Do or die
SYDNEY - Anthony Mundine will walk into the ring against Shane Mosley next Thursday knowing his career will be over if he loses to the 42-year-old former three-time world champion. Mundine was defeated by Daniel Geale in his last contest and knows he faces a step up in class when he takes on Mosley in a WBA international light-middleweight contest.
Farah pulls out
LONDON - Mo Farah says he does not plan to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The reigning Olympic 5000 metres and 10,000m champion would be eligible to run for England at an event where the UK is split into its four constituent nations — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
BERLIN - The International Olympic Committee says it has no health-related concerns about Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics, despite the continued critical state of the damaged facilities at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. "The IOC received assurances from the highest authority in Japan that the levels in Tokyo and surrounding area are safe, and there is no reason to believe that this will not be the case during the Games," the IOC said.
LONDON - Under-fire Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has no regrets over questioning his fellow players' pride and said he got the reaction he wanted in a 3-0 win over Canada. Australia began the post-Holger Osieck era in winning fashion on Tuesday, rebounding from their horror 6-0 defeats to Brazil and France with an encouraging showing at London's Craven Cottage.