GARCIA CAPTURES TITLE VACATED BY MAYWEATHER
DANNY Garcia beat Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision on Saturday to capture the World Boxing Council welterweight crown vacated by the retirement of undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
Judges awarded the 12-round victory in the all-American slugfest to Garcia by three identical scores of 116-112.
"It was a great fight," Garcia said. "I felt I won the fight clearly and the judges said the same thing."
SERENA SERVES UP GLAMOUR CLASH WITH SHARAPOVA
SERENA Williams set up a mouthwatering Australian Open quarter-final against arch-rival Maria Sharapova, after beating Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-2 6-1 in the fourth round on Sunday.
Sharapova holds the dismal record of never beating her nemesis in 17 contests dating back 12 years.
The last time she managed a win was at the WTA Tour Championships in 2004.
The Russian world No. 5 said she was always looking to improve and used the losses against Williams to examine what she could do better.
They will play their quarter-finals tomorrow.
CLEVELAND COACH'S FIRING CAUGHT JAMES 'OFF-GUARD'
LEBRON James says he was "just as surprised and caught off-guard" as his team-mates when Cleveland head coach David Blatt was fired on Friday, four days after the Cavaliers had suffered their worst loss of the season.
James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, is the face of the franchise and widely viewed as a key factor in any coaching decisions made by the team.
But Cavaliers general manager David Griffin made it clear after replacing Blatt with associate head coach Tyronn Lue that James "doesn't run this organisation".