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Joshua eyes unified heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua plans to use the first defense of his IBF heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday as a stepping stone to becoming the undisputed champion of the world. The unbeaten 26-year-old takes on the American challenger at The O2 in London and insists defending the belt doesn’t add any extra pressure to the […]

Euro 2016: Russia v England Team News, Expected Starting Lineups And History

Russia kick-off their UEFA European Championship 2016 campaign today as Leonid Slutsky’s side face Group B favorites England in Marseille. Slutsky’s preparations for the tournament have been hit by injuries, with midfielder Igor Denisov joining Yuri Zhirkov, Alan Dzagoev, Denis Cheryshev, and Oleg Kuzmin on the sidelines. Spartak Moscow’s Denis Glushakov is doubtful for the […]

Copa America Blunder: Organizers play Chile’s national anthem for Uruguay’s team

The Copa America Centenary organizers were left red-faced with embarrassment after they played Chile’s national anthem by mistake for Uruguay’s team in the latter’s match against Mexico on Sunday. Uruguay players had lined up before kickoff but as the unfamiliar music played over the stadium sound system, Uruguayan players looked around awkwardly not knowing what […]

A Ball-Slapping, Board-Breaking Review of Warriors v Cavaliers

Game 1 of the NBA 2016 Playoff Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers ended predictably – a comfortably win for the Warriors, who were playing at home. The highlights though, are unlikely to feature any of Warriors’ usual suspects. Going into the finals, Cavaliers and James made a big deal of how […]

Is institutional racism to blame for the lack of US soccer stars?

The head of US Soccer’s diversity task force says the some of the country’s most gifted players are prevented from showcasing their talents because of their cultural background. Doug Andreassen believes athletes in mostly African American and Latino neighborhoods get left behind, while parents from wealthier areas are able to fund their child’s progression in […]

Curry keeps Warriors alive; Cavaliers one game from final

It may not have been the dazzling Steph Curry performance people have become accustomed to, but his 31-point haul was enough to lead Golden State Warriors to a 120-111 victory against Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday and keep their NBA Championship hopes alive. Despite question marks over his fitness, Curry dug deep to inspire the […]

Germany and France to co-host 2017 IIHF World Championships

Russia will once again face the US at the next year’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship which will be held in France and Germany during May. The two teams met in the bronze medal game at this year’s tournament in Russia, with the hosts running out comfortable 7-2 winners. Sweden, Slovakia, Germany, Latvia, […]

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: 2016 Champions League Final Preview

The San Siro has seen many trophies being lifted by its own clubs but this time it will witness one of the Madrid clubs being crowned the Champions League champions in the 2016 final. These two teams locked horns in the 2013-14 Champions League final, which Real Madrid won 4-1 at the Estádio da Luz in […]

Russian athletes will have to give their medals away if doping confirmed

A host of Russian athletes that excelled at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 could well have their medals stripped if the latest doping scandal comes to fruition. It is believed that 14 Russian Olympians are in the spotlight after retrospective investigations into samples provided back in 2008 were re-examined using new methods. However, the latest […]