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Nurmagomedov gives his backing to rising UFC star

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took to his official Twitter account and tweeted out a photograph of himself with Zabit Magomedsharipov. A blossoming contender in the UFC featherweight division, Zabit Magomedsharipov …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov officially retires

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, has officially retired from the sport, UFC President Dana White reported via his Twitter. "He is 100% officially retired. It was incredible to watch you work, …

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FIFA opens doping cases against 3 Russian players

World soccer’s governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary cases against three Russian footballers for suspected doping violations in 2013, according to the Russian Football Union. The report did not identify the footballers but …

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What Adler-Arena will look like after reconstruction

The skating center Adler-Arena in Sochi will undergo reconstruction. ”In the framework of the reconstruction, a 400-meter indoor track and field stadium will be build. The facility will become third indoor track and field stadium …

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FC Akhmat defeated by FC CSKA in Moscow

Grozny’s FC Akhmat lost to FC CSKA in the 21st round of the Russian Football Premier League Championship with a score of 0: 2. The match took place at the VEB-Arena stadium in Moscow. Salomon Rondon scored for the hosts. His goal …

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Dana White to meet with Khabib Nurmagomedov again

 Another meeting between UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov is on the books. This weekend, White and his lightweight champion will once again meet over dinner to discuss business. According to White, …

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Roy Jones Jr wants exhibition with Fedor Emelianenko

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has declared his interest in fighting one of either Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko or ex-UFC champion Anderson Silva in an exhibition match, and says he doubts he’ll rematch Mike Tyson. Former …

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Legendary weightlifter Yuri Vlasov passes away

Olympic weightlifting champion Yuri Vlasov passed away, the representative of power sports Mikhail Koklyaev informed. In addition to the gold of the 1960 Olympics, Vlasov won the silver at the 1964 Olympics, four gold medals at the …

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WADA decides not to appeal ruling on Russia ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has decided not to appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling that halved Russia's international ban for doping offenses to the Swiss federal court. WADA made the …

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