Conor McGregor suspended from UFC on medical grounds

Conor McGregor suspended from UFC on medical grounds

McGregor was beaten in the fourth round by NurmagomedovConor McGregor has been suspended for a month on medical grounds after his UFC 229 defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor was beaten in Las Vegas when he tapped out in the fourth round following Nurmagomedov administering a rear-naked choke. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) sanctioned the bout…

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England to face under-strength South Africa at Twickenham

England to face under-strength South Africa at Twickenham

Full-back Willie le Roux will miss South Africa’s match with England on 3 November at TwickenhamEngland will face an under-strength South Africa next month after Premiership Rugby reiterated its policy not to release English-based Springboks for the match. It means the Boks will be without stars including Sale scrum-half Faf de Klerk and Wasps full-back…

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Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack

Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack

Kokorin (left) and Mamaev (right) played together for Russia at Euro 2016Two Russia internationals are under investigation over an attack on a civil servant in a cafe in Moscow. Zenit St Petersburg’s Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamaev are said to have attacked trade ministry official Denis Pak, leaving him needing medical treatment. Russia’s interior…

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Esports ‘too violent’ to be in Olympics

Esports ‘too violent’ to be in Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A gamer plays ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ while competing at an esports tournament The President of the International Olympic Committee says esports are too violent to be part of the Olympics. Thomas Bach said the “so-called killer games” which promote violence or discrimination cannot be accepted into the Games. “If you…

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Colin Kaepernick: Nike suffer #justburnit backlash over advertising campaign

Colin Kaepernick: Nike suffer #justburnit backlash over advertising campaign

Nike’s new advertising campaign, which features Colin Kaepernick, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ sloganCritics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at Colin Kaepernick’s appointment as the face of the brand’s new advertising campaign. The American football quarterback, 30, protested against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the…

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US Open 2018: Roger Federer says he ‘couldn’t get air’ during fourth round defeat

US Open 2018: Roger Federer says he ‘couldn’t get air’ during fourth round defeat

Temperatures topped 30C at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday 2018 US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website Roger Federer said he was “happy the match was over” after playing in “uncomfortable”…

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