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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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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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Why Guardian US is supporting Mexico, North America’s team, at the World Cup

As kick-off approaches for Russia 2018, only one team is the logical choice for Americans to cheer Léelo en español As the World Cup kicks off this week without the US men’s national team, American fans are choosing who to put their support behind. Will it be the world champions Germany, the jogo bonito of Brazil, Lionel Messi’s Argentina or …

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British boxer disqualified after biting opponent during heavyweight bout

(CNN)A British heavyweight boxing match ended in chaos after a fighter bit his opponent and was disqualified on Saturday. After taking a punch from Liverpudlian Price, the 27-year-old Ali grabbed hold of his opponent before falling on top of him. He then bit Price near his rib cage. Pictures from photo agency Getty showed a visible mark on Price’s body. …

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Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at contentious weigh-in

Canelo lvarez and Gennady Golovkin both made weight ahead of their hotly anticipated middleweight showdown on Saturday night in Las Vegas Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez both made weight on Friday afternoon ahead of their much-anticipated rematch for the world middleweight championship on the Las Vegas strip. Golovkin, who emerged first in a black Jordan Brand sweatsuit before stripping down …

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Weekend in sport: Arsenal, Liverpool triumph in thrilling EPL derbies; no fury in controversial boxing draw; Kiwis stroll to rugby win

(CNN)Arsenal and Liverpool play out thrilling wins against biggest rivals; Fury remarkably un-furious after controversial draw in LA; Kiwis romp to Sevens title; Rahm wins Tiger’s year-end jamboree in the Caribbean; Copa confusion continues. This is your Monday sporting recap. For the last couple of years the balance of power in North London has shifted and the derby is something …

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Errol Spence Jr overwhelms Mikey Garcia in pound-for-pound showdown

Errol Spence Jr defended his welterweight title with a one-sided beatdown of previously unbeaten Mikey Garcia Errol Spence Jr successfully defended his IBF world welterweight title for the third time, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia on Saturday night. Garcia moved up two weight classes to take on Spence and took a pounding though he never went down. Garcia, …

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A puncher’s chance: amateur fight event offers a desperate swing at glory

A website bought the broadcast rights to a redneck boxing event but each of the fighters from impoverished West Virginia has his own hopes and dreams West Virginia A puncher’s chance: amateur fight event offers a desperate swing at glory A website bought the broadcast rights to a ‘redneck’ boxing event but each of the fighters from impoverished West Virginia …

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