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Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be Manny Pacquiao

Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be Manny Pacquiao

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. In a tweet Friday, McGregor, the former two-division UFC World Champion, said he’s “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.” ESPN reported that McGregor is in “serious talks” to fight Pacquiao, citing his manager, Audie Attar, who represents…MORE

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Tokyo 2020 organizers are proposing to cut the number of officials at next year’s Olympics by 10 to 15% as part of a wider package of cost-reduction proposals, it was announced on Friday. The Games, which were supposed to get underway in July, are now scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8…MORE

Bayern Munich powers its way to Super Cup glory in front of 15,000 fans

Bayern Munich powers its way to Super Cup glory in front of 15,000 fans

Bayern Munich lifted the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday, after beating Sevilla 2-1 in front of more than 15,000 fans. The game, held in Budapest’s Puskas Arena, was the first major UEFA final to be held in front of spectators since the pandemic forced fixtures behind closed doors. European football’s governing body treated the event…MORE

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan lead “American invasion” of English football

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan lead “American invasion” of English football

The “Manchester Derby” between Manchester United and Manchester City usually determines if the city is red or blue. But now the city is fully red, white and blue with the arrival of four members of the 2019 Women’s World Cup winning USWNT side in Manchester. Tobin Heath and Christen Press are at Manchester United while…MORE

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19

Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the latest global athlete to test positive for Covid-19. The striker made the announcement on Twitter, writing that he tested negative on Wednesday but positive on Thursday, ahead of a Europa League match against Bodø/Glimt. “No symptoms what so ever,” the ever confident star said. “Covid had the courage…MORE

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 59, Indian broadcaster Star India confirmed in a statement on Thursday. Jones, considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, had been commentating on the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai and his sudden death prompted tributes from…MORE

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