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Sep 22

Leonardo DiCaprio Slams Trump Administration Over Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at a conference about the urgency of combatting climate change

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Sep 22

Hughie Fury sets sights on Joseph Parker and being best of the rest | Kevin Mitchell

Tyson Fury’s cousin can win the WBO heavyweight title on Saturday but neither he nor New Zealander Parker look in the same league as Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder

The electricity that normally runs through the leadup to a world title fight has barely flickered in Manchester this week, although Hughie Fury’s circuitry sparked into life when he shoved the amiable New Zealander Joseph Parker at the weigh-in on Friday.

After a week that began with Parker’s promoter, David Higgins, being escorted from a press conference for supposedly upsetting the hosts by demanding a neutral referee then settling his differences with Fury’s father and trainer, Peter (to everyone’s smiling satisfaction), normal boxing service was resumed with some unsubtle histrionics the day before they fight for real at the Manchester Arena.

Related: Hughie Fury: ‘I’ve had no teenage life, no drinking or friends. I’ve sacrificed everything’

Related: Jake LaMotta was not a great champion but one of the toughest, a boxing beast | Kevin Mitchell

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/sep/22/hughie-fury-joseph-parker-wbo-heavyweight-title-boxing

Sep 22

Fight Breaks Out at Turkish President's New York Speech

Erdogan was speaking near Times Square when pro-Kurdish protesters got into a scuffle with men in suits.

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Sep 22

Shania Twain Was ‘Shattered’ by Divorce as She Battled Lyme Disease

Shania Twain feared she would never sing again after a battle with Lyme disease affected her vocal cords and caused her to withdraw form the spotlight for over a decade

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Sep 22

Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?

Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking. On Sept. 8, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck 54 miles (87 kilometers) southwest of Pijijiapan, which sits just above the Mexico-Guatemala border. Eleven days later, a magnitude-7.1 qu…

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Sep 22

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons testSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

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Sep 22

Sam Sexton ready to be ‘hated’ in British heavyweight title fight v Gary Cornish

Sam Sexton is ready to be “hated” in Edinburgh when he meets Scot Gary Cornish for the vacant British heavyweight title.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/41364418

Sep 22

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.

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Sep 22

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. The US Army has now been forced to send out a message telling troops to check any messages and ensure that they are legitimate. Officials have so fa…

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Sep 22

Could North Korea's Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War?

Could North Korea's Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War?No, but they could kill a lot of people.  Could North Korea’s Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War? Other than North Korea’s massed dug in artillery forces, Pyongyang’s enormous and well training special operations forces are the most dangerous threat facing the United States and the South. According to U.S. military sources, Pyongyang’s special operations troops are well trained and well equipped and pose a significant danger.

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Sep 22

A-bombs and H-bombs explained

The world’s nuclear arsenals are comprised mainly of two types of warheads — atomic bombs, also called A-bombs, and the more powerful hydrogen or H-bombs. North Korea, escalating its war of rhetoric with the United States, on Friday hinted it may exp…

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Sep 22

Donald Trump Wastes No Time To Respond to Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump Wastes No Time To Respond to Kim Jong-unThe North Korean leader personally threatened to “tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.”

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Sep 22

Fish and chips, Hotel California & brutal camps – the build-up to Parker v Fury

As Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury get ready to fight in Manchester, BBC Sport learns of their hobbies, adversity and goals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/41347567

Sep 22

Hurricane Maria: British man dies as partner and children rescued from capsized boat

A British man has died after a boat he was travelling in with his family was overturned by Hurricane Maria. The unnamed man had been with his family on a boat that sounded a distress call off the coast of Puerto Rico as the storm moved in on Wednesday…

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Sep 22

Sports quiz of the week: sackings, strike partnerships and a sensational start

Who keep winning? Who kept scoring? And who could have been a contender?

Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus were both on the scoresheet for Manchester City last weekend (and the weekend before). They have now scored nine league goals between them this season. Which two strikers contributed 55 goals to their club in a single Premier League season?

Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley for Newcastle in 1993-94

Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton for Blackburn in 1994-95

Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole for Manchester United in 1998-99

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez for Liverpool in 2013-14

Why were Celta Vigo fined by La Liga this week?

Because their players were “wearing their socks too low”

Three of their players mooned to a group of photographers who came to watch them train

Their manager did an interview while wearing a set of branded headphones

All eight of their games this season have ended nil-nil and they’ve been accused of “unsportsmanlike tactics”.

Not enough fans have attended their home matches this season

What is the missing number: ???-110, 114-114, 113-115?

101

114

118

122

What was unexpected about Mark Beaumont’s attempt to cycle “around the world in 80 days”?

He wasn’t able to complete it as someone stole his bike

The ferry he had booked from Dover to Calais was delayed and he finished in 81 days

He arrived home and found out his sponsor had gone bust and hadn’t been paying him

He finished it two days earlier than planned

Gareth Barry made his 632nd appearance in the Premier League on Saturday, equalling Ryan Giggs’ record. What Premier League record does Barry own all to himself?

Most appearances without winning the title

Oldest goalscorer

Most yellow cards

First person to score a hat-trick for two different clubs

Mark Sampson, the manager of the England women’s football team, was sacked on Wednesday. How had the team performed the night before?

They lost 2-0

They lost 4-1

The drew 3-3

They won 6-0

Which football club in the UK has not dropped a point yet this season?

Manchester City

Celtic

Coleraine

Llandudno

Rio Ferdinand has taken up boxing after a long and successful career as a footballer. Which other sport did the teenage Ferdinand reject before signing a contract with West Ham?

Cycling

Ballet

Table tennis

Snooker

Which other athlete took up boxing late in his sporting career and went on to win a British title?

Andrew Flintoff

Curtis Woodhouse

Leon McKenzie

Nobby Stiles

Jake LaMotta, the fighter immortalised in Martin Scorsese’s film Raging Bull, died this week at the age of 95. What was LaMotta’s other nickname?

The Brooklyn bruiser

The Staten Island stomper

The Manhattan maniac

The Bronx Bull

The Queensberry ruler

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/22/sports-quiz-week-sackings-strike-partnerships-football-boxing

Sep 22

Heartbreak in Puerto Rico: 'We Don't Have Anything'

Puerto Ricans are now returning home to face the devastation from Hurricane Maria.

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