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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: AJ is dangerous throughout a 12-round fight, says former champ Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: AJ is dangerous throughout a 12-round fight, says former champ Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua can be dangerous throughout the course of a 12-round fight, says former opponent and another ex-world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. Parker was the first man to go the championship distance with Joshua when he lost the WBO belt to the then-unified champion in 2018. The New Zealander dismissed suggestions Joshua’s conditioning will let …

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Nick Kyrgios serves up second Citi Open title, then adds doubles crown

Nick Kyrgios serves up second Citi Open title, then adds doubles crown

Comment on this story Comment The face was familiar, but it was an entirely new Nick Kyrgios who swept the Citi Open’s singles and doubles titles Sunday. With a dominant display of serving and fault-free on-court comportment, Kyrgios defeated Yoshihito Nishioka, 6-4, 6-3, to claim his second Citi Open singles championship in three years at …

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Super-heavyweight Delicious Orie starred at the Commonwealth Games in his Birmingham hometown.

Delicious Orie triumphs in Commonwealth Games super-heavyweight final in his Birmingham hometown

Delicious Orie won the super-heavyweight gold medal for England in the last bout of the boxing tournament at the Commonwealth Games in his Birmingham hometown on Sunday. Orie showed off his skill the first round, landing long-range jabs on India’s Sagar Ahlawat. But when the Indian southpaw’s aggressive rushes to end the session pocketed the …

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Gary Neville urges Glazer family to sell Manchester United after Erik ten Hag's first game ends in defeat to Brighton

Gary Neville urges Glazer family to sell Manchester United after Erik ten Hag’s first game ends in defeat to Brighton

Manchester United are the easiest team to play against in the Premier League, says Gary Neville, as he reiterates his desire to see the Glazer family sell the club after the team were beaten 2-1 by Brighton in Erik ten Hag’s first game in charge. Any summer optimism soon faded as two first-half goals from …

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Inspired England beat Australia to win Commonwealth Games hockey gold

After 24 years of trying, England’s women’s hockey team finally won gold at the Commonwealth Games. They had played Australia in three finals before now, and lost every one of them. But on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the University of Birmingham, they finally beat them, 2-1, through goals from Holly Hunt and Tess Howard. …

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The Hundred: Will Jacks and Sunil Narine inspire Oval Invincibles to big win over Welsh Fire

The Hundred: Will Jacks and Sunil Narine inspire Oval Invincibles to big win over Welsh Fire

Will Jacks smashed a quickfire 81 while Sunil Narine shone with three wickets as Oval Invincibles bounced back from their opening Hundred defeat by crushing Welsh Fire by 39 runs at Sophia Gardens. Story of the match All eyes were on Jason Roy at the top of the visitors’ innings as he looked to rediscover …

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‘Cricket is everything’: Adnan Miakhel’s England dreams alive as asylum granted

On the dusty backstreets of Afghanistan, Adnan Miakhel played cricket with whatever he could find. He bowled for hours with a tennis ball and fashioned a bat out of a tree branch. His obsession with the sport grew and grew. “Cricket to me is everything,” he said later. “Somebody said to me: what’s your favourite …

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Cristiano Ronaldo has not always been the easiest player to manage despite his talent

Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest managerial fall outs after Erik ten Hag spat at Man United friendly

As Erik ten Hag faces his first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United, all the talk in the build-up continues to concern one man: Cristiano Ronaldo.  The Portuguese superstar wants to leave United this summer and made that clear at the weekend, as he left Old Trafford 10 minutes before full-time in Sunday’s friendly …

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: What AJ must do to win high stakes rematch, Carl Frampton explains

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: What AJ must do to win high stakes rematch, Carl Frampton explains

Oleksandr Usyk is the favourite to repeat a victory over Anthony Joshua in their epic August 20 rematch, live on Sky Sports Box Office. But the fight will be very different to their first encounter, and boxing experts warn against discounting former heavyweight champion Joshua. “A lot of people are saying Usyk [wins] and it …

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