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Mixed martial arts - Bellator set to go toe-to-toe with UFC in Europe

22 Feb 2019

DUBLIN A new TV deal in Britain and a focus on the European market from American mixed martial arts promotion Bellator will open more opportunities for fighters outside of the dominance of the UFC, Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has told Reuters.

Pinturault braves tough conditions to take combined gold

11 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Alexis Pinturault of France burst out of the pack to claim the gold in the men's combined event at the Alpine World Skiing Championships in Are on Monday as the Swedish weather once again made it tough for the competitors.

Heart gives Vonn final medal of sparkling career

10 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Lindsey Vonn's body may have told her it's time to quit skiing, but the American says it was her heart that won her a final medal of her career as she took bronze in the women's downhill at the World Championships in Are.

Vonn claims bronze in farewell race as Stuhec wins downhill

10 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec swept to gold in the women's downhill at the Alpine Ski World Championships on Sunday, but her victory was eclipsed by a bronze medal for American Lindsey Vonn in the final race of her glittering career.

Alpine skiing - Heart gives Vonn final medal of sparkling career

10 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Lindsey Vonn's body may have told her it's time to quit skiing, but the American says it was her heart that won her a final medal of her career as she took bronze in the women's downhill at the World Championships in Are.

Alpine skiing - Retiring Vonn aims to swap skis for business

05 Feb 2019

ARE, Sweden With just one race left in her career, American Lindsey Vonn is aiming to swap Alpine skiing for success in the boardroom when she retires from the sport after Sunday's downhill competition at the World Championships in Sweden.

Players face career or conscience dilemma over Qatar World Cup

17 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM A tour to World Cup 2022 host Qatar by the Nordic football associations has forced players to confront both their consciences and their career ambitions, and it is turning out to be a tough choice.

Soccer: Smiling assassin Solskjaer spreading happiness at United

14 Jan 2019

LONDON Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s return to Manchester United has rejuvenated the club’s spirit on and off the pitch, but the Norwegian says only winning games can keep him smiling.

Smiling assassin Solskjaer spreading happiness at United

13 Jan 2019

LONDON Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s return to Manchester United has rejuvenated the club’s spirit on and off the pitch, but the Norwegian says only winning games can keep him smiling.

Sarri seeks reinforcements as Chelsea strengthen grip on fourth

12 Jan 2019

LONDON Even though Chelsea breezed past Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday bossMaurizio Sarri says he needs replacements in midfield if they are to keep up their push for the last automatic Champions League spot in the Premier League.

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