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‘We’re fighting’: Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov bout will happen

UFC star and former boxing champion eye lucrative boutRussian MMA star is suspended after UFC 229 fiascoFormer world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says a fight with mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov is “happening”.Both Mayweather (50-0) an…

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Wembley will not be sold by the FA after Shahid Khan withdraws offer

• Fulham owner pulls out of proposed deal to buy stadium• FA says stadium will stay under its ownershipWembley stadium will not be sold by the Football Association after Shahid Khan withdrew his offer.The FA had been poised to sell the stadium to the b…

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Is Keisuke Honda alone in managing internationally while still playing? | The Knowledge

Plus: prolific first-half goalscorers, sticking peppers where the sun don’t shine, and more. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Recently Keisuke Honda signed for my hometown club Melbourne Victory in the A-League,” writes Karan Dhamija. “A few days late…

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FFA narrows A-League expansion bid field to six applicants

Wollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride bids cast asideTwo successful applicants to be announced in NovemberWollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride FC have failed in their bids to win an A-League licence after Football Federation Australia narrowed the field t…

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Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

• Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the…

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USA Gymnastics CEO quits four days into job after Simone Biles criticism

Mary Bono had aimed shot at Nike over Kaepernick advertsGymnastics body already recovering from Nassar abuse scandalThe interim CEO and president of USA Gymnastics, Mary Bono, has resigned just four days after she stepped into the role.The move represe…

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Giants owner John Mara tells Odell Beckham to play more and talk less

Receiver caused controversy with ESPN interviewGiants at bottom of NFC East with 1-5 record this seasonThe New York Giants’ stormy season continues, with owner John Mara expressing his displeasure at star wide receiver Odell Beckham’s recent comments a…

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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was sexually abused as a child, says report

Boston Globe begins six-part investigation into player’s lifeHernandez took own life while in prison for murderFootball teammate says pair hid sexual relationshipAaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who took his own life while serving …

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Premier League assistant managers: who are they and what do they do?

One shares a flat with his boss, another is known as the manager’s ‘brother’. A run-down of the men who help to shape their clubs’ successKnown as Carlos, the 45-year-old Spaniard is building up good relationships with the Arsenal players, even if he i…

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Mohamed Salah limps off after scoring goal direct from corner for Egypt

• Liverpool forward suffers muscle strain but ‘not a big injury’• Northern Ireland beaten by Austria in Nations LeagueMohamed Salah limped off towards the end of Egypt’s 4-1 win over Swaziland with a “muscle strain”. The Liverpool forward scored direct…

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Usain Bolt scores first two goals in bid to become a professional footballer

Jamaican nets second-half brace in Mariners’ winStruggles for touch in 75-minute outingUsain Bolt scored twice in his second trial match for the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners to boost his chances of realising his dream of becoming a professional fo…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor suspended for UFC 229 brawl

Fighters banned at least 10 days by Nevada Athletic CommissionSaturday’s event in Las Vegas ended in brawlsNurmagomedov threatened to quit UFC over treatment of friendThe Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov f…

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Leonardo Jardim leaves Monaco after poor start to Ligue 1 season

• Manager who won title in 2017 leaves with club third-bottom• ‘We achieved some great victories together,’ says JardimLeonardo Jardim has departed his post as Monaco manager by mutual consent after a run of 10 winless games left the French club third-…

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Doug Ellis, former Aston Villa chairman, dies aged 94

Ellis had two spells as chairman at Villa ParkEntrepreneur made his fortune in package holidaysSir Doug Ellis, the former Aston Villa chairman, has died at the age of 94, the club has announced.Ellis was chairman and major shareholder of the Midlands c…

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Penalty flops and flips, Grand Final memories and Parkour 3.0 | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a 350-pound running back, paragliding with a twist and another terrible tackle1) Riyad Mahrez submitted his application for football’s Hall of Shame, Penalties Blazed Over division with his launching of his spot-kick i…

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Russian footballers detained by police after attack on civil servant

• Kokorin and Mamaev face possible prison sentences • Russian Premier League describes pair as ‘hooligans’Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev have been detained by police and face possible prison sentences after allegedly attacking…

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Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

Russian president congratulates fighter over UFC 229 victoryLas Vegas fight ended with brawls breaking out in arenaVladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over…

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Which fruit and vegetables have been hurled at footballers and managers? | The Knowledge

Plus: dotty names, goalscoring streakers and the Socceroos’ animal-heavy crest. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“After Steve Bruce had a cabbage thrown at him, it got me wondering what other odd fruits or vegetables have been tossed in the direction o…

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Billy Joe Saunders set to be stripped of middleweight title after failed drug test

Saunders failed voluntary test for banned stimulant oxilofrineFormer Olympian to likely be stripped of WBO title at 160lbsBilly Joe Saunders has been denied a license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission and will likely be stripped of the WBO…

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Eoin Morgan prepared to drop himself from England side at World Cup

• ‘If I am not good enough to be in the team I will say it’• England captain preparing for series in Sri LankaEoin Morgan has said he would be willing to drop himself at next year’s World Cup if he were out of form.England, who are No 1 in the one-day …