Anthony Joshua has beaten his mandatory challenger, Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev, by a knockout in the ninth round to retain his three world heavyweight championship belts — after a year away in a title defence. Joshua regained the WBA, WBO and IBF titles in a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. last December in
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned, with the entire board also stepping down from their posts. Bartomeu’s decision comes after several months of criticism in the wake of Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich, as well as Lionel Messi’s shock request to leave the club shortly after.
Rafael Nadal produced one of his finest French Open displays to stun Novak Djokovic and equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles. Spanish second seed Nadal outclassed world number one Djokovic in a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win, which clinched a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros. Questions
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been sacked after a disappointing start to the season, 18 months after succeeding Arsene Wenger. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the early favourite to replace the 48-year-old Spaniard at the famous north London club. Emery’s departure follows a run of seven games without
Tottenham have sacked Mauricio Pochettino after a poor start to the season left the club struggling in mid-table. The Argentine had been under intense scrutiny with Spurs languishing in 14th place in the Premier League with just three league wins all season, a huge fall from grace after he led the
England: (6) 12 Pen: Farrell 4 South Africa: (12) 32 Try: Mapimpi, Kolbe Con: Pollard 2 Pen: Pollard 6 South Africa broke English hearts with a ruthless display of power rugby to seize their third Rugby World Cup in devastating fashion. Twenty two points from the boot of nerveless fly-half Handre Pollard and second-half tries from wingers Makazole