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'If I win the title it will be HUGE for Russia': Petr Yan on facing Jose Aldo for bantamweight belt at UFC 251

Russian bantamweight Petr Yan says it will be «huge» for MMA in his homeland if he joins the ranks of UFC champions by defeating Jose Aldo in their showdown at UFC 251 on Fight Island this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'If I win the title it will be HUGE for Russia': Petr Yan on facing Jose Aldo for bantamweight belt at UFC 251

Russian bantamweight Petr Yan says it will be «huge» for MMA in his homeland if he joins the ranks of UFC champions by defeating Jose Aldo in their showdown at UFC 251 on Fight Island this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com

'You know him': Zlatan TAUNTS Ronaldo as Juventus star fails to foil penalty before giant Swede tells him 'to SHUT UP' (VIDEO)

Cristiano Ronaldo suffered humiliation as he failed in a bid to stop striking rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic from scoring a penalty that set Juventus on the way to a rare defeat, leaving the AC Milan hero laughing at the Portugal star. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'You know him': Zlatan TAUNTS Ronaldo as Juventus star fails to foil penalty before giant Swede tells him 'to SHUT UP' (VIDEO)

Cristiano Ronaldo suffered humiliation as he failed in a bid to stop striking rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic from scoring a penalty that set Juventus on the way to a rare defeat, leaving the AC Milan hero laughing at the Portugal star. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘There's a fine line between respect and disrespect’: Chicago Blackhawks will NOT change their name amid racism debate

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced they will not change the team’s name as it honors a historic figure – the team is named after a famous Sauk leader. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘There's a fine line between respect and disrespect’: Chicago Blackhawks will NOT change their name amid racism debate

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced they will not change the team’s name as it honors a historic figure – the team is named after a famous Sauk leader. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Could you BE any hotter?' Kazakhstan's UFC 'killer' Mariya Agapova grabs GUN before donning rock chick corset, skintight trousers

After posting videos of herself disarming and fending off a trainer who held a gun to her throat during a krav maga session, UFC starlet Mariya Agapova has thrilled fans with her first full fashion shoot in several skimpy outfits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Could you BE any hotter?' Kazakhstan's UFC 'killer' Mariya Agapova grabs GUN before donning rock chick corset, skintight trousers

After posting videos of herself disarming and fending off a trainer who held a gun to her throat during a krav maga session, UFC starlet Mariya Agapova has thrilled fans with her first full fashion shoot in several skimpy outfits. Read Full Article at RT.com

'It's a crazy time for me': Russian UFC bantamweight Petr Yan on Fight Island title shot vs Aldo (VIDEO)

Russia's Petr Yan says it is a «crazy time» for him as he prepares for his shot at the UFC bantamweight title this weekend against Brazilian legend Jose Aldo at the fabled Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'It's a crazy time for me': Russian UFC bantamweight Petr Yan on Fight Island title shot vs Aldo (VIDEO)

Russia's Petr Yan says it is a «crazy time» for him as he prepares for his shot at the UFC bantamweight title this weekend against Brazilian legend Jose Aldo at the fabled Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Rich people get robbed everywhere': Ultras BLAST Franck Ribery after burglary leaves 'god' threatening to QUIT Fiorentina

Angry fans at Serie A club Fiorentina have turned on winger Franck Ribery for voicing his terror after his house was robbed during a match, telling the former France star to «wash his mouth out» and namechecking Pablo Escabar. Read Full Article a
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'Rich people get robbed everywhere': Ultras BLAST Franck Ribery after burglary leaves 'god' threatening to QUIT Fiorentina

Angry fans at Serie A club Fiorentina have turned on winger Franck Ribery for voicing his terror after his house was robbed during a match, telling the former France star to «wash his mouth out» and namechecking Pablo Escabar. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Call me a n***** & I’m sleeping whoever!’ Boxer J’Leon Love makes bizarre n-word warning to Twitter

American Boxer J’Leon Love was warned he will put to sleep anyone who calls him a n***** in an out-of-the-blue Twitter rant aimed at the prolific use of the slur in videos on his timeline. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Call me a n***** & I’m sleeping whoever!’ Boxer J’Leon Love makes bizarre n-word warning to Twitter

American Boxer J’Leon Love was warned he will put to sleep anyone who calls him a n***** in an out-of-the-blue Twitter rant aimed at the prolific use of the slur in videos on his timeline. Read Full Article at RT.com

'We've lost a special soul': World snowboarding champ drowns in freak shallow water blackout while spearfishing in Australia

Athletes and fans have expressed their shock and heartache after hugely popular two-time snowboarding world champion and Olympian Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin, who was just 32, died in the water off the Gold Coast of his native Australia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'We've lost a special soul': World snowboarding champ drowns in freak shallow water blackout while spearfishing in Australia

Athletes and fans have expressed their shock and heartache after hugely popular two-time snowboarding world champion and Olympian Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin, who was just 32, died in the water off the Gold Coast of his native Australia. Read Full Article at RT.com

'NONE of you have the intellectual level': Kyrgios slams Djokovic & Zverev for 'partying like POTATOES', blasts Thiem in Covid row

Nick Kyrgios has hammered world number three Dominic Thiem in a row over Alexander Zverev's quarantine shame following Novak Djokovic's doomed tennis tournament, adding that top tennis stars lack the intellect to grasp a pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'NONE of you have the intellectual level': Kyrgios slams Djokovic & Zverev for 'partying like POTATOES', blasts Thiem in Covid row

Nick Kyrgios has hammered world number three Dominic Thiem in a row over Alexander Zverev's quarantine shame following Novak Djokovic's doomed tennis tournament, adding that top tennis stars lack the intellect to grasp a pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Symbol of the Covid-19 era’: Viral bikini-wearing Russian nurse becomes face of sports brand

A bikini-wearing Russian nurse in a see-through gown who was a viral sensation in her homeland and beyond has become an ambassador for sports brand Zasport, which is the official outfit maker for the national Olympic team. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Symbol of the Covid-19 era’: Viral bikini-wearing Russian nurse becomes face of sports brand

A bikini-wearing Russian nurse in a see-through gown who was a viral sensation in her homeland and beyond has become an ambassador for sports brand Zasport, which is the official outfit maker for the national Olympic team. Read Full Article at RT.com

'No WAY LeBron is eating this': NBA stars & fans MOCK food served in airline-style packaging as teams enter bubble at Disney World

Denver Nuggets' Troy Daniels has given a culinary insight into life in the bubble as NBA teams bid to restart their season - and social media viewers savaged the spread while the shooting guard seemed unimpressed with his food. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'No WAY LeBron is eating this': NBA stars & fans MOCK food served in airline-style packaging as teams enter bubble at Disney World

Denver Nuggets' Troy Daniels has given a culinary insight into life in the bubble as NBA teams bid to restart their season - and social media viewers savaged the spread while the shooting guard seemed unimpressed with his food. Read Full Article at RT.com

Carry on kneeling: Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton 'free to kneel for rest of the season' in support of Black Lives Matter

Outspoken Black Lives Matter supporter Lewis Hamilton will reportedly be allowed to continue kneeling before Formula 1 races for the rest of his current title defence, with drivers set to mull the divisive subject again on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Carry on kneeling: Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton 'free to kneel for rest of the season' in support of Black Lives Matter

Outspoken Black Lives Matter supporter Lewis Hamilton will reportedly be allowed to continue kneeling before Formula 1 races for the rest of his current title defence, with drivers set to mull the divisive subject again on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Maybe someone will fall in love with volleyball’: Ukrainian player Ludmila Osachuk shares saucy pics on Instagram (PHOTOS)

Ukrainian volleyball player Ludmila Osachuk has shared a revealing photo session, joking that she hopes to raise the game’s popularity with the help of some raunchy snaps. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Maybe someone will fall in love with volleyball’: Ukrainian player Ludmila Osachuk shares saucy pics on Instagram (PHOTOS)

Ukrainian volleyball player Ludmila Osachuk has shared a revealing photo session, joking that she hopes to raise the game’s popularity with the help of some raunchy snaps. Read Full Article at RT.com

Teenage Russian goalkeeper struck by lightning 'removed from ventilator', gradually being taking out of coma

Sixteen-year-old Russian goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky, who was struck by lightning during training, has been removed from lung ventilation apparatus in hospital and is being gradually eased out of a medically-induced coma. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Teenage Russian goalkeeper struck by lightning 'removed from ventilator', gradually being taking out of coma

Sixteen-year-old Russian goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky, who was struck by lightning during training, has been removed from lung ventilation apparatus in hospital and is being gradually eased out of a medically-induced coma. Read Full Article at RT.com

Khabib's late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov to have home village in Dagestan renamed in his honor after seven days of mourning

The Dagestan village of Kirovaul, where Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov lived and was buried following his death last week, will be renamed in his honor once seven days of mourning have been observed, a local leader has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Khabib's late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov to have home village in Dagestan renamed in his honor after seven days of mourning

The Dagestan village of Kirovaul, where Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov lived and was buried following his death last week, will be renamed in his honor once seven days of mourning have been observed, a local leader has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com

'I'm not messing around': Maria Sharapova back on court as fans told to don masks 'even if you look like DARTH VADER'

In an action-packed series of snapshots of her glamorous life in quarantine, Maria Sharapova has shown herself playing tennis, working out, battling crows in her garden, relaxing on a boat in California and wearing a mask. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'I'm not messing around': Maria Sharapova back on court as fans told to don masks 'even if you look like DARTH VADER'

In an action-packed series of snapshots of her glamorous life in quarantine, Maria Sharapova has shown herself playing tennis, working out, battling crows in her garden, relaxing on a boat in California and wearing a mask. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Setien will obviously continue': Barcelona president says under-fire boss Quique Setien will STAY at the Camp Nou

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has pledged his support to Quique Setien, saying he hasn't regretted his decision to sack Ernesto Valverde, and vowed his under-fire coach will remain in his post next season. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Setien will obviously continue': Barcelona president says under-fire boss Quique Setien will STAY at the Camp Nou

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has pledged his support to Quique Setien, saying he hasn't regretted his decision to sack Ernesto Valverde, and vowed his under-fire coach will remain in his post next season. Read Full Article at RT.com

'I'm right here with you': LeBron James backs Bubba Wallace over 'HATE from the president' as NASCAR star continues row with Trump

NBA great LeBron James has told the next generation of sports stars to choose «love over hate», endorsing a comeback from Bubba Wallace after US president Donald Trump accused the NASCAR racer of faking a noose found in a garage. Read Full Articl
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'I'm right here with you': LeBron James backs Bubba Wallace over 'HATE from the president' as NASCAR star continues row with Trump

NBA great LeBron James has told the next generation of sports stars to choose «love over hate», endorsing a comeback from Bubba Wallace after US president Donald Trump accused the NASCAR racer of faking a noose found in a garage. Read Full Article at RT.com

Get hyped! UFC's new Usman vs. Masvidal promo builds the excitement ahead of HUGE UFC 251 event on 'Fight Island' (VIDEO)

It was the fight the MMA world wanted to see, and finally, after it first appeared that the bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal wouldn't take place at UFC 251, the fight is ON, and the anticipation is rising. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Get hyped! UFC's new Usman vs. Masvidal promo builds the excitement ahead of HUGE UFC 251 event on 'Fight Island' (VIDEO)

It was the fight the MMA world wanted to see, and finally, after it first appeared that the bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal wouldn't take place at UFC 251, the fight is ON, and the anticipation is rising. Read Full Article at RT.com

'I'm tired of all this humble sh*t': Sweat-soaked NFL star Cam Newton follows bizarre gym tirade with ANIMAL-THEMED rant (VIDEO)

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has claimed he is «tired of being humble» and appeared to lash out at former team Carolina Panthers in an expletive-ridden gym rant that ended with him calling himself the king of the jungle. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'I'm tired of all this humble sh*t': Sweat-soaked NFL star Cam Newton follows bizarre gym tirade with ANIMAL-THEMED rant (VIDEO)

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has claimed he is «tired of being humble» and appeared to lash out at former team Carolina Panthers in an expletive-ridden gym rant that ended with him calling himself the king of the jungle. Read Full Article at RT.com

'He will play again': Teenage Russian goalkeeper struck by LIGHTNING during training 'getting better'

Ivan Zaborovsky, the 16-year-old FC Znamya Truda goalkeeper who was put into a coma after being struck by lightning during training, is “getting better” and will play football again according to the team's general director. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'He will play again': Teenage Russian goalkeeper struck by LIGHTNING during training 'getting better'

Ivan Zaborovsky, the 16-year-old FC Znamya Truda goalkeeper who was put into a coma after being struck by lightning during training, is “getting better” and will play football again according to the team's general director. Read Full Article at RT.com

'They acted like we're FBI Top 10': Sprint star pair who were FORCIBLY hauled from car with baby call UK cops 'DISGUSTING' (VIDEO)

Team GB champ Bianca Williams has called for a leading police boss to quit and labeled the UK «very racist» after she was separated from her baby during a search on a car being driven by her athlete partner Ricardo dos Santos. Read Full Article a
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'They acted like we're FBI Top 10': Sprint star pair who were FORCIBLY hauled from car with baby call UK cops 'DISGUSTING' (VIDEO)

Team GB champ Bianca Williams has called for a leading police boss to quit and labeled the UK «very racist» after she was separated from her baby during a search on a car being driven by her athlete partner Ricardo dos Santos. Read Full Article at RT.com

Team bonding: Russia captain Dzyuba celebrates winning Russian Premier League by simulating SEX with Zenit strike partner (VIDEO)

Artem Dzyuba has caught the headlines in the aftermath of Zenit St Petersburg sealing the Russian Premier League title after being filmed simulating sex with fellow scorer Sardar Azmoun during exuberant post-match celebrations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Team bonding: Russia captain Dzyuba celebrates winning Russian Premier League by simulating SEX with Zenit strike partner (VIDEO)

Artem Dzyuba has caught the headlines in the aftermath of Zenit St Petersburg sealing the Russian Premier League title after being filmed simulating sex with fellow scorer Sardar Azmoun during exuberant post-match celebrations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Living the high life: Adventure-loving Yulia Efimova thanks quarantine as swimming starlet takes fans on tour of stunning Yosemite

World champion swimmer Yulia Efimova has taken her followers on a whirlwind tour of the waterfalls, lakes and mountains of California's Yosemite National Park, singing and dancing with a pair of Russian companions along the way. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Living the high life: Adventure-loving Yulia Efimova thanks quarantine as swimming starlet takes fans on tour of stunning Yosemite

World champion swimmer Yulia Efimova has taken her followers on a whirlwind tour of the waterfalls, lakes and mountains of California's Yosemite National Park, singing and dancing with a pair of Russian companions along the way. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Chaos and carnage!' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix after ACTION-PACKED F1 season opener (VIDEO)

Finnish flyer Valtteri Bottas won the opening race of the 2020 Formula 1 season at the Austrian Grand Prix after a dramatic finale that saw teammate Lewis Hamilton denied a podium by a penalty and a hard-charging Lando Norris. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Chaos and carnage!' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix after ACTION-PACKED F1 season opener (VIDEO)

Finnish flyer Valtteri Bottas won the opening race of the 2020 Formula 1 season at the Austrian Grand Prix after a dramatic finale that saw teammate Lewis Hamilton denied a podium by a penalty and a hard-charging Lando Norris. Read Full Article at RT.com

A cut above: Manchester United ace Paul Pogba shaves 'Black Lives Matter' emblem into his hair in support of anti-racism campaign

Manchester United's World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba has taken an extra step in his support of the «Black Lives Matter'» campaign which has been central to the recent resumption of the Premier League. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A cut above: Manchester United ace Paul Pogba shaves 'Black Lives Matter' emblem into his hair in support of anti-racism campaign

Manchester United's World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba has taken an extra step in his support of the «Black Lives Matter'» campaign which has been central to the recent resumption of the Premier League. Read Full Article at RT.com

'It would be awesome': Washington head coach Ron Rivera wants Redskins' name change BEFORE the start of the 2020 NFL season

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said work is underway to rename the NFL franchise, and revealed his hopes for the club to unveil its new name before the NFL season's mid-September start. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'It would be awesome': Washington head coach Ron Rivera wants Redskins' name change BEFORE the start of the 2020 NFL season

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said work is underway to rename the NFL franchise, and revealed his hopes for the club to unveil its new name before the NFL season's mid-September start. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ice cool: Golf ace fires his way to the top of the leaderboard – thanks to an ICE CREAM VAN (VIDEO)

American golfer Matthew Wolff revealed an unusual technique as he battled to claim the top spot on the leaderboard at a Detroit tournament as he used the sound of an ice cream van to keep him calm during his round. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ice cool: Golf ace fires his way to the top of the leaderboard – thanks to an ICE CREAM VAN (VIDEO)

American golfer Matthew Wolff revealed an unusual technique as he battled to claim the top spot on the leaderboard at a Detroit tournament as he used the sound of an ice cream van to keep him calm during his round. Read Full Article at RT.com

No Viagra needed: Ex-F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone plans MORE kids as 89-year-old's partner gives birth

Controversial former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says that he plans on adding more children to his family and the octogenarian has hinted that he doesn't require any artificial assistance to make it happen. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No Viagra needed: Ex-F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone plans MORE kids as 89-year-old's partner gives birth

Controversial former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says that he plans on adding more children to his family and the octogenarian has hinted that he doesn't require any artificial assistance to make it happen. Read Full Article at RT.com

United against racism: But Formula 1's racers were noticeably DIVIDED over taking a knee before Austrian Grand Prix

Formula 1's drivers gathered as one to make a visual statement against racism, but Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen both attracted criticism after stating they would not take a knee before lights out in Austria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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United against racism: But Formula 1's racers were noticeably DIVIDED over taking a knee before Austrian Grand Prix

Formula 1's drivers gathered as one to make a visual statement against racism, but Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen both attracted criticism after stating they would not take a knee before lights out in Austria. Read Full Article at RT.com

Teenage Russian footballer in intensive care after being struck by LIGHTNING in training – reports

Ivan Zaborovsky, a goalkeeper for Znamya Truda in the third tier of Russian football, is understood to be receiving treatment after being struck by lightning during a training session, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Teenage Russian footballer in intensive care after being struck by LIGHTNING in training – reports

Ivan Zaborovsky, a goalkeeper for Znamya Truda in the third tier of Russian football, is understood to be receiving treatment after being struck by lightning during a training session, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Next stop Fight Island? Jorge Masvidal takes COVID-19 test as speculation of short-notice UFC 251 fight intensifies

Speculation linking UFC star Jorge Masvidal with a short notice title shot against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 has grown as the UFC 'BMF' posts images of him undergoing the COVID-19 test necessary to compete next week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Next stop Fight Island? Jorge Masvidal takes COVID-19 test as speculation of short-notice UFC 251 fight intensifies

Speculation linking UFC star Jorge Masvidal with a short notice title shot against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 has grown as the UFC 'BMF' posts images of him undergoing the COVID-19 test necessary to compete next week. Read Full Article at RT.com

Zlatan is back! Ibrahimovic returns with a goal from the spot as AC Milan THRASH title hopefuls Lazio (VIDEO)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first Serie A appearance since the COVID-19 halted the season as he helped fire AC Milan to a resounding 3-0 win over title hopefuls Lazio. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Zlatan is back! Ibrahimovic returns with a goal from the spot as AC Milan THRASH title hopefuls Lazio (VIDEO)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first Serie A appearance since the COVID-19 halted the season as he helped fire AC Milan to a resounding 3-0 win over title hopefuls Lazio. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Give me the chance!' With Gilbert Burns RULED OUT, Colby Covington calls for Kamaru Usman rematch at UFC 251 (VIDEO)

Following Gilbert Burns' withdrawal from UFC 251 after his positive COVID-19 test, former interim champion Colby Covington has called on the UFC to draft him in for a short-notice rematch with defending champion Kamaru Usman. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Give me the chance!' With Gilbert Burns RULED OUT, Colby Covington calls for Kamaru Usman rematch at UFC 251 (VIDEO)

Following Gilbert Burns' withdrawal from UFC 251 after his positive COVID-19 test, former interim champion Colby Covington has called on the UFC to draft him in for a short-notice rematch with defending champion Kamaru Usman. Read Full Article at RT.com

COVID KO: Title challenger Gilbert Burns OUT of UFC 251 main event after testing positive for coronavirus

The first big UFC Fight Island show has already suffered a major blow with the news that the main event bout between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns is off due to the Brazilian testing positive for COVID-19. Read Full Article at RT.com
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COVID KO: Title challenger Gilbert Burns OUT of UFC 251 main event after testing positive for coronavirus

The first big UFC Fight Island show has already suffered a major blow with the news that the main event bout between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns is off due to the Brazilian testing positive for COVID-19. Read Full Article at RT.com