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Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

Vladimir Putin has praised Khabib Nurmagomedov on his succes at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout Vladimir Putin has commended Khabib Nurmagomedov on his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout. The Nevada Athletic Commission( NAC) …

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Conor McGregor eschews penitentiary experience with plea cope for Brooklyn melee

Conor McGregor admitted a request batch that will see the former UFC champion avoid jail time for accusations stemming from his actions at a press phenomenon in April This time, Conor McGregor didn’t put up a fight. The mixed martial art idol pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and will play-act five days of community services to resolve attacks …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism’

The basketball legend and social activist who counted Ali and King among his peers discusses Colin Kaepernick, LaVar Ball and Trumps America ” Like all people my age I find the text of age so startling ,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70 -year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA and, having won …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of a UFC show spotlights a disturbing link between the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov marched into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s opposes. Dressed in beige jeans and a white t-shirt with a according case, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded by …

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WTF, FML and a brief record of sporting initialisms and acronyms

The World Taekwondo Federation has finally rebranded but it is far from the only sporting entity to generate controversy with an initialism or abbreviation The World Taekwondo Federation did the inevitable last weekend, changing its call to escape the negative connotations of its initialism. World Taekwondo, as it is now officially known, first considered changing its reputation in 2015 but …

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From the streets to the Games: Brazilian Olympians’ astonishing narrations

Badminton star Lohaynny Vicente, boxer Robson Conceio and Greco-Roman wrestler Davi Albino are representations of the upward trajectory that numerous Brazilians have aspired to, specially over the past decade The daughter of a slain gang lead, a former homeless child and a boxer who had to run 10 km to and from the gym because he did not have enough …

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UFC dismisses Conor McGregor’s troubles as it targets Nurmagomedov payday

The Irishman is UFCs biggest earner but his recent behaviour has been erratic and provocative. But in Dana Whites world, fund is king On a chilly Thursday afternoon in April, Conor McGregor stormed into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and proceeded to wreak havoc. The Irishman snuck into the building with the intent of tackling Khabib Nurmagomedov, who …

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Anthony Joshua talks up Takam with Deontay Wilder waiting in the backstages | Kevin Mitchell

The late stand-in for Saturdays fight in Cardiff should not detain Britains world heavyweight endorse long, with far big competitions planned for 2018 Carlos Takam, under normal circumstances, would have been the perfect sparring partner to facilitate Anthony Joshua prepare for the fourth defence of his IBF world title in Cardiff next Saturday night. The 36 -year-old Frenchman is tough, …

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