IBF confirms its heavyweight belt stripped from Fury


SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (AP) — The IBF stripped British boxer Tyson Fury of its world heavyweight belt because he was breaking rules by meeting Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch in his next fight.


IOC VP: Brazil economic crisis will inevitably affect games


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The political and economic turmoil in Brazil will "inevitably" affect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a senior IOC official said Wednesday, as Brazilian organizers declared that preparations remain fully on track for the games despite the grim financial situation.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer