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Dillian Whyte roughs up Joseph Parker and blazes into heavyweight reckoning

Dillian Whyte survived a final-round onslaught to beat Joseph Parker on points and keep himself in the picture for a rematch with the world champion, Anthony Joshua For half an hour, Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker engaged in a high-grade dance in front of 20,000 fans without delivering the candidate for fight of the year many had expected. In the …

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The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2017-18

Its once again time to appreciate the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who throw the ball straight to opposition to goalkeepers who cant keep goal Welcome to the Guardian’s fourth annual index of ineptitude, its directory of disappointment and catalogue of clumsiness. Towards the end of the season, it is traditional to pick out the best …

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Nadal and Djokovic need to break silence over Saudi exhibition | Kevin Mitchell

The two players appear to have remained deaf to growing clamour over seeming endorsement of Saudi Arabia amid outrage over disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, men of conscience and integrity, continue to risk their good name by accepting an invitation to play in a meaningless exhibition in Saudi Arabia, a regime under critical scrutiny for the …

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Roy Jones Jr is retiring 14 years too late – but in his own sweet time

Perhaps a 49-year-old should be nowhere near a boxing ring but who are we to decide when someone else should retire? Boxing The Queensberry rules Roy Jones Jr is retiring 14 years too late – but in his own sweet time Perhaps a 49-year-old should be nowhere near a boxing ring but who are we to decide when someone else should …

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Marcos Alonso strikes late as Chelsea beat Arsenal in five-goal thriller

Chelseas blushes were spared when Marcos Alonso struck an 81st-minute winner against Arsenal to seal a 3-2 Premier League victory, having earlier given up a two-goal lead This was thrilling and excruciating in equal measures, a derby to have the juices flowing, but also a vindication of all the downbeat caution expressed publicly by Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery through …

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Return of Bluebird K7 brings memories of golden era speeding back

The craft in which Donald Campbell lost his life in 1967 could be seen powering along Loch Fad last week, evoking a time when those who broke speed records could claim a degree of fame The sight of Donald Campbell’s speedboat Bluebird K7 powering along the surface of Loch Fad off the Isle of Bute last week – albeit at …

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Callum Smith knocks out George Groves to land super-middleweight crown

Callum Smith knocked out his fellow Briton George Groves in the seventh round in Saudi Arabia to win the WBA super middleweight title Callum Smith won the WBA super-middleweight title and was crowned World Boxing Super Series champion following a stunning knockout victory over his British rival George Groves in Saudi Arabia. After six tight and tense rounds Smith exploded …

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