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Mayweather takes his money team to mystery fight in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Floyd Mayweather’s over-stated arrival to his unveiling as the new figurehead for a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion proved that no-matter what the event or the location, the American boxing legend will always be box office. The undefeated 41-year-old announced he was coming out of a retirement ...

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Mayweather to fight in Japan on New Year’s Eve

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. poses for a photograph with his opponent Tenshin Nasukawa during a news conference to announce he is joining Japanese Mixed Martial Arts promotional company Rizin Fighting Federation, in Tokyo, Japan November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – American boxer Floyd Mayweather ...

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Khachanov shocks Djokovic to win Paris crown

Tennis – ATP 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 4, 2018 Russia’s Karen Khachanov celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – Karen Khachanov caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering Novak ...

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Barty downs Wang to win WTA Elite Trophy

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Ash Barty made a blistering start and rode out a tighter second set to win the WTA Elite Trophy title with a convincing 6-3 6-4 victory over rising Chinese talent Wang Qiang in Zhuhai on Sunday. The 22-year-old Australian beat defending champion and top seed Julia ...

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DeChambeau shares lead with Uihlein in Las Vegas

(Reuters) – Bryson DeChambeau charged to a share of the third round lead with Peter Uihlein on a day when Lucas Glover shot 61 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Golf – 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National – Guyancourt, France ...

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NASCAR notebook: Elliott looks to end recent slump

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Just when he needs it most, the newfound speed that has carried Chase Elliott to a pair of victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs seems to have deserted the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Nov 2, 2018; Fort Worth, TX, ...

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Boxing: Sanctioned Uzbek businessman elected head of AIBA – TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Uzbek businessman Gafur Rahimov was elected president of the international boxing association AIBA on Saturday, TASS news agency said, despite his presence on a U.S. sanctions list. His election is likely to fall foul of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is currently weighing up the future ...

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NHL roundup: Pouliot leads Canucks past Avs in OT thriller

Derrick Pouliot’s goal with 22 seconds left in overtime gave the host Vancouver Canucks a wild 7-6 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Nov 2, 2018; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal with defenseman Derrick Pouliot (5) and defenseman Troy Stecher ...

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Thunder spoil Howard’s debut as Wizards routed

Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 12 assists, Jerami Grant scored 22 and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Washington Wizards 134-111 Friday night, spoiling the debut of Dwight Howard. Nov 2, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Washington Wizards guard Bradley ...

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