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World Champ Joshua Ready For Title Defence Challenge

CARDIFF, United Kingdom- Anthony Joshua says he has the mindset of a challenger ahead of his world heavyweight title defence against Carlos Takam on Saturday. The bout will be Joshua’s fourth defence of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title but a first defence of the World Boxing Association (WBA), which the 2012 Olympic gold medallist won with a technical knock-out of Wladimir Klitschko in April. READ MORE

Long-Serving Wenger Gets Full Support From Kroenke

LONDON, United Kingdom- Arsenal FC’s long-serving manager Arsene Wenger received the unequivocal support on Thursday of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke who declared he is doing a “great job”. Wenger came under unprecedented pressure last season as the team failed to qualify for the Champions League and many fans voiced their desire for him to leave after 21 years in the job. READ MORE

Legend Alain Prost Hails Arrival Of Sainz At Renault

MEXICO CITY, Mexico- Alain Prost believes the arrival of on-loan driver Carlos Sainz has filled a void at Renault following the Spaniard’s promising debut at last weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Four-time world champion Prost, who is a Renault advisor, backed team boss Cyril Abiteboul’s assessment of Sainz’s performance as “remarkable”. READ MORE

Veteran Venus Williams Evicts Muguruza In Straight Sets

SINGAPORE, Singapore- American veteran Venus Williams kept alive her dreams of winning the WTA Finals when she knocked out second-ranked Garbine Muguruza in straight sets on Thursday. Williams, 37, defeated Muguruza 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes to become the second semi-finalist out of White Group behind world number three Karolina Pliskova, who finished top. READ MORE

Lakers Sink Wizards, Westbrook Gets 81st Triple-Double

LOS ANGELES, United States- Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers had the last word on John Wall and visiting Washington after days of NBA trash talk, prevailing 102-99 in overtime on Wednesday. Brandon Ingram scored 19 points, Larry Nance Jnr added 18 and each grabbed 10 rebounds while teen rookie guard Ball had six points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to spark the Lakers. READ MORE

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