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Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: Salah scores as Reds reach Champions League knockout stage

Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 12 goals in his nine Champions League games at Anfield for Liverpool – nine goals and three assists Mohamed Salah produced another moment of quality to fire Liverpool into the Champions League knockout phase and eliminate Napoli in the process. Liverpool, needing to win at Anfield to stand any chance of going through, led when Salah skipped into the area and fired between David Ospina’s legs. The Reds dominated but wasted several chances, leading to a nervy finish as a goal for the…

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Adonis Stevenson: Canadian suffers ‘severe traumatic brain injury’ after knockout

Stevenson was taken to hospital in an ambulance after the fight Boxer Adonis Stevenson has suffered a “severe traumatic brain injury” after his knockout by Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Quebec City on Saturday. Stevenson, 41, boxing’s oldest and longest-reigning champion, has had surgery and remains in intensive care, a statement from the hospital said. Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel said on Sunday the boxer’s condition had “gone from critical to stable”. The hospital said it is too early to comment on his long-term health. “Mr Stevenson underwent surgery on the night…

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Adonis Stevenson goes ‘from critical to stable’ after 11th-round knockout

Adonis Stevenson was taken to hospital in an ambulance after the fight Adonis Stevenson’s condition “has gone from critical to stable” after losing his WBC and lineal light-heavyweight title to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Quebec City. Stevenson, 41, boxing’s oldest and longest-reigning champion, suffered an 11th-round knockout on Saturday, slumping after a flurry of punches. He was put on a stretcher before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel had said his boxer was in intensive care. In a statement on Sunday, Michel said: “The state of…

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Adonis Stevenson in critical condition in hospital after 11th-round knockout

Adonis Stevenson was taken to hospital in an ambulance after the fight Canada’s Adonis Stevenson is in “critical condition” in hospital after losing his WBC and lineal light-heavyweight titles to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Quebec City. Stevenson, 41, who was boxing’s oldest and longest reigning champion, suffered an 11th-round knockout, slumping in the corner after a flurry of punches. He was put on a stretcher, before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel said his boxer was in intensive care. “The WBC and boxing community from the…

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Rosenborg 0-1 Celtic: Scott Sinclair header helps side close in on knock-out stages

Scott Sinclair headed home his fifth goal of the season Celtic moved to within a point of reaching the Europa League knock-out stages with an efficient victory over Rosenborg in Trondheim. Scott Sinclair headed home the only goal from a sumptuous James Forrest cross three minutes before half-time. With RB Salzburg beating RB Leipzig to qualify as group winners, Celtic have their destiny in their own hands. They need a point against the Austrians in their final group game on 13 December to guarantee qualification. Leipzig – who finish at…

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Newspaper headlines: Moped gangs ‘knockout blow’ and EU summit

Newspaper headlines: Moped gangs ‘knockout blow’ and EU summit By BBC News Staff Image caption Footage of Metropolitan Police cars knocking suspected criminals from their mopeds makes the front of the Times. The dashcam footage – released by the force – was defended by senior police officers who say it helped reduce moped-enabled crime by more than a third, the paper reports. But one critic said the tactic risked “death by police car”. The Met said there had been no serious injuries or complaints. Image caption The police’s moped footage…

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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov: Irishman vows to end UFC 229 by ‘devastating knockout’

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is undefeated in 26 MMA fights Conor McGregor says he will beat Khabib Nurmagomedov by “devastating knockout” in his comeback UFC fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Irishman McGregor added he would “never announce his retirement” from MMA. McGregor will return to the octagon for the first time in almost two years when he fights Russia’s undefeated UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. “I’m going to maul him,” McGregor, 30, said. “I will clatter him; he will crumble. I don’t…

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Knockout unlikely as Woods, Mickelson step into PPV ring

(Reuters) – The rivalry between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, once among golf’s most intense, is now more chilled than charged but TV executives are gambling the aging icons can still generate enough heat to turn a winner-takes-all $9 million showdown into a must-see event. FILE PHOTO: Phil Mickelson of the U.S. shares a laugh with compatriot Tiger Woods (L) on the 12th green during the second day of practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers

Messi and Ronaldo both eliminated on the same night The pair’s wait for a World Cup title goes on Despite early exit both showed flashes of their brilliance Two of football’s biggest stars exited the FIFA World Cup™ in the space of just four hours as the knockout stages kicked off with an almighty bang. First, Lionel Messi’s Argentina departed following an incredible goal-fest with France, before Uruguay edged out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. The result is that these modern-day icons, who have dominated the game’s individual accolades for the last…

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