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“You f***ing show respect. Who are you?” – Manchester derby tainted by post-match brawl

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:21 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had a bottle thrown at him after Sunday’s Manchester derby descended into brawl when he told City’s players, “You f***ing show respect. Who are you?” It is reported that Mourinho had a bottle thrown at his head, and Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with a bloody ...

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First FIFA World Cup FAN IDs delivered

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:02 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:03 Russia’s national postal service has begun delivering the first batch of FAN IDs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will provide access to stadiums and grants visa-free entry to international guests from June 14 to July 15. Russian fans who have been issued FAN IDs to attend ...

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Boxer’s ear almost severed in horrific injury (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 17:50 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 17:53 Boxing is a tough sport for tough competitors, but even the toughest of ‘tough guys’ would wince at the horrific injury that forced the stoppage of a fight in Las Vegas between British fighter Stephen Smith and his Mexican opponent Francisco Vargas at the weekend. In the middle ...

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Moscow flash mob shows support for Russian athletes amid IOC ban

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 15:06 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 15:53 More than 1,000 Russian fans took part in a flash mob at Moscow’s biggest skating rink on Sunday, to show support for the athletes banned from competing under the Russian flag at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. The event, held at the famous Moscow park VDNKH, was organized ...

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Sports world rallies round bullied schoolboy Keaton Jones after heartbreaking video

The world of sports has rallied around US elementary school pupil Keaton Jones after a heartbreaking video, in which he details his ordeal at the hands of school bullies, went viral. In the clip, a tearful Keaton details his ordeal at Gibbs Elementary in Knoxville, Tennessee, to his mother, saying the bullies make fun of his nose, call him “ugly” ...

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IBU relegates Russia to provisional member, but keeps it as final Biathlon World Cup stage

Russia has been relegated to provisional IBU member status, but retained its right to host the final stage of the 2017-18 Biathlon World Cup, the executive board of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) ruled in an extraordinary session Sunday. “The IBU Executive Board herewith relegates the RBU (Russian Biathlon union) to provisional membership… With limited membership rights” over doping violations, ...

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‘This is my buddy’: Boxing great Mayweather meets Chechen leader Kadyrov, wants Russian citizenship

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 20:11 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 20:42 Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to apply for Russian citizenship, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said after meeting the legendary US fighter in Grozny. “We had a warm conversation about boxing and the prospects of its development in Chechnya, Russia and all over the world. His ...

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Mayweather in surprise visit to Moscow ‘Money Team’ gym amid comeback rumours

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 17:24 Boxing legend, and five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., made a return to Russia this week on a surprise visit to his gym on the outskirts of Moscow amid rumours he will make a comeback. Mayweather was snapped with fans at ‘The Money Team’ boxing gym in the capital’s Zhukova suburb Thursday, where he ...

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Disgraced former US gymnastics doctor Nassar gets 60yr sentence for child porn

Former US Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to the maximum 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography. Nassar, who worked for nearly 30 years as the US gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty to three federal child pornography charges in July 2017 and received the maximum sentence in ...

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Man City fans unveil pro-Ukraine banner, but have scarves stolen by local hooligans

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 14:11 Fans of English Premier League club Manchester City displayed a pro-Ukrainian banner during their final Champions League group game versus Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, but also had their scarves stolen by local ultras. City were subjected to their first defeat of the season in the match, going down 2-1 to the home side. However, ...

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