Football news: Al Ain make hard work of Team Wellington in report card for epic Club World Cup opener – Article

Hosts Al Ain experienced a harrowing start to the 2018 Club World Cup against amateurs Team Wellington, having to come back from three-goals down to advance via a penalty shootout. The Kiwis were, shockingly, 3-0 up by 45 minutes at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. Mario Barcia’s 30-yard screamer, Aaron Clapham’s measured finish and Mario Ilich’s tap-in did the damage. A response came in first-half ...

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The Deadspin Awards 2018

The Deadspin AwardsThe Deadspin Awards will be a haphazardly planned, moderately attended awards show meant to celebrate the worst (and a few of the best) things in sports.    A week ago today, on December 5, the third annual Deadspin Awards were held at Irving Plaza in New York City. Winners were announced, Deadspin’s new mascot, Shitty, was introduced, the ...

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SN Q&A: Bernard Hopkins talks Canelo Alvarez, MSG and Rocky Fielding fight | Boxing

Before Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took over boxing’s middleweight division, Bernard Hopkins was at the top of the mountain at 160 pounds Hopkins, 53, (55-8-2, two no contests) reigned supreme in the weight class, making 20 consecutive title defenses from January 1996 to February 2005. He became the undisputed champion in September 2004 when he knocked out Alvarez’s promoter ...

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