Boxing

Obama Remembers Muhammad Ali: He ‘Shook The World’

President Barack Obama sorrowed the deaths among boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a Saturday statement, recollecting “The Greatest” for his knack and his spirit. Ali died Friday darknes at a hospital in Arizona. He was 74. The chairman, who prevents a pair of Ali’s gauntlets in his private analyze in the White House, echoed bearing witness to the heavyweight boxer’s …

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Arsenal draw a blank against Southampton to fall further off the pace

Arsène Wengers side were frustrated by a resolute Southampton team in a 0-0 draw in the Premier League at the Emirates For Arsenal a tremor that started as a festive flinch has turned into a full-on winter wobble. A goalless draw with Southampton on a fretful night at the Emirates leaves Arsène Wengers team without a goal in their past …

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Canelo Alvarez to miss respite of 2016 with fractured thumb

Mexican star shattered mitt during knockout victory over Liam Smith to fasten light-headed middleweight title on Saturday Canelo lvarez has fractured his right thumb, scrapping plans for a big December fight in New York City. The WBO light-colored middleweight champion held the trauma in the second round of his knockout victory over Liam Smith on Saturday night. Golden Boy Promotions …

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Operation Car Wash: The biggest dishonesty scandal ever?

The long read: What embarked as an inquiry into money laundering in Brazil swiftly turned into something much greater, discovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiros Galeo airport to convened the midnight flight from London. His mission was simple. A former executive …

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The forgotten story of … Jack Johnson’s fight with Oscar Wilde’s poet nephew

When the first black heavyweight world champion took on Oscar Wildes nephew in the ring two very different and compelling figures collided On 23 April 1916, a boxing match took place in Barcelona, between Jack Johnson and Arthur Cravan. In sporting terms it ran for six unmemorable rounds, was a terrible mismatch, and barely registers as a footnote in Johnsons …

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‘Accidental’ YouTuber, ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Flula Borg lands 2-movie deal

Internet personality Flula Borg accepts the award for Best Comedy Series, at VH1’s 5th Annual Streamy Awards in 2015..Image: getty LOS ANGELES Lionsgate has signed a two-movie development deal with German DJ, YouTuber and Pitch Perfect 2 star Flula Borg, Mashable has confirmed. The self-proclaimed “accidental YouTuber” has been on the platform for the last decade, uploading videos ranging from …

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Liam Smith looks to upturn Canelo Álvarez’s best laid plans

Steve Brenner: Canelo lvarez infuriated fans by passing on a Gennady Golovkin showdown to fight the less heralded Liam Smith. Can the Liverpudlian make him pay? Everything adds up for Saul Canelo lvarez. Fast horses, even faster cars, the adulation of a boxing-mad nation and the owner of rapier-like fists which have propelled the Mexican to the very top of …

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Youre 8 Years Old. Can You Acquire Wine Without Getting Arrested?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. Hello. You’re one of these 8-year-olds. Hello. I am one of these 8-year-olds. What is wine? Hello. I am one of these 8-year-olds. I already know what wine is. Hello. I am 34 years old. My job is umpire. Can you please give me and my spouse some wine as a reward for being …

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The liberal-left divide reshaping American politics

The long read: Trumps opponents are bitterly split. You cant understand US politics today unless you understand the rift between liberals and leftwingers It has been almost a year since the catastrophic election of Donald Trump. In his first year in office, the president has governed as cruelly and ineptly as his critics predicted. But while anti-Trump sentiment has never …

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Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure

LaMotta was immortalised on screen by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, but their brilliant 1980 movie remade boxing history in the process “Now, sometimes, at night, when I think back, I feel like I’m looking at an old black-and-white movie of myself. Why it should be black-and-white, I don’t know, but it is. Not a good movie, either, jerky, …

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