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‘I’m a different species’: Deontay Wilder celebrates first-round KO of Breazeale – video

Deontay Wilder needed all of 137 seconds to knockout mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale in the ninth successful defence of his WBC heavyweight title. His victory at the Barclays Center comes less than six months after a split draw with Ty…

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Juventus coach Allegri emotional after sacking: ‘I won’t cry now. I cried enough yesterday’ – video

Massimiliano Allegri said on Saturday that it was Juventus who decided he would not coach the club next season, despite leading them to a record-extending eight straight Serie A title. Allegri had tears in his eyes as he looked at the Juventus players,…

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‘Just didn’t quite have it’: Tiger Woods reacts to missing the cut at US PGA – video

Tiger Woods shot a 73 on Friday to fall to five over par and miss the cut at the 101st PGA Championship. ‘I didn’t do all the little things I need to do correctly to post good scores,’ said the Masters champion.Brooks Koepka untouchable at US PGA as Wo…

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‘Today was a battle’: record-breaking Brooks Koepka extends US PGA lead – video

Defending champion Brooks Koepka shot a 65 on Friday to increase his lead to seven strokes by moving to 12 under par in the 101st PGA Championship. ‘This probably sounds bad, but today was a battle,’ said 29-year-old Koepka.Brooks Koepka untouchable at…

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Nick Kyrgios throws chair and walks off court during Rome Open match – video

Nick Kyrgios is out of the Italian Open after being defaulted in his second-round clash with Caspar Ruud. With scores level at 6-3 6-7(5) 1-1 in the third set, Kyrgios was given a game penalty, apparently for swearing at a line judge, and promptly erup…

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Fernando Alonso insists McLaren ‘will be back stronger’ after crash at Indy 500 practice – video

Fernando Alonso escaped injury when he crashed during an Indianapolis 500 practice run after his McLaren car lost traction in the middle of a turn and hit the wall three times. The two-times Formula One world champion managed to get out of the vehicle …

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Tiger Woods: ‘Would I like to play in the Olympics? Yes’ – video

Tiger Woods has said that featuring for the USA in the 2020 Olympics remains firmly on his radar. The Masters champion was speaking to media at Bethpage Black Course ahead of the US PGA Championship, which he has won four times in the past.Tiger Woods …

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‘Superman dive’ at finishing line gives Infinite Tucker dramatic win in 400m hurdles – video

University track star Infinite Tucker clinched victory in the 400m hurdles by performing a ‘Superman dive’ over the finishing line during an athletics meeting in Arkansas.Tucker, who attends Texas A&M, played down his dramatic victory over teammate…

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Toddler rescued by Aussie Rules player after running on to pitch during match – video

A two-year-old girl was rescued by a player after she ran on to the field during an association Aussie Rules match. St Bernard’s Alex McLeod told foxfooty.com.au that the incident during their defeat to the Old Melburnians was ‘one of th…

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Vladimir Putin tops the scoring in ice hockey match … then falls over – video

The Russian president burnished his action man status by scoring at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game in Sochi. The 66-year-old leader was helped by some rather static defending as he helped his side to a 14-7 victory. The occasion was…

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Diego Maradona documentary: official trailer – video

The full trailer has been released for Diego Maradona, a feature-length documentary about the Argentinian legend’s time at Italian club Napoli. Produced from over 500 hours of footage from Maradona’s personal archive by the Academy Award-winning team b…

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Emotional Lucas Moura reacts to replay of his match-winning goal against Ajax – video

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura was overcome with emotion when shown a replay of his last-gasp winner against Ajax for the first time. The Brazilian’s goal, his third of the night, sealed a remarkable 3-2 comeback for Spurs and sent them through to the Champio…

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Mauricio Pochettino credits Spurs ‘superheroes’ for Champions League triumph over Ajax – video

Mauricio Pochettino has said his players ‘are superheroes now’ after Tottenham Hotspur sealed a sensational 3-2 comeback win over Ajax Amsterdam to advance to the Champions League final.Spurs overturned a 1-0 deficit at Ajax in the second leg…

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‘I will remember this forever’: Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback – video

Jürgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool team as ‘giants of mentality’ after they produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to beat Barcelona 4-0, overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit and advancing to their second…

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‘I will remember this forever’: Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback – video

Jürgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool team as ‘giants of mentality’ after they produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to beat Barcelona 4-0, overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit and advancing to their second…

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Tiger Woods receives highest civilian award from Donald Trump – video

Donald Trump has awarded golfer Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour. The US president described Woods as a “true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of domina…

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‘Actions speak louder than words’: Caster Semenya defiant after Doha win – video

South African runner Caster Semenya has brushed off the controversy surrounding her legal battle with athletics’ governing body after a dominant 800m win in Doha. ‘Life is fantastic,’ she said, denying rumours she would retire. ‘I want to inspire the w…

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‘IAAF rules necessary to preserve integrity of female athletics,’ says Cas on Caster Semenya – video

Caster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to keep running on the international stage.The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s…

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Pochettino and Moura ‘living the dream’ as Spurs face Ajax in Champions League semi-final – video

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he is ‘living his dream’ as his side prepare for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Ajax.Lucas Moura, who is set to play an important role for Spurs with key players missing, includ…

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Sarri and Solskjær defend de Gea after his error gifts Chelsea draw at Manchester United – video

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has joined Ole Gunnar Solskjær in defending Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea after his mistake let in Marcos Alonso to earn the Blues a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.Alonso’s goal before the break cancelled out Juan M…