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Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup goals, Floyd Mayweather and Brexit moans

Who scored? Who hit a wall? Who threw in the towel?Which of these FA Cup third-round ties features two clubs who have won the competition six times each?Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers Chelsea v Nottingham Forest West Ham v Birmingham City Wolves v…

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What I have learned from scoring 528 fights as a boxing judge

Before I took up judging I thought I could score fights from TV footage or anywhere in the arena. I was wrongBy Karla Caputo for The Queensberry RulesI started boxing seven years ago after a serendipitous chain of events. A personal training session st…

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$9m for 139 seconds: Floyd Mayweather cashes in against Tenshin Nasukawa

• More done for bank balances than combat sports’ reputation• Mayweather afterwards: ‘Once again, I’m still retired’Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement briefly to score a lucrative victory in an exhibition boxing match in Japan over kickboxer Tensh…

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‘I just count money, that’s all I do’: the sporting quotes of 2018

From Australia’s sandpaper storm to some impressive popularity contests, via José Mourinho and worm denial5 January: “We have money for sardines and I’m thinking lobster. I will do my best to try and bring in the best players. I will look to the lobste…

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2018 and recalls the stories behind them20mm lens 1/2000 f4 ISO 3200 Continue reading…

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Semenya’s Cas case and Tiger’s 15th – my sporting predictions for 2019 | Sean Ingle

Expect English cricket to thrive, women’s football to have a record-breaking year and more controversy surrounding Russia“It is dangerous to make predictions, especially about the future.” Some attribute that quote to Mark Twain. Others to the legendar…

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‘I can do three rounds in my sleep,’ says Mayweather before fight with Nasukawa – video

American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has spoken ahead of his three-round exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa. The pair are set to fight on New Year’s eve. It appears the confidence that Mayweather had throughout his undef…

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19 for ’19: unmissable sporting events to mark in your diary

World cups will feature prominently in what promises to be a spectacular sporting yearMore than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations are due to compete at the largest multi-sport event for people with intellectual disabilities and one which in 2019 celebrat…

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Boxing day belting: The fight that stirred the racial convictions of the nation

A heavyweight title fight in Sydney 110 years ago between African American Jack Johnson and Canadian Tommy Burns captured the racism of the timeLate in 1908, the day after Christmas, the African American boxer Jack Johnson finally got his opportunity t…

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Dillian Whyte’s win leaves Anthony Joshua weighing up options | Kevin Mitchell

Eddie Hearn claims a clash between the Britons would fill Wembley but Joshua prefers to try to become undisputed world heavyweight champion by taking on Deontay WilderEddie Hearn admitted on Sunday he has less time than the prime minister does with Bre…

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‘He’s talking rubbish’: Dillian Whyte calls out Anthony Joshua after win over Chisora – video

Dillian Whyte knocked out Derek Chisora in the 11th round at London’s O2 Arena Saturday in a rematch of their 2016 bout.After the match, Whyte called out IBF, WBO and WBA champion Anthony Joshua, who stepped up to the ring and said Whyte was third on h…

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Josh Warrington surprises Carl Frampton in IBF featherweight fight

• Warrington awarded unanimous decision after superb fight• ‘Oh man, this is what it’s all about. All about this support’Josh Warrington upset the odds once again as he retained his IBF featherweight title at the Manchester Arena after getting the bett…

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Dillian Whyte wins London war with 11th-round knockout of Derek Chisora

• Whyte betters his 12-round win over Chisora in 2016• He will now face Anthony Joshua at Wembley on 13 AprilIt was asking a lot of Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora to take up where they left off here two years ago, but they did exactly that. They likel…

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Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora: heavyweight boxing – live!

Live updates from the rematch at London’s O2 Arena‘No more late nights’: Chisora finds new focus for rematchUpdates from Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton in ManchesterWhy not drop Rob an email 9.25pm GMT Sunny Edwards reckons his brother Charlie is on …

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Carl Frampton aims to leave tough run behind and take Josh Warrington’s title

• Frampton challenging for IBF featherweight title in Manchester• ‘I’ve always had that belief that I’ll get back to the top’Carl Frampton was confident he would get to fight on the world stage again after experiencing frustration in and out of the rin…

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‘No more late nights’: Dereck Chisora finds focus for Dillian Whyte rematch

The fighter formerly known as ‘Del Boy’ cut a leaner, calmer figure at the weigh-in as the two heavyweight rivals prepare to relive their epic 2016 clashDereck Chisora, the ring artist formerly known as “Del Boy”, has found God and David Haye, serendip…

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Sports quiz of the week: Gareth Bale, José Mourinho and au revoir Del Boy

Who jumped the gun? Who imbibed? Who lost in New York?José Mourinho leaves Manchester United without having won a Premier League trophy. Where else did he fail to win a league title?ChelseaReal Madrid InternazionalePortoHe won league titles at all four…

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Tyson Fury is no angel but he should have been on the Spoty shortlist | Kevin Mitchell

It is toweringly paradoxical that a fighter who is trying against mountainous odds to put embarrassing chunks of his past behind him is reminded of his sins again in a public referendumGeraint Thomas deserves the acclaim of armchair Britain as the nati…

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Boxing must test rigorously for drugs – and stop bobbing and weaving | Sean Ingle

Canelo Álvarez is now a three-weight world champion and awash with even more money in the same year he served a derisory six-month drug banAfter the dissection was over Rocky Fielding dropped to one knee, nodded and then smiled at his pathologist. It w…

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Canelo Álvarez builds brand with simple demolition of Rocky Fielding

The all-conquering Mexican’s latest win felt more like a promotional parade than a genuine world title showdownFor years Canelo Álvarez was hailed as the biggest star of boxing’s post- Floyd Mayweather age. After managing to fill Madison Square Garden …