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Stevenson KOs challenger Sukhotsky QUEBEC CITY: Canada's Adonis Stevenson easily retained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title Friday, knocking out challenger Dmitry Sukhotsky in the fifth round at the Colisee arena.The 37-year-old southpaw Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) dropped Sukhotsky with a straight left hand on the chin near the end of the round."I know with my power I don't need to force it," Stevenson said."The knockout will come. I waited and bang, I caught him."It was one of three knockdowns by Stevenson in the fifth round of the lop-sided fight. The first knockdown was a devastating left hand to the head. The second was an overhand right that glanced off the left side of Sukhotsky's face.Sukhotsky was knocked down four times in total in the fight that was scheduled for 12 rounds.It was the fourth title defense for Stevenson since he grabbed the belt with a first-round knockout of Chad Dawson in June ...

Bayern claim new league records in Mainz win BERLIN: Bayern Munich claimed two Bundesliga records on Friday as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben scored in their 2-1 comeback win at Mainz which left them 14 points clear.Pep Guardiola's Bayern have conceded only four goals so far this season to break their own joint record of seven from the 2012/2013 season which had matched Stuttgart's previous best mark from the 2003/04 season.With 14 wins from 17 matches and three draws, Bayern have taken 45 ...
Van Gaal will wait to decide Falcao future LONDON: Louis van Gaal has revealed he won't decide if Radamel Falcao has a long-term future at Manchester United until the injury-plagued Colombia striker has a long run in the team.Falcao, who is on a season-long loan from Monaco, says he is settled in Manchester and happy to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of the current campaign despite scoring just once in eight appearances.But Falcao's last start came on October 5 when he ...
Lee Chung-Yong 'world class', says Bolton boss LONDON: South Korea winger Lee Chung-Yong was hailed as "world class" by Bolton boss Neil Lennon on Friday after he played a starring role in the 1-0 win at Millwall in the English Championship.Lee, 26, was a constant menace to the Londoners setting up the only goal of the game for Darren Pratley in the 68th minute as Bolton moved into mid-table in England's second-tier championship.Lee also provided good openings for Eidur Gudjohnsen as well ...
Real Madrid is God’s team; Sergio Ramos Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos stated he believes that his club Real Madrid is ‘God’s team’, after he was asked about the Pope’s allegiance to San Lorenzo, Pope Francis has been an ardent Argentina supporter since he was young. “In the semi-finals we noticed the love from supporters in Marrakech and it seemed like we were playing at home. That sums up the greatness of this team.”“Madrid is God’s team and the team of the ...
Padres continue to retool with Upton, Myers trades SAN DIEGO: The new-look San Diego Padres continued to revamp their Major League Baseball lineup Friday by acquiring all-star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.Upton heads to Southern California along with minor league pitcher Aaron Northcraft. The Braves get a package of four prospects in return.San Diego sent pitcher Max Fried, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 draft, to Atlanta along with infielders Dustin Peterson and Jace Peterson and outfielder Mallex Smith.Upton, who ...
City can cope with striker injuries, says Pellegrini LONDON: Manuel Pellegrini has challenged his Manchester City players to ignore the absence of their star strikers as the champions aim to increase the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.With Jose Mourinho's Chelsea not in action until Monday when they travel to Stoke, second placed City can draw level on points with their title rivals by beating Crystal Palace at Eastlands on Saturday.But City's hopes of an important pre-Christmas victory have been hampered by a ...

 



 
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