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      Nicola Adams: I want to take professional boxing to the next level

      Nicola Adams insists she wants "to take professional boxing to the next level" and follow the routes of former amateur stand-outs Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux. The two-time Olympic champion has begun preparations for her professional debut, which is scheduled to take place at the Manchester Arena on April 8. Adams has been put through her paces by American trainer Virgil Hunter in San Francisco ahead of bout. More »

      The Independent - 46 minutes ago
    • More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

      More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

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      Reuters - 46 minutes ago
    • Athletics-More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

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      Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
    • Ukrainian Tereshchuk stripped of Beijing pentathlon bronze

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      Reuters - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
    • Doping-Ukrainian Tereshchuk stripped of Beijing pentathlon bronze

      Viktoriya Tereshchuk failed a doping test and has been stripped of the bronze medal she won in the women's modern pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. Anastasiya Prokopenko of Belarus, who finished fourth in Beijing, is next in line for the bronze medal. More than 100 athletes have so far tested positive in re-tests of samples taken during the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympics. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 2 minutes ago