Boxing: Mayweather sent to prison
Published 22/12/2011 | 05:00
Floyd Mayweather JNr has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced domestic violence battery and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge. He was told to report to jail on January 6.
The conclusion of Mayweather's criminal case helps promoters move forward with plans to stage a super-fight next year between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, said on Tuesday that Mayweather's legal case has created uncertainty because of a possible trial date and how much jail time he could serve if convicted.
Arum said a likely date for the mega-fight between the sport's top two fighters would be in June. Arum said he's pursuing the idea of building a 45,000-seat venue on the Las Vegas Strip near the Wynn and Venetian properties.
Edvald Boasson Hagen has signed a new three-year contract with Team Sky, the British squad have announced.
The 24-year-old Norwegian claimed Team Sky's first Tour de France successes last July, winning two stages at cycling's premier event.
The all-rounder, who had one year left to run on his former deal, is now committed to the Dave Brailsford-run team until the end of the 2014 season.
Boasson Hagen said on www.teamsky.com: "I have enjoyed two great years at Team Sky and really enjoy being part of this team. I have some great team-mates here and the support staff are also fantastic."
Groupama sailing continued to set a blistering pace yesterday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet prepared for their second Doldrums crossing.
Puma and Team Telefonica are engaged in a full-blown scrap for second place, with Puma currently having the upper hand.
Groupama took the lead on Tuesday after positioning themselves perfectly to take advantage of strong westerly winds.
Ever since, the French crew have been sailing flat-out, extending their lead on their nearest rivals at every position report -- they were 83.3 nautical miles ahead last night
Skipper Franck Cammas said their prolonged high-speed run had been both exhilarating and exhausting for the crew, who have been constantly blasted by sea water while on deck.