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Haris Seferovic scored a hat-trick as Switzerland completed a scarcely believable comeback to thrash Belgium and reach the Nations League finals. Thorgan Hazard scored twice for Belgium in the opening 17 minutes, leaving the Swiss needing four goals to progress. Ricardo Rodriguez gave them hope with a penalty before Seferovic scored from close range and …

UFC 140: Britain's Nad Narimani beats Anderson dos Santos by unanimous decision

British featherweight fighter Nad Narimani beat Anderson dos Santos by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brazilian UFC debutant Dos Santos had stepped in at short notice after Enrique Barzola and then Sergio Giglio withdrew. Narimani, 31, has won his opening two UFC fights. “Dos Santos had some moments, but …

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Portugal sealed top spot in Group A3 and a place in the Nations League semi-finals courtesy of a hard-fought point against a wasteful Italy. The home side had the best chances but were let down by their poor shooting and faded as the game went on. The draw means Portugal cannot be overtaken at the …

Sri Lanka v England: Tourists edge towards series win before rain ends day

Second Test, Pallekele (day four) England 290 & 346: Root 124, Foakes 65*, Burns 59, Akila 6-115 Sri Lanka 336 & 226-7: Mathews 88, Karunaratne 57, Leach 4-73 Sri Lanka need 75 runs to win Scorecard England put themselves on the brink of victory in the second Test and the series against Sri Lanka before …

Floyd Mayweather: Retired boxer agrees to face kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather has said he will face kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a “boxing exhibition” in Japan on New Year’s Eve – just over a week after claiming the fight would not take place. It was announced on 5 November that the former five-weight boxing world champion had agreed to the fight. But two days later …

Ricky Burns stops Scott Cardle in third round at Manchester Arena

Scotland’s Ricky Burns hopes there are still “big fights out there” for him and has pledged to “fight anyone at all” after stopping Scott Cardle. The 35-year-old felled his compatriot with a devastating third-round right hand that ended the lightweight bout. The pair were fighting on the undercard as Tony Bellew challenges Oleksandr Usyk for …

Tony Bellew: Oleksandr Usyk will regret having one eye on Anthony Joshua

Unified world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will get a “rude awakening” if he is already thinking of a fight with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, says Tony Bellew. Bellew, 35, takes on the Ukrainian – who holds the IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC cruiserweight titles – on Saturday. Usyk, 31, is likely to move up to …