Sport Amir Khan will find out in the next two weeks if he has secured a fight with Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is looking for somebody to make rich in 2014, knowing that he will leave somebody else frustrated and poorer at the snub.

Boxing: Hatton announces return to the ring

Ricky Hatton today confirmed he will return to the ring later this year.

Boxing: Pacquiao confirms clash with Clottey

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last night welcomed the opportunity to host world championship boxing at the new Cowboys Stadium after Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey's welterweight clash was confirmed for 13 March in Texas.

Sport in brief: Laird targets Ryder Cup spot after flying start

Golf: Scotland's Martin Laird got his PGA Tour season started in fine style in Hawaii and immediately targeted a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team in 10 months. Laird ended the opening day one shot behind first-round leader Lucas Glover at the SBS Championship at the Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course in a 28-player field restricted to last year's US Tour event winners.

Boxing: Mayweather 'disgusted' by Pacquiao claims

Floyd Mayweather Jr insists he is "thoroughly disgusted" by claims he is to blame for the collapse of a lucrative super-fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Boxing: Pacquiao Mayweather showdown called off

Talks over the hotly anticipated welterweight bout between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. were aborted yesterday after promoters failed to reach an agreement.

Boxing: Haye top dog as sport punches above its weight

Mark Twain enjoyed fisticuffs back in the bare-knuckle days – both as a fan and occasional street-fighter – so the modern game can empathise with his renowned reaction when told of his published obituary. Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

Boxing: The most anticipated fights of 2010

Politics permitting, 2010 ought to prove another spectacular year for boxing, highlighted by the prospect of one of the biggest fights of all time between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Boxing: Pacquiao sues Mayweather as row escalates

Hopes of salvaging the hotly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. were dealt another blow yesterday when the Filipino filed a lawsuit against his opponent.

Boxing: Trainer wants Pacquiao to reconsider blood objection

World champion Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says he will ask the boxer to reconsider his objection to blood testing, raising the prospect that the proposed bout with American Floyd Mayweather could yet go ahead.

Sport in brief: Pacquiao to sue Mayweather over doping row

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao plans to sue Floyd Mayweather, the American's father and Golden Boy Promotions in the next few days in the wake of the row over doping procedures which curtailed hopes of possibly the world’s best two pound-for-pound boxers meeting in the ring. “Enough is enough.

Sport in brief: South Wales side ready to sting

Rugby League: The game's newest professional club is to be known as the South Wales Scorpions. The Neath-based outfit, admitted to the Co-operative Championship One to fill the geographical void left by Crusaders' move to Wrexham, settled on their identity after a poll among their prospective supporters.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Verbal jousting gives darts edge in duel with the pool

View From The Sofa: Duel in the Pool/World Darts Championship, BBC3/Sky Sports

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Boxing: Hatton close to comeback decision

Britain's Ricky Hatton is close to making a final decision on whether he will make a comeback to professional boxing.

Boxing: Mayweather vows to knock out Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr has promised to knock Manny Pacquiao out when boxing's biggest stars clash next year.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness