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Nicola Adams: World champion boxer and two-time Olympic champion retires, aged 37, over health fears – talkSPORT.com
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Nicola Adams: World champion boxer and two-time Olympic champion retires, aged 37, over health fears – talkSPORT.com

Nicola Adams has announced her retirement from boxing, aged 37, with the two-time Olympic champion and current WBO flyweight world champion at risk of losing her sight. In an open letter written to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Adams’ local paper, she revealed that continuing her in-ring career risked serious, and possibly life-changing, injury. Getty Images…

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Andy Ruiz: Boxing champion told Anthony Joshua his knockout was “punch from God” – Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG
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Andy Ruiz: Boxing champion told Anthony Joshua his knockout was “punch from God” – Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG

6 hours ago 10367 views by  Rahaman Abiola – Andy Ruiz said he told Anthony Joshua his knockout was a “punch from God”- The Mexican stunned the world when he dethroned the British fighter in June 2018- The 30-year-old will defend his heavyweight belts when he meets Joshua again in Saudi ArabiaAndy Ruiz has made…

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Andy Ruiz: Mexican champion seen pushing stranded car ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch – Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG
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Andy Ruiz: Mexican champion seen pushing stranded car ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch – Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG

5 hours ago 4087 views by  Rahaman Abiola – Andy Ruiz has intensified his training ahead of his rematch against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia- The Mexican champion was seen in a viral video helping a stranded driver push his car on his way back from training- His gesture has been described as a show…

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Paralympic champion ends own life through euthanasia – Guardian
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Paralympic champion ends own life through euthanasia – Guardian

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2016 Belgium’s Marieke Vervoort reacts on the podium after receiving the silver medal for the women’s 400 m (T52) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort ended her life…

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UFC champion Jon Jones has settled nearly $1.5 million in tax liens since 2018 – Bloody Elbow
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UFC champion Jon Jones has settled nearly $1.5 million in tax liens since 2018 – Bloody Elbow

Jon Jones has dealt with some considerable tax issues over the past year. Official documents obtained by Bloody Elbow reveal that the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion was hit with multiple state and federal tax liens, dating back to December of 2018 and covering the tax years 2014-2016 (federal) and 2015-2017 (state). During that span,…

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What new UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya told Robert Whittaker after stunning TKO – Stuff.co.nz
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What new UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya told Robert Whittaker after stunning TKO – Stuff.co.nz

New UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya expects to fight Robert Whittaker again. The Nigerian-born Kiwi beat the rugged Australian by a second round TKO in Melbourne on Sunday to take control of the heated division. It might not happen straight away but a sequel appears inevitable, according to Adesanya.PHOTOSPORTIsrael Adesanya celebrates his UFC middleweight tile win over…

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Olympic champion McNeal disqualified from hurdles – Reuters
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Olympic champion McNeal disqualified from hurdles – Reuters

Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Women’s 100 Metres Hurdles Heats – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – October 5, 2019 Brianna McNeal of the U.S. reacts after being disqualified for a false start REUTERS/Dylan MartinezDOHA (Reuters) – Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was disqualified from the 100m hurdles after a false start…

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World Champion Coleman Withdraws From 200m – Channels Television
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World Champion Coleman Withdraws From 200m – Channels Television

USA’s Christian Coleman reacts after winning the Men’s 100m final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 28, 2019.ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFPNewly crowned world 100m champion Christian Coleman has withdrawn from the 200m at the World Championships, the United States Track and Field Federation confirmed Sunday.US…

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UFC 243 promo for ‘Whittaker vs Adesanya’ champion vs champion title fight on Oct. 5 in Melbourne (video) – MMA Mania
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UFC 243 promo for ‘Whittaker vs Adesanya’ champion vs champion title fight on Oct. 5 in Melbourne (video) – MMA Mania

We are a little over one week away from the highly-anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight title unification match between division champion, Robert Whittaker, and interim title holder, Israel Adesanya. Indeed, UFC 243 is set to go down from inside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, which will finally answer who…

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Olympic judo champion fails doping test – 7NEWS
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Olympic judo champion fails doping test – 7NEWS

Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil says she failed a doping test at the recent Pan American Games in Lima.The 27-year-old told a news conference on Friday she tested positive for fenoterol, a drug used to treat asthma.The judoka insisted she was innocent and blamed the positive test on having had frequent contact with…

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Areola: A champion arrives at Real Madrid – MARCA.com
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Areola: A champion arrives at Real Madrid – MARCA.com

Four years after leaving Villarreal, Alphonse Areola is back in Spain with Real Madrid.The goalkeeper arrives at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on loan as part of the deal that has seen Keylor Navas move to Paris Saint-Germain.Areola, born in Paris to Philippine parents, will provide backup to Thibaut Courtois during his season-long loan with Los…

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Defending champion Osaka falls to Bencic at U.S. Open – Vanguard
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Defending champion Osaka falls to Bencic at U.S. Open – Vanguard

Holder Naomi Osaka of Japan was upset 7-5 6-4 by Belinda Bencic in the fourth round at the U.S. Open on Monday as the Swiss reached the quarter-finals for the second time. Naomi OsakaBencic, seeded 13th, broke the world number one in the first game of the match under the closed roof of Arthur Ashe…

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US Open 2019: Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic – BBC Sport
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US Open 2019: Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic – BBC Sport

Belinda Bencic, the 13th seed, has now matched her best run at a Grand Slam eventUS Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug – 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. Defending champion…

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US Open: Champion Novak Djokovic defies injury to reach last 32 – BBC Sport
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US Open: Champion Novak Djokovic defies injury to reach last 32 – BBC Sport

By Jonathan Jurejko BBC Sport at Flushing Meadowns Novak Djokovic earned his 71st victory at the US Open, moving him alongside childhood hero Pete Sampras in joint fifth for Open era wins in New YorkUS Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug – 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports…

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US Open: Ex-tennis champion Stephens ousted by Russian qualifier – Vanguard
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US Open: Ex-tennis champion Stephens ousted by Russian qualifier – Vanguard

Former champion Sloane Stephens was stunned by Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday after an inconsistent display during which she was unable to find any sort of rhythm. The American 11th seed, who triumphed here in 2017, fought off two match points but on the…

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