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Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan Confirm Negotiations For May Fight

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

Amir Khan's bout with Manny Pacquiao "moved a step closer to being finalised" after both fighters confirmed they are in negotiations over a contest which would be "one of the most high-profiled" to ever be staged in the U.K., according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. Khan and Pacquiao are "set to ...

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Barcelona To Play Al-Ahli On Dec. 13

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10/21/16
Minsk May Host 2019 European Games

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10/20/16
Wembley To Host Women's FA Cup Final

Wembley is "set to continue hosting the Women's FA Cup final for the foreseeable future," beyond '17, according to the BBC. The final was first held at Wembley in '15 and, on Tuesday, the FA confirmed "it would return for a third consecutive year" in '17. There are "currently no plans to move t ...

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