Boxing

Transgender Boxer Wins His First Fight Against Another Mortal

When boxer Patricio Manuel reached his foe Hugo Aguilar at a Saturday night match in Indio, California, he too was perforating his mode through societal barriers. The 33 -year-old Manuel’s win over Aguilar labelled the consummation of a six-year outing to become the first transgender male boxer in U.S. history. “I wouldn’t trade any of it. It was worth everything …

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Hollywood basks in diversification praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible?

The Oscar nominations for black and female film-makers has Hollywood lighting but a new hashtag has also been born: #LatinosLeftOut Hollywood savors in diversity accolade but Latinos ask: are we invisible? Oscars The Observer Hollywood lies in diversification accolade but Latinos ask: are we invisible? The Oscar nominations for pitch-black and female film-makers has Hollywood beaming- but a new hashtag …

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Can a rising Obama help Hillary Clinton?

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama’s approval rating got its own convention bump, and now stands at its highest level since just before his second inauguration in 2013. Obama’s approval rating dipped to 50% after the Republican convention, but has risen to 54% in the wake of his party’s convention, with 45% disapproval, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. That’s the most …

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Why Trump’s talk of a rigged vote is so dangerous

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is playing with fire. The Republican presidential nominee’s claim that the election is being rigged against him represents the most outlandish moment yet in a campaign devoted to dismantling political norms. Trump might not be the first candidate to feel nefarious forces are moving to keep him from the White House — presidential elections have occasionally been …

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Jake Gyllenhaal: ‘I would love to not talk about my personal life’

The workaholic actor is one of the finest of his generation and his new sci-fi horror Life the latest example of his skilful character-building. But perhaps its best not to ask him about Taylor Swift … Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at todays interview carrying his own chair. Specifically, the chair he dragged across the fancy hotel suite so that he could …

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Liam Gallagher:’ Rock’n’roll saved my life’

Answering questions from readers and luminary devotees including Caitlin Moran and Irvine Welsh, the former Oasis frontman is in vintage form Its easy to forget how good Liam Gallagher is at his activity. Being a rocknroll starring is what he does. When I arrive at the photographers studio where hes having his photo taken, he is in full handiwork mode: …

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Violent clanks at Boxing Day hunting

Image copyright Chris Tinsley/ Wales news service Image caption Some horses were startled by the sneering and cheering Violence have broken out at a traditional Boxing Day hunt between hunting partisans and protesters. The annual Tredegar Farmers’ Boxing Day Hunt was marred by crashes in Bassaleg, Newport, between some of the 200 or more parties watching the start. Onlookers, including …

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A Philadelphia Super Bowl victory would counter two centuries of US history

Being a Philadelphia fan is to always be expecting the next kick down the teeth. Its worse than acceptance: its the gnawing appreciation deep down that we dont even deserve it Super Bowl LII A Philadelphia Super Bowl victory would counter two centuries of US history Being a Philadelphia fan is to forever expect a kick in the teeth. It’s …

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