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Belt brings Huck, Briedis added motivation for fight – Dan Rafael Blog

Marco Huck long ago established himself as one of the best fighters in cruiserweight division history. From 2009 to 2015, the German brawler was the dominant fighter in the weight class. Even when he made a one-fight foray into the heavyweight division and challenged Alexander Povetkin for his secondary world title in 2012, he fought very well, though he came out on the losing end of a highly controversial majority decision and was denied a rematch. In all, Huck, 32, made a division-record-tying 13 title defenses. He matched the record…

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‘Compelling’ case for Cardiff team in new T20 cup, says Hugh Morris

Hugh Morris is a former chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris believes Cardiff is ideally placed to be one of eight city sides hosting matches in a new Twenty20 tournament. The new competition planned by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is set to start in 2020. Glamorgan became the first county to launch its bid at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Thursday, and could face competition from Bristol. “We believe Cardiff has a compelling case,” Morris told BBC Wales…

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2024 Olympics: ‘Time is right’ for cricket bid – ICC chief Dave Richardson

England would have to play under the Great Britain banner at the Olympics The “time is right” for cricket to apply for a place at the Olympics, according to International Cricket Council chief Dave Richardson. Cricket has not been played at the Summer Games since Great Britain beat France to win gold in 1900. But the ICC believes an Olympic Twenty20 tournament is the key to growing the game. “I think the majority of the members – and certainly myself – think the time is right,” said Richardson. “We’ve come…

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Ashley Giles: City-based T20 is cricket’s Brexit, says Bears boss

Ashley Giles (right) returned to Warwickshire in December after two seasons coaching Lancashire Warwickshire director of cricket Ashley Giles says it is time to stop debating about why England’s proposed new city-based T20 competition will not work, and concentrate on making it a success. Plans for a new eight-team tournament from 2020 were announced on Monday. “I compare it to Brexit,” said Giles, who this winter rejoined his old county, who now play their T20 cricket under a city brand as Birmingham Bears. “We’ve made a decision. Let’s get on…

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NHL — Playoff matchups we’d love to see include Connor McDavid facing off against Joe Thornton, and Sidney Crosby versus Sergei Bobrovsky

It’s still a little too early to pin down exactly which teams will be squaring off when the playoffs begin in less than two weeks, but that hasn’t stopped us from imagining some dandy first-round, head-to-head matchups. Here are three we’d like to see: The Pacific Division is pretty fluid, but it looks like the Anaheim Ducks will finish on top — which would likely set up an interesting first-round matchup between the San Jose Sharks, the defending Western Conference champs, and an Edmonton Oilers team that is making its…

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Red Bull: The key areas where Christian Horner’s team need to improve

Max Verstappen finished fifth in Melbourne for Red Bull while Daniel Ricciardo was forced to retire Red Bull were one of the prime movers behind the push for faster, more demanding Formula 1 cars this season, so it is somewhat ironic that they started the season off the pace of Ferrari and Mercedes. All is not lost, however, for the team that just over three years ago were celebrating their fourth consecutive world title double. Red Bull were the only team to beat Mercedes last year and finished second in…

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David Haye discussing bout with UFC star Jimi Manuwa

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has welcomed the possibility of facing UFC star Jimi Manuwa on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s prospective bout with Conor McGregor. David Haye wasn’t the only fighter suffering from injury after Tony Bellew revealed he broke his hand in the early rounds of his dramatic 11th round win. Tony Bellew pulled off a big upset and perhaps the most satisfying win of his career after stopping an injured David Haye in the 11th round at The O2 Arena. 1 Related Haye (28-3-KO26) is currently…

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Unified junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford to fight at Madison Square Garden

There’s been a change of plans for unified junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford’s next fight, a May 20 defense against highly regarded contender Felix Diaz. For the first time, Crawford will play the main arena at Madison Square Garden in New York. Unified junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s next fight will be at Madison Square Garden on May 20.¬†AP Photo/Nati Harnik Initially, Top Rank, which will formally announce the fight at news conference at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, planned to stage the card at the Prudential Center in…

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