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Olympics: Adams hopes to inspire more girls into fight club RIO DE JANEIRO: Nicola Adams said she wants to inspire more children, especially girls, to get involved in sport after making history by winning a second Olympic boxing title.The 33-year-old Briton was the first woman to win a boxing gold medal at the Games in London four years ago.And on Saturday she became the first Briton since 1924 to win back to back boxing gold medals at the Games.There have been many rumours that she will finally turn professional, but Adams, who refused to comment about her future, has grander plans than her own personal goals."There's definitely an air of fulfilment there but there's still a lot more that can be done," she said after winning Olympic, world and Europan titles in the same year. "I'd love to inspire some more kids to get involved in boxing and in sport in general, and hopefully them seeing this again the second ...

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RugbyL: Raiders overcome Eels for eighth straight NRL win SYDNEY: Title contenders Canberra Raiders roared back from 14 points down at halftime to reel in Parramatta for their eighth straight win in Australia's National Rugby League on Sunday.The Raiders secured a top-four spot on the standings with two rounds left in the regular season in their 28-18 victory over the Eels in the national capital.Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker set up three of Brenko Lee's four tries on the way to victory.Croker, the league's leading ...

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RugbyU: Springbok prop to miss Argentina Test JOHANNESBURG: South Africa tighthead prop Julian Redelinghuys has been ruled out of a Rugby Championship second-round Test in Argentina Saturday because of a hamstring injury.Redelinghuys' first start for the Springboks was cut short this weekend when he was forced to retire injured during the first half of a home victory over the Pumas. The 26-year-old forward is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, making him also unavailable for away internationals against Australia and world ...

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Motorcycling: Briton Crutchlow wins rain-hit Czech MotoGP BRNO: Britain's Cal Crutchlow on a Honda took his maiden MotoGP win as he dominated a rain-hit race at Brno in the Czech Republic on Sunday.Italian legend Valentino Rossi claimed second on his Yamaha after finishing more than seven seconds behind the Briton, ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez on a Honda.With seven races to go, the result leaves Marquez at the top of the overall standings on 197 points, 53 ahead of Rossi.Reigning world ...

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RugbyL: Ah Van inspires Widnes in Wakefield romp LONDON: Former New Zealand Warrior Patrick Ah Van helped himself to a double as Widnes Vikings strolled to a 40-8 win over Wakefield in Super League's Super 8s on Sunday.With both teams out of contention for the semi-finals, it was the home side who played with the greater intensity and that told in a one-sided affair.Ah Van kicked things off just eight minutes in after being put through by Rhys Hanbury and soon after it ...

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American Peterson beats Pieters to Czech Masters title PRAGUE: American Paul Peterson birdied the final hole to seal a thrilling one-shot victory over defending champion Thomas Pieters in the final round of the Czech Masters on Sunday.Belgian Pieters led by two strokes overnight from Peterson, who had catapulted himself into contention with a 64 on Saturday.The world number 398 carried that form into the final day in Prague, as he rolled in seven birdies in a five-under-par 67 to take his maiden professional ...

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Golf: Czech Masters scores PRAGUE: Leading scores from the final round of the European Tour's Czech Masters at the par-72 Albatross Golf Resort in Prague on Sunday (GBR & IRL unless stated):273 - Paul Peterson (USA) 72-70-64-67274 - Thomas Pieters (BEL) 67-67-70-70277 - David Howell 70-68-71-68, Ryan Evans 66-73-70-68278 - Matthew Fitzpatrick 69-69-71-69279 - David Lipsky (USA) 71-70-68-70280 - Gary Boyd 72-73-66-69, Robert Karlsson (SWE) 68-70-71-71, Graeme Storm 68-72-68-72, Robert Rock 72-70-65-73281 - Justin Walters (RSA) 72-71-69-69, Joachim B. ...