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SYDNEY Australia’s Jeff Horn brushed aside the outcry against his shock victory over Manny Pacquiao on Monday and said he hoped taking the Filipino’s WBO welterweight title would help reinvigorate boxing Down Under. The 29-year-old former schoolteacher was awarded a unanimous 12-round decision over the eight-division world champion after a bloody battle in front of
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ST PETERSBURG Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko reacted angrily to a question about doping on Saturday and sarcastically offered to perform a Russian dance if the media stopped asking him about the topic. Meanwhile, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, sitting alongside Mutko at a Confederations Cup press conference, said Russian players were regularly tested in
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Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim the
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By Martyn Herman | LONDON LONDON It cost him five years of grand slam silverware, but Australian great Rod Laver says the decision to turn professional made him twice the player he was as an amateur. When Laver cleaned up all four grand slam titles in 1962 it seemed ludicrous to suggest he could get
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By Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain’s worst sporting disaster. The victims, all Liverpool supporters, died in an overcrowded, fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, during an
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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-17 campaign on Monday at the NBA’s inaugural awards show. Westbrook, who became only the second player and first in 55 years to average a triple-double for an entire season, won
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By Karolos Grohmann | BERLIN BERLIN When Wimbledon got underway 25 years ago the reigning men’s and women’s champions were German but since then the country, once a tennis powerhouse, has yet to find another champion to succeed Michael Stich and Steffi Graf in London. While German women have had two more finalists with Sabine
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TORONTO Teemu Selanne, who led the Anaheim Ducks to a Stanley Cup and is the Olympics’ all-time leading scorer, headlined the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017 announced on Monday. Also getting the call were Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi and Danielle Goyette, who becomes the fifth woman inducted into the hockey shrine.
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PARIS Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to
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PARIS Fifth seed Elina Svitolina huffed and puffed into the fourth round of the French Open with an error-ridden 6-4 7-5 victory over Poland’s Magda Linette in a rain-delayed match on Sunday. Svitolina, one of the pre-tournament favorites after winning titles at the Rome and Istanbul claycourt tournaments, made 25 unforced errors and served five
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