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McGregor make fast work of Cerrone on UFC return

19 Jan 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Former two-division champion Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon with a stunning knockout of Donald Cerrone in under a minute at UFC 246 on Saturday in his first fight since losing a lightweight title bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov 15 months ago.

Boxing: Wilder, Fury vow to settle rematch with a knockout

14 Jan 2020

LOS ANGELES Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have both promised knockouts to avoid going to the judges' scorecards when they meet again on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas with Wilder's WBC world title on the line. 

Ibrahimovic statue vandalised again

05 Jan 2020

STOCKHOLM The statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic erected in his home city has been attacked again and almost completely removed from its plinth outside Malmo Stadium after vandals sawed it off at the ankles.

Calm nature key to Kulusevski's success at Juve, says former coach

03 Jan 2020

STOCKHOLM Dejan Kulusevski's calm and confident nature will be key if the Swedish midfielder is to succeed at Italian giants Juventus, having already displayed a maturity beyond his years in his break-out Serie A season, his former coach told Reuters.

Ibrahimovic returns to Italy as final chapter looms

27 Dec 2019

STOCKHOLM Zlatan Ibrahimovic's decision to return to AC Milan and Italy for what may prove to be the final chapter of his storied career will provide a fascinating twist in the tale of a Serie A season that has been anything but rewarding for the "Rossoneri" so far.

Iranian trailblazer's Olympic dream faces U.S. immigration hurdle

16 Dec 2019

With Tokyo 2020 looming, Iranian sprinter Maryam Toosi has been desperately trying to come to the U.S. to pursue her Olympic Games dream, but is still trying to overcome one seemingly insurmountable hurdle -- President Donald Trump's travel ban.

UFC should do more to make Nunes a star, says Carmouche

13 Dec 2019

Two-weight champion Amanda Nunes puts one of her UFC titles on the line against Germaine de Randamie on Saturday and former UFC fighter Liz Carmouche has told Reuters that the promotion should be doing more to make the Brazilian brawler a bigger star.

Man United thrash AZ, Basaksehir dump Moenchengladbach out of Europa League

12 Dec 2019

STOCKHOLM Teenage striker Mason Greenwood scored twice as Manchester United hammered AZ Alkmaar 4-0 and Enzo Crivelli scored a last-gasp winner to put Istanbul Basaksehir through to the last 32 as the Europa League group stage concluded on Thursday.

Soccer-Arsenal roar back to win group, Kiev, Lazio go out

12 Dec 2019

STOCKHOLM, Dec 12 Arsenal came from two goals down to draw 2-2 away to Standard Liege and win their group while Dynamo Kiev and Lazio both crashed out of the Europa League after the final round of group games on Thursday.

Emery sacking puts combative Ljungberg back in Arsenal spotlight

29 Nov 2019

STOCKHOLM Unai Emery's sacking as Arsenal coach means Freddie Ljungberg takes over on an interim basis at the club where he made his name and the former midfielder will be relishing the chance show fans what he can do.

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