Category: International Sports

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Eddie Hearn targets Deontay Wilder deal in bid to set up heavyweight blockbuster with Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn is hoping to sign Deontay Wilder to a promotional agreement which could pave the way to the richest heavyweight fight in history against Anthony Joshua. Wilder, the current WBC champion, was supposed to fly into Cardiff this week to be ringside for Joshua’s unification contest with Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium on […]

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Anthony Joshua evokes spirit of Muhammad Ali as heavyweight champion predicts: ‘Joseph Parker will be mine by round nine’

Anthony Joshua makes no claim to being the new Muhammad Ali, but he does fancy that he is catching up with The Greatest when it comes to predicting the rounds in which he knocks out his opponents. ‘This ain’t no jive, Cooper falls in five,’ said Ali with psychic precision when he came to London […]

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Barcelona line up shock move for Luke Shaw as La Liga giants look to offer Manchester United outcast a way out

Barcelona could be prepared to hand Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw an escape from his Old Trafford hell. The left back has endured a difficult season, with manager Jose Mourinho calling out his own player for what he believes to be a number of sub-par performances. The most recent incident occurred during the FA Cup […]

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Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia

Iceland have announced it will stage a diplomatic boycott of the football World Cup in Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain. “Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with the Russian authorities,” the foreign ministry said in a statement said. “Consequently, Icelandic […]

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UEFA confirm Champions League and Europa League teams can name 12 substitutes in the final and abolish cup-tied rule in knockout rounds

UEFA have confirmed teams can name 12 substitutes on the bench in the final of Champions League and Europa League matches. The new rules, which will come into action next season, also state that teams can use a fourth substitute in extra-time during the knockout stages. European football’s governing body announced on Wednesday it would up the current quota […]

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Croatia squad attend Miami Heat game as Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic and Co watch franchise beat the New York Knicks with Novak Djokovic also in attendance

Croatia’s squad enjoyed a night off in Miami as they took in some NBA action ahead of Saturday’s friendly clash against Peru. The team’s stars put aside club rivalries as Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid duo Mateo Kovacic and Luka Modric posed for a photo together at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Croatia watched on as the native Heat beat […]

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Manchester United ‘lining up summer move for Real Madrid’s £50m-rated defender Raphael Varane’

Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Real Madrid’s highly-rated centre back Raphael Varane. The France international is believed to be one of a number of targets for Jose Mourinho, who is looking to strengthen his squad again at the end of this season. Varane has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past. Sir […]

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Novak Djokovic knocked out of Indian Wells Masters by world No 109 Taro Daniel and five-time champion admits his poor display was ‘very weird’

Novak Djokovic produced a puzzling performance as the former world No 1 lost to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in the second round at the Indian Wells Masters on Sunday. On his return from right elbow surgery, Djokovic looked a pale shadow of his former self as he went down 7-6(3) 4-6 6-1 to make a quick […]

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Real Madrid turn to 21-year-old Karlo Letica ahead of David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid have switched their attentions to 21-year-old Croatian star Karlo Letica as they look to secure a replacement for goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The 31-year-old Costa Rican stopper is the current No 1 at the Bernabeu but Los Blancos are committed to strengthening the position after a hugely disappointing domestic campaign this season. Madrid continue to […]

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Manchester United locked in ‘constant meetings’ with Samuel Umtiti’s agent as Barcelona defender looks to seal Old Trafford switch this summer

Manchester United are locked in ‘constant talks’ with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti as Jose Mourinho remains keen to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford this summer. The 24-year-old is only into his second season at the Nou Camp but has become a first-team fixture at the heart of the defence alongside Gerard Pique. His form has sparked interest from across […]