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George Groves to defend WBA super-middleweight title against Jamie Cox in October

George Groves Monday, July 24, 2017 George Groves’ first WBA super-middleweight title defence and his opening fight of the World Boxing Super Series against Jamie Cox has been confirmed for Wembley’s SSE Arena on October 14. The 29-year-old chose Cox as his first opponent of the 168lbs edition of the eight-fighter competition, in which Chris Eubank Jnr and Callum Smith are also competing. October’s fight also represents Groves’ first return to the venue in which his defeat of Eduard Gutknecht injured the Kazakh so severely he is unable to walk…

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George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children have arrived in Warsaw for the start of their visit to Poland and Germany. Their five-day tour of the two European countries is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Kensington Palace said Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, two, will be seen “on at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week”. They joined their parents in Canada last year for an official trip. “The duke and duchess are very much looking forward to…

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George Strait’s Long Ride

George Strait has discovered that when he isn’t wearing a cowboy hat people often don’t realize that he is George Strait. In San Antonio, where he lives, he can usually visit restaurants unmolested, so long as he doesn’t smile too widely—he is famous for his smile, which is bright and crooked. One time, in Key West, where he records, he was sitting outside the studio, naked from the neck up, when a woman accosted him. She said, “My husband says that George Strait is in there, cutting a record, and…

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Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created the genre-defining Living Dead movie franchise, has died at the age of 77, his family have said. Romero died in his sleep on Sunday after a ” brief but aggressive battle” with lung cancer, his manager told Variety. Romero co-wrote and directed the film that started the zombie series – Night of the Living Dead – in 1968. It led to a number of sequels – and a slew of imitators. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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Rangers' gamble to hire Pedro Caixinha has backfired, according to former Scotland boss George Burley

Former Scotland manager George Burley reckons Rangers’ gamble in appointing Pedro Caixinha has backfired. Burley believes the Portuguese coach was the wrong man at the wrong time for the Light Blues. And the former Hearts manager claims Tuesday’s humiliating exit at the hands of Progres Niederkorn proves his point. Gers chiefs plucked the unknown 46-year-old from his job with Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa in March and charged him with picking up the pieces after Mark Warburton’s exit. But Burley believes they should have put their faith in someone who had a…

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Cardinal George Pell charged with sex offences

Australia’s most senior Catholic figure, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with sex offences. The charges relate to alleged “historical” incidents, police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. The allegations were made by more than one person, said Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton. Cardinal Pell has consistently and vehemently denied any wrongdoing. The Vatican treasurer, who is based in Rome, will be required to face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 18 July, police said. Details of the allegations were not revealed. Victoria Police made the decision…

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George and Amal Clooney welcome twins Ella and Alexander

Amal Clooney has given birth to twins – a girl named Ella and a boy named Alexander. They were born in London on Tuesday morning, the publicist of her actor husband George Clooney said. “Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine,” Stan Rosenfield said before joking: “George is sedated and should recover in a few days.” George, 56, married the lawyer, 39, in September 2014 in Venice. Amal Clooney’s parents said they were delighted to welcome their grandchildren. “They are in great health, all is perfect,”…

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