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Mongolian sumo champion under investigation for beer bottle assault on fellow wrestler

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 16:34 Nine-time sumo grand champion ‘Harumafuji’ of Mongolia has been accused of attacking a lower-ranked wrestler with a bottle of beer. Harumafuji, 33, hit compatriot Takanoiwa over the head at a party for Mongolian sumo wrestlers last month, violating the strict sumo rules that prohibit wrestlers from demonstrating their emotions in public, according to Japan’s ...

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US Olympic champion gymnast Aly Raisman reveals sexual abuse by team doctor

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 00:13 Edited time: 11 Nov, 2017 00:22 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is the second of the so-called ‘Fierce Five’ medal-winning squad to reveal that she was sexually abused by the USA Gymnastics team doctor. Three-time gold medalist Raisman spoke out about the abuse in an interview with ‘60 Minutes’ which will air Sunday. “I ...

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Four-time Olympic champion Farah splits with controversial coach Salazar

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 23:28 Prominent British long-distance runner Mo Farah has parted ways with his long-time coach Alberto Salazar, but has claimed the split is not down to the latter’s alleged links to doping. In February, the Sunday Times published the leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report from March 2016 that allegedly stated Salazar used prohibited infusions ...

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Stunning KO sees champion Gassiev remain on track to unify division, emulate stablemate Golovkin

Russian world champion boxer Murat Gassiev remained on track to unify the cruiserweight division with a devastating second-round KO of Polish fighter Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on Saturday. A spectacular left hook to the body set up by a left uppercut felled former champion Wlodarczyk 1 minute and 57 seconds into the second round at Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, to hand ...

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‘The new Triple G!’ – trainer Sanchez on Russian IBF world champion Gassiev

Revered boxing trainer Abel Sanchez has hailed his fighter, IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev, as ‘the next Gennady Golovkin,’ ahead of his title defense this Saturday in New Jersey. Gassiev will take on Poland’s Krzysztof Włodarczyk at the Prudential Center in Newark in a quarter-final fight in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS), a tournament which pits eight of the ...

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‘I want to unify division, then move to heavyweight!’ – IBF world cruiserweight champion Gassiev

Russian IBF cruiserweight champion and World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) fighter Murat ‘Iron’ Gassiev has revealed to RT Sport that he plans to dominate his division and then move to heavyweight. The fighter nicknamed ‘Iron’ will defend his world title against battle-hardened former world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk of Poland on Saturday in New Jersey, a state well known for its ...

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'I thought I was going to die' – US Olympic champion gymnast on doctor's 'systematic sexual abuse'

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 12:21 US gymnast McKayla Maroney, a part of the London 2012 winning squad, has claimed she suffered ‘systematic sexual abuse’ at the hands of disgraced former US team doctor Larry Nassar. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, a campaign encouraging women to speak up to share their experiences of sexual harassment, Maroney decided to reveal her ...

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Soviet double-Olympic champion gymnast accuses ‘monster’ former teammate of rape

Former Soviet gymnast Tatiana Gutsu has accused her ex-teammate Vitaly Scherbo of raping her during a competition in Stuttgart in 1991 when she was 15. Barcelona 1992 gold medalist Gutsu, now 41, gave details of the alleged assault in a Facebook post in which she labeled fellow gold medalist Scherbo, who would have been 19 at the time, a “monster” ...

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Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires

Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday. The 41-year-old Klitschko dominated the heavyweight scene for a decade but lost to Britain’s Anthony Joshua in April after a technical knockout in the 11th round. He had been expected to face Joshua in a rematch in November. In a statement released by his management on ...

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Jon Gruden’s son, Deuce, is a junior world powerlifting champion

Jon Gruden is one intense dude, so it should come to no surprise that his son is a world powerlifting champ. Deuce Gruden, whose birth name is actually Jon David Gruden II, won gold in the junior 183-pound weight class at the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Belarus on Monday. The 5-5, 180-pound Gruden squatted 600 pounds, bench pressed ...

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