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Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

Sports
Conor Benn knocked out Samuel Vargas inside one round to make a big statement on Saturday night in London. The son of British boxing legend Nigel Benn came through his latest step-up fight in sensational style, improving his record to 18-0 (12 KOs). Vargas has recently only been beaten by top names, but never in such quick time. Benn set upon him straight away and hurt the Canadian-Colombian after just a minute. His whirlwind of accurate punches forced the referee to jump in soon afterwards. Errol Spence took four rounds to beat Vargas, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz Jr took seven, Amir Khan beat him on points. When asked about these comparisons, Benn reacted: “Statement made, all those names you just mentioned, no-one banged him out in one round. M...
Mike Ashley releases furious statement after Debenhams collapses

Mike Ashley releases furious statement after Debenhams collapses

Business
By Ganesh Rao, business reporter Mike Ashley has described the administration of Debenhams as a "national scandal", with the Sports Direct owner urging the process to be reversed.The embattled department store was immediately taken over by its lenders on Tuesday after a revised last-ditch offer by Mr Ashley was rejected. Debenhams stores are continuing to trade normally for now, but dozens of branches are already facing closure - and shareholders including Sports Direct, which owned a stake of almost 30%, have been wiped out.Mr Ashley, who has made numerous attempts at a takeover, said in a statement to the stock exchange: "As normal, politicians and regulators fiddled whilst Rome burnt."These politicians and regulators have proven to be as effective as a choc...
Fed 'hit the bulls-eye' with statement: Ex-Wells CEO Dick Kovacevich

Fed 'hit the bulls-eye' with statement: Ex-Wells CEO Dick Kovacevich

Finance
The Federal Reserve's decision to raise its interest rate once more this year and lower its projection for next year "hit the bulls-eye," former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich told CNBC on Wednesday. In a highly anticipated decision, the independent agency announced Wednesday it is increasing its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 2.25 to 2.5 percent, and planning for two hikes, one less than previously proposed, in 2019. "It did exactly what I wanted [it] to do and what I thought is best to do," Kovacevich said on "Power Lunch." Making his own case to boost th...
NFL issues statement following Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad

NFL issues statement following Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad

Sports
The NFL released a statement on Tuesday in the aftermath of the league's corporate sponsor, Nike, releasing an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. The situation is complicated by the fact that Kaepernick has a grievance against the league in which he claims the NFL and all 32 teams are involved in collusion to try to keep him out of the league following his protests during the national anthem. "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything," read a teaser for an ad Kaepernick tweeted. The NFL responded to the Nike campaign. "The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity," executive vice president of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore said in the league's statement. "We embrace the role and responsibility of everyo...