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Oleksandr Usyk is the first undisputed heavyweight world champion in the four-belt era

On a historic night in Saudi Arabia, Oleksandr Usyk emerged as the first-ever four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history, defeating Tyson Fury via split decision. Briton Fury had a strong start on a monumental stage on a night that would define his legacy, but after a Usyk onslaught in round nine, he was given a standing 10 count and saved by the bell. The scorecards gave 115-112 and 114-113 decisions in favour of the Ukrainian, with a third judge scoring it 114-113 to Fury. As a result, Fury, 35, suffered his first defeat in his 16-year professional career. With…

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Florian Wirtz set Bayer Leverkusen on the road to an impressive win in Rome

Goals from Florian Wirtz and Robert Andrich took Bayer Leverkusen a big step closer to securing a UEFA Europa League final spot as Xabi Alonso’s men took a brilliant win in Rome. Despite dominating possession early on, Leverkusen found themselves under pressure in the opening stages. Roma took pleasure in giving up field position for rare opportunities on the break. Daniele De Rossi’s side almost scored in the 21st minute, with the cross bar repelling Romelu Lukaku’s powerful header as he latched onto a Leandro Paredes cross. Die Werkself eventually began to purr, and the breakthrough came before the half-hour…

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Bayern Munich slipped to their first Bundesliga defeat of the season Kane

Three of Harry Kane’s children were involved in a terrifying car accident and were taken to hospital while the Bayern striker travelled to London. According to Bild, while Kane was travelling to London to play in Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the Champions League, three of his children were involved in a car accident in Munich. His children, Louis, Vivienne and Ivy were travelling in a black van – seemingly with a nanny – and were involved in an accident with a Renault. The siblings suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in an ambulance. Kane sets new…

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Bayer Leverkusen have become the first Bundesliga team to remain unbeaten all season

Victor Boniface and Jonas Hofmann scored after coming off the bench as Bayer Leverkusen left it late to beat West Ham 2-0 at home on Thursday in their Europa League quarter-final first leg. Needing stoppage time winners from Patrick Schick to win both legs of their last 16 tie with Qarabag, Leverkusen were dominant but had failed to break through against the dogged Hammers. Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso brought on Hofmann and Boniface with 14 minutes remaining, and the move did the trick, the Nigerian linking with the Germany winger for the opener in the 83rd minute. Boniface then…

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Tottenham's Postecoglou said he was still in the early stages of implementing his plan at the club

Tottenham Hotspur wasted an opportunity to move into the top four when they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Tuesday, with Brennan Johnson’s early goal cancelled out by Kurt Zouma. Spurs are now in fifth place with 57 points, two points and one slot below Aston Villa, who have also played 30 games and will travel to Manchester City on Wednesday. West Ham remains in seventh place in the rankings, with 45 points from 31 games. “I thought for the most part we controlled the game pretty well,” Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou told reporters, with…

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Ola Olukoyede EFCC chairman cautioned the perpetrators to discontinue such immoral acts

The executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ola Olukoyede wants National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members to be more resourceful and innovative. He gave the charge in Kano on Thursday while addressing corps members of Batch A, Stream 1 at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Kusallah Dam in Karaye Local Government of Kano State. He challenged the youths to be more resourceful, innovative and enterprising to defeat the monster of corruption and thereby raise the bar of growth in the economy. “The message of the EFCC to you this morning is that you begin to look…

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President Vladimir Putin

The unprecedented challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin by Wagner fighters has exposed fresh “cracks” in the strength of his leadership that may take weeks or months to play out, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday. Blinken and members of the US Congress said in a series of television interviews that Saturday’s turmoil has weakened Putin in ways that could aid Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russian forces within its territory while benefiting Russia’s neighbors, including Poland and the Baltic states. “I don’t think we’ve seen the final act,” Blinken said on ABC’s “This Week” program after an aborted…

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Man City beat Man Utd to win FA Cup with Gundogan's brace 

Barcelona have signed Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer after his departure from treble winners Manchester City with the German midfielder signing a two-year contract, the LaLiga club said on Monday. The 32-year-old has a contract until June 2025 with an option for a further year, while the Spanish champions also said they had included a buyout clause of 400 million euros ($435.72 million). Gundogan left City after captaining the English club to the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble last season, ending a successful seven-year stint in England where he won 14 trophies, including five league titles.…

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