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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is the fight of a lifetime but comes at a cost

Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight unification title contest with Tyson Fury could be the bloodiest fight in the history of British boxing. And that is before the two men even get into the ring. → Read More

Does the coronavirus pandemic mean an end to boxing as we know it?

There has been no professional boxing in the United Kingdom since 14 March, with the British Boxing Board of Control announcing three days later that they had cancelled all upcoming events under their jurisdiction due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus: Blackburn captain Elliott Bennett and two Fulham players positive after latest round of testing

Blackburn Rovers captain Elliott Bennett and two players from Fulham have tested positive for coronavirus. The EFL on Thursday confirmed that three individuals from two Championship clubs had tested positive for the disease, after a second round of testing ahead of the resumption of the 2019/20 season. → Read More

Gladbach vs Leverkusen live stream: How to watch Bundesliga fixture online and on TV today

The Bundesliga returns this weekend with Gladbach hosting Leverkusen in a heavyweight tussle. Gladbach are enjoying a superb season and currently sit third, and could even leapfrog Dortmund if results go in their favour today. They made a winning return last weekend, easing past Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1. But Leverkusen are also in good form having hammered Werder Bremen 4-1, → Read More

Gladbach vs Leverkusen prediction: How will Bundesliga fixture play out today?

The Bundesliga returns this weekend with Gladbach hosting Leverkusen in a heavyweight tussle. Gladbach are enjoying a superb season and currently sit third, and could even leapfrog Dortmund if results go in their favour today. They made a winning return last weekend, easing past Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1. But Leverkusen are also in good form having hammered Werder Bremen 4-1, → Read More

Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund live stream: How to watch Bundesliga fixture online and on TV today

Borussia Dortmund travel to Wolfsburg today as the Bundesliga returns for another round of action. The two sides both made a winning return last weekend. Dortmund put on a show by thrashing Schalke, with Erling Braut Haaland opened the scoring as the home side ran out 4-0 winners. The comfortable win means Dortmund remain four points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. But → Read More

Gladbach vs Leverkusen predicted line-ups: Team news and more ahead of Bundesliga fixture today

The Bundesliga returns this weekend with Gladbach hosting Leverkusen in a heavyweight tussle. Gladbach are enjoying a superb season and currently sit third, and could even leapfrog Dortmund if results go in their favour today. They made a winning return last weekend, easing past Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1. But Leverkusen are also in good form having hammered Werder Bremen 4-1, → Read More

Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund predicted line-ups: Team news and more ahead of Bundesliga fixture today

Wolfsburg host Borussia Dortmund today as the Bundesliga returns for another round of action. Both sides hit the ground running last weekend. Dortmund, who sit second in the table, put on a show by thrashing Schalke. Erling Braut Haaland opened the scoring as the home side ran out 4-0 winners. But this match is likely to prove a tougher task. Wolfsburg sit sixth and were also → Read More

Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund prediction: How will Bundesliga fixture play out today?

The Bundesliga returns this weekend with Wolfsburg hosting Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund sit second in the table and put on a show last weekend by thrashing Schalke. Erling Braut Haaland opened the scoring as the home side ran out 4-0 winners. But this match is likely to prove a tougher task. Wolfsburg sit sixth and also won on their return to action, beating Augsburg 2-1. → Read More

FC Seoul face being evicted from stadium after record fine for putting sex dolls in empty stands

South Korean side FC Seoul have been fined a record 100 million Korean won (£66.5k) for “damaging the prestige and integrity” of the K-League after using sex dolls instead of mannequins to fill empty seats at their stadium. The club were forced to apologise after placing around 20 dolls in the stands last weekend to make up for the absence of their fans due to the ongoing → Read More

Nicklas Bendtner admits he has lost more than £5m playing poker

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has said that he has lost over £5m playing poker during his playing career. Bendtner, who made over 100 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League, is currently without a club after being released by Copenhagen last season. The 32-year-old is instead starring in a reality television series with his girlfriend, fashion model Philine → Read More

Callum Hudson-Odoi arrested after alleged incident with woman at his home

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning following an alleged incident with a woman at his west London home. The 19-year-old was taken into custody and the woman, who called the police and an ambulance, was taken to hospital. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that an arrest had been made at Hudson-Odoi’s apartment after they → Read More

Danny Garcia says he will return in Autumn with fight against either Errol Spence or Manny Pacquiao

Danny García has said that he anticipates resuming his career in the Autumn with a fight against either unified welterweight king Errol Spence Jr. or eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. García, who has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, outpointed Ivan Redkach in his last fight. The 32-year-old has been working his way back into world title → Read More

Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream: How to watch Bundesliga fixture on TV and online today

The Bundesliga returns this weekend with Union Berlin hosting Bayern Munich. Bayern currently lead the Bundesliga by five points after an inconsistent start to the 2019/20 season. However, their four point lead may have been cut to just one by the time they play, meaning victory is a must. Union Berlin will be hoping for a big upset win. They currently sit eleventh in the → Read More

Shannon Courtenay on the pressure that comes with being earmarked as a future star

In June 2015 Shannon Courtenay reached the final of the Haringey Box Cup, a little under a year after lacing up a pair of gloves for the very first time. She was nervous ahead of her final fight, against the best featherweight in Scotland. “But it was one of the easiest fights I have ever had,” she remembers. Courtenay boxed her opponent’s ears off to win gold. And when she → Read More

Chelsea transfer ban: FA taking Fifa to court over embargo

The Football Association has taken Fifa to court over Chelsea’s recent transfer ban, with the case set to be heard next month. An updated list of hearings shows that The Court of Arbitration for Sport will consider the FA’s complaint on 26 June. → Read More

‘I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale’: Danny Rose says Premier League restart plan is ‘b******s’

England defender Danny Rose has described the Premier League’s restart plan as “b******s” and ridiculed the notion that sport should be used to raise the population’s spirits, saying: “I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale”. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a series of phased measures which include the possibility of behind-closed-doors sporting events → Read More

The UFC’s defiance of the coronavirus lockdown is irresponsible and things could be about to get even worse

It was hard, as the American mixed martial artist Justin Gaethje skillfully picked apart first the defence and then the defiance of Tony Ferguson, not to be thrilled by the UFC’s return on Saturday night. Sports fans have been starved of action ever since the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic. And, in the Octagon at least, this was sport at its dramatic best. → Read More

UFC 249 LIVE: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje latest, undercard fight results, coronavirus news

UFC returns to action tonight with an action-packed card of action from Florida. → Read More

Gary Neville responds to ‘awful’ Angel Di Maria after wife called Manchester a ‘s***hole’

Gary Neville has responded to claims from Angel Di Maria’s wife that England is a “sh*thole”, arguing that the Argentine was “awful” for Manchester United and played like “a drain”. → Read More