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Terence Crawford v Amir Khan: Briton agrees shot at WBO world welterweight champion

Khan beat Samuel Vargas on points in September but was knocked down in the bout Amir Khan has agreed a deal to face undefeated WBO world welterweight champion Terence Crawford in the US. Khan, 32, returned to boxing last April after 23 months away from the sport and secured two wins in 2018. The Briton had an offer to face domestic rival Kell Brook in a bout, which his team had said would prove more financially rewarding. But he will instead be a heavy underdog against Crawford, 31, in a…

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Davis agrees to one-year, $16.5 million deal with A’s

FILE PHOTO: Sep 21, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis (2) throws his jersey in celebration after hitting a solo home run for a walk off win against the Minnesota Twins during the tenth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports – 11297999 Major league home run leader Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration on Friday when the slugger agreed to a one-year, $16.5 million deal, according to multiple reports. Davis established career highs with 48 homers and 123 RBIs…

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Report: Second baseman Dozier agrees to $9 million deal with Nationals

FILE PHOTO: Aug 1, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier (6) fields a ball during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Second baseman Brian Dozier agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports. Dozier received interest from multiple teams, including the New York Mets, after splitting last season between the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers. Dozier played the final 47 games of the season with the…

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Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA

(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. FILE PHOTO: Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks to celebrate with forward Kevin Durant (not pictured) during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Allard Beutel, a spokesman…

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Reports: Morton agrees to two-year deal with Rays

FILE PHOTO: Sep 23, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports – 11305365 The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal with free agent right-hander Charlie Morton, according to multiple reports. The Rays aren’t expected to formally announce the deal until Morton passes a physical. The deal includes an option for 2021. Morton, 35, posted career bests in victories, ERA and…

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Why sports betting adverts are dangerous and why everyone agrees they need to be curbed

Jack Ritchie took his own life seven years after he began gambling at school Gambling with Lives co-founder Charles Ritchie has no doubt about the impact football had on his son’s life before he took his own life in November 2017. Jack Ritchie was in Vietnam when he sent his parents, Charles and Liz, an email to say his gambling addiction was “happening again”. The 24-year-old added: “I’m not coming back from this one.” He was dead within half an hour of sending the message. Jack was a “big Sheffield…

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BBC Brexit debate: Theresa May agrees to take part

Image copyright REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the BBC’s offer to take part in a debate on Brexit on Sunday 9 December, two days before MPs vote on her deal. But Labour sources say the party has not yet agreed to take part. A BBC statement said the broadcaster was “delighted” Mrs May had accepted the offer. It said it would be discussing debate formats with both parties and would announce further details soon. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the debate was likely to involve…

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Sadio Mane: Senegal forward agrees new long-term Liverpool deal

Mane has scored seven goals for Liverpool this season Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane has agreed terms on a new long-term deal at Anfield. The 26-year-old joined the club from Southampton on a five-year contract in June 2016 for a fee of £34m. Since then he has gone on to make 89 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side, scoring 40 goals. “I am very happy to extend my time at Liverpool. It is a great day for me and I have made the best decision in my…

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Venus Williams agrees settlement in fatal Florida car crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBodycam video: Venus Williams after crash Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died as a result of a car crash in Florida involving the US tennis star. Ms Williams and the family of Jerome Barson reached a settlement last week, court documents show. Further details were not included. Mr Barson, 78, suffered “massive” fatal injuries from the collision in Palm Beach Gardens city on 9 June 2017. Police had previously cleared Ms Williams…

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Sky Sports: EFL agrees new five-year television deal worth £595m with broadcaster

The English Football League has agreed a new five-year television rights deal with Sky Sports worth £595m. The deal, which runs from the start of next season until May 2024, is a 35% increase on the previous contract. The broadcaster will show 138 league games a season from all three divisions as well as every play-off match, plus Carabao Cup games and latter stages of the Checkatrade Trophy. A number of Championship clubs had pushed for a different deal. They felt that what Sky were offering undervalued the rights for…

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