Chaotic scenes greet first Mayweather-McGregor event of fight week

Chaotic scenes greet first Mayweather-McGregor event of fight week

The opening event of a week of build-up to potentially the most lucrative fight in boxing history produced chaotic scenes in Las Vegas, with Floyd Mayweather booed by unhappy fans. The undefeated American arrived late and was barely visible, entering amid a large entourage before being largely hidden on stage by a media scrum. Conor McGregor, his UFC champion challenger, then arrived and made a beeline for an Irish flag in the crowd before performing…

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First Aston Martin AM37 Owner Takes Delivery in Miami

First Aston Martin AM37 Owner Takes Delivery in Miami

[embedded content] Photos/ Video Credit: Quintessence Yachts The first AM37 owner has taken delivery of his new Aston Martin powerboat, which will be berthed in Miami. Handcrafted in the UK by Quintessence Yachts, AM37 hull #1 is customized with many additional features including the AM37S propulsion package, which affords a top speed in excess of 50 knots. Taking up the option to access the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ personalization service, the owner truly tailored his…

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Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the opener when he drove into the box and lifted a ball into the area that Evgeni Postnikov could only divert into his own net. Sinclair raced clear to add the second and doubled his tally after the break. James Forrest fired the fourth before Leigh Griffiths’ shot deflected in off Igor…

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Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found the bottom corner of the home net in the 35th minute to give him his first goal…

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'MOTD is very different to 25 years ago' – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

'MOTD is very different to 25 years ago' – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

On Tuesday it is 25 years since the start of the Premier League. To mark the occasion, there will be two special Rewinds on the BBC website and the Red Button (UK only). At 14:55 BST watch the full match between Sheffield United and Manchester United – plus there will be a live text commentary with clips of numerous goals from the opening afternoon. And at 22:00 BST on the Red Button and website you…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Mollie King first contestant named for new series

Strictly Come Dancing: Mollie King first contestant named for new series

Mollie King is the first celebrity dancer confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The singer from The Saturdays said she was “so excited” to be a contestant in the dancing competition. She told Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1’s breakfast show she always watched the show with her family and added that she “can’t wait to get into the sequins”. The new series starts on BBC One next month….

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First hints Parkinson's can be stopped

First hints Parkinson's can be stopped

It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests. Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying. The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the progression of the disease. The University College London (UCL) team is “excited”, but it urges caution as any long-term benefit is uncertain and the…

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Men's sexist attitudes 'shaped by first exposure to pornography'

Men's sexist attitudes 'shaped by first exposure to pornography'

The age at which a male first sees pornography is associated with certain sexist attitudes later in life, according to a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska. Their survey revealed the younger the first viewing occurred, the more likely a male was to want power over women. While if they were older, they were more likely to be sexually promiscuous. Of the 330 undergraduates surveyed, with a median age of 20, the average…

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