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Anthony Joshua: Drake curse strikes again

Image copyright Getty Images Anthony Joshua was so confident of winning his heavyweight title fight, he felt OK posing with Drake beforehand. The rapper has been accused of being “cursed” by sports fans after a string of unfortunate coincidences. Previously, football teams have been banned from posting selfies with Drake and he’s been blamed for big losses by Serena Williams …

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Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich, Liverpool gets Roma in Champions League semis

(CNN)Former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko was part of the Champions League semifinal draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday. It was only fitting, since football heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were paired together in the last four of Europe’s top club competition while Liverpool’s Mo Salah will make an emotional return to former side Roma. Follow @cnnsport Real and …

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Russia prepare for ‘match of a lifetime’ against Spain after satisfying fans

The bell tolls for Russia and to say the fans are fatalistic before Spain last-16 match would be an understatement The bell tolls for Russia, the country’s first national team to make the knockout stages, and to say the fans are fatalistic would be an understatement. Sunday Stanislav Cherchesov’s side come up against Spain, a squad loaded with more star …

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England extra-time misery after John Stones’ blunder lets in Netherlands

England led through a Marcus Rashford penalty but lost 3-1 after extra time in the Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands It was an ignominious way for England to lose and a reminder, perhaps, that no matter the scale of improvement under Gareth Southgate it is still easy sometimes to slip into bad old habits – in this case a …

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Sweaty, not stirred: is Daniel Craig really doing 12-hour workouts?

The new James Bond movie starts filming soon, so the 51-year-old star has apparently been hitting the gym like never before Name: The name’s 12-hour routine, Daniel Craig’s 12-hour routine. Appearance: Sweaty, not stirred. Age: Well, Craig is 51. But I expect he feels 81 right now. Why is that? I heard that he and Rachel Weisz had a baby. …

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‘Disgusting news’: Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media

President was campaigning for Senate candidate but continued his increasingly alarming verbal vendetta Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk. Nominally appearing …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: what sports have taught me about race in America

Sports is one of the few areas in which Americans of all races can talk to each other. Right now, it may be the countrys best hope for meaningful dialogue, writes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar As the Guardian’s series on race and sports starts today – and we mark two years since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem – I …

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Joe Cole: ‘Violent and aggressive? That’s not me!’

Image copyright Altitude Films Image caption Cole filmed in a real Thai prison with boxers and non-professional actors Joe Cole is someone you probably recognise from Peaky Blinders, after playing a gangster with a flat cap and a Brummie accent for five years. But he didn’t want to be known just for playing John Shelby – and so asked to …

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