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'To the sport of boxing – I love you' – world champion Ward retires

Unified light-heavyweight world champion Andre Ward has retired, ending a career which delivered world titles across two weight divisions. Ward, 33, held titles at super-middleweight but moved up a weight division and unified the WBA, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight belts in 2016. In a statement he said his body could not “put up with the rigors” of boxing. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything I have, then I should no longer be fighting,” he said. ‘Top of a glorious mountain’ Earlier in the week…

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News: World Routes to welcome aviation industry to Barcelona

World Routes will this weekend bring together senior decision makers from airports, destinations and airlines to negotiate new air services. Around 2,600 delegates from 130 countries will meet during four days at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via. A record number of 275 airlines will be represented including the world’s top ten largest carriers. They will be joined by 610 airports and 90 tourism authorities from across the globe. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and a leading tourist destination. ADVERTISEMENT Nine million tourists and four million cruise passengers visit Barcelona every…

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Kane England's only representative on 55-man World XI shortlist

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the only England player on the 55-man shortlist for the Fifpro World XI. Thirteen Premier League players are shortlisted, with Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale the only other British player nominated. Real are the best represented team with 12 current players and La Liga the most common league with 23. The final XI will be announced at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London on 23 October. The shortlist was compiled from the votes of 25,000 professional footballers from 75 different countries. Manchester…

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Froome adds world bronze to historic double – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device UCI World Road Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app. Men’s time trial, Weds 20 Sep: 12:00-17:30 – BBC Red Button and online; 14:30-16:45 – BBC Two – full broadcast schedule here Britain’s Chris Froome added a World Championship bronze medal in the time trial to this year’s historic Tour de France and Vuelta…

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England begin World Cup qualifying campaign with 6-0 win

Media playback is not supported on this device England began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Russia at Prenton Park. Russia played much of the game with 10 women as Ksenia Tsybutovich was shown a second yellow card for handball on the half-hour, when England led 2-0. The hosts were 4-0 up at half-time, with Nikita Parris, Jodie Taylor, Jordan Nobbs and Lucy Bronze scoring. Toni Duggan added two more as Mark Sampson’s side won their first match since the Euro 2017 semi-finals. Full match highlights…

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News: Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana takes top World Travel Awards title

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has been honoured by the 2017 World Travel Awards. The new deluxe hotel is the winner of the award for Cuba’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017- Suite Presidential Lorca @ Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. The most luxurious and spacious space in the hotel, Suite Presidential Lorca, overlooks the Central Square and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. The Suite Presidential Lorca consists of a large living room with four large French doors/windows, a separate dining room, a guest toilet and a small kitchenette. The…

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