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Police officers attend the scene of a shooting at Poplar Row in Dublin

Dissident Irish nationalists claim fatal Dublin shooting: BBC

Irish nationalists opposed to Northern Ireland's peace process have told the BBC they were behind a fatal shooting last Friday at a Dublin hotel, saying it was retaliation for the killing of an ally in 2012. Another man was shot and killed in north Dublin on Monday evening, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said in a statement. A spokesman for Ireland's police said it was investigating the sho…

  • Irish police (Garda) attend the scene at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel, Friday Feb. 5, 2016. According to witness reports, two gunmen believed to be armed with assault rifles and disguised as police, opened fire Friday on boxing fans during a boxing tournament weigh-in at the Dublin hotel. (Niall Carson / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
    Disguised gunmen target boxing fans in Dublin hotel; 1 dead The Canadian Press - Fri, 5 Feb, 2016

    Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within … More »Disguised gunmen target boxing fans in Dublin hotel; 1 dead

    Irish police (Garda) attend the scene at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel, Friday Feb. 5, 2016. According to witness reports, two gunmen believed to be armed with assault rifles and disguised as police, opened fire Friday on boxing fans during a boxing tournament weigh-in at the Dublin hotel. (Niall Carson / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland's top cocaine-smuggling gang. Fans attending the weigh-in ceremonies for a Dublin boxing event fled in terror as two gunmen wearing police uniforms …

  • Former Viking Fred McNeill suffered from brain trauma: CNN Reuters - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    (Reuters) - An autopsy has confirmed that former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill was suffering from brain trauma when he died last year at 63, CNN reported … More »Former Viking Fred McNeill suffered from brain trauma: CNN

    (Reuters) - An autopsy has confirmed that former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill was suffering from brain trauma when he died last year at 63, CNN reported on Thursday. McNeill, who appeared in two Super Bowls for the Vikings, is the latest National Football League player to be confirmed to have had chronic traumatic …

  • Fury Happy To Let Joshua Take Over
    Fury Happy To Let Joshua Take Over Sky News - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Tyson Fury has said he would be happy to let Anthony Joshua take over his mantle as the world's No 1 heavyweight if he does not end up fighting again. The WBA and WBO … More »Fury Happy To Let Joshua Take Over

    Fury Happy To Let Joshua Take Over

    Tyson Fury has said he would be happy to let Anthony Joshua take over his mantle as the world's No 1 heavyweight if he does not end up fighting again. The WBA and WBO champion said he needs to know "when and where" his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place before he decides on whether he will get back in the …

  • Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Title's
    Heavyweight champion Fury ready to 'walk away' Reuters - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is struggling for motivation and could quit boxing, the controversial fighter told the BBC on Thursday. The 27-year-old Briton, … More »Heavyweight champion Fury ready to 'walk away'

    Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Title's

    World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is struggling for motivation and could quit boxing, the controversial fighter told the BBC on Thursday. The 27-year-old Briton, who stunned Vladimir Klitschko to claim the world heavyweight crown with a points win in Germany in November, may even hang up his gloves before facing the …

  • Fury Rejects VIP Bout With Klitschko
    Fury Rejects VIP Bout With Klitschko Sky News - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Tyson Fury has said he is no closer to finding a venue for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko - but an offer to fight on a cruise ship for "120 rich people" has been … More »Fury Rejects VIP Bout With Klitschko

    Fury Rejects VIP Bout With Klitschko

    Tyson Fury has said he is no closer to finding a venue for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko - but an offer to fight on a cruise ship for "120 rich people" has been declined. The WBA, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion expects the second Klitschko bout to go ahead this summer, with the Middle East remaining a possible …

  • Light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov stops to pose for a photo during training at the Xtreme Couture gym in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Cirkunov fights Alex (The Spartan) Nicholson on Feb. 6 in a televised UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
    Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov enjoying life in UFC after hard road The Canadian Press - Wed, 3 Feb, 2016

    The punching bag at the Xtreme Couture gym has seen better days. Drenched in sweat, a ripped Misha Cirkunov batters the bag one punch at a time — a muscular metronome … More »Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov enjoying life in UFC after hard road

    Light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov stops to pose for a photo during training at the Xtreme Couture gym in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Cirkunov fights Alex (The Spartan) Nicholson on Feb. 6 in a televised UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

    The punching bag at the Xtreme Couture gym has seen better days. Drenched in sweat, a ripped Misha Cirkunov batters the bag one punch at a time — a muscular metronome moving with malice. The Toronto light-heavyweight will be looking to do the same Saturday to UFC newcomer Alex (The Spartan) Nicholson in Las Vegas.

  • Oscar Rivas fera face à Gerald Washington La Presse Canadienne - Wed, 3 Feb, 2016

    MONTRÉAL - Le poids lourd d'origine colombienne Oscar Rivas mettra sa fiche parfaite en jeu face au Californien Gerald Washington le 27 févirer prochain, à Anahe … More »Oscar Rivas fera face à Gerald Washington

    MONTRÉAL - Le poids lourd d'origine colombienne Oscar Rivas mettra sa fiche parfaite en jeu face au Californien Gerald Washington le 27 févirer prochain, à Anaheim.

  • From the bear to B.A. Baracus: Glenn Ennis on the life of a stuntman/actor The Canadian Press - Wed, 3 Feb, 2016

    Former Canadian rugby star Glenn Ennis has been many things in his second career as a stuntman/actor. It's really cool," said the 51-year-old Ennis, who has served as … More »From the bear to B.A. Baracus: Glenn Ennis on the life of a stuntman/actor

    Former Canadian rugby star Glenn Ennis has been many things in his second career as a stuntman/actor. It's really cool," said the 51-year-old Ennis, who has served as Steven Seagal's stunt double from New Mexico to Romania among other jobs. Most recently in the news for helping bring the murderous bear to life in "The …

  • Khan Sets Up Superfight With Canelo
    Khan Sets Up Superfight With Canelo Sky News - Wed, 3 Feb, 2016

    Amir Khan is stepping up in weight to fight Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title in Las Vegas on 7 May. Khan, 29, who has not fought … More »Khan Sets Up Superfight With Canelo

    Khan Sets Up Superfight With Canelo

    Amir Khan is stepping up in weight to fight Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title in Las Vegas on 7 May. Khan, 29, who has not fought since a points victory over Chris Algieri last May, said earlier this year he had a "few options" for his next fight, but no pundits foresaw a catchweight …

  • Man Utd Maintain Push For Top-Four Place
    Man Utd Maintain Push For Top-Four Place Sky News - Wed, 3 Feb, 2016

    Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney delivered a comfortable 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Stoke City at Old Trafford. Lingard's 14th-minute header … More »Man Utd Maintain Push For Top-Four Place

    Man Utd Maintain Push For Top-Four Place

    Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney delivered a comfortable 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Stoke City at Old Trafford. Lingard's 14th-minute header set the hosts on their way before Martial underscored United's superiority with a superb second on 23 minutes. Rooney's strike eight minutes after the …

  • Josh Thomson, left, punches Benson (Smooth) Henderson right, during the main event of a UFC mixed martial arts event in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Former UFC lightweight champion Henderson will make his Bellator debut against welterweight title-holder champion Andrey Koreshkov. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Beaty
    Former UFC champ Benson Henderson to fight Andrey Koreshkov for Bellator title The Canadian Press - Tue, 2 Feb, 2016

    Former UFC lightweight champion Benson (Smooth) Henderson will make his Bellator debut against welterweight title-holder champion Andrey Koreshkov. More »Former UFC champ Benson Henderson to fight Andrey Koreshkov for Bellator title

    Josh Thomson, left, punches Benson (Smooth) Henderson right, during the main event of a UFC mixed martial arts event in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Former UFC lightweight champion Henderson will make his Bellator debut against welterweight title-holder champion Andrey Koreshkov. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Beaty

    Former UFC lightweight champion Benson (Smooth) Henderson will make his Bellator debut against welterweight title-holder champion Andrey Koreshkov.

  • Arsenal v Burnley - FA Cup Fourth Round
    Saints expect Arsenal to come out with all guns blazing Reuters - Tue, 2 Feb, 2016

    (Reuters) - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is bracing for a revenge-minded Arsenal side when the Saints visit the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League clash on Tuesday. … More »Saints expect Arsenal to come out with all guns blazing

    Arsenal v Burnley - FA Cup Fourth Round

    (Reuters) - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is bracing for a revenge-minded Arsenal side when the Saints visit the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League clash on Tuesday. Koeman, whose team inflicted Arsenal's heaviest league defeat of the season when they hammered Arsene Wenger's men 4-0 in the reverse fixture in late …

  • FILE- In this Feb. 25, 1989 file photo, British challenger Frank Bruno, left hangs on and aims a punch at US world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, during their title fight in Las Vegas. Tyson won on a TKO in the fifth round. Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno, who suffers from mental illness that has left him feeling “suicidal,” says he wants to return to competitive boxing at the age of 54, it was reported on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 file photo. (AP Photo, File)
    Ex-heavyweight champ Bruno wants boxing comeback at age 54 The Canadian Press - Mon, 1 Feb, 2016

    Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno wants to make a return to competitive boxing at the age of 54. Bruno was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, an illness … More »Ex-heavyweight champ Bruno wants boxing comeback at age 54

    FILE- In this Feb. 25, 1989 file photo, British challenger Frank Bruno, left hangs on and aims a punch at US world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, during their title fight in Las Vegas. Tyson won on a TKO in the fifth round. Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno, who suffers from mental illness that has left him feeling “suicidal,” says he wants to return to competitive boxing at the age of 54, it was reported on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 file photo. (AP Photo, File)

    Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno wants to make a return to competitive boxing at the age of 54. Bruno was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, an illness he says has left him feeling "suicidal." He has been involuntarily committed to psychiatric care on three occasions. "I've got to get back into boxing, …

  • Que réserve l'avenir pour Jean Pascal? La Presse Canadienne - Sun, 31 Jan, 2016

    MONTRÉAL - La cuisante défaite de Jean Pascal face à Sergey Kovalev, samedi soir, au Centre Bell, a immédiatement soulevé une question sur toutes les lèvres: que lui … More »Que réserve l'avenir pour Jean Pascal?

    MONTRÉAL - La cuisante défaite de Jean Pascal face à Sergey Kovalev, samedi soir, au Centre Bell, a immédiatement soulevé une question sur toutes les lèvres: que lui réserve l'avenir?

  • Sergey Kovalev, from Russia, celebrates after defeating Jean Pascal, from Montreal, with a seventh round TKO in their light heavyweight world championship fight Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Bell Center in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
    Kovalev retains three light heavyweight belts with easy win over Pascal The Canadian Press - Sun, 31 Jan, 2016

    Dejection was written on Jean Pascal's face after the most lopsided defeat of his 35-fight pro boxing career. The former champion had been mauled for seven rounds by … More »Kovalev retains three light heavyweight belts with easy win over Pascal

    Sergey Kovalev, from Russia, celebrates after defeating Jean Pascal, from Montreal, with a seventh round TKO in their light heavyweight world championship fight Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Bell Center in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    Dejection was written on Jean Pascal's face after the most lopsided defeat of his 35-fight pro boxing career. The former champion had been mauled for seven rounds by unified light heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev before about 10,000 of Pascal's disappointed hometown fans on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. "I'm sad," …