Tyson Fury had the ‘most trouble’ with Otto Wallin who is one win away from a rematch, says promoter Dmitriy Salita | Boxing News

Otto Wallin has a ‘massive opportunity’ to enforce a rematch against Tyson Fury if he becomes the new WBC interim champion this month, says promoter Dmitriy Salita. Wallin suffered his only defeat against Fury, a dramatic points loss after he inflicted horrendous cuts on the British heavyweight star in their Las Vegas brawl in 2019. But the Swedish contender could secure a second fight after Fury was ordered to face the winner of Wallin’s upcoming WBC interim title clash with Dillian Whyte. Image: Fury retained his WBC belt with an…

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Breeders’ Cup still on the cards for Mishriff despite Qipco Champion Stakes disappointment | Racing News

A trip to the Breeders’ Cup remains on the table for Mishriff despite his disappointing run in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. John and Thady Gosden’s charge has enjoyed a memorable campaign, winning the Saudi Cup on dirt and the Sheema Classic on turf before securing his first Group One in Britain in the Juddmonte International at York. He was a hot favourite to bag another major prize on British Champions Day – but while he managed to finish in front of his King George conqueror Adayar on Saturday,…

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Inaugural International Flight to Kushinagar

       Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the International Airport in Kushinagar on 20 October 2021 on the auspicious Vap Poya Day with the inaugural international flight operating from Colombo to Kushinagar. Kushinagar has a pre-eminent position given that The Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana here. It may be recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced during the Virtual Bilateral Summit with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on 26 September 2020 that the first international flight to Kushinagar will be for a group…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United boss says Jamie Carragher criticisms will have no effect on him | Football News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shrugged off criticism of his managerial abilities from Jamie Carragher and the Manchester United boss says he will not be changing his style. United’s 29-game unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League was brought to a crashing halt at Leicester, with the Foxes coming from behind to win 4-2 at the King Power Stadium. Solskjaer’s side are winless in their last three league games, with pressure further growing on the manager after an expensive summer of incomings. Speaking on Monday Night Football, former Liverpool…

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Christian Williams eyes plans for Potter’s Corner | Racing News

Christian Williams is contemplating a choice of several different routes with prolific staying chaser Potters Corner – once his seasonal debut is completed at Aintree this weekend. Potters Corner is due to return in the Every Race Live On Racing TV Veterans’ Handicap Chase on Sunday – his first start since pulling up in the Grand National last term. An initial plan to start the 11-year-old’s season at Chepstow this month was vetoed because of unsuitable conditions – but the going is likely to be more to his liking on…

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Dangerous rail travel by tourists: Why not create an opportunity?

Before the Covid Pandemic hit Sri Lanka, there was some debate and concern voiced about tourists standing at the door ways of trains and even hanging out, while the train is moving. Some pictures of a young couple hanging out of an upcountry train, while clutching on to the side rails, went viral, on social media, with debates of the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ reaching fever pitch. While certainly this is a dangerous practice, not to be condoned, If we ‘think out of the box’ could there be a way to…

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Hughie Fury could fight Derek Chisora in a big domestic clash next year, says BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom | Boxing News

Hughie Fury could receive a big domestic clash against Derek Chisora next year as he takes another step towards a world title fight, says BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom. Fury stayed on course for a major heavyweight fight with a punishing stoppage of Christian Hammer, who retired at the end of the fifth round in Newcastle on Saturday. The 27-year-old is edging closer to a world title shot, sitting at no 4 in the WBA rankings, and Chisora could be part of Fury’s future plans. Please use Chrome browser for a…

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Life at 50C: The Baghdad traffic cop who works in 50C heat

Iraq is one of the most climate-vulnerable places on Earth. In Baghdad, traffic police sergeant Sa’d Saddam Abdulhasan is responsible for one of the city’s busiest junctions. He keeps the city moving but to do so he must work in 50C heat, while standing on black asphalt. Meanwhile, farmer Sheikh Kazem fights to continue farming his ancestral land despite extreme heat and worsening water shortages. With 2021 set to be one of the hottest years on Earth, the BBC’s Life at 50C season presents the reality of climate change. Source…

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Two suspects linked to multiple robberies arrested

Two suspects who were involved in multiple criminal activities have been arrested in the area of Andiambalama, the police spokesman said. According to SSP Nihal Thalduwa, the duo – aged 31 and identified as residents of Seeduwa and Andiambalama areas – was taken into custody based on an investigation conducted by the Katunayake Police. Reports revealed that the suspects have had links to a number of robberies in Seeduwa, Katunayake, Katana and Minuwangoda areas. Police officers seized mobile phones, televisions and other equipment worth nearly Rs. 700,000 in possession of…

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European Tour: Joburg Open to begin South African triple-header to start 2022 season | Golf News

The Joburg Open (November 25-28), the South African Open Championship (December 2-5) and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (December 9-12) will mark the start of the new European Tour season By Sky Sports Golf Last Updated: 19/10/21 12:22pm Joachim B Hansen won the Joburg Open in 2020 The European Tour has confirmed that a three-week ‘South African Swing’, co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour, will kick off the new 2021-22 season. The Joburg Open will take place from November 25-28 at Randpark Golf Club and start a run of three consecutive South…

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Joe Biden leads tributes to ‘dear friend’ and ‘patriot’ Colin Powell

Tributes poured in for former Republican secretary of state Colin Powell after the announcement of his death on Monday morning at the age of 84. Leading praise from the US and around the world, Joe Biden hailed “a dear friend and patriot of unmatched honor and dignity” on behalf of himself and the first lady, Jill Biden. In a statement issued by the White House, the US president, formerly Democratic US senator for Delaware before he was vice-president, continued: “As a Senator, I worked closely…

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Newcastle takeover: Kick It Out planning urgent talks with club after fans wear mock headdresses | Football News

Kick It Out is planning urgent talks with Newcastle to ask the club to discourage fans from wearing mock headdresses following the Saudi-backed consortium’s takeover. A large number of supporters wore tea towels and other head coverings to Sunday’s game against Tottenham at St James’ Park – the club’s first since the new owners took charge. The fans’ actions are seen as a misguided show of support to Newcastle’s new owners. Kick It Out is keen to offer education workshops to fans in the north east to explain why this…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, LeBron James or Steph Curry: Which player can lay claim to being the best in NBA? | NBA News

The opening night of the 75th NBA season has the four best players in the league facing off in back-to-back games. But who of Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and Steph Curry can actually lay claim to being the number one superstar in the league right now? The case for Giannis Antetokounmpo Last season: NBA Champion and Finals MVP 28.1 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.9 APG, 1.2 SPG, 1.2 BPG 56.9 FG%, 30.3 3PT%, 68.5 FT% Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo scored…

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