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Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr rematch confirmed for November or December

Ruiz Jr shocked Joshua with seventh-round stoppageVenue to be confirmed for heavyweight title fightAnthony Joshua will get the chance to win back his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr later this year.Joshua’s promoter, …

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Maximum Security owners sue for $1.86m winner’s share from Kentucky Derby

Horse was disqualified from race earlier this monthOwners hope to have result of Derby reversedThe owners of Maximum Security have sued to reverse the horse’s disqualification from the Kentucky Derby earlier this month. They are also seeking the $1.86m…

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Florida prosecutors drop charges against Conor McGregor over alleged robbery

Former UFC fighter was arrested in March in Miami BeachAhmed Abdirzak dropped civil lawsuit after settlementProsecutors have dropped charges against former UFC champion Conor McGregor after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone outside a Miami hotel. Pros…

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Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Tennessee police say Beth Plant pulled knife on officerCaleb Plant won IBF super-middleweight world title in JanuaryPolice in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer…

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Snapped goalpost delays Central Coast v Perth Glory A-League game

Game held up for more than half an hour after Perth’s Tomi Mrcela crashes into net, forcing replacement with portable goal A snapped goalpost caused a lengthy delay in Monday night’s A-League game between Central Coast and Perth in Gosford.The incident…

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José Mourinho blames lack of VAR for Manchester United’s loss at West Ham

• Pablo Zabaleta benefits from decisions in first and last goals• ‘Then instead of the linesman’s mistake is a referee’s mistake’José Mourinho blamed the officials more than his Manchester United players for the 3-1 defeat at West Ham, lamenting the ab…

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Lawyer alleges LeSean McCoy set-up home invasion to evict ex-girlfriend

Police confirm woman was injured at player’s Atlanta homeBills running back says allegations are ‘totally baseless and offensive’The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL running back LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills star orchestrated an attack in ord…

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European roundup: Ademola Lookman sends Bundesliga survival fight to wire

• Everton loanee hits double to leave Hamburg and Wolfsburg in peril• Valencia qualify for Champions League after Betis lose at BilbaoThe scrap for Bundesliga survival between Hamburg and Wolfsburg will go to the final day of the season after both fell…

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South Africa thrash Australia to pile on pain for tourists after scandal

• South Africa 311 & 373; Australia 255 & 107 – SA win by 322 runs• Morne Morkel leads charge to leave Australia in disarrayMorne Morkel took five wickets as Australia collapsed in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy and South Africa cru…

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European roundup: Paulo Dybala’s late Juventus winner keeps heat on Napoli

• Juventus see off Lazio thanks to Argentinean’s late stunner • Dortmund lose second place in Bundesliga after RB Leipzig drawPaulo Dybala scored a dramatic 93rd-minute winner to sink Lazio and keep Juventus hot on the tail of Napoli at the top of Seri…

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2004 Larry Nassar investigation dropped after doctor’s PowerPoint presentation

Police decided not to prosecute abuse allegation after disgraced doctor said he was conducting legitimate medical proceduresPolice dropped an investigation into disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2004 after he told them he was conductin…

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British rowers set Atlantic crossing record

‘Four Oarsmen’ take 29 days and 15 hours to complete 3,000-mile race from Canary Islands to Antigua Four British rowers have set a new record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean after reaching land in the Caribbean early on Saturday.George Biggar, Dicky Ta…

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Robbie Rogers, first out male athlete in US pro sports, retires from football

Defender came out in 2013 after being released by LeedsRogers won two MLS Cups and 18 caps for US men’s national team‘I could not have imagined the happiness I’ll take into retirement’Robbie Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly ga…

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Oxford City and Boreham Wood shock Colchester and Blackpool in FA Cup

• Oxford City win 1-0 at Colchester; Boreham Wood beat Blackpool 2-1• Mansfield end Shaw Lane’s FA Cup dream with Danny Rose doubleOxford City, second bottom in the National League South, shocked League Two Colchester, 56 places above them, with a 1-0 …

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New York City FC ‘golden boy’ Jack Harrison called up by England Under-21s

  • Midfielder has spent entire professional career in Major League Soccer
  • Player who left England to play in US ‘speechless’ at call-up

New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison has been called up by England Under-21s for the first time for the Euro 2019 qualifiers against Scotland and Andorra. Harrison has been drafted in following the withdrawals through injury of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Sheyi Ojo.

“It’s really good news for Jack, it’s really good news for the football club and of course I’m really pleased for him because he’s improved a lot and he loves the game,” said New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira. “I just want him to enjoy it – it will be a great, positive experience to be surrounded by players who play in the Premier League and I just want him to show how good he is because if the manager called him, it means he deserves it.”

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William Hill sees online sports betting increase by 13% in a year

Increased online revenues and dividend push bookmaker’s share prices up, even as profits fall due to string of wins for football teams

Bookmaker William Hill has reported a big increase in online sports betting in the UK over the past six months, despite feeling the absence of a major international football tournament this year and the wider squeeze on household incomes.

The amount wagered on cricket, football, golf and other sports was up 13% on the same period in 2016.

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Hillsborough relatives to learn if anyone will face charges over disaster

Families of victims will find out if any of the 23 suspects are to be charged over the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans in 1989Relatives of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster will learn on Wednesday whether anyone will fa…

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Hillsborough relatives to learn if anyone will face charges over disaster

Families of victims will find out if any of the 23 suspects are to be charged over the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans in 1989Relatives of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster will learn on Wednesday whether anyone will fa…

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Terrorism victims: Anthony Albanese denounces ‘disgraceful’ Saudi reaction to minute’s silence

Saudi Arabia team failed to line up for minute’s silence before World Cup qualifier in Adelaide on grounds it was ‘not in keeping’ with their culture

The Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has blasted the “disgraceful” refusal of the Saudi Arabian football team’s to honour a minute of silence for Australians killed in the London terror attack.

“That was a disgraceful lack of respect not just for the two Australians killed, one of whom was a young South Australian, but also all of those victims of that terror attack in London,” he told Nine of the Thursday night controversy.

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Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in Turin after panic over firecrackers

• False alarm leads to stampede with reports of 600 people injured
• Witness: ‘People ran in a panic and fell on the ground on the glass’

Juventus fans watching the Champions League final stampeded in a Turin piazza in panic after mistaking firecrackers for an explosion or gunshots.

Medics treated fans in the square for cuts and other injuries sustained in the chaos. The Italian news agency Ansa reported that around 600 people had been injured, with one child understood to be in a critical condition.

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