Tennis: Tauziat maintains run against Zvereva

NATHALIE TAUZIAT of France beat Natasha Zvereva of Belarus 6-3, 6-1 at the season-ending Chase Championships yesterday to add another win to a memorable 1998 campaign.

Boxing: Lewis fight set for Garden

LENNOX LEWIS' unification match with Evander Holyfield looks set to go ahead at New York's Madison Square Garden on 13 March.

BOXING: Holyfield signs deal to take on Lewis

EVANDER HOLYFIELD has signed a contract with the promoter Don King for the world heavyweight title unification bout with Lennox Lewis.

Boxing: Holyfield homes in on Bean

CHUBBY'S COMING home. Or as near as damn it. Tonight in Atlanta, Georgia, Evander Holyfield will show a different side of himself, a transformation as remarkable as that which saw an overweight kid from nearby Atmore, Alabama, turn into one of the finest physical specimens on the planet. The show's promoter, Don King, claims he will unveil "the new Evander Holyfield".

Obituary: Chico Ryan

DURING HIS 25 years' tenure as singer and bass-player with the American revival group Sha Na Na, Chico Ryan became one of the torch-bearers for a musical style that combined doo-wop, rock 'n' roll, homage and pastiche in equal measures. So successful was the Sha Na Na recipe that, in the Seventies, they hosted their own syndicated television show and appeared in the film Grease.

Goodwill Games: Heyns' record time tainted by red tape

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Boxing: Fight is off as Akinwande fails hepatitis test

TONIGHT at Madison Square Garden, London-born Henry Akinwande was hoping to earn over $2m and redemption for an awful display against Lennox Lewis.

Boxing: Pregnant pause in fighter's career

SOME BOXERS cannot fight because they fail drug tests. Maria de las Nieves Garcia cannot fight because of a pregnancy test.

Boxing: Questions for Lewis as Briggs fills gap

THE QUESTION Lennox Lewis cannot answer concerns the intrigue that thwarts his ambition to be known as the undisputed heavyweight champion. How long is Lewis prepared to wait for a crack at fulfilment? "I'm a patient man," he said after weighing in for tonight's defence of the World Boxing Council title at the Convention Centre here.

Boxing: Akinwande to face Holyfield

EVANDER HOLYFIELD will defend his World Boxing Association heavyweight title against the Briton Henry Akinwande on 6 June at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Sport on TV: The 45 minutes squandered would have been better spent drilling a hole in my skull

AN open letter to my neighbours: it was me last Monday night, barking those murderous obscenities while I trashed my living room and threw the telly out of the window. I apologise, and promise it won't happen again. You can be sure of that, because I won't be watching On Side any more.

New York's Penn station rises again from the rubble

FEW acts of urban vandalism equalled the razing of Pennsylvania Station, a neo-classical masterpiece, in Manhattan 35 years ago. The city has been feeling the guilt ever since. Now, it is seizing a chance to make amends.

Boxing: Lewis to defend WBC title

Lennox Lewis is to defend his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against Shannon Briggs on 28 March.

Boxing: Naseem's Garden party

Three knockdowns apiece in Madison mayhem as the boy from Sheffield leaves New York gasping

Boxing: Big ego lands in Big Apple

Naseem Hamed's boasts are threatening to alienate as many followers as his brilliant boxing has entranced; Harry Mullan fears winning over the American audience may be harder than the fight
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