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Amir Khan beats Marcos Maidana to retain WBA light-welterweight title

Tyson Fury says he will probably retire if he loses Wladimir Klitschko rematch

theguardian.com — Tyson Fury's serial burlesque continued in Cologne on Thursday, but the world heavyweight champion did not sound like he was joking when he said he would probably quit boxing if he lost his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on 9 July.

Tyson Fury a wrecking ball close to self-destruction in Klitschko buildup

theguardian.com — The fears that boxing's joker-in-chief Tyson Fury was skating close to self-destruction were given stark and embarrassing substance when the world heavyweight champion was reunited with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on Wednesday. Not only was he unashamedly overweight just over two months from their hugely anticipated rematch, but he ranted like a man in search of a friend.

The road to Rio 2016: how the key Olympic sports are shaping up

theguardian.com — How are they shaping up? Mo Farah. Greg Rutherford. Jessica Ennis-Hill. Four years on from London 2012, those familiar names from Super Saturday remain British Athletics' best hopes of gold in Rio. Farah insists he is in exceptional shape but will be wary of the challenge of the young Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor, who beat him at the world half-marathon championships.

Rafael Nadal asks International Tennis Federation to publicise drug test results

theguardian.com — Rafael Nadal has written a personal letter to the International Tennis Federation asking for all of his drug test results to be made public. Nadal took legal action on Monday against the former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot, who claimed the world No5's seven-month injury lay‑off in 2012 was "probably due to a positive doping test".

Wimbledon claims image of tennis ‘has not been hurt’ by allegations

theguardian.com — Wimbledon awoke from its spring slumber on Tuesday, trying to blow away the inconvenient cloud of corruption that nearly everyone else in tennis seems to find more threatening, but fell short of a convincing response.

Rafael Nadal to sue former French cabinet minister over doping allegations

theguardian.com — Rafael Nadal on Monday confirmed he is suing the former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot for defamation for alleging he had absented himself from the Tour in 2012 to hide the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Her comments followed Maria Sharapova's public admission that she had failed a drugs test during the 2016 Australian Open.

Gennady Golovkin proves he is the genuine draw in the post-Mayweather world

theguardian.com — If anyone is to beat Gennady Golovkin before he eventually retires, he needs to meet the Kazak on his own best night and hope the finest all-round fighter in boxing turns up with a black eye and the idiot grin of someone who has just been mugged.

Andy Murray is right to be concerned over levels of corruption in tennis

theguardian.com — Andy Murray's concern that tennis is still under the shadow of corruption was given substance on Friday when the Tennis Integrity Unit revealed that 48 matches throughout the sport in the first three months of 2016 have come under suspicion for irregular betting patterns.

Jack Johnson was a pioneer who gave hope to black boxers everywhere

theguardian.com — Exactly a century ago, in Reno, Nevada, a fight of terrible beauty sent ripples of hate and revenge across America that resonate to this day.
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Apr 30, 2016

RT @MichaelWhite: Labour at each other's throats over anti Semitism , a good day's election work for "Sir" Lynton Crosby of Dog Whistle NSW

Apr 30, 2016

This is pretty gross, even for someone who hates the Labour Party as much as you do. Adios twitter.com/andrewspoooner…

Apr 30, 2016

RT @david_conn: Hillsborough: Insightful reflections on two years reporting at the inquests, by the brilliant @EleanorBarlow liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool…lSu18LmJ

Apr 29, 2016

Is there another country in the world that boasts about food the way the Americans do? It's totally weird twitter.com/reviewjournal/…

Apr 29, 2016

@danielstone13 Perhaps, Daniel. But he sounds as if he's making excuses already

Apr 29, 2016

.@BarryJonesBox gets it: Khan has to pivot on his front foot and stay off the ropes. He developed some lovely such moves with Roach


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