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Second LeBron James mural defaced in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

A second mural featuring new Los Angeles Lakers signing LeBron James has been vandalized following the player’s move to LA from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The mural, which featured James wearing his famous number 23 jersey and looking up at Lakers legends including Shaquille O’Neal and Magic Johnson, was intended to represent the storied history of […]

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Some in German media are using my Turkish background as right-wing propaganda – Ozil

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has hit out at elements of the German media, accusing them of using his Turkish background and his meeting in May with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “right-wing propaganda.” Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, released a series of lengthy statements on Sunday addressing his performances at the World Cup […]

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‘They will never understand’: Neymar hits out at World Cup diving critics

Brazil forward Neymar has rejected the widespread criticism he received for what many observers considered to be an overly-theatrical response to challenges during the World Cup in Russia. Criticism of the world’s most expensive player was widespread throughout Russia 2018, with the PSG man starring in a series of internet memes designed to poke fun […]

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Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic refuses World Cup medal

Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic has rejected a World Cup silver medal after he was removed from the squad during the group stage of his team’s campaign in Russia. Kalinic was sent home by Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic following the team’s opening group stage win against Nigeria, when the striker refused to come on as a […]

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Ukraine's Usyk beats Russian Gassiev to win WBSS final & Muhammad Ali trophy in Moscow

Published time: 21 Jul, 2018 22:13 Edited time: 21 Jul, 2018 22:53 Ukraine’s Alexander Usyk is the new undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world after recording a unanimous decision victory over Russia’s Murat Gassiev in Moscow in the WBSS tournament to claim the Muhammad Ali trophy. Usyk now holds all four WBO, WBC, IBF and WBA world […]

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Usyk v Gassiev – WBSS cruiserweight final from Moscow

WBO & WBC champ Usyk, from Ukraine, takes on Russia’s IBF & WBA champion Gassiev for the right to become the undisputed world champion and first ever holder of the coveted Muhammad Ali trophy. The matchup is already being tipped for fight of the year honours between two undefeated fighters, with many struggling to pick […]

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‘We are ready to welcome back Russia’ – IOC head Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed reforms made by Russia to tackle doping, adding that the organization is ready “to welcome the country back” to the Olympic family. Speaking at the IOC press conference in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday, Bach noted Russia’s “readiness to turn the page” after the country was banned […]

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