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James DeGale vows to return to the ring in December

James DeGale wants to return to the ring in December after recovering from the shoulder injury that forced him to miss out on the World Boxing Super Series. The super-middleweight edition of the eight-fighter competition began on Saturday when Callum Smith defeated Erik Skoglund, and DeGale’s rivals George Groves and Chris Eubank Jnr will also have their quarter-finals in the coming month. IBF champion DeGale remains widely thought of as the world’s leading super-middleweight but, since drawing with Badou Jack in January, has undergone surgery on a torn rotator cuff…

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Bellator fighter post fight portraits

In MMA, there’s truth to the punchline: You should see the other guy. Deep in the heart of New York’s Madison Square Garden, Clay Patrick McBride captured portraits of each Bellator 180 contestant after matches in the iconic arena. The results are written on the fighters’ faces, euphoria and bitterness etched in every cut and bruise. An emphatic victory on the undercard by Irish featherweight James Gallagher earned a tweet from mentor Conor McGregor: “Atta boy Jimmy boy!! Smooth work.” In dual debuts, 20-year-old Aaron Pico, touted by some as…

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Without Rays’ leap, Joe Maddon’s way might not have made it to Chicago – Chicago Cubs Blog

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It all began in a hotel in Houston, during the 2005 World Series. While the baseball world descended on the city to watch the White Sox put the finishing touches on a sweep of the Astros, Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon sat down for the interview that would change the course of two franchises. “It went four to five hours, and he came prepared with a binder of information,” Friedman said. “By the end of it, it was pretty clear that he was a fit for…

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Terrelle Pryor of Washington Redskins asks Cody Davis of Los Angeles Rams to avoid hits to knees

Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor posted a message on Twitter for Los Angeles Rams safety Cody Davis Tuesday night: Aim higher. Pryor clearly was bothered by a Davis hit during Sunday’s 27-20 win over the Rams. With just under seven minutes remaining in the game, Pryor cut left across the middle and caught a pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins. Davis raced up from the secondary and hit the 6-foot-4 Pryor around his right knee. @CodyDavis rule 101 … not a dirty play…BUT..We all want success try to hit a…

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All Cycling 

World Road Championships 2017: How a bike change could decide world title

Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko has problems with the bike change – swapping a heavier time trial machine for a regular road bike for the final climb – that could decide the winner of the men’s time trial at the World Championships in Bergen, Norway. Watch the men’s world time trail live now Available to UK users only. WATCH MORE: Van Vleuten claims world time trial gold WATCH MORE: GB’s Pidcock wins junior world time trial Source link

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Derbyshire v Kent: Play abandoned for second day running at Chesterfield

Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield (day two): Derbyshire v Kent No play possible because of wet outfield Scorecard No play was possible for the second day running in Derbyshire’s Championship Division Two game against Kent. Umpires Billy Taylor and Steve Gale made a lunchtime inspection of the wet outfield at Chesterfield and opted to call it off for the day. Kent, in fourth, began this week still with a very slim chance of promotion. Eighth-placed Derbyshire still have a chance of climbing up to sixth in the…

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All Tennis 

American Kristie Ahn advances in Seoul sending Tatjana Maria

6:31 AM ET ESPN staff Unseeded American Kristie Ahn has dumped sixth seed Tatjana Maria out of the Seoul Open in straight sets. Ahn, 25, beat the world No. 54 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the last 16. Elsewhere, Richel Hogenkamp progressed to her first WTA quarterfinal in over four years, thanks to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Denisa Allertová. Fifth seed Irina-Camelia Begu exited the tournament after a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 loss to Beatriz Haddad Maia. Source link

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Mexico City earthquake: Force India driver Sergio Perez donates to fund

Sergio Perez has signed to drive for Force India again next season Force India driver Sergio Perez has donated three million pesos (£124,500) to victims of the earthquake in his native Mexico. Tuesday’s earthquake killed more than 200 people, toppled many buildings in Mexico City and caused major damage in neighbouring states. The Mexican GP is set to take place in the capital from 27-29 October. “I’m deeply concerned for what my country is living,” said Perez, 27. “It’s time to be united.” In a post on social media, Perez…

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Chicago Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery delivers a consistent message – Chicago Cubs Blog

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — He wasn’t even supposed to start another game this regular season, but his bosses told Chicago Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery to be ready just in case. After all, the Cubs were taking on the Tampa Bay Rays, who were 17-27 against lefty starters this year. You can now make that 17-28 after a fantastic outing from the Cubs’ sixth starter on Tuesday night. “That’s the best I’ve seen him since he’s been here,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Montgomery was great, pitching six innings while giving…

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