Joshua retains heavyweight crowns with Povetkin TKO

Britain’s Anthony Joshua delivered a devastating technical knockout in the seventh round to defeat Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and retain his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight championship belts.

Butler to miss Wolves’ media day, start of camp

Jimmy Butler has received permission from the Minnesota Timberwolves to skip the team’s media day on Monday and he will not be available for the start of training camp on Tuesday, The Athletic reported on Saturday.

Red-hot Osaka powers past Giorgi into Tokyo final

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka stormed past Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, where she will face Karolina Pliskova.

Murray to end season after playing in Shenzhen and Beijing

Andy Murray will end his season after playing in the Shenzhen and Beijing tournaments over the next two weeks to be “in the best possible shape” for the Australian Open in January,” the Scot said on Saturday.

IOC Athletes’ Commission supports WADA’s lifting of ban on RUSADA

Kirsty Coventry, chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, said on Saturday that she supported the lifting of the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA despite widespread dismay over this week’s WADA decision.

Badminton: Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei diagnosed with nose cancer

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei is receiving treatment after being diagnosed with nose cancer, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said in a statement on Saturday.