High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the IAAF's world athletes of the year, while retiring great Usain Bolt was given the president's award.
They call Sergey Kovalev "Krusher." His opponent Saturday night, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, also is a big-time puncher. So not many people expect the 12-round WBO light heavyweight title fight to go the distance at Madison Square Garden.
Australia wraps up its end-of-year European rugby tour with a test at Scotland, and England and Ireland look to complete a sweep of November wins by beating Samoa at Twickenham and Argentina at Lansdowne Road.