosberg's final lap was 0.377 of a second faster than Hamilton at Yas Marina circuit, and he became the eighth man in Formula One history to record six straight poles.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen qualified third but his teammate Sebastian Vettel was...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes has demanded clarification from Formula One authorities on rules restricting aerodynamic testing and preventing collusion between rival teams.
Mercedes representatives met stewards on Saturday before qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and a statement from stewards said they would "endeavor to hand down their decision on the specific matters prior to the start of the race on Sunday."
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Formula One's engine manufacturers met Saturday to discuss ways of reducing costs for teams and head off the threat of the sport introducing a cheap independent engine.
The sport's governing body, the FIA, had put out tenders for the manufacture and supply of independent engines, and received interest from several companies. Current engine suppliers used their regulatory power to block the idea and instead said they would come up...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.
An article late Friday on the state-run Qatar News Agency announced the travel ban. It said "owners of companies, contractors and consulting engineers" would be banned from traveling abroad until the end of the probe.
A year's worth of rain on Wednesday deluged Doha's...
SEATTLE (AP) — Darnell Harris made a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left that pushed Middle Tennessee to a 63-61 victory over UNC-Asheville in the Great Alaska Shootout on Friday night.
After Harris' 3 put the Blue Raiders (3-1) up 63-59, Dylan Smith answered with a jumper for Asheville (2-4) with 22 seconds left. But Middle Tennessee avoided a clock-stopping foul until the final second and escaped after squandering a 19-point, second-half lead.