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Boxing: Britain’s Fury signs bumper broadcast deal with ESPN

(Reuters) – British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a broadcast deal under which his fights will be shown exclusively on ESPN platforms in the United States. FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester United v Arsenal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – December 5, 2018 Tyson Fury on the pitch at half time REUTERS/Darren Staples No financial details were disclosed, but British newspaper the Daily Mail reported on Monday that the deal was worth 80 million pounds ($103 million), while the BBC reported that it covered Fury’s…

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Tyson Fury signs ESPN fight deal worth reported £80m

British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a fight deal with a United States television network worth a reported £80m. The deal, which is understood to cover Fury’s next five fights, will see him broadcast on ESPN in the US while remaining on BT Sport in the UK. Promoter Frank Warren said the deal was “something special”. Fury said he believes the move makes a rematch with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder “more makeable”. But Fury’s December draw with Wilder aired on BT Sport in the UK as well as Showtime…

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year spell with Arsenal. Ramsey passed a two-part medical in January, having picked Juve following talks with a host of European clubs. He will be the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary. The Wales international’s Arsenal contract expires on 30 June…

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Chelmsford bus gate signs ‘confusing drivers’ brains’

Image caption As of January, there had been more than 153 appeals against fines for using the bus gate A psychologist fined for driving through a bus gate has won her appeal after arguing there were too many signs for the brain to process. Bernardine King’s penalty charge notice (PCN) was quashed after a tribunal ruled signage was “inadequate”. Essex County Council has taken £1.5m after 54,000 drivers were fined using the Chelmsford bus gate in 18 months. It said the PCNs had seen the number of people using the…

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada’s Telesat

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has signed a deal with Canada’s Telesat to launch part of a satellite constellation aimed at providing speedy internet access to governments and businesses globally, the companies said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing The contract adds an important customer to Blue Origin’s manifest as…

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Andy Robertson: Liverpool & Scotland defender signs new contract until 2024

Glasgow-born Robertson has also played for Queen’s Park and Dundee United Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024. The 24-year-old Scotland captain joined the Reds from Hull in July 2017 for an initial fee of £8m. Joe Gomez and Sadio Mane have recently agreed new deals at Liverpool, while Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah signed contract extensions last summer. Liverpool have a four-point lead at the top of the table as they bid to win the Premier League…

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Motor racing: IndyCar signs title sponsorship deal with NTT

(Reuters) – IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with NTT on Tuesday that will make the Japanese tech giant the title sponsor of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series. FILE PHOTO: May 28, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Verizon IndyCar Series driver Will Power poses for a photo with the Borg Warner Trophy the day after winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo NTT replaces Verizon as title sponsor of the series. The first race of what will now be the NTT IndyCar…

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West Ham: Samir Nasri signs for Hammers on day doping ban ends

Samir Nasri (middle) made 142 Premier League appearances for Manchester City West Ham have signed former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri – on the day he completes a doping ban. The 31-year-old Frenchman has been without a club since 31 January, after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor. Nasri, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, served an 18-month doping ban for using an intravenous drip treatment but is available to play again from 1 January. He won two Premier League titles and the League Cup…

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The mothers learning the signs of radicalisation

A new scheme, funded by the government’s counter-terrorism Prevent programme, is teaching mothers the signs of radicalisation to help them safeguard their children. Those attending volunteer to do so – they have not been referred and it is not in response to any particular threat. Shabnam Mahmood has been to meet those taking part in Bradford, for the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 GMT – and see more of our stories here. Source link

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Johnny Sexton: Ireland and Leinster fly-half signs new IRFU contract

Sexton has scored 738 points in 78 appearances for Ireland Lions fly-half Johnny Sexton has signed a new deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union that means he will play for Ireland and Leinster until 2021. Sexton, 33, was named 2018 World Rugby player of the year after helping Ireland to a Six Nations Grand Slam. The two-time British and Irish Lions back was contracted to the IRFU until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. “It is where I have always wanted to play so I am delighted…

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