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Fury serenades Klitschko in latest stunt DÜSSELDORF: Having previously dressed as Batman for a press conference, Tyson Fury employed more theatrics on Wednesday by turning to song in the latest round of mind-games with Wladimir Klitschko.World heavyweight champion Klitschko will defend his IBF, WBA and IBO titles against British challenger Fury in Dusseldorf on Saturday.Fury, 27, ran into a press conference last September dressed as Batman, then called Klitschko 'a joker' to his face, but he grabbed the microphone for his latest stunt.At a training event for the press at Dusseldorf airport, the 2.06m (6ft 9in) Fury seized the chance to show off his singing ability.He adapted the lyrics of the Bette Midler song 'Wing Beneath My Wings' to include the words "I'll be the one with the belts"."I was impressed," said Klitschko. "If it was down to singing, I'd have no chance. But things look different when it comes to boxing."This is not the first ...

Trinh-Duc to leave Montpellier at end of season MONTPELLIER: France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc confirmed Wednesday he will leave Montpellier at the end of this season when his contract expires."I'm leaving Montpellier, but I still cannot comment on my future club," Trinh-Duc said.Trinh-Duc, 29, will be free in June to sign with another club, with both Toulouse and Toulon seemingly keen to attract the playmaker.Capped 50 times by France, Trinh-Duc took part in the 2011 World Cup, but failed to make Philippe Saint-Andre's squad ...

Afridi wants cricket with India, any time, any place DUBAI: Pakistan's Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi Wednesday fully endorsed any resumption of cricket ties with India, saying wherever and whenever a series is played the show must go on, irrespective of politics.Asked about the Pakistan players' reaction to a possible series between the arch-rivals in Sri Lanka next month, Afridi replied: "I think cricket should go on between Pakistan and India because it creates good contacts."Wherever or whenever, cricket should go on."Top Pakistan and Indian ...

UEFA sanction Dynamo Kiev over racism PARIS: UEFA on Wednesday ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European matches behind closed doors and fined the Ukrainian team 100,000 euros for their fans' racist behaviour during a match against Chelsea.UEFA's charges against Dynamo Kiev related to "racist behaviour ... crowd disturbances (and) stairways blocked" during the goalless draw against Chelsea on October 20 at the Olympic Stadium.The third match is suspended for a probationary period of three years, UEFA said.The sanction ...

Pak govt's prerogative to decide the fate of Indo-Pak series KARACHI: The government of Pakistan will decide the fate of Indo-Pak series as per the statement of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued on Tuesday."The PCB has not asked for an NOC from government for it is the government's prerogative to decide on the issue," PCB said in a statement."There has been much speculative reportage on the PCB-BCCI discussions in Dubai under the facilitation of Mr. Giles Clarke. The facts are as follows," it said."PCB has ...

Keep Amir away from national team: Inzamam ISLAMABAD: Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to keep away Mohammad Amir from the national team saying if the pacer is selected again then it will divert the focus of other players away from cricket.Amir has made a big impact in the first stage of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with his bowling and has generated a big debate on how long the national selectors can ignore his performances and keep ...

SANZAR boss says Japan team will be ready for Super season HONG KONG: The new chief of southern hemisphere rugby Wednesday said he's confident Japan's Sunwolves will take part in the expanded Super Rugby tournament -- even though the newcomers are yet to appoint a coach.SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos said the Sunwolves were likely to name a head coach within the next fortnight, adding they had already contracted a "core group" group of 24-25 Japanese players.However, with just three months before the Super Rugby season ...


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