Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren. The flyweight, 34, will make her professional debut on April 8 at the Manchester Arena, and is also scheduled for a 'homecoming' fight at Leeds' First Direct Arena on May 13. The development also comes despite Warren, 64, previously criticising women's boxing, and ends Adams' hopes to pursue a third Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020. More »Evening Standard - 19 minutes ago
Money must be spent properly for the 2022 Winter Olympics that China is to host and no "grandiose" projects must be allowed, President Xi Jinping said on Monday, as he toured sites for the Games. Beijing and the nearby city of Zhangjiakou won the right to host the Games in 2015. While Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games to wide acclaim, its bid for the Winter Games was dogged by concern over numerous issues, such as corruption, the city's notorious smog, a lack of snow and China's poor human rights record. More »Reuters - 2 hours 26 minutes ago
Triple H has opened up about why Kurt Angle deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. The Hunter, in an interview with IGN, said that the Olympic gold medallist has been chosen for the honour because he was "one of the most impactful and memorable" star of the Attitude Era. Angle, who quit the WWE in 2006, was named as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame of 2017. More »International Business Times - 8 hours ago
Fans and stars braved freezing Scottish weather to flock to the premiere of T2 Trainspotting on Sunday, the sequel to the era-defining story of Edinburgh drug addicts Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and thug Begbie two decades on. The original Trainspotting tracked the sordid and tragi-comic side of Scottish street life via the friends' drug-addled criminal activity set to a pulsating soundtrack. Like the first film, T2 Trainspotting contains elements of shameless fun, heart-racing sequences and excruciating moments. More »Reuters - 14 hours ago
Alpine Skiing - VIDEO: Speed Interview with ski star Fill: Olympics or World Cup? Facebook or Instagram?
Peter Fill was the first Italian to win the men's downhill title, but now he faces our fiendish questions... More »Eurosport - Sun, Jan 22, 2017 13:23 GMT