Category: Foreign Sports

Pacquiao predicts Mayweather victory

Pacquiao predicts Mayweather victory

Manny Pacquiao believes Conor McGregor is not ‘compatible’ with boxing and expects the UFC star to be beaten in his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor and Mayweather are scheduled to do battle in Las Vegas on August 26, with the undefeated American coming out of retirement in search of a 50th win from as many professional bouts. Mayweather […]

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Floyd: ‘Fans want to see McGregor fight’

Floyd: ‘Fans want to see McGregor fight’

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather says he is “giving the people what they want” by coming out of retirement to fight Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor. The former five-weight world champion, 40, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts, but will face McGregor, 28, in Las Vegas on August 26. The light-middleweight bout could earn both men as much as $100m […]

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England crowned U-20 World champions

England crowned U-20 World champions

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Freddie Woodman grabbed the headlines in a team of heroes as England won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea. Paul Simpson’s Young Lions were the first England side to reach a world showpiece for over half a century and they followed in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey’s team, who lifted […]

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Sprint legend Bolt bows in style

Sprint legend Bolt bows in style

Olympic legend Usain Bolt raced competitively in his native Jamaica for the final time, picking up 100 metres victory at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston. The event was dubbed ‘Salute to a Legend’ as eight-time Olympic gold medallist and world-record holder Bolt bade farewell to his compatriots on the track. Naturally, Bolt won – and in typical style too, […]

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Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon tourney

Maria Sharapova is skipping the grass-court season and will not try to qualify for Wimbledon because she has not recovered from an injured left thigh. The five-time major champion and former No. 1-ranked player announced Saturday in a posting on her official Facebook account that ‘an additional scan’ showed that the muscle tear she got at the Italian Open last […]

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Tributes pour in for Tiote

Tributes pour in for Tiote

Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has been described by Steve McClaren as the “toughest player” he has ever seen – but also a man with “the most beautiful smile in football”. Ex-Magpies boss McClaren paid tribute after the Ivorian, 30, collapsed and died after training on Monday. “At Newcastle if [Papiss] Cisse and Cheick were smiling I knew the […]

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Arsenal sign Schalke defender

Arsenal sign Schalke defender

Arsenal have announced left-back Sead Kolasinac will join them this summer from German club Schalke. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international, 23, will join on a free transfer and become an Arsenal player on July 1 when the transfer window opens. “Subject to the completion of all regulatory processes, the defender will start pre-season training in July,” said an Arsenal statement. Schalke confirmed […]

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Real Madrid lift 12th        Champions League trophy     … Becoming the first team to retain title

Real Madrid lift 12th Champions League trophy … Becoming the first team to retain title

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid retained the Champions League in a scintillating style by overwhelming Juventus in Cardiff. Real’s record 12th triumph in this competition – and third in four seasons – was predictably orchestrated by Ronaldo, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals. Ronaldo stopped a bright Juve opening in its tracks as he […]

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FIFA condemns ‘blackface’ in Sochi parade

FIFA condemns ‘blackface’ in Sochi parade

It was “inappropriate” for people in blackface apparently representing Cameroon’s national soccer team to march in a parade in Sochi, FIFA said Wednesday. Two people in blackface wearing African clothing and carrying bananas marched in a government-backed parade on Saturday in the southern Russian city, where Cameroon will play Germany next month in the Confederations Cup. “We understand that one […]

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French tennis player banned  after trying to kiss journalist

French tennis player banned after trying to kiss journalist

MAXIME Hamou has been banished from the French Open after attempting to kiss a female journalist. The 21-year-old has been criticised after kissing Maly Thomas while holding her around her neck and shoulders. It came after Hamou had been knocked out of the competition at the first round stage by Pablo Cuevas. The French Tennis Federation condemned Hamou’s behaviour after […]

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