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Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

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Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing - ruling out a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua.The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April.Joshua, 27, had hoped Klitschko would sign his rematch clause for a proposed fight in Las Vegas on 11 November."I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports," said Klitschko.The two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Joshua's fellow Briton Tyson Fury, ends his career with a record of 64 wins and five defeats."I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career," he added.Listen to the thrilling finale of Joshua v Kli...
Jordan Pickford to make competitive Everton debut in Europa League second-leg qualifier against Ruzomberok

Jordan Pickford to make competitive Everton debut in Europa League second-leg qualifier against Ruzomberok

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Jordan PickfordWednesday, August 2, 2017Jordan Pickford will make his competitive debut for Everton on Thursday, while Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for the Europa League second-leg qualifying game against Ruzomberok in Slovakia.The Toffees hold a slender 1-0 advantage thanks to Leighton Baines' strike at Goodison Park last week in a fixture that saw Pickford start on the bench.However, boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that the England Under-21 international, who arrived from Sunderland for £30million this summer, will be in goal for the crucial encounter.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the Dutchman said: "We know we need to make decisions on the team and it is not only about the goalkeeper."It's still the pre-season but we can't call it pre-season because we're playing in a
LISTEN: Matt Le Tissier slams ‘unprofessional’ Virgil Van Dijk and insists Southampton could end up keeping Liverpool target this summer

LISTEN: Matt Le Tissier slams ‘unprofessional’ Virgil Van Dijk and insists Southampton could end up keeping Liverpool target this summer

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Matt Le Tissier believes Southampton could continue to play hardball with in-demand defender Virgil van Dijk and ensure he STAYS at the club this summer.Van Dijk has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool during the transfer window.The 25-year-old centre-back is said to be one of Jurgen Klopp’s top summer targets, and the player has indicated that he is keen to join the Reds and is reportedly training on his own in an attempt to force a move to Anfield.READ MORE: There is no way back for Virgil van Dijk at Southampton, former Premier League striker tells talkSPORTHowever, the Netherlands international still has five years remaining of the six-year deal he penned with the Saints in May 2016.Club legend Le Tissier has criticised the defender’s antics as ‘unprofessional’ and ‘distastef
Baltimore Ravens rookie OG Nico Siragusa out for the season

Baltimore Ravens rookie OG Nico Siragusa out for the season

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Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Rookie guard Nico Siragusa was carted off of the field at Baltimore Ravens practice after injuring his knee.Sources told NFL Network that the results showed that he tore his ACL, MCL and PCL during Tuesday's session. Siragusa, 23, was a fourth round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of San Diego State. He was working with the Ravens' first team at the time of the injury."I'll be back," Siragusa tweeted after the news broke of the injury. "Comeback season in the works."Siragusa is listed at 6-foot-4, 319 pounds. He had 42 career starts and played in 54 consecutive games for the Aztecs.Ravens wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo was also carted off during the practice. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman also left the practice after tweaking his hamstring, according to the Ravens' website....
Who will break Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record first?

Who will break Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record first?

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017It was Peter Crouch with another zinger.The 36-year-old Stoke striker, who has 103 Premier League goals to his name, was asked by @DavidMaguire3 on Twitter when he would break Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals.This was his response.As durable as Crouchy has proven, though, it is doubtful he will carry on scoring until he's in his 60s.But could another of the Premier League's current forwards eclipse Shearer's total one day?We've looked at three of the most prolific modern day attackers to see how long it will take them to break the record if they carry on scoring at their current rate.Sergio Aguero has scored 122 Premier League goals in his six seasons – keep that up, and the 29-year-old would be 36 by the time he breaks Shearer's record.Romelu Lukaku