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“Aston Villa closes training base due to coronavirus outbreak

"Aston Villa closes training base due to coronavirus outbreak

“Aston Villa has closed its training base due to an outbreak of coronavirus in the team, according to the Birmingham-based soccer club’s website. Aston Villa had multiple positive findings among first-team players and staff after routine testing on Monday. All of them were immediately isolated. The second round of testing resulted in more positive results. Aston Villa’s training session before ...

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Khabib’s manager named the condition under which the Russian will return to the octagon

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The manager of Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov Ali Abdel-Aziz named the condition under which the Russian would return to the Octagon, TMZ reports. “I think if Georges St. Pierre is really going to come back to fight, that could lift Khabib,” Abdel-Aziz said. Recall that Khabib defeated American Justin Gaggi on Oct. 24. After the fight, the ...

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The Russian national team is urged to take the match against Germany at the World Cup seriously

The Russian national team is urged to take the match against Germany at the World Cup seriously

Vladimir Plyushchev, an honorary coach of Russia, told what he expects from the Russian national team in the quarterfinals of the World Junior Hockey Championship, reports TASS. The Russian national team will compete with their peers from Germany for the exit to the semifinals. The match will take place on January 2 and will begin at 8 p.m. Moscow time. ...

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Heavyweight world title contender Bryant Jennings has slammed people wishing Muslims a “Merry Christmas”

Heavyweight world title contender Bryant Jennings has slammed people wishing Muslims a “Merry Christmas” or even “Happy Holidays” as ignorant, idiotic, and disrespectful. “To say Merry Christmas or Happy holidays to a Muslim is ignorance, idiocy, and outright [sic] disrespectful,” wrote Philadelphia-born Jennings, 36, on Twitter. “I get the Christmas thing obviously but saying happy holidays? Whys [sic] that so ...

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MMA fighters Ismailov and Mineyev put up a mass fight in Moscow

MMA fighters Ismailov and Mineyev put up a mass fight in Moscow

Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Magomed Ismailov and Vladimir Mineyev have arranged a brawl in Moscow. It was reported by mass media. A verbal altercation between the athletes at the AMC Fight Nights tournament developed into a brawl, after which fans ran into the cage and a mass fight broke out. Note that the fighting with each other opponents ...

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President Trump signed the “Rodchenkov Act”

President Trump signed the "Rodchenkov Act"

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the so-called “Rodchenkov Act,” named after the former director of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov. According to the press service of the White House, this legislation provides for the possibility of criminal prosecution by the United States of any person for involvement in doping conspiracy in international competitions involving the United States. “Act 835, ...

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Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Nikolai Kovalenko knocked out his opponent Alexander Lipsky with a knee to the head at

Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Nikolai Kovalenko knocked out his opponent Alexander Lipsky with a knee to the head at

Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Nikolay Kovalenko knocked out his opponent Alexander Lipsky with a knee to the head at the Russian Cagefighting Championship (RCC) tournament. Video provided by the rights holder. Kovalenko came out victorious in the bantamweight confrontation. The Russian landed a series of punches and finally finished him off with a knee to the head. For ...

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Nurmagomedov was temporarily deprived of the status of the best UFC fighter in favor of McGregor

Nurmagomedov was temporarily deprived of the status of the best UFC fighter in favor of McGregor

Irishman Conor McGregor temporarily topped the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) rating on the organization’s website, which caused surprise mixed martial arts (MMA) fans. At approximately 22:30 Moscow time, the UFC website was changed. Users noticed that Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov was stripped of the status of the best fighter of the organization, and his place was taken by McGregor, who has ...

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