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December 23, 2018 3:47 AM Tony Harrison upsets Jermell Charlo, wins junior middleweight world title

Tony Harrison pulled a major upset to win a junior middleweight world title by controversially outpointing Jermell Charlo on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Harrison, in his second world title opportunity, won by scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 to claim the belt from Charlo, who was making his fourth title defense 92

December 14, 2018 2:32 PM Arkansas election determined by roll of dice after tie

Arkansas city council candidates rolled the dice with their election Thursday – literally. The Hoxie City Council runoff election between incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh and challenger Cliff Farmer ultimately resulted in a tie with 223 votes each. So, to determine the winner, both candidates rolled dice at the Lawrence County courthouse 147

December 12, 2018 7:15 PM Sailing: Stars & Stripes Team USA joins challengers for America’s Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted by holders Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, which will take place in Auckland in 2021. The team was co-founded by sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield and represents the first all-American team in more than 15 years 106

November 16, 2018 11:14 PM Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to challenge governor poll loss

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has recognised her rival's victory while announcing a plan to sue the state. Ms Abrams, the Democratic challenger to Republican Brian Kemp, said this was not a "concession" but an acknowledgement she could not win. The candidate announced she would file a federal suit against Georgia for "gross mismanagement" 94

November 11, 2018 11:03 AM Eurosceptic minister shows support for British PM on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Andrea Leadsom, leader of Britain’s lower house of parliament, said on Sunday she supported Prime Minister Theresa May and did not expect other ministers to resign over Brexit. Leadsom, a one-time challenger to May who campaigned to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, denied some reports in the local media that she was ready 84

November 1, 2018 7:57 PM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker calls Obama the ‘biggest liar of the world’

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker (left) on Thursday called former President Barack Obama (right) “the biggest liar of the world.” (Reuters) Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called Barack Obama “the biggest liar of the world,” in reference to the former Democratic president’s infamous claim that people could keep their health care plans 123

October 28, 2018 5:30 AM Kubrat Pulev beats Hughie Fury to become No. 1 contender for IBF heavyweight belt

Kubrat Pulev ended an 18-month exile with a unanimous points win over Hughie Fury to become IBF No. 1 challenger for world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. After a scrappy fight, Pulev earned scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 115-113 in front of his home fans at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pulev, 37, was a worthy winner but did not give Fury's 93

October 18, 2018 1:45 PM Republican Candidates Play Defense Over Health Care

Polls suggest GOP is at a disadvantage on the issue for the first time in years after their ACA repeal effort threatened coverage for pre-existing conditions Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California backed the unsuccessful GOP effort last year to begin repealing the Affordable Care Act, which guarantees coverage for people with pre-existing medical 54

October 18, 2018 1:14 AM Democrats, Flush With Cash, Spare No Expense on Key Races

Their fundraising success doesn’t upset Republicans, who say they have plenty of money to compete The final few weeks before Election Day are always stressful, but Mark Nickolas, campaign manager for Kentucky Democratic House challenger Amy McGrath, has at least one thing he doesn’t have to worry about: his budget. Ms. McGrath, whose campaign says it raised 28

October 17, 2018 4:01 PM Boxer Alvarez signs $365M deal, richest contract in sports history

Unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and the streaming service DAZN have agreed to a five-year, 11-fight deal that will pay the boxer at least $365 million — the highest-paying athlete contract in history. DAZN became the broadcast home of boxing in the United States after HBO announced in September that it is getting out of the fight business 68