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Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk meeting takes place as AJ posts public picture

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk meeting takes place as AJ posts public picture

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Anthony Joshua sat down with Oleksandr Usyk’s promotional representatives for a meeting on Thursday in London. The unified heavyweight world champion held talks alongside his promoter Eddie Hearn (who also co-promotes Usyk), his manager Freddie Cunningham and Usyk’s K2 promoter Alex Krassyuk at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. Getty Images - Getty Joshua was the WBA, WBO and IBF titles but could lose one of them before his next fight Getty Oleksandr Usyk left the cruiserweight division as undisputed champion After the meeting, AJ did something fairly unusual for him and posted publicly to let the world know the conversations had happened. Joshua said: “Good to catch up with Eddie Hearn, Alex Krassyuk and 258 Ma
Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on season-ending injured reserve with a right ankle injury, the team announced Monday. Hockenson sustained the ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the Lions' loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. He was taken to the locker room following the injury and didn't return to the contest. Lions head coach Matt Patricia said he doesn't know yet whether Hockenson will require surgery. "Certainly, I think a guy that was consistent from Day 1," Patricia told reporters Monday. "Someone that worked really hard. I think he improved as the spring, training camp and season came along. "He worked really hard at his task and understanding some of the differences between the college game and pro game, and some differen...
Indianapolis Colts place Pro Bowl TE Eric Ebron on injured reserve

Indianapolis Colts place Pro Bowl TE Eric Ebron on injured reserve

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Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts put Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury. The Colts signed tight end Ross Travis to the active roster in a corresponding roster move. The team later added free-agent tight end Matt Lengel to provide depth at the position. Ebron played in the Colts' loss to the Houston Texans on Thursday, recording four catches for 44 yards despite sitting out two days of practice because of his injury. He later said on social media that the ankle has been bothering him since the beginning of the season, but he was hoping to delay surgery until the off-season. "Up to this point, the team and I have done everything in our power to manage the pain and get me out there each and every week," Ebron wrote on Twitter. "My goal...
Denver Broncos place QB Joe Flacco on injured reserve with neck injury

Denver Broncos place QB Joe Flacco on injured reserve with neck injury

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Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos placed starting quarterback Joe Flacco on season-ending injured reserve because of a herniated disk in his neck, the team announced Friday. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told reporters that Flacco underwent exams by the team's medical staff and other physicians this week. It was determined that the veteran quarterback would miss a minimum of six weeks due to the injury, leading to the team's decision to place him on IR. "At best, it was six weeks where he could do nothing," Fangio said. "When I say nothing, [I mean] absolutely nothing. So he would need probably two weeks to get back. And [it's a] good chance it would be eight [weeks] of doing nothing and then another week or two to get ready. So you guys can do the math. It kind of became an easy decisi...
Earthworms’ place on Earth mapped

Earthworms’ place on Earth mapped

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The first global atlas of earthworms has been compiled, based on surveys at 7,000 sites in 56 countries.The findings will help protect the hundreds of different earthworm species found on all continents except Antarctica.Climate change might have "substantial effects" on earthworms, said an international team of scientists.The burrowing creatures play a vital role in improving the soil but little is known about them on a global scale.We rely on earthworms for increasing crop yields and aerating the soil, but they have been overlooked in the past, said Dr Helen Phillips of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research in Leipzig."As children probably the vast majority of us held earthworms in our hands and probably weren...