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Sports quiz of the week: Six Nations, subs scoring hat-tricks and a sell-out

Who strayed? Who took a seat? Who is back in the UK?Every team in the Premier League has lost at least one game this season. Who were the last side to lose their unbeaten record?Tottenham HotspurAston VillaEvertonLiverpoolMarcus Rashford came off the b…

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Man Utd v Arsenal, Ali’s debut and the incredible Didrikson Zaharias | Classic YouTube

Also featuring George Best, ‘Hitman’ Hearns and the late, great Ron Pickering on We Are The Champions1) Manchester United meet Arsenal on Sunday, and it seems the two clubs have enjoyed some acceptable tussles in the past. Here’s a Friday night special…

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Australian fights homophobia in sport with World Gay Boxing Championships

Inaugural event to be staged in Sydney in 2023Boxing Australia to enable ‘safe participation’The world’s first LGBTQ+ boxing tournament is set to be staged in Sydney after the nation’s governing body threw its support behind the proposal.Boxing Austral…

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Ighalo calls Nigerian government ‘shame to the world’ as athletes condemn police brutality – video

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he is ashamed of the Nigerian government after reports that soldiers opened fire on those protesting against police brutality in the country’s largest city, Lagos.Nigerians have been demonstrating n…

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Richard Riakporhe: ‘I felt the need to change the whole narrative’

Riakporhe was nearly killed in a brutal stabbing in London 15 years ago. Now he is working his way to a boxing world titleBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkRichard Riakporhe is between his morning training session and his afternoon hill r…

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‘I expected more’: Teófimo López stuns Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify titles

López unifies IBF, WBA and WBO titles in major upset winLópez upsets Lomachenko in unification bout – as it happenedA star was born in the bubble on Saturday night as Teófimo López delivered on his enormous promise with a surprisingly comprehensive vic…

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Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teófimo López: lightweight title unification fight – live!

López eyes star turn against imperious LomachenkoTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 4.13am BST We’re midway through the final preliminary fight before tonight’s main event: Alex Saucedo (30-1, 19 KO) and Arnold Barboza Jr (24-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-…

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Kubrat Pulev apologises for Anthony Joshua ‘tan’ comment as fight date is set

World title fight to take place at 02 Arena on 12 DecemberPulev apologises for saying Joshua’s ‘tan is better than mine’Anthony Joshua will defend his heavyweight world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the 02 Arena in London on 12 December, his first fig…

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Kubrat Pulev apologises for Anthony Joshua ‘tan’ comment as fight date is set

World title fight to take place at 02 Arena on 12 DecemberPulev apologises for saying Joshua’s ‘tan is better than mine’Anthony Joshua will defend his heavyweight world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the 02 Arena in London on 12 December, his first fig…

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Teófimo López eyes star turn against imperious Vasiliy Lomachenko

The 23-year-old Brooklyn-born prodigy faces the hardest test in boxing in Saturday’s lightweight title unification fight, the sport’s most anticipated event since the pandemic began From the time Teófimo López turned pro as a teenager after the 2016 Ol…

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Savannah Marshall: ‘I still know of men that won’t watch women boxing’

Middleweight is back in action on Saturday and eyeing a world title fight with Claressa Shields, the biggest draw in women’s boxingBoxing is a brutal business but, as a woman trying to win her first world title during the grip of a pandemic, Savannah M…

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Savannah Marshall: ‘I still know of men that won’t watch women boxing’

Middleweight is back in action on Saturday and eyeing a world title fight with Claressa Shields, the biggest draw in women’s boxingBoxing is a brutal business but, as a woman trying to win her first world title during the grip of a pandemic, Savannah M…

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Former England boxer turns pro after winning fight with Home Office

Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, who was trafficked as a child and has won right to stay in UK, signs with top promoterThe former England amateur boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, who won his 16-year legal battle with the Home Office for the right to remain in the UK, is l…

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Manny Pacquiao confirms fight with Conor McGregor next year

Both men ‘ready for one last epic fight’, Pacquiao camp saysPortion of fight’s proceeds to go to coronavirus victimsMayweather v Paul: a note-perfect signpost for the end of daysThe boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will face former two-weight UFC champio…

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Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: a note-perfect signpost for the end of days

Rumors of a fight between the 43-year-old retiree and the YouTube megastar have purists in a lather. More alarming is what it says about boxing’s ability to mint new starsThe pandemic rages. California is literally on fire. A second American civil war,…

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Sport by sport: what new lockdown regulations will mean in UK

An extended period without spectators will leave many sports clubs and governing bodies facing an uncertain futureRugby union remains among the most vulnerable major sports if the pandemic continues to prevent spectators from attending major games. The…

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Critics want LeBron to fail just as they did with Ali. Look how that turned out

Both men have refused merely to entertain the masses and bank the proceeds. And that scares a lot of people in the establishmentThe day after shocking the world by defeating the heavily favored Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964, the…

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Alan Minter, British boxing great who became world champion, dies aged 69

Minter claimed WBC and WBA middleweight titles in 1980‘You’ll always be a legend and a gentleman,’ says Ricky HattonThe former world middleweight champion Alan Minter has died aged 69, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced.Minter won Olympi…

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Canelo Álvarez sues Dazn and Oscar De La Hoya for breach of $365m contract

Boxer says parties have failed to deliver on guaranteed paymentÁlvarez, 30, seeks compensatory damages of no less than $280mFour-division champion has been inactive since November 2019Mexican boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez is suing longtime pro…

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Boxing in the bubble: ‘It’s giving me deep thoughts, powerful emotions’

After 22 months and four cancelled fights, Isaac Chamberlain was finally back in the ring on Saturday – in surreal circumstances forced by Covid-19. This is the story of four days inside the bubble“We’re in the bubble, bro,” Isaac Chamberlain exclaimed…