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Billy Joe Saunders set to be stripped of middleweight title after failed drug test

The unbeaten former Olympican will likely be stripped of the WBO middleweight championship after failing a voluntary drug test Billy Joe Saunders has been denied a license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission and will likely be stripped of the WBO middleweight championship after failing a voluntary drug test prior to his forthcoming title defence against Demetrius Andrade. Saunders, who …

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Conor McGregor has turned into what he once condemned: a bully and a bum

The Irishmans tiresome act is doing more to destroy the UFCs hard-won credibility than any stomach-turning brawl or failed doping test Watching Conor McGregor racing through the loading dock at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday, throwing dollies at a bus like some crazy-eyed hooligan, I could only think of John McCain. It was the US senator who years ago denounced …

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When athletes retire we face the most difficult question: who are we? | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sports stars spend their youth lauded for their grace and strength. How do we stop ourselves from becoming a tattered coat upon a stick when glory fades? Professional athletes are shooting stars: they burn bright as they flame across the sky, then suddenly fade into quiet darkness. Movie stars, best-selling authors, and platinum musicians can stay affixed in the firmament …

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Gennady Golovkin calls Canelo Álvarez a drugs cheat ahead of rematch

Gennady Golovkin plans to go ahead with his rematch against Canelo lvarez on 5 May, even after lvarez failed a doping test last month Gennady Golovkin plans to go ahead with his rematch against Canelo Álvarez on 5 May, even after Álvarez failed a doping test last month. But Golovkin also believes Álvarez is a cheater whose attempt to blame …

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College football brilliance, an Alastair Cook tribute and handball mayhem | Classic YouTube

This weeks roundup also features Muzzy Izzet, The Ocho and Roger Federer still being an absolute boss 1)The college football season is under way Stateside – here are 10 of the opening weekend’s finest plays, topped by a ridiculous one-handed catch from Texas Tech’s TJ Vasher. There was more monodextrous magic from Washington’s Quinten Pounds against Auburn, and Miami’s Jeff …

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Jake LaMotta was not a great champion but one of the toughest, a boxing beast | Kevin Mitchell

The fine details of Jake LaMottas brief reign as world middleweight champion are not always absorbed in recollections of his career, mainly because one of the greatest films of all time painted him in classically Shakespearean mode Jake LaMotta should have been in Las Vegas to watch Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Álvarez, two distinguished middleweights pitched together to echo the …

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Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez: Las Vegas confirmed as fight venue

The much-anticipated middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will take place on the Las Vegas Strip The much-anticipated middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will take place on the Las Vegas Strip. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said on Monday that the T-Mobile Arena on the Strip won out in bidding over AT&T Stadium …

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The ‘Ali summit’: a turning point in sports’ fight against injustice

In 1967, athletes put their weight behind Muhammad Ali after he refused to be drafted. Fifty years later, NFL players are again taking a political stand In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow black players – there were about five – for a discussion. The topic was what to do …

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