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Boxing cured my fear that I was a fragile gay man | David Ferguson

I no longer accept as a given that I must give way to real men because theyre stronger than me Hey, yo, Elton John, whats up? said a drunk-sounding voice on the sidewalk behind me. Hey, faggot! It was about 1:30 in the morning on a wet, deserted street in downtown Athens, Georgia in winter of 2015 and I was …

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Floyd Mayweather to earn at least $100m from Conor McGregor fight

Purses reveal disparity as UFC champ takes $30m minimum potentially rising to $75m while boxing great eyes $200m after all receipts known Floyd Mayweather will earn a minimum of $100m for Saturday’s junior middleweight boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena, matching the career-high guarantee he made for his 2015 megafight with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather’s contracted …

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Operation Car Wash: The biggest dishonesty scandal ever?

The long read: What embarked as an inquiry into money laundering in Brazil swiftly turned into something much greater, discovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiros Galeo airport to convened the midnight flight from London. His mission was simple. A former executive …

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Floyd Mayweather to earn at least $ 100 m from Conor McGregor fight

Purses reveal imbalance as UFC champ takes $30 m minimum potentially rising to $75 m while boxing enormous gazes $200 m after all receipts known Floyd Mayweather will pay a minimum of $100 m for Saturday’s junior middleweight boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena, parallelling the career-high guaranty he made for his 2015 megafight with …

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Kidnapped, tortured and thrown in jail: my 70 days in Sudan

The long read: Twelve years after reporting on the conflict in Darfur, film-maker Phil Cox recalled. But this time, the Sudanese authority put a price on his head In the early morning of 24 December 2016, my friend Daoud and I lay side by side on a blanket, our legs chained at the ankles, assured with heavy fastenings. The sunshine …

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Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collections

Pictures of overflowing bins and bags shedding out their contents shared online as Five Star Movement fails to tackle waste Mounds of uncollected rubbish have been piling up in Rome since Christmas eve, with some occupants adjusting them on fire in protest against a municipal administration that has failed to deliver on its promise to tackle the city’s waste. Scenes …

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The Muslims who influenced America aEUR” from mentality surgeons to rappers

Donald Trump misses Muslims prohibited from registering the US but without them the country would be a much poorer place What have Muslims ever done for America? If your sole information sources were Donald Trump, youd think that the answer was not much apart from slaughtering its citizens and trying to destroy its values. The Republican presidential hopeful has called …

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Floyd Mayweather to earn at least $ 100 m from Conor McGregor fight

Purses reveal disparity as UFC champ takes $30 m minimum potentially rising to $75 m while boxing great attentions $200 m after all receipts known Floyd Mayweather will deserve a minimum of $100 m for Saturday’s junior middleweight boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena, matching the career-high warranty he made for his 2015 megafight with …

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Armed police patrol Dublin as Veronica Guerin’s brother warns of gangs anarchy

Sibling of journalist gunned down 20 years ago panics Ireland is misplacing crusade against violence as referendum looms Last week working-class areas of Dublin resembled Belfast during the dark years of the Troubles as armed police in body armour organized checkpoints on streets producing into the strongholds of warring gangland figures. Now the brother of murdered investigative reporter Veronica Guerin …

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