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Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez claimed the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a gripping points win in their Las Vegas rematch.The Mexican claimed a frenetic final round on two of the three scorecards which was critical in preventing a repeat of the draw both men shared 364 days earlier at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.It gave him a narrow a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision to edge a contest in which both men were cut and where each showed why they are among the finest practitioners in the sport. Golovkin, whose first defeat comes in his 40th bout, left the ring immediately without conducting an interview as his rival - fighting ...
Milner & Mane give Liverpool victory at Palace

Milner & Mane give Liverpool victory at Palace

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was "not interested in sending a statement" to their title rivals, after victory over hard-working Crystal Palace gave them a second successive Premier League win.The Reds - who finished fourth, 25 points behind champions Manchester City, last season - were worthy winners at Selhurst Park and join five other teams, including City, on six points after two games.James Milner gave them the lead with a penalty after Mohamed Salah was brought down by Mamadou Sakho in the closing seconds of the first half. Palace had young defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off with 15 minutes left after he brought down Salah when the Egyptian was through on goal.And Sadio Mane wrap...
Rangers 3-1 NK Maribor: Steven Gerrard’s men claim crucial victory in Europa League qualifier first leg

Rangers 3-1 NK Maribor: Steven Gerrard’s men claim crucial victory in Europa League qualifier first leg

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GERS ON SONG Goals from Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and Lassana Coulibaly helped Gers to the victory over the Slovenian side at Ibrox James Tavernier showed just why Steven Gerrard batted away interest from West Brom as the Rangers captain’s penalty helped them towards a 3-1 win over Maribor at Ibrox. Gers rejected an approach by the Championship club earlier this week ahead of the Scottish side’s clash with the Slovenians. Tavernier’s penalty early in the second-half gave Rangers a 2-1 lead And it was the captain who took on the responsibility of firing the Light Blues back in front after their sluggish first-half display had threaten to hand the visitors the first-leg momentum. Alfredo Morelos was back in the side fol...
GB's Thomas extends lead to edge closer to Tour de France victory

GB's Thomas extends lead to edge closer to Tour de France victory

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Geraint Thomas edged closer to winning the Tour de France by finishing second to Primoz Roglic on stage 19, the final day in the mountains.The Briton outsprinted closest rival Tom Dumoulin on the run-in to Laruns to pick up six bonus seconds and extend his overall lead with two stages left.Thomas leads Dutchman Dumoulin by two minutes, five seconds with Saturday's 31km individual time trial to come. Sunday's processional finale into Paris will see no change in the standings.BeSpoke at the Tour: Thomas clears the final summitTradition dictates that the yellow jersey is not attacked on the final stage, so if Team Sky's Thomas leads after the time trial, he will become the third Briton to win th...
Osijek 0-1 Rangers: Steven Gerrard enjoys Europa League victory thanks to Alfredo Morelos header

Osijek 0-1 Rangers: Steven Gerrard enjoys Europa League victory thanks to Alfredo Morelos header

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MATCH REPORT The Liverpool legend watched as his side delivered a clinical performance in Croatia Rangers claimed their first European away win in a decade as Alfredo Morelos’ header secured a 1-0 victory over Osijek. Two sloppy showings already this season had meant the Colombian has come under intense scrutiny for his performances in Rangers’ opening Europa League qualifier with Macedonians Shkupi. Morelos scored the winner in Croatia (pictured scoring in a pre-season friendly) But the 22-year-old answered his critics in the perfect manner as he grabbed the all-important away goal with his 18th-minute winner at the City Garden Stadium. Gerrard’s team had to ride their luck at times but the Light Blues held on for thei...