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Tirso Martinez-Sanchez testifies during the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Reuters

Witness: El Chapo ran a cocaine train from Mexico to New York

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman ran a cocaine train all the way from Mexico to New York City, a witness testified Monday.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder claims Anthony Joshua’s team begging for fight

WBC champion Deontay Wilder claims Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to LA Galaxy

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo says Zlatan Ibrahimovic intends to be back with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2019 after considering a return to the Italian Serie A side
Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilde in the seventh round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

WBC okays Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury rematch

The World Boxing Council has given the go-ahead for a “direct rematch” between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday.
Amir Khan

Amir Khan: Anthony Joshua is scared of Deontay Wilder

British boxer Amir Khan has claimed Anthony Joshua is “scared” of facing Deontay Wilder.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder wants Tyson Fury rematch as soon as possible

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Tuesday said he was eager for a rematch with Tyson Fury, after the two undefeated boxers fought to a thrilling, but controversial split decision draw on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Anthony Joshua interested in Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury fight

Anthony Joshua has revealed he’s ready for a unification bout with WBC king Deontay Wilder and confirmed he will travel to Los Angeles to have a showdown talk with the American’s representatives.

IOC: Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship

South Korea’s Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by eight years.
Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilde in the seventh round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury battle to draw in heavyweight thriller

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury battled to a controversial split-decision draw in their WBC heavyweight title showdown Saturday, triggering immediate demands from both camps for a rematch.
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury: I’ve achieved one of boxing’s best comebacks

Tyson Fury says he has achieved one of the “best comebacks of all time” as he prepares to face Deontay Wilder in a bout labelled highly “significant” for British boxing, BBC Sport reports.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27- Deontay Wilder meets with firefighters at LAFD Station 3 on November 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Meg Oliphant-Getty Images-AFP

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America's love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain's Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.
Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane retires from professional football

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from professional football.
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury vows to dash homeless £8 millon

British boxer Tyson Fury has vowed to give his whopping £8 million purse to the homeless after fighting Deontay Wilder.
Pablo Zabaleta

Pablo Zabaleta: West Ham need players of Samir Nasri’s quality

Pablo Zabaleta believes Samir Nasri can provide a creative spark for West Ham if he is given time to regain his fitness.
Donald Trump tours a neighbourhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, California [Evan Vucci-AP]

North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

The death toll from wildfires in Northern California has risen to 76, with thousands left homeless from the deadliest blaze to hit the US state in a century.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa will face each other on New Year's Eve. REUTERS

Promoter: Floyd Mayweather, kickboxer will aim to ‘knock out’ in exhibition

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age will be aiming to knock each other out next month, despite the match-up being an exhibition, the fight’s Japanese promoter said Saturday.
Kim Porter Sean P. Diddy Combs

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs loses mother of children

Model and actress, Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, has died at 47.

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Villarreal coach Luis Garcia heaps praises on Samuel Chukwueze

New coach of Villarreal, Luis Garcia, has heaped praises on rave of the moment Samuel Chukwueze after his goal in Friday’s Europa League 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow.

Osita Okechukwu: Ibrahim Babangida has vindicated Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters

Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.
Gary Neville has praised the job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham given the difficulties he has had to put up with this season and says the club must do everything they can to keep him.

Mauricio Pochettino: I want to kill racism

Mauricio Pochettino has branded racism "the worst thing in the world" ahead of Tottenham's midweek Carabao Cup visit to Arsenal.
Zalmay Khalilzad held three days of talks with the Taliban in Qatar in November [US embassy via Reuters]

Taliban to meet US officials in UAE – spokesperson

The Taliban have said they are holding a meeting on Monday with US officials, in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
Leon Balogun has described Brighton and Hove Albion's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League outing as early Christmas gifts for the visitors.

Leon Balogun: Brighton gave Chelsea ‘two early Christmas presents’

Leon Balogun has described Brighton and Hove Albion's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League outing as early Christmas gifts for the visitors.