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Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury fight would not be held up

Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared up at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua insists a future meeting with WBC champion Deontay Wilder or fellow Briton Tyson Fury will not be held up by television companies. Joshua, Wilder and Fury are now signed to rival US broadcasters, making future negotiations arguably more difficult. “Broadcasters are a platform to make our dreams come true,” Joshua said. Joshua will fight in the US for the first time when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against…

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Lyon 0-0 Barcelona: Catalans held to fourth draw in five games

Before the game, Lionel Messi had scored 90 goals in his last 90 Champions League starts Wasteful Barcelona could not convert any of their 25 shots in a goalless Champions League last-16 first-leg draw against Lyon. Usually so proficient in front of goal, Barca’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Phillipe Coutinho were all denied by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. Lyon had chances, too, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen brilliantly tipped Martin Terrier’s long-range shot onto the bar. The return leg takes place at the Nou Camp on Wednesday, 13 March. La…

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Euston stabbing: Eleven held after man dies in hotel reception

Image copyright Google Image caption The victim had been stabbed multiple times before he entered the hotel in Euston Street Eleven people have been arrested after a man was stabbed several times in the street in London and collapsed and died in a hotel reception. The victim entered the hotel on Euston Street, near London’s Euston Station, at about 22:45 GMT on Monday. The man was helped by hotel staff, who contacted the emergency services but died shortly after at 23:30. Police said the 11 people held had all been…

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Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over ‘attack’ on Empire actor

Image copyright Getty Images Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Police said on Friday they were questioning two Nigerian brothers for a second day. The men had worked as Empire extras, sometimes going to the gym with the actor, their lawyer said. Jussie Smollett said he’d been “forever changed” by the alleged attack. The 36-year-old actor has said two white men hurling racial…

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Athletics: Prefontaine Classic to be held near San Francisco

(Reuters) – The Prefontaine Classic, North America’s only Diamond League meeting, will be held at California’s Stanford University this year as work continues on a new world championship stadium at the traditional site in Eugene, Oregon, officials said on Tuesday. Stanford’s Cobb Track near San Francisco was deemed the best choice for the June 30 meet after an extensive search on the U.S. West Coast, meet director Tom Jordan said in a statement. Officials have razed the 100-year-old Hayward Field in Eugene and construction is underway on a 12,500-seat facility…

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Tamworth hospital: Suspect, 43, held over George Bryan Centre fire

Image copyright Bradley Stokes Image caption All patients and staff have been transferred to other centres, police say A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a “severe” blaze broke at a mental health centre in Staffordshire. The 43-year-old, from Tamworth, was detained over the fire in the George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in the town. There were no reports of casualties in the fire, which broke out at about 21:15 GMT on Monday. “All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the…

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South Africa football: ‘Being openly gay has held my career back’

In many African countries, being gay is a crime. And on the football field it’s very rare to find openly gay players. But one player is hoping to change that… Phuti Lekoloane plays in goal in the third tier of South African football and is trying to break stereotypes to pave the way for other gay players to come out. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Source link

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Briton held in UAE in Qatar football shirt row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ahmad is said to have been arrested after watching Qatar play Iraq A Briton has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates after reportedly being assaulted when he wore a Qatar football team shirt to a match. Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, is said to have been unaware of a law against “showing sympathy” for Qatar – brought in amid a diplomatic dispute. His friend says he was held after telling police he had been attacked. The UAE embassy in…

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Newspaper headlines: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout

Newspaper headlines: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout By BBC News Staff Image caption Drug companies are to be paid millions to develop new antibiotics which will held in reserve to prevent the rise of resistant superbugs, the main story in the Times says. The paper also reports on efforts by the Dutch government to “lure” 250 British companies to move after Brexit. Image caption Labour is “pushing to postpone Brexit”, says the Daily Telegraph, which adds that Jeremy Corbyn is backing a bill to extend the deadline if no…

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Reality Check: Has immigration held down wages?

The claim: Immigration has held down wages in the UK. Reality Check verdict: Current research suggests there was a small, negative impact on the wages of low-skilled workers, which was outweighed by other factors such as the impact of the financial crisis and rises in the minimum wage. In a Brexit speech, Leave campaigner and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said some big corporations had held wages down because they had access to so many workers from other countries. He said the UK needed to think “about how we control…

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