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Both defending champions successfully retained their titles at UFC 259 as light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and women’s featherweight champion Amanda Nunes picked up significant victories at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In the main event, Poland’s Blachowicz produced a controlled, calculated performance to hand middleweight champion Israel Adesanya the first defeat of his MMA
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First Twenty20 international, Antigua Sri Lanka 131-9 (20 overs): Nissanka 39 (34) West Indies 134-6 (13.1 overs): Pollard 38 (11); Hasaranga 3-12, Dananjaya 3-62 West Indies won by six wickets Scorecard Kieron Pollard struck six sixes in one over off Akila Dananjaya, who had earlier taken a hat-trick, in West Indies’ extraordinary six-wicket Twenty20 defeat
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By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC News Published 3 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images This year’s Budget will be very closely watched, because of the massive economic effects of Covid. The choices Chancellor Rishi Sunak makes will shape the finances of the UK. What is the Budget? Each year, the chancellor of the exchequer –
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Warning – this article contains an image that some people may find distressing Leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has been temporarily banned from racing in Britain after being pictured sitting on a dead horse. Elliott, 43, has apologised after the photograph circulated on social media. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has started an investigation
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Leading Irish racehorse trainer Gordon Elliott has apologised for a photo circulating on social media of him sitting on a dead horse. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has begun an investigation into the image, which Elliott says was taken “some time ago”. “I apologise profoundly for any offence that this photo has caused,” he
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