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Sports quiz of the week: Rugby World Cup, cars, cuts and players going nuts

Who has clean hands? Who needed stitches? Who can’t help?Erling Braut Haaland, the 19-year-old RB Salzburg striker, scored a hat-trick on his first match in the Champions League this week. Who was even younger when he scored a hat-trick on his Champion…

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Tyson Fury survives Otto Wallin scare to stay on course for Wilder rematch

Badly cut Fury rallies in second half of fight for decision winTyson Fury outpoints Otto Wallin – as it happenedTyson Fury stayed on course for a hotly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder after surviving a dramatic upset bid from Otto Wallin on Sat…

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Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: lineal heavyweight championship – live!

Fury defends lineal title against Swedish prospect in Las VegasTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 4.28am BST Here’s a look at how Fury and Wallin match up ahead of tonight’s main event. The Swede is roughly a 10-1 underdog in the contest, a nod …

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Canelo Álvarez scaling two weight classes in bid for Sergey Kovalev’s title

Mexican to climb two divisions to fight Kovalev on 2 NovemberÁlvarez, 29, is coming off points win over Daniel Jacobs in MayCanelo Álvarez will move up two weight classes to challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight championship on 2 Novem…

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Anthony Joshua wanted to ‘fight through concussion’ against Andy Ruiz

• Heavyweight says he knew he was concussed in third round• Joshua: ‘You’ve got to fight through the concussion if you can’Anthony Joshua has admitted he knew he was concussed but was ready to “fight through” it against Andy Ruiz Jr, fuelling the debat…

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Tyson Fury: Wilder rematch talk can wait until I’ve finished partying in Vegas – video

Tyson Fury has dismissed talk about a rematch with Deontay Wilder, insisting he is entirely focused on his upcoming Las Vegas bout with Otto Wallin.Fury said he was more interested in ‘getting smashed in Las Vegas’ after the fight than arranging a date…

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Sports quiz of the week: big goals, beer, bans, beaten finalists and a bum

Who arrived in style? Who hung the DJ out to dry? Who is all in?Football quiz: early season sackingsCristiano Ronaldo scored his 93rd goal for Portugal this week. Only one player has scored more international goals than Ronaldo. Which country did he re…

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Anthony Joshua’s trainer McCracken backed over concussion comments

• Rob McCracken ‘knew’ Joshua was concussed against Ruiz Jr• Boxing Board of Control reject claims trainer failed duty of careAnthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken will not face any disciplinary action for saying he allowed his heavyweight to keep fig…

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Amnesty says Anthony Joshua is being duped over Saudi Arabia fight

•’Fighter is being duped that Arabian kingdom is reforming’•Human rights situation is getting worse, warns Amnesty UKAmnesty International has warned Anthony Joshua that he is being duped by the authorities in Saudi Arabia, where he will be staging his…

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‘Warrior’ Andy Ruiz Jr expects ‘same result’ from Anthony Joshua rematch

The Mexican shocked with his victory in June and says there will be ‘no friends’ and ‘no respect’ when the pair meet againAndy Ruiz Jr knows. Knows people sneer that he got lucky in June when his left fist clattered into Anthony Joshua’s temple like a …

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Andy Ruiz Jr is the best heavyweight out there, insists Anthony Joshua

• Joshua talks up his opponent ahead of December rematch• ‘We can’t overlook Andy and his talent. I respect him’Anthony Joshua believes he will be up against the best fighter on the planet when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in their 7 December rematch.Ruiz …

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Anthony Joshua defends desert fight and points to Saudi Arabia ‘reforms’

• Joshua says he wanted Andy Ruiz Jr rematch in New York or UK • ‘There’s pressure, being an ambassador for boxing’Anthony Joshua, touching down briefly in New York, desperately wanted to return to the scene of the crime to reclaim his world heavyweigh…

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‘Two warriors will go to war’: Joshua and Ruiz confident ahead of rematch – video

Andy Ruiz Jr has warned Anthony Joshua he will be much better prepared for their controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia in December but Joshua insisted that Ruiz’s reign would be a short one. Ruiz won the world heavyweight championship in June…

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The boxing dentist: a fighter who breaks and remakes teeth for a living

Arthif ‘Doctor Hitman’ Daniel spends his weeks in dentistry surgeries and his weekends in boxing rings around EuropeBoxer and dental surgeon Dr Arthif Daniel occupies two parallel professional environments: the calm clinical atmosphere of his surgeries…

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Andy Ruiz Jnr confident history will be repeated in rematch with Joshua

• Mexican sure he can defeat Joshua again in Riyadh in December• Ruiz: ‘I don’t want just 15 minutes of fame, I want it to last’Andy Ruiz Jnr has warned Anthony Joshua he will be faster, leaner and much better prepared for their controversial rematch i…

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Manny Pacquiao launches own cryptocurrency at concert debut

Welterweight champ launches own crypto tokens at concert‘Pac’ token will be listed on Global Crypto Offering ExchangeMichael Owen, Caroline Wozniacki also plan to launch tokensPhilippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his very own cryptocurren…

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Vasiliy Lomachenko the three-weight genius wows London with his boxing arts | Sean Ingle

After claiming world titles at different weights the Ukrainian boxer is being mentioned in the same breath as Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler and Floyd MayweatherDeep inside the O2 warren of backstage corridors, where signed posters of the biggest stars to…

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Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

Saudi Arabia’s relatively sudden interest in sports can be construed as a soft power tactic to help distract from the kingdom’s ongoing human rights abuses and the Yemen crisisLast month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 l…

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Eddie Hearn calls for VAR in British boxing after fight result is reversed

• Charlie Edwards fight a no-contest after Martínez late blow• Luke Campbell can still be champion, says HearnEddie Hearn has called for the introduction of VAR into British boxing after video replays came to the rescue of the WBC flyweight champion Ch…

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Vasiliy Lomachenko outpoints Luke Campbell to add WBC lightweight title

• Ukrainian wins comfortably on scorecards• Lomachenko now holds WBA, WBO and WBC beltsIt is boxing’s oldest adage that a good big man always beats a good little one. But tell that to Vasiliy Lomachenko. The brilliant Ukrainian defied a large height an…