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Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

It’s a sport which can be a matter of life and death. Between 1890 and 2011, it’s estimated that 1,604 boxers died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the ring, according to a survey carried out Manuel Velazquez. That is an average of 13 deaths a year. The 27-year-old American boxer Patrick Day,…MORE

Japan a ‘formidable’ foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

Japan a ‘formidable’ foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

The Rugby World Cup was not yet five minutes old and Japan was staring at a nightmare. The host looked rattled. The players appeared gripped by stage fright. Even before the expectant crowd in Tokyo had got comfortable, Japan was 7-0 down to low-ranking Russia. Was the famous upset over the South African Springboks four…MORE

How much does Roger Federer know about rugby?

How much does Roger Federer know about rugby?

He may be the most successful male player in tennis history, but as a boy Roger Federer flirted with a rather different sport. His mom Lynette is from rugby-mad South Africa, and the 20-time grand slam champion says he used to practice scrums with his dad. Dig into the Federer family archives and there are…MORE

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago. Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury he suffered that night, according to a statement from his promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends…MORE

Rugby World Cup: The best off-field moments so far

Rugby World Cup: The best off-field moments so far

As the Rugby World Cup pauses for breath between the groups stages and knockout rounds, now seems a good time to reflect on what’s been an eventful tournament so far. Host Japan has been the surprise package, topping its group with victories over Ireland, Scotland, Samoa, and Russia, while Uruguay shocked Fiji to record its…MORE

Olympics marathon moved from Tokyo to Sapporo because of heat fears

Olympics marathon moved from Tokyo to Sapporo because of heat fears

The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year’s Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity. Sapporo, which is nearly 500 miles north of the Japanese capital, is expected to have “significantly lower temperatures” and…MORE

Spanish league asks to move El Clásico from Barcelona amid Catalan protests

Spanish league asks to move El Clásico from Barcelona amid Catalan protests

Spain’s La Liga has asked the country’s football federation (RFER) to move the upcoming “El Clasico” match from Barcelona to Madrid because of the ongoing Catalonian protests. The match between fierce rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is due to be played at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium on October 26. But because of protests by…MORE

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Dierks Bentley Scores 19th No. 1 Single With “Living”

Dierks Bentley Scores 19th No. 1 Single With “Living”

Dierks Bentley scored the 19th No. 1 single of his career as “Living” ascended to the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. “Living” follows back-to-back No. 1 singles, “Burning Man” and “Woman, Amen,” from Dierks’ 2018 album, The Mountain. The anthemic track, which was penned by Dierks,…