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Premier League predictions: Lawro v world champion boxer Josh Warrington

Leaders Manchester City might have been knocked off the top of the table by the time they play Chelsea at tea-time on Saturday in the pick of the weekend fixtures. But BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks they will get a win at Stamford Bridge that will put them back on the Premier League summit. “Chelsea have lost their past two away games, at Tottenham and Wolves, and there are one or two cracks starting to appear,” Lawro explained. “Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has changed his team around…

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Warrington v Frampton: PPV clash with Whyte v Chisora means fans lose out

Frampton and Warrington meet on 22 December IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington says “fans are the real loser” over a pay-per-view clash when he meets Carl Frampton on 22 December. On the same night as Warrington, 28, defends his title at Manchester Arena, Dillian Whyte meets Dereck Chisora in a heavyweight bout at London’s O2 Arena. Fans will need to pay for two pay-per-view events if they wish to see both. “There will be fans who have to make a choice. It’s unfair really. No boxing fan is a…

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Super League Grand Final: Where now for Wigan and Warrington?

Wigan beat Warrington in Super League Grand Final Grand Final victories are not written in the stars, they’re written by the stars. Those with a Wigan leaning suggested sentiment entitled them to a night of celebration at Old Trafford. But forget romance. It was the cool and committed execution of defensive strategies and controlling sixth tackle plays that set up the euphoric climax to a host of Wigan careers. Shaun Wane can celebrate one final piece of silverware – the sixth of his six-year reign – because of a performance…

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Super League Grand Final: Wigan claim fifth title with victory over Warrington

Dom Manfredi scored the first and last of Wigan’s three tries Betfred Super League Grand Final Wigan (8) 12 Tries: Manfredi 2, Davies Warrington (4) 4 Tries: Charnley Shaun Wane ended his tenure as Wigan Warriors head coach on a high with a gripping victory over Warrington Wolves in the Super League Grand Final. Appointed in 2011, Wane took charge of Wigan for the final time on Saturday, leading his side to their third Grand Final triumph during that period and fifth overall. Former Wigan winger Josh Charnley opened the…

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Super League Grand Final: Wigan & Warrington will provide fairytale ending

Shaun Wane will take charge of Wigan for the final time in Saturday’s Grand Final Betfred Super League Grand Final 2018 Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester Date: Saturday, 13 October Kick-off: 18:00 BST Coverage: Highlights on BBC Sport; commentary on BBC national and local radio; live text coverage on the BBC Sport website and app. It is a Grand Final that will be awash with stories, whoever wins. So for the neutrals it is a case of pick your favourite fairytale ending to the 2018 season, and settle back to see…

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Super League semi-final: Wigan beat Castleford 14-0 to set up Warrington Grand Final

Sam Tomkins’ second stint with Wigan will come to an end after the Super League Grand Final against Warrington on 13 October Betfred Super League Wigan Warriors (7) 14 Tries: Leuluai, Tomkins Goals: Tomkins 2 Drop-goals: Tomkins 2 Castleford Tigers (0) 0 Sam Tomkins scored a try on his home farewell to help Wigan overawe Castleford and set up a Super League Grand Final against Warrington. The Catalans-bound full-back was at his inspirational best in a victory that gives him and coach Shaun Wane the chance of glory in their…

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Super League semi-final: Warrington beat St Helens 18-13 to reach Grand Final

Warrington finished 15 points adrift of St Helens in the Super League table Betfred Super League semi-final St Helens (3) 13 Try: Douglas Goals: Richardson 2 Drop-goal: Richardson 2 Warrington Wolves (2) 18 Tries: Hughes,Lineham 2 Goal: Roberts 3 Tom Lineham’s two second-half tries against St Helens sent Warrington Wolves to their second Super League Grand Final in three years. The first of Dan Richardson’s three drop-goals on an enthralling night put Saints 3-2 up at the end of an absorbing and bruising first half. Luke Douglas grabbed the opening…

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Carl Frampton v Josh Warrington: IBF world-title on the line at Manchester Arena

Warrington won the IBF world featherweight title from Lee Selby in a split-decision at Elland Road in May Josh Warrington will defend his IBF world featherweight title against Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on 22 December. The 27-year-old won the title from Lee Selby in May and will defend it for the first time against former two-weight world champion Frampton. After beating Luke Jackson in August, Frampton, 31, said he expected a bout with the Leeds fighter to be signed. Warrington has won all 27 of his fights…

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Challenge Cup final: Catalans beat Warrington 20-14 to win first piece of silverware

Brayden Wiliame scored Catalans’ third try to help seal the historic win Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final: Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves Catalans Dragons (14) 20 Tries: Tierney, Garcia, Wiliame Goals: Drinkwater 4 Warrington Wolves (6) 14 Tries: Murdoch-Masila, King Goals: Roberts 3 Catalans Dragons pulled off one of Wembley’s biggest upsets as the unfancied French side beat Warrington to win their first Challenge Cup. No team from outside England had ever won the trophy in its 122-year history. But, from the moment that Lewis Tierney went over in the second…

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