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    THE EUROPA LEAGUE is down to the Last 16 draw. And from this round there are NO country restrictions, so we could see an all-Premier League clash. 2The Europa League is down to the final 16 When is the Europa League draw? The Europa League Last 16 draw takes place on Friday, February 26. The draw will start at 12pm UK time - this is 1pm local time. The House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, hosts the draw. What TV channel and live stream is the Europa League draw on? The Europa League draw will be live streamed for FREE on Uefa's official website. While BT Sport 2 will also be showing the draw for subscribers. Which teams are in the Last 16 draw? Tottenham (ENG) Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) / Club Brugge (BEL) Real Sociedad (ESP) / Manchester United (ENG) Benfica (POR) / Arsenal (ENG) Red...
    JOSEPH PARKER is back in the ring this weekend with a huge domestic dust-up against fellow New Zealander Junior Fa. All eyes will be on the Spark Arena in Auckland as the heavyweight pair finally do battle after their initial bout was postponed last year. 2Joseph Parker and Junior Fa go head-to-head before their huge NZ clash When is Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa? Joseph Park vs Junior Fa takes place on Saturday, February 27. The ring walk time is expected at around 9.30am UK time - this is 10.30pm local time in New Zealand. The Spark Arena in Auckland plays host, with strict COVID protocols in place. What TV channel and live stream is Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa on? DAZN will be broadcasting the fight live in the UK. Subscribe for £1.99 per month for the DAZN app and watch on games consoles, smart TVs, phones...
    IT'S fair to the nation has been hooked on Married At First Sight Australia. It's now been announced the UK version is switching to E4 and will be adopting the Aussie format, and you can be part of it. 3Married At First Sight UK is on the look at for new singletonsCredit: Channel 4 How can I take part in Married At First Sight UK? Calling all singletons, this is your chance to meet the love of your life, with a group of experts ready to match you to your future husband or wife. To apply to be on MAFS UK all you need to do is email with your name, age, and contact number to marriedatfirstsight@cplproductions.co.uk Applicants must be over 18, and not have been married before. You can find out more on the Channel 4 website. 3The UK show has run for five series but bosses want to...
    CANELO returns to the ring this weekend, just two months after battering Brit Callum Smith. But before a HUGE clash against Billy Joe Saunders this summer, the Mexican superstar must first defend his super-middleweight titles against Turk Avni Yildirim. 2 Canelo and Yildirim do battle this weekend in Miami When is Canelo vs Yildirim? Canelo vs Avni Yildirim takes place on Saturday, February 27. The ring walk time is expected at around 3am UK time (10pm ET), though this depends on the length of the undercard fights. The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida plays host. It is the home of the Miami Dolphins. What TV channel and live stream is Canelo vs Yildirim on? DAZN will be broadcasting the fight live in the UK. Subscribe for £1.99 per month for the DAZN app and watch on games consoles, smart TVs, phones or computers. DAZN’s coverage begins...
    TOMMY FURY finds himself back in the ring this weekend, having not fought since late 2020 when he won by knockout. Fury looks to be giving his professional boxing career a go following his stint on Love Island where his fame shot through the roof. 2Tommy Fury will be back in action this weekend at the Copper BoxCredit: Reuters Fury will perform in his fifth pro fight and he'll be looking to maintain his unbeaten record. When is Tommy Fury's next fight? Fury, the younger brother of WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson, will fight on Saturday, February 27. He's in action against an opponent yet to be determined, as is usually custom with early pro fights. But Fury is more than likely to win, and he'll want to continue his streak of knockouts too. Fury's fight get going at around 9pm UK time....
    NOVAK DJOKVOIC can put a difficult year behind him with victory at the Australian Open with victory over Daniil Medvedev. In the past 12 months, the Serbian has won this tournament, created a Covid storm, been disqualified from another Grand Slam. 1Novak Djokovic is defending the title he won 12 months ago before a whirlwind year ensuedCredit: Getty Images - Getty But the defiant star, 33, has battled back from his embarrassing exit at the US Open in September, where he was disqualified for hitting a ball at a line judge and faces Russian Medvedev, 25, in the Australian Open final. What time does the Australian Open final start? The match starts at 8.30am UK time on Sunday, February 21. The final will start at 7.30pm local time in Melbourne. What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it? The Australian Open men's singles...
    TENNIS’ first Grand Slam trophy of 2021 will be won in Melbourne as Jennifer Brady takes on Naomi Osaka. The pair will square up for the first time in a final after every single player was forced to hole up in a hotel room for two weeks in order to play in the Covid-hit Australian Open. 2 Osaka and Brady play each other in the Australian Open final Getty Images - Getty 2 The American and the Japanese star face off in Melbourne on Saturday Osaka, 25, defeated court icon Serena Williams to qualify for the final and she is up against an unknown quantity in American Brady, 23, who is playing in her first Grand Slam showpiece. What time does the Australian Open women’s singles final start? The match begins at 8.30am UK time on Saturday, February 20. The final will be three sets long. ...
    STEFANOS TSITSIPAS takes on Daniil Medvedev in their Australian Open semi-final on Friday morning. The Greek star beat Rafael Nadal in heroic fashion on Wednesday, coming back from two sets down to win in five. 3Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Rafael Nadal in five sets on WednesdayCredit: Alamy Live News Medvedev overcame Andrey Rublev with ease, beating him 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. What time does Medvedev vs Tsitsipas start? Tsitsipas' big clash with Medvedev will get underway from 8.30am UK time on Friday, February 19. Around 7,000 fans will be allowed to watch the clash live after lockdown rules were lifted in Melbourne earlier this week. The clash will take place at Melbourne Park. What channel is it on and can it be live streamed? Medvedev's clash with Tsitsipas will be shown live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 1 HD in the UK. You can...
    NOVAK DJOKOVIC has reached the semi-final stage as he bids for a ninth Australian Open title. The Serb overcame injury to beat Taylor Fritz in a third round five-setter before recovering to dispense with Milos Raonic. 1Djokovic is edging closer to a ninth Australian Open titleCredit: Getty Images - Getty Djokovic then smashed his racket in the quarter-final against Alexander Zverev but came through to win in four sets. Standing in his way in the final four is unseeded Russian Aslan Karatsev. The 27-year-old, who is ranked 114 in the world, stunned Diego Schwarzmann in the third round before beating Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime and an injured Grigor Dimitrov. What time does Djokovic vs Karatsev start? Novak Djokovic takes on Aslan Karatsev on Thursday, February 18. The match will start at 8.30am UK time - 7.30pm in Melbourne. It will be played at the Rod Laver Arena. What TV...
    MARRIED At First Sight have started casting "brave" Brits to appear on an explosive new series of the show. Channel 4 has begun advertising for people to star on the series asking: "Would you marry a stranger?" 5TV bosses are on the hunt for a British version of Michael and MarthaCredit: Channel 4 They add: "We’re looking for brave singles for potential future series of Married at First Sight. "In this unique relationship series about married life, a panel of matchmaking experts will be there to help you find the one." The Sun revealed yesterday that Channel 4 was lining up the show as a blockbuster rival to ITV's Love Island. Potential brides and grooms, who must be 18 or over, are invited to send in their details on a special website. 5Channel 4 asked potential contestants 'Would you marry a stranger?' 5Shareen and David on last year's series of...
    JOSH KELLY finally takes on David Avanesyan in a huge grudge match this weekend. The European welterweight title bout has been rearranged for a FOURTH time - with the pair originally set to fight back in 2018. 2Josh Kelly (right) is finally fighting David Avanesyan When is Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan? Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan takes place on Saturday, February 20. Expect the fight to start at around 10pm GMT, though this depends on the length of the undercard bouts. Wembley Arena in London, with no fans in attendance, plays host. What live stream and TV channel is Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan on? Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event. Sky Sports Arena will be showing the full undercard from 7pm, while Main Event will be just showing the main event from 10pm....
    NICK KYRGIOS faces a huge test in front of his home crowd at the Australian Open as he takes on number 3 seed Dominic Thiem. The outspoken Aussie came through a five-set thriller against 29th seed Ugo Humbert in round two as he smashed his racket twice in arguments with umpire Marijana Veljovic. 2Nick Kyrgios is 11-2 at the John Cain ArenaCredit: EPA 2Third seed Dominic Thiem heads into this third round match as favouriteCredit: AFP or licensors But he knows he will have to be even better against Austrian Thiem, who pushed Novak Djokovic all the way in last year's final. What time does Thiem vs Kyrgios start? Dominic Thiem takes on Nick Kyrgios in the evening session at the Australian Open. The players are set to take to the John Cain Arena at around 8am UK time - 7pm in Melbourne. In what could be a big...
    Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China’s National Radio and Television Administration announced on Thursday it was banning BBC World News, apparently in retaliation for the United Kingdom’s decision last week to revoke the license for a Chinese state-backed television network. “As the channel fails to meet the requirements to broadcast in China as an overseas channel, BBC World News is not allowed to continue its service within Chinese territory,” the agency said in a statement through Xinhua News, a media organ controlled by the Chinese government. “The NRTA will not accept the channel’s broadcast application for the new year.” Xinhua said the BBC, which is funded partly by the British government, committed a “serious content violation” by failing to “be true and impartial,” and that it had “undermined China’s national interests and ethnic solidarity.” The move comes after the British regulator Ofcom revoked a broadcasting license for China Global Television Network (CGTN), a media...
    JOSH WARRINGTON is back in action as the former IBF world featherweight champion goes up against Mauricio Lara. The Leeds-born star has been out of the ring since October 2019, when he saw off French challenger Sofiane Takoucht. 3Warrington is eyeing up big title fights later in 2021Credit: Getty Images - Getty He vacated his IBF world crown in January and was originally slated to face WBA champion Can Xu, but that bout fell through. Lara is just 22-years-old and the Mexican is talented, coming in with a pro record of 21-2. 3The Leeds Warrior vacated his IBF belt back in JanuaryCredit: Reuters When is Warrington vs Lara? The featherweight clash over 12 rounds will be held on Saturday, February 13. It will take place at Wembley Arena, although sadly no...
    LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has stripped China’s state-owned TV channel of its broadcasting license in the country, after an investigation found the license holder lacked editorial control and had links to China’s ruling Communist Party. The communications regulator, Ofcom, said Thursday it revoked the U.K. license for China Global Television Network, or CGTN, an international English language satellite news channel. CGTN had been available on free and pay TV in the U.K. It could not be reached immediately for comment. Regulators started looking into the channel after several people had filed complaints, saying it aired their forced confessions and violated rules on fairness and accuracy. One was from a former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters. Another was by a British corporate investigator who said he was forced to confess while imprisoned in...
    LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has stripped China's state-owned TV channel of its broadcasting license in the country, after an investigation found the license holder lacked editorial control and had links to China's ruling Communist Party. The communications regulator, Ofcom, said Thursday it revoked the U.K. license for China Global Television Network, or CGTN, an international English language satellite news channel. CGTN had been available on free and pay TV in the U.K. It could not be reached immediately for comment. Regulators started looking into the channel after several people had filed complaints, saying it aired their forced confessions and violated rules on fairness and accuracy. One was from a former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters. Another was by a British corporate investigator who said he was forced to confess while imprisoned in China. CGTN...
    London (CNN Business)UK regulators have pulled the broadcasting license for China Global Television Network (CGTN).Media regulator Ofcom said Thursday that it had withdrawn the channel's license after an investigation "concluded that the license is wrongfully held by Star China Media Limited."Ofcom said that Star China Media Limited did not have "editorial responsibility" for the channel's output, and therefore "does not meet the legal requirement of having control over the licensed service." Star was acting as the distributor, rather than the provider of the news channel, it added. The regulators also rejected a proposal by CGTN to transfer the license to a new entity after finding that it would ultimately be controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, and therefore be disqualified under UK law. "We've provided CGTN with numerous opportunities to come into compliance, but it has not done so. We now consider it appropriate to withdraw the license for CGTN...
    LIVE Test cricket will return to terrestrial TV in the UK for the first time since 2005 after Channel 4 won the rights for England’s series in India. The First Test begins at 4am in Chennai on Friday when Joe Root’s team take on the might of India led by Virat Kohli. 2Joe Root will hope to be back and starring on Channel 4 coverageCredit: Sri Lanka Cricket Sir Alastair Cook has been approached by Channel 4 to be a pundit while Sir Andrew Strauss, another knighted former England captain, might be used later in the series. Star Sports hold the global rights for the series and, after weeks of negotiation and speculation, have signed a deal with Channel 4. The contract is for the entire tour - four Tests, five T20 matches and three one-day internationals. Although three of the four Tests start very early in the morning, the...
    PAIGE VANZANT makes her bare knuckle fighting debut at BKFC KnuckleMania this week. The 26-year-old, who made her name in the UFC, takes on Britain Hart in the main event of the huge show in Florida. 2Paige VanZant headlines against Britain Hart VanZant signed an exclusive four-fight contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after leaving the UFC following the expiry of her deal with Dana White's promotion last summer. When is VanZant vs Hart - BKFC KnuckleMania? BKFC's KnuckleMania takes place on Friday, February 4. The full card starts from 2am UK time into the early hours of Saturday morning. Expect the main event of VanZant vs Hart at around 5am. The RP Funding Center in Florida plays host. 2Paige VanZant makes her bare knuckle fighting bow What live stream and TV channel is BKFC KnuckeMania on? BKFC KnuckleMania will be broadcast live on Fite.TV. The full...
    GRAND Design viewers blasted an eco-couple's plans to build the UK's first "self heating" home as a "cold and uninviting glass box". Appearing on the latest episode of the Channel 4 series, scientist Andrew and his wife Margretta spent over three years creating their eco-friendly property in Buckinghamshire. 5Kevin originally feared the couple's home would be an 'uninhabitable science project'Credit: Channel 4 Back in 2017, Andrew told host Kevin McCloud that he was throwing all his life savings at the project which involved nestling the building deep into the ground to absorb heat. He then topped off the flat roof with a layer of "ancient grassland" to trap heat in winter - meaning the couple wouldn't need a single radiator in the propety. As the couple set out on the project, Kevin wasn't convinced - and feared the house would be an "uninhabitable science project". Andrew and Margretta hoped to...
    CONOR MCGREGOR takes on Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend, with the final press conference to come later today. It's been a fairly friendly build-up between the two, the complete opposite to the shenanigans both provided leading up to their first fight over six years ago. 2McGregor beat Poirier via 1st round KO when they fought back in 2014Credit: Getty Images - Getty What time is the McGregor vs Poirier 2 press conference? McGregor's penultimate face-off with Poirier will take place this afternoon at 1pm UK time. Co-main event fighters Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker will also be present for the event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. There will be no fans in attendance for the presser. What channel is it and can it be live streamed? The McGregor vs Poirier 2 press conference will be shown live on BT...
    MICHAEL CHIESA and Neil Magny headline a packed midweek UFC Fight Night from the UAE. Ahead of a huge night at UFC 257 on Saturday, there's a host of action from Fight Island as the welterweight pair look to line up a title shot. 4The pair are set to go head-to-head on a packed Fight Island cardCredit: Getty Images - Getty Chiesa is unbeaten since moving into the division three years ago and currently ranks as the No10 welterweight in the UFC rankings. Magny meanwhile enjoyed a superb 2020 with three decision victories over Li Jingliang, Anthony Rocco Martin and Robbie Lawler. 4 When is UFC Fight Night - Chiesa vs Magny? This midweek Fight Night is part of a special triple-header from Fight Island. It will be held on Wednesday, January 20. The prelims are expected to get underway at 3pm GMT. The main card start at...
    GET ready for one of the craziest boxing bouts of all time as Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson faces Irishman Steven Ward. The former Game of Thrones actor - known as The Mountain in the hit show - is a boxing novice but former World's Strongest Man. 3The ex-strongman is set to make his boxing debutCredit: Getty - Contributor There is almost a TEN stone weight difference between the two fighters, with former WBO European light-heavyweight champ Ward tipping the scales at 15st 5lb on Thursday. He will be dwarfed by the Icelandic giant, who is 6ft9 and weighed in a whopping 24st 5lb. 3How the pair stack up ahead of their Dubai bout Thor is set to face Eddie Hall - another World's Strongest Man star - in the ring later this year and this will be the perfect opportunity to hone his skills. Originally meant to take place in Iceland,...
    THE UFC kicks off a Fight Island triple-header with Max Holloway facing Calvin Kattar this weekend. With Conor McGregor set to make his long-awaited return at UFC 257 next week, this pair have their chance to shine as they headline a packed card. 3Holloway is looking to avoid a third-straight UFC defeatCredit: Getty Images - Getty As well as the main event, there's a prelims schedule which features Carlos Condit and Jaoquin Buckley. Holloway comes into the fight on the back of back-to-back title defeats against Alexander Volkanovski, while Kattar beat Dan Ige in his last Octogan appearance. 3 When is UFC Fight Night - Holloway vs Qattar? Fight Night is all set for Saturday, January 16. In a packed week for the sport, there's also Fight Night action on Wednesday, January 20 before UFC 257 on the 23rd. All three take place at the Etihad Arena on...
    YouTube briefly suspended and then reinstated the channel for a U.K. radio station backed by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, a spokesperson for the video platform confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday. The spokesperson said the account for TalkRadio, which is owned by Murdoch's News Corp., had originally run afoul of YouTube’s policies around spreading COVID-19 misinformation. “TalkRadio’s YouTube channel was briefly suspended, but upon further review, has now been reinstated,” the spokesperson said. “We make exceptions for material posted with an educational, documentary, scientific or artistic purpose, as was deemed in this case.” Despite TalkRadio saying in a statement that its channel was still down, the account was accessible and the videos were viewable at the time of publication. “YouTube is making decisions about which opinions the public are allowed to hear, even when they are sourced to responsible and regulated news providers,” the radio station said. YouTube has previously taken...
    NEW JAPAN Pro Wrestling's annual Wrestle Kingdom is here! And just like last year's extravaganza, the show will be on across TWO action-packed nights at the Tokyo Dome. 2Will Ospreay alongside girlfriend Bea Priestley When is NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15? As is tradition, NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom is on on January 4. Like last year, the 15th instalment of Wrestle Kingdom will be taking place across two nights. Night 1 starts at 7am GMT on Monday, January 4. This is 4pm local time in Tokyo. Night 2 also starts at 7am GMT, on Tuesday, January 5. The Tokyo Dome plays host. What live stream and TV channel is NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 on? You can live stream the event by subscribing New Japan's NJPW World service. You can sign up and watch the New Japan Pro Wrestling live stream at njpwworld.com on mobile, tablet or the NJPW...
    GET set for a top night of entertainment from the Ally Pally as the PDC Darts comes to a conclusion. After more than a fortnight of high quality action, Gary Anderson and Gerwyn Price go head-to-head for over £2m in prize money and the world title. 1Gary Anderson beat Dave Chisnall 6-3 to book his place in the finalsCredit: PA:Press Association Anderson is into his fifth world final as he looks to take the crown for the first time since 2016. When is the PDC Darts Final? The players will meet at the Ally Pally on Sunday, January 3. Things get underway at 7.30pm GMT. The match is the first to seven sets. You can follow ALL the action with our live blog here on SunSport from 6pm. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can watch every dart thrown in the...
    AFTER a hard-fought two weeks at the Ally Pally, four players remain in the hunt for the PDC Darts crown. There's already been plenty of shocks at the behind-closed-doors event, with reigning champion Peter Wright knocked out in the early rounds, while Michael van Gerwen was knocked out in the final eight. 2Gerwyn Price will be among the favourites to make Sunday's finalCredit: Rex Features 2Dave Chisnall brilliantly knocked out Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finalsCredit: Rex Features And now we're approaching the business end of the competition, with a huge weekend of action ahead. When is the PDC Darts semi-finals? The remaining four players will battle it out on Saturday, January 2. Semi-final one will begin at 6pm GMT. The second semi-final will immediately follow the first, with the final itself set for 7.30pm on Sunday, January 3. Michael van Gerwen is chasing a fourth PDC world...
    LONDON (AP) — A steady trickle of trucks rolled off ferries and trains on either side of the English Channel on Friday, a quiet New Year’s Day after a seismic overnight shift in relations between the European Union and Britain. The busy goods route between southeast England and northwest France is on the front line of changes now that the U.K. has fully left the economic embrace of the 27-nation bloc, the final stage of Brexit. “For the majority of trucks they won’t even notice the difference,” said John Keefe, spokesman for Eurotunnel, the railway tunnel that carries vehicles under the Channel. “There was always the risk that if this happened at a busy time then we could run into some difficulties, but it’s happening overnight on a bank holiday and a long weekend.” Britain left the European bloc’s vast single market for people, goods and services at 11 p.m....
    Migrant being taken into care by Border Force – Steve Finn Thirty-three migrants on four boats crossed the Channel under the cover of darkness in freezing temperatures on Thursday morning, in a desperate attempt to reach the UK before Brexit. In 2020, some 8,400 people arrived on British shores having left northern France – four times as many as in 2019. On New Year’s Eve, men were photographed in shorts and flip flops staggering around on the dockside in Dover, having been taken ashore by Border Force officials after crossing at 5am. As Britain leaves the EU, Home Secretary Priti Patel has vowed to fix the “fundamentally broken” asylum system in the UK to make it “firm and fair”, promising to introduce new legislation in 2021 for the “biggest overhaul” of the system in “decades”. This week the Telegraph revealed that people smugglers bringing migrants to the UK in small...
    WWE gets 2021 underway in the only way they know how - the Royal Rumble! The road to WrestleMania is here as 30 men and 30 women battle for the chance of a world title shot at the Showcase Of The Immortals. 2Intercontinental champ Big E is the current favourite When is the Royal Rumble 2021? This year's Royal Rumble is on Sunday, January 31. The card will begin from midnight GMT into the early hours of Monday morning. There will be a pre-show on for two hours first from 10pm which will be shown for FREE on WWE's YouTube channel. It has not yet been confirmed where the event will take place, with reports suggesting it will stay at the WWE Thunderdome inside the Tropicana Field in Florida. What TV channel and live stream is Royal Rumble 2021 on? The Royal Rumble will be live...
    UFC kicks off 2021 with a bang as Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon to main event UFC 257. In his way is the American Dustin Poirer in a rematch of their 2014 clash which McGregor won by first round TKO at UFC 178. 4 When is UFC 257? UFC 257 takes place on Saturday, January 23 2021. The early prelims start from 11.30pm GMT, the prelims 1am and the main card from 3am. Expect the main event of McGregor vs Poirier at around 5am GMT. UFC's Fight Island in Abu Dhabi plays host. 4 What TV channel and live stream is UFC 257 on? UFC 257 will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK. The price has yet to be announced. In the US, the event will be live on ESPN+. 4Conor McGregor has showed a new bald-headed, short-bearded...
    Two men appeared in Southampton Crown Court on Saturday, charged with alleged crimes relating to a major security alert in the English Channel that led to British special forces raiding an oil tanker. Matthew John Okorie, 25 and Sunday Sylvester, 22 were charged with endangering a ship under the UK’s Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and will appear in court again in January for trial. They are two of seven men who were arrested onboard the Nave Andromeda oil tanker in October after the crew reported the presence of stowaways on the ship. All of those arrested are reported to be of Nigerian origin, and the operators of the Greek ‘owned’, Liberian-flagged ship said they believed the men boarded the ship while it was moored off Lagos. There was a ten-hour standoff in the Channel as the crew of the ship retreated to a safe position, still in control of the...
    By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee later Monday after France closed its borders to the U.K. to stem the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus circulating in London and the southeast of England. The meeting of the COBRA civil contingencies committee comes amid warnings of “significant disruption” around the ports in the English Channel, with tailbacks going back miles into the southeastern English county of Kent. The transport of freight is facing massive disruptions after France closed its borders for 48 hours, which means lorries cannot get across the English Channel by boat. The government has urged everyone to avoid traveling to Kent, which hosts many of the cross-Channel ports, notably at Dover. Eurotunnel has also suspended services. Canada and Poland are among the latest countries to halt flights from the...
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency committee later Monday after France closed its borders to the U.K. to stem the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus circulating in London and the southeast of England. The meeting of the COBRA civil contingencies committee comes amid warnings of “significant disruption” around the ports in the English Channel, with tailbacks going back miles into the southeastern English county of Kent. The transport of freight is facing massive disruptions after France closed its borders for 48 hours, which means lorries cannot get across the English Channel by boat. The government has urged everyone to avoid traveling to Kent, which hosts many of the cross-Channel ports, notably at Dover. Eurotunnel has also suspended services. Canada and Poland are among the latest countries to halt flights from the U.K., following the lead of...
    BOXING kicks off 2021 with a bang as Ryan Garcia readies himself for a fight with Luke Campbell. Garcia, who's relatively untested as a fighter in the lightweight division, will take on two-time world title challenger and Olympic gold-medallist Campbell in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. 3Ryan Garcia will fight Luke Campbell on December 2 Credit: Instagram Watch the fight HERE exclusively live on DAZN for just £1.99. Fans of the sport are in eagerly anticipating the match-up, which puts the winner right into a world title picture next year. Garcia and Campbell signed the deal to fight earlier this year, with Golden Boy Promotions to promote the event in the U.S. When is Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell? Garcia's huge clash with Campbell was supposed to take place this weekend on December 5 in California. However, Campbell tested positive for coronavirus, putting the fight...
    CANELO ALVAREZ finally returns to the ring this week against Liverpool fighter Callum Smith. Alvarez last beat Sergey Kovalev in his move up to light-heavyweight 13 months ago - but the coronavirus pandemic and a legal battle with former promoters Golden Boy has kept him out of the ring until now. 2Smith is six inches taller than Canelo with an eight-inch reach advantage The Mexican start was supposed to take on Brit Billy Joe Saunders in May, but will now face 168 lbs WBA and Ring Magazine titleholder Smith instead. What time will Canelo vs Smith start in the UK? Alvarez's long-awaited return to the ring will take place on Saturday, December 19. The bout should get underway in the early hours of Sunday morning in the UK, between 4.30-5am GMT. Coverage of the event, which includes undercard fights, will begin at around 1am....
    GENNADY GOLOVKIN makes his return to the ring this week against title contender Kamil Szeremeta. 'GGG' hasn't been in the ring since a split decision win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko, which occurred in October 2019 in New York. 3Golovkin beat Derevyanchenko in New York last yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty Golovkin will be defending his IBF world middleweight title, with Polish fighter Szeremeta the mandatory challenger for the sanctioning body. What time is Golovkin vs Szeremeta? Gennady Golovkin's record 21st defence of his world middleweight title takes place on Friday, December 18. In the UK, you can expect the fight to start at around 4am, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Coverage of the event, which includes the undercard, should get underway from midnight on Friday evening. The clash will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida. What channel...
    BREXIT fishing tensions exploded today after the Defence Secretary vowed to use the full might of the Navy to protect British boats “going about their lawful business”. Ben Wallace warned Britain was ready for “whatever is the challenge on 1 January” after French fishermen vowed to blockade the Channel if there is No Deal. ⚠️ Read our Brexit live blog for the latest news & updates 5Ben Wallace promised the "full might" of Navy would protect British fishermanCredit: ERR.ee HMS Tyne could be deployed in the event of a no-deal Brexit 5French fishing boats setting off for a Channel blockade against the Netherlands in 2018Credit: Getty - Contributor And they said Britain's threat to send gunboats in to repel foreign vessels "would mean that we are negotiating things that relate to war". He hit out: “When it comes to a Brexit deal whatever that is, it is no secret...
    THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE last-16 draw gets underway today in Nyon, Switzerland. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all waiting to find out who they will be playing in the first of the knockout rounds in Europe's elite competition. 1Chelsea feature in today's Champions League drawCredit: Reuters What time does the Champions League draw start? The Champions League draw takes place TODAY - Monday, December 14. It will start at 11am UK time. It takes place at Uefa HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. What TV channel is the Champions League draw on and can I live stream it? The Champions League draw is live on BT Sport 2. To stream it live, head to BT Sport YouTube or the Uefa website. Both streaming options are FREE while BT Sport TV is free for all viewers with an EE phone contract on a three-month trial basis. Which...
    THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE last-16 draw gets underway today in Nyon, Switzerland. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all waiting to find out who they will be playing in the first of the knockout rounds in Europe's elite competition. 1Chelsea feature in today's Champions League drawCredit: Reuters What time does the Champions League draw start? The Champions League draw takes place TODAY - Monday, December 14. It will start at 11am UK time. It takes place at Uefa HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. What TV channel is the Champions League draw on and can I live stream it? The Champions League draw is live on BT Sport 2. To stream it live, head to BT Sport YouTube or the Uefa website. Both streaming options are FREE while BT Sport TV is free for all viewers with an EE phone contract on a three-month trial basis. Which...
    ASHLEY THEOPHANE takes on super-welterweight contender Sam Eggington in the final fight of his career. Theophane has boxed all around the world and is known for appearing on many of Floyd Mayweather Promotions' cards. 2Theophane takes on Eggington in his last ever fightCredit: Getty Images - Getty Mayweather took Brit Theophane under his wing years ago and has supported his career ever since. But he'll make his last ever appearance in the ring in what should be a brilliant all-action fight on Friday night with Eggington. What time does Theophane vs Eggington start? Theophane's clash with Eggington should get underway from around 10.30pm UK time on Friday, December 11. The fight will take place at Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios in Redditch, England. The first fight of the night will begin at 7pm. What channel is Theophane vs Eggington on and can...
    ANTHONY YARDE is up against Lyndon Arthur in a tough fight at the Church House Westminster. Yarde hasn't been in a competitive fight since the loss to Sergey Kovalev in August 2019. 2Anthony Yarde takes on Lyndon Arthur at the Church House WestminsterCredit: Rex Features Both he and Arthur beat Dec Spelman in their last fights, with Yarde stopping him in five rounds. But his clash with Arthur is being tipped as a true 50-50 bout between two fearsome Brits. What time does Yarde vs Arthur start? Yarde's big fight with Arthur will get underway from around 10.30pm UK time on Saturday, December 5. The undercard action is set to begin at 7pm. There will be no fans in attendance at the Church House Westminster. What channel is Yarde vs Arthur and can it be live streamed? Yarde vs Arthur will be shown live on BT Sport...
    BILLY JOE SAUNDERS makes his return to the ring this week when he faces Martin Murray. Saunders - who last fought in November 2019 - will be putting his WBO super-middleweight title on the line against a man who has had four world title attempts in the past. 3 When is Saunders vs Murray? Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray is on Friday, December 4. Expect the main event at around 10.30pm GMT. The undercard gets underway at Wembley Arena from 7pm. Most read in BoxingPRIZE FIGHTERSTyson vs Jones fight purse: How much are each of legendary boxers making?PUMP IRON MIKETyson’s incredible workout routine that got him shredded aged 54, revealedFIGHT OR FLIGHTHow a cancelled flight and meeting at NBA game set up Mayweather v PacquiaoEYE-WATERINGDubois out for months after suffering broken eye socket and nerve damageWHYTE HOTWhyte blasts 'coward' Dubois for 'quitting' as he stops...
    YOUTUBE sensation Jake Paul is back in the ring TONIGHT on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr's huge exhibition fight. And in the opposite corner is ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, who fights for the first time in an intriguing contest. 3 How the stars compare ahead of their boxing match When is Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson? Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson takes place TONIGHT, November 28. The light-heavyweight boxing match is on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. The Staples Center in Los Angeles plays host. What time will Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson start? Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson's ring walk time is expected for around 2am GMT - that's 6pm local time or 9pm ET. The card starts from 1am GMT. Saved By The Bell actor Mario Lopez hosts the show. JAKE PAUL VS NATE ROBINSON...
    MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr are going toe-to-toe TONIGHT in a spectacular throwback fight in Los Angeles. 54-year-old Tyson will do battle with Jones, 51, in a long-awaited bout, with the Baddest Man on the Planet dropping an incredible SIX stone to get in shape for the clash. Listen to Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr live on talkSPORT 4 The California State Commission say the exhibition will be fought under the rules that both men will not look for the knock-out and will instead "exhibit" their skills, but both fighters have come out and said the contrary. When is Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr? The big fight is set for TONIGHT - Saturday, November 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was originally set to take place on September 12 but the event has been postponed until later in the year. The undercard is...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and France signed a new agreement to try to stop illegal migration across the Channel on Saturday, upping patrols and technology in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used by migrants to try to reach the UK on small boats. UK interior minister Priti Patel said that under the deal, the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double, and new equipment including drones and radar would be employed. This year, hundreds of people, including some children, have been caught crossing to southern England from makeshift camps in northern France - navigating one of the world's busiest shipping routes in overloaded rubber dinghies. Some migrants have drowned. Patel said in statement that the agreement represented a step forward in the pair's mission to make channel crossings unviable. "Thanks to more police patrols on French beaches and enhanced intelligence sharing between our security and law...
    LONDON (AP) — The British government said Saturday that it had struck an agreement with France to double the number of French police patrolling beaches in the country’s north in an attempt to stop people crossing the English Channel in small boats. Britain’s Home Office said Home Secretary Priti Patel and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin had agreed on the measure as part of efforts to make the route “unviable” for people-smugglers. The agreement also will boost surveillance using “drones, radar equipment, optronic binoculars and fixed cameras,” the U.K. said. It said the two countries had agreed to spend 31.4 million euros ($41 million) on the measures. Migrants have long used northern France as a launching point to reach Britain — usually in trucks or on ferries —and the issue has long strained relations between the two countries. Many migrants appear to have turned to small boats organized by smugglers...
    A man is helped by a Border Force officer as a group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, onboard a Border Force vessel following a small boat incident in the Channel. – Gareth Fuller/PA A new Anglo-French deal to prevent Channel migrant crossings was signed tonight, as France agreed to double police beach patrols but continued to resist taking  back arrivals. The four-point plan which includes a major expansion of surveillance by drones and CCTV along the 100 miles of France’s northern coastline aims to catch migrants before they leave French soil. It follows a seven-fold increase in the number of migrants crossing the Channel this year with a record 8,500 reaching UK shores since January. The bilateral agreement signed by Home Secretary Priti Patel and her counterpart Gérald Darmanin came as the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier arrived in London to restart...
    DANIEL DUBOIS takes on Joe Joyce tonight in a bout that most are tipping to be one of the heavyweight fights of the year. 'Dynamite' Dubois was supposed to face Joyce back on April 11, before the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those spring plans. 3Dubois and Joyce have been scheduled to fight on two previous occasions The fight was re-scheduled for July, with the hope that fans would be able to attend the clash, but three months later spectators still aren't being allowed to watch events live. So both Dubois and Joyce were happy to take purse cuts and have agreed to fight in a battle of the undefeated prospects. DUBOIS VS JOYCE GET DUBOIS AT 3/1 OR JOYCE AT 6/1 What time does it start? Dubois vs Joyce will get underway at around 10.30pm UK time this evening. They will clash for the...
    TWO boxing legends are ready to go to war as Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr draws nearer. We're well into fight week ahead of the huge clash on Saturday night, with the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' returning to the ring for the first time since 2005. 2 Tyson goes up against Roy Jones Jr on a packed cardCredit: EPA Before that first bell goes though the veteran pair have to face-off at the weigh-in, along with undercard stars Badou Jack and Jake Paul. What time is Tyson vs Jones Jr weigh-in? Tyson is expected to weigh-in around THREE stone heavier than his rival. The weigh-in itself will be on Friday, November 27 - TONIGHT. It will start around 10pm GMT. The exhibition fight will see the fighters shun headgear, but knockout's are NOT allowed - despite both fighters saying the contrary. Which TV channel and...
    THE countdown to the 2022 World Cup is on. It may feel like a long time until the finals in around two years time, but qualifying is already underway in South America - and now it's time for European nations to discover their fate. 3Qatar is set to host the tournament for the very first timeCredit: AFP When is World Cup qualifying draw? A total of thirteen nations from Europe will make it through to the finals in Qatar once qualifying is complete. 55 teams will go into the hat for the qualifying draw and be sorted into ten groups. The draw will be held in Zurich on Monday, December 7. It will begin at 5pm GMT. The 55 teams will be split in six different Pots, with ten in Pots 1-5 and five in Pot 6. The teams will be drawn into ten groups: five groups...
    Over 8,000 illegal boat migrants have landed on British shores since the start of the year, as another 60 migrants were brought ashore at the Port of Dover on Monday. As the recent spate of cold and windy weather eased, small rubber boats full of illegal migrants began to cross the English Channel from France in the early hours of the morning. The government’s official tally for illegal boat migrants stands at 8,143, but this does not include the estimated 60 migrants who arrived on Monday, according to the Daily Mail. The true number is likely to be much higher, however, as the government does not include alleged child migrants or those who skirt detection in the official tally. The estimated 8,200 illegal crossings of the Channel far outpace the initial projections from the London-based pressure group Migration Watch UK, which predicted that between 7,500 and 7,600 migrants would reach the...
    LAS VEGAS plays host to a massive night of MMA action at UFC 255. It's set to be a bumper evening in Sin City, with Deiveson Figueiredo facing Alex Perez in a UFC Flyweight showdown for the event headliner. 2Figueiredo (right) will put his Flyweight title on the lineCredit: Handout - Getty Along with that fight, there's also a packed undercard which features Valentina Shevchenko and Mike Perry. What time does UFC 255 start? The UFC Apex in Vegas plays host to the event on Saturday, November 21. With such a packed card, things get underway around 11pm UK time in Nevada. The prelims start at 1am, before the main card at 3am. Expect the main event around 5am GMT. What TV channel is UFC 255 on and can I live stream it? This event is NOT a pay-per-view show in the UK. You can watch...
    BOXING gets bigger this year as Anthony Joshua prepares to take on Kubrat Pulev in a huge heavyweight clash. Joshua will be defending his WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles against the Bulgarian, who he was scheduled to face over three years ago. 3Joshua and Pulev will clash on December 12 in LondonCredit: PA:Press Association The fight is a big one for Joshua, who can all but secure a money-spinning pair of bouts with Tyson Fury with an emphatic win. When is Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev? The fight is scheduled to take place on December 12. It was originally scheduled for June 20 but the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those plans. What time does Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev start? Fight night will likely get underway at around 5pm with some undercard bouts live on Facebook. Joshua vs Pulev can be expected to...
    LAS VEGAS will play host to a huge night of MMA action at UFC 255. It's set to be a bumper evening in Sin City, with Deiveson Figueiredo facing Alex Perez in a UFC Flyweight showdown for the event headliner. 2Figueiredo (right) will put his Flyweight title on the lineCredit: Handout - Getty Along with that fight, there's also a packed undercard which features Valentina Shevchenko and Mike Perry. When is UFC 255? The UFC Apex in Vegas plays host to the event on Saturday, November 21. With such a packed card, things get underway around 11pm UK time in Nevada. The prelims start at 1am, before the main card at 3am. Expect the main event around 5am GMT. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? This event is NOT a pay-per-view show in the UK. You can watch all of the...
    CONOR BENN hasn't fought in over a year - and he's being welcomed back to the sport with a tough test. 'The Destroyer' is undefeated in his pro career so far and could be seen last knocking out Steven Jamoye at the O2 last October. 3Conor Benn is 16-0 as a professional and is known for his hand speed and powerCredit: Reuters Benn was meant to fight again in the spring but coronavirus scuppered those plans - so he's back this weekend against IBO welterweight titleholder Formella. Formella dropped a decision to former two-time world champion Shawn Porter in August, so this will be his second fight of the pandemic. When is the fight taking place? Conor Benn vs Sebastian Formella will throw down on Saturday, November 21. The fight will take place at Wembley Arena, where Eddie Hearn's Matchroom have taken residency with...
    DANIEL DUBOIS takes on Joe Joyce in a bout that most are tipping to be one of the heavyweight fights of the year on November 28. 'Dynamite' Dubois was meant to face Joyce back on April 11, before the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those spring plans. 3Dubois and Joyce have been scheduled to fight on two previous occasions Credit: Getty Images - Getty The fight was re-scheduled for July, with the hope that fans would be able to attend the clash, but three months later spectators still aren't being allowed to watch events live. So both Dubois and Joyce were happy to take purse cuts and have agreed to fight in a battle of the undefeated prospects. What time does it start? Dubois vs Joyce will get underway at around 10.30pm UK time on Saturday, November 28. They will clash for the...
    YOUTUBE sensation Jake Paul returns to the ring on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr’s huge exhibition fight. And in the opposite corner is ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, who is stepping in the ring for the first time in an intriguing contest. 3 How the stars compare ahead of their boxing match When is Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson? Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson takes place on Saturday, November 28. The light-heavyweight boxing match is on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. The Staples Center in Los Angeles plays host. What time will Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson start? Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson’s ring walk time is expected for around 2am GMT – that’s 6pm local time or 9pm ET. The card starts from 1am GMT. Saved By The Bell actor Mario Lopez hosts the show. ...
    KELL BROOK makes his huge return to the ring TONIGHT against pound-for-pound kingpin Terence Crawford. Unbeaten superstar Crawford, 33, puts his WBO welterweight title on the line in the blockbuster bout over in Las Vegas, and unlike the majority of Brook's previous fights, this time it WON'T be broadcast on Sky Sports. 3How the fighters compare ahead of the huge bout When is Crawford vs Brook? Crawford vs Brook will take place on Saturday, November 14. The Bubble at the iconic MGM Grand in Las Vegas plays host. Expect the ring walk at around 4-5am UK time. What live stream and TV channel is Crawford vs Brook on? Crawford vs Brook will be live on Premier Sports in the UK, with coverage starting at 12.30am GMT. Premier Sports 1 is available on Sky TV (412 and 429), Virgin TV (551 and 552) and online via the...
    ERROL SPENCE JR takes on Danny Garcia in a huge welterweight world title fight on December 5 in Texas. Spence Jr hasn't been in the ring since he crashed his Ferrari in a horror accident last year following his victory over Shawn Porter. But he's getting straight back in there with one of the toughest fighters in the division in Danny Garcia. Spence Jr's WBC and IBF world welterweight titles will be on the line in what should be a pulsating contest. 4Spence Jr is the WBC and IBF welterweight world championCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Spence Jr vs Garcia takes place on December 5 in Texas What time does it start in the UK? Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia should get underway in the UK at around 4am on December 6. The bout will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. There will be around 11,000 socially-distanced...
    ALL eyes will be on Augusta National this week as the 2020 Masters finally gets underway. The hugely-anticipated major was originally set for April but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. 2   When is the Masters 2020? The Masters 2020 takes place from Thursday November 12 to Sunday November 15 this year. The final round on Sunday concludes at an earlier time than usual, with the Green Jacket ceremony expected around 8pm GMT. It is ending earlier because of American television commitments also showing the NFL on Sunday. What time does the Masters start each day? Round one, Thursday 12 November - 12pm GMT Round two, Friday 13 November - 12pm GMT Round three, Saturday 14 November - 3pm Final day, Sunday 15 November - 5pm What live stream and TV channel is it on? Sky Sports have...
    KATIE TAYLOR headlines a huge card this weekend featuring THREE world title fights at Wembley Arena. The undisputed lightweight champ puts her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring titles on the line against Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez on Saturday night - and there's a way you can watch all of the action for FREE. 1Ireland ace Katie Taylor defeated Delfine Persoon again last time out in AugustCredit: Matchroom/Mark Robinson When is Taylor vs Gutierrez? Taylor vs Gutierrez is on Saturday night, November 14. Wembley Arena hosts the card, with no fans in attendance. Expect the ring walks for the main event from around 10.15pm GMT. What TV channel is Taylor vs Gutierrez on? Taylor vs Gutierrez is live on Sky Sports Main Event, Arena and Mix. Sky begin their coverage on Arena from 7pm, and on Main Event from 10pm. How can I watch it...
    KELL BROOK makes his return to the ring this weekend against pound-for-pound kingpin Terence Crawford. Unbeaten superstar Crawford, 33, puts his WBO welterweight title on the line in the blockbuster bout over in Las Vegas, and unlike the majority of Brook's previous fights, this time it will NOT be broadcast on Sky Sports. 3How the fighters compare ahead of the huge bout When is Crawford vs Brook? Crawford vs Brook will take place on Saturday, November 14. The Bubble at the iconic MGM Grand in Las Vegas plays host. Expect the ring walk at around 4-5am UK time. What live stream and TV channel is Crawford vs Brook on? Crawford vs Brook will be live on Premier Sports in the UK, with coverage starting at 12.30am GMT. Premier Sports 1 is available on Sky TV (412 and 429), Virgin TV (551 and 552) and online via...
    OLEKSANDR USYK faces Brit heavyweight Dereck Chisora in a huge clash TONIGHT. The Ukrainian knocked out Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds on his debut after dominating the cruiserweight division. 1 Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora finally do battle on Saturday night But Chisora is set to be an altogether different proposition and comes into this one having forced David Price to throw in the towel after four rounds. What time is Usyk vs Chisora? Originally scheduled for May 23, this fight now takes place TONIGHT, October 31 after being postponed due to coronavirus. The ring walk is confirmed as no earlier than 10.15pm. Wembley Arena is the venue for the huge bout. Follow live coverage of the undercard RIGHT HERE from 7pm. What TV channel is Usyk vs Chisora on and can I live stream it? Usyk vs Chisora is live on Sky Sports Box Office...
    GERVONTA DAVIS' clash with Leo Santa Cruz will be shown free in the UK. Channel 5 have bagged the rights to the fight which is going to be available on terrestrial TV this weekend. 3Boxing fans in the UK will be able to watch Gervonta Davis' fight with Leo Santa Cruz for free on Channel 5 early on Sunday morningCredit: AP:Associated Press Floyd Mayweather's protégé Davis, 25, battles Santa Cruz at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Around 11,500 fans will be inside the venue to catch the action live. The bout takes place on Saturday night in America which means it will be the early hours of Sunday morning here in the UK. Coverage begins on Channel 5 at 2am with the ring walk expected around an hour later. For those not wanting to be awake in the early hours to watch it as it happens, replays will...
    THE tragic migrant family who drowned trying to reach the UK told friends they had "no choice" but to embark on the perilous journey. Rasoul Iran-Nejad, 35, Shiva Mohammad Panahi, 35, Anita, nine, and Armin, six, all drowned attempting to cross the Channel - with the search for 15-month-old baby Artin called off yesterday. 11Dad Rasoul holding his baby boy who is still missing after the boat tragedy in the Channel 11Anita, aged nine, also died 11Six-year-old Armin died alongside his mother, father and sister 11 The family had travelled from Iran to Turkey, and then to France where they spent days agonising over the decision at a make-shift camp in the Puythouck woods in Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk. In heartbreaking final texts believed to have been sent by mum Shiva, she writes: "We have no choice," reports the BBC. "If we want to go with a lorry we might need...
    GERVONTA DAVIS continues his quest to emulate mentor and promoter Floyd Mayweather as he enters the ring against Leo Santa Cruz. The battle will take place in San Antonio, Texas, and the undercard also makes for fascinating viewing. 2Gervonta Davis is back in action on Saturday night What date and time is Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz? Davis vs Santa Cruz takes place on Saturday, October 31 in the US. The fight is taking place at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. UK ring walk is expected at around 3am on Sunday, November 1. There will be 11,500 fans inside the stadium. What TV channel and stream is Davis vs Santa Cruz on in the UK and the US? Showtime Sports are exclusively broadcasting the fight in the United States. The fight costs $74.99. Currently there are no plans to show this fight in the UK. ...
    MMA legend Anderson Silva is back in action one last time as he takes on Uriah Hall. The 45-year-old Brazilian has confirmed that he will retire after this bout against the Jamaican-American. 1Anderson Silva takes to the Octagon one last time to fight Uriah HallCredit: Getty - Contributor Silva was beaten in his previous fight by Jared Cannonier in May last year via first round TKO. Meanwhile Uriah Hall beat Antonio Carlos Junior on the undercard of Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje last September. What time does Anderson Silva vs Uriah Hall start? UFC Fight Night takes place late on Saturday, October 31. The prelims at the UFC Apex in Nevada are set to start at 8pm UK time with the main card around 11pm. Anderson Silva is expected to take to the ring at around 1am on Sunday UK time for his fight with Uriah Hall. What...
    OLEKSANDR USYK is stepping it up a gear as he takes on Dereck Chisora in his second heavyweight fight. The Ukrainian knocked out Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds on his debut after dominating the cruiserweight division. 1NINTCHDBPICT000570650796Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd But Chisora is set to be an altogether different proposition and comes into this one having forced David Price to throw in the towel after four rounds. What time is Usyk vs Chisora? Originally scheduled for May 23, this fight now takes place this Saturday, October 21 after being postponed due to coronavirus. The event starts at 6pm UK time with the ring walk expected at around 10pm. Wembley Arena is the venue for the huge bout. What TV channel is Usyk vs Chisora on and can I live stream it? Usyk vs Chisora is live on Sky Sports Box Office PPV. Coverage commences at 7pm....
    LONDON (Reuters) - British armed forces boarded and took control of a ship in the English Channel on Sunday and seven people were detained, the defence ministry said. "Armed forces have gained control of the ship and seven individuals have been detained," the ministry said. Police investigations will now continue. Initial reports confirm the crew are safe and well." Police requested military assistance and a three-mile exclusion zone had been placed around the vessel, the Nave Andromeda, currently near the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Nick Macfie) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Greece, Liberia, Africa, France, crime, United Kingdom, Europe, Nigeria
    KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV is back in the Octagon TODAY as he faces Justin Gaethje in a huge title clash at UFC 254. The Russian won a submission victory over Dustin Poirier last time out while Gaethje actually replaced Khabib in a bout with Tony Ferguson and scored a shock win at UFC 249 in May. 3 When is UFC 254? UFC 254 takes place TODAY - October 24. The event will start at an earlier time to capitalise on the European fan base for Khabib, with the early prelims kicking off 3.15pm BST. This is 10.15am Eastern Time over in the US and 6.15pm in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White said: “It will be time-friendly for the European audience. It will happen in the afternoon in the US." What time does UFC 254 start? Early prelims begin at 3.15pm BST. The prelims gets underway at 5pm BST....
    The UK’s History channel is getting taken to school. On Monday, Sky HISTORY—the History channel’s counterpart across the pond—posted a promotional clip for its competition series The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker on Twitter. Featured contestant Darren Lumsden, a heavily-tattooed joiner from Bristol, was portrayed as good-natured and folksy; contemplating the competition ahead, he described himself as “patient, to a degree.” But Twitter users quickly noticed some troubling ink on Lumsden’s face—although Sky HISTORY initially seemed to brush the controversy aside, the network announced Tuesday that it would conduct an investigation. The most prominent of Lumsden’s controversial face tattoos is the number “88”—a white supremacist numerical code that uses the letter “H’s” position in the alphabet to denote “Heil Hitler.” (Lumsden claims the number alludes to the year his father died, though did not provide evidence.) Lumsden also has the numbers “23” and “16” (which, together, stand for “WP,” or...
    Britain’s Home Office is planning to bombard illegal migrants’ smartphones with Facebook adverts asking them to not cross the English Channel, according to reports. Home Secretary Priti Patel, whose department is broadly responsible for borders, policing, and national security, hopes that targeting supposedly desperate migrants camped along France’s northern coast with discouraging messages in languages such as Kurdish may put a dent in the record illegal sea crossings which have been embarrassing Boris Johnson’s government for months now. The ads will contain such missives as “If you arrive in the UK illegally from a safe country like France, we can and will return you” and “People die making these crossings, do not risk your life”, according to The Sun. The former warning may ring somewhat hollow, given the British authorities do not immediately turn back any of the many boats they intercept at sea, instead of escorting them the rest of...
    A MIGRANT has been found dead on a beach after trying to cross the Channel to Britain in a small boat. The man is believed to have drowned after being “thrown back by the sea” while attempting the perilous 21-mile crossing from France. 5Two men walk off a rescue boat at docks in CalaisCredit: AFP or licensors 5Border force squads bring in a group of migrants to the Port of DoverCredit: Steve Finn Medics rushed to the beach at Sangatte near Calais at 8am on Sunday after his body was spotted in an orange life jacket. The man had no form of identification on him when he was discovered but a probe has been launched into his death, French authorities said. The position of the body and the absence of trampling around suggest that his body was thrown back by the seaPascal MarconvilleBoulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor Pascal Marconville said he...
    ONE of the most eagerly-awaited fights of 2020 is here - after months of the sport of boxing being decimated by cancelled shows. Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time, with the bout taking place in Las Vegas. 2 But there are a few hurdles to hop over before British viewers can watch this lightweight unification bout. Read below how to get in on the action this weekend. When is Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez? Lomachenko vs Lopez is on Saturday, October 17 in the US. In the UK that will mean a very early morning ring walk for the two main cards. The pair will most likely head into the ring between 5am and 6am British time at the MGM Grand. 2Vasyl Lomachenko currently holds the WBO, WBA and The Ring lightweight titlesCredit: Getty Images - Getty Is Lomachenko vs...
    KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV makes his return to the Octagon to take on Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Fight Island in Abu Dhabi plays host to the hugely-anticipated UFC Lightweight Championship clash. 3 When is UFC 254? UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24. The event will start an early time to capitalise on the European fanbase for Russian ace Khabib, with the early prelims kicking off 3.15pm GMT. This is 11.15am Eastern Time in the US and 7.15pm in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White said: “It will be time-friendly for the European audience. "It will happen in the afternoon in the US." What time does UFC 254 start? The early prelims begin at 3.15pm GMT. The prelims gets underway at 5pm GMT. Then the main card starts at 7pm GMT, with the huge main event of Khabib vs Gaethje expected around 9pm. What TV channel...
    ONE of the most eagerly-awaited fights of 2020 is here - after months of the sport of boxing being decimated by cancelled shows. Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time, with the bout taking place in Las Vegas. 1Vasyl Lomachenko currently holds the WBO, WBA and The Ring lightweight titlesCredit: Getty Images - Getty But there are a few hurdles to hop over before British viewers can watch this lightweight unification bout. Read below how to get in on the action this weekend. When is Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez? Lomachenko vs Lopez is on Saturday, October 17 in the US. In the UK that will mean a very early morning ring walk for the two main cards. The pair will most likely head into the ring between 5am and 6am British time at the MGM Grand. Is Lomachenko vs Lopez...
    In response to the widening boat migrant crisis, the British government is planning on deploying nets to “disable” the rubber dinghies used by migrants in the English Channel in their attempts to reach British shores. The latest scheme to reduce illegal immigration into the UK was floated by Clandestine Channel Threat Commander Dan O’Mahoney, who claimed that the method is “very close” to being deployed and that it would represent a “safe return tactic”. “We definitely are very, very close to being able to operationalise a safe return tactic where we make an intervention safely on a migrant vessel, take migrants on board our vessel and then take them back to France. The problem with that currently is that the French won’t accept them back to France,” O’Mahoney told The Telegraph. He said that the net scheme will be one of many “which we may deploy over the next few...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a “broken” asylum system, echoing commitments that have been made and broken by U.K. governments for years. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would bring in new laws so it could “stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain” and “expedite the removal of those who have no claim for protection.” Patel said in a speech to a virtual Conservative Party conference that the changes would be “the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades.” She said Britain would continue to “provide safe haven to those fleeing persecution, oppression or tyranny.” Patel’s hardline rhetoric was designed to appeal to voters concerned at a surge in the number of people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats. Thousands have made the journey...
    LONDON – Britain’s interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a “broken” asylum system, echoing commitments that have been made and broken by U.K. governments for years. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would bring in new laws so it could “stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain” and “expedite the removal of those who have no claim for protection.” Patel said in a speech to a virtual Conservative Party conference that the changes would be “the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades.” She said Britain would continue to “provide safe haven to those fleeing persecution, oppression or tyranny.” Patel’s hardline rhetoric was designed to appeal to voters concerned at a surge in the number of people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats. Thousands have made the...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a “broken” asylum system, echoing commitments that have been made and broken by U.K. governments for years. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government would bring in new laws so it could “stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain” and “expedite the removal of those who have no claim for protection.” Patel said in a speech to a virtual Conservative Party conference that the changes would be “the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades.” She said Britain would continue to “provide safe haven to those fleeing persecution, oppression or tyranny.” Patel’s hardline rhetoric was designed to appeal to voters concerned at a surge in the number of people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats. Thousands have made...
    THE Europa League is back with a bang for this brand new, bizarre season. A total of 48 teams go into the hat for the group stage draw, with sides from all over Europe dreaming of reaching the final in Gdansk. 2Arsenal are waiting to learn their Europa League fateCredit: Reuters 2Reigning champions Sevilla are now plying their trade in the Champions LeagueCredit: Reuters Five British teams are in the hat, with Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham, Celtic and Rangers all eager to see who they draw. When is the Europa League group stage draw? The draw will be held TODAY October 2. Things get underway at midday BST. It takes place in Nyon, Switzerland at Uefa's HQ - but is behind-closed-doors and without an audience due to the ongoing pandemic. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch the draw in full...
    THE Europa League is back with a bang for 2020/21. A total of 48 teams go into the hat for the group stage draw, with sides from all over Europe dreaming of reaching the final in Gdansk. 1Reigning champions Sevilla are now plying their trade in the Champions LeagueCredit: Reuters Five British teams are in the hat, with Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham, Celtic and Rangers all eager to see who they draw. When is the Europa League group stage draw? The draw will be held on Friday, October 2. It takes place in Nyon, Switzerland at Uefa's HQ - but is behind-closed-doors and without an audience due to the ongoing pandemic. Things get underway at midday BST. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch the draw in full on BT Sport 1 here in the UK. BT customers can also download...
    THE Champions League is back for a brand new season. Just a few short weeks after Bayern Munich lifted Big Ears in Lisbon, the group stage draw sees 32 sides begin their journey to the final. Getty Images - Getty 2 Bayern beat PSG 1-0 to win the Champions League back in August Four Premier League clubs are taking part this season, with Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea set to learn their fate. When is the Champions League group stage draw? The draw takes place on Thursday, October 1. It will be held at RTS Studios in Geneva, Switzerland. Things get going at 4pm BST, which is 5pm local time. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You can catch all of the draw live on BT Sport 1 here in the UK. Coverage will begin at 3.45pm....
    LONDON (AP) — The British government reportedly proposed processing asylum-seekers on a remote volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean more than 4,000 miles (6,435 kilometers) from the U.K. — a plan that has been derided as inhumane and a “logistical nightmare” by critics. The Financial Times reported Wednesday that British Home Secretary Priti Patel had ordered officials to explore plans for building an asylum processing center on Ascension Island, a British overseas territory with a population of under 1,000. The report said Patel later appeared to have dropped the plan. Thousands of people have crossed the English Channel this year by small boats to seek asylum in the U.K. Patel has pledged to stop the record number of arrivals and to make the route “unviable,” and has appointed a former Royal Marine to the new role of “clandestine Channel threat commander.” The Home Office did not deny that the...
    LONDON (AP) — The British government reportedly proposed processing asylum-seekers on a remote volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean more than 4,000 miles (6,435 kilometers) from the U.K. — a plan that has been derided as inhumane and a “logistical nightmare” by critics. The Financial Times reported Wednesday that British Home Secretary Priti Patel had ordered officials to explore plans for building an asylum processing center on Ascension Island, a British overseas territory with a population of under 1,000. The report said Patel later appeared to have dropped the plan. Thousands of people have crossed the English Channel this year by small boats to seek asylum in the U.K. Patel has pledged to stop the record number of arrivals and to make the route “unviable," and has appointed a former Royal Marine to the new role of “clandestine Channel threat commander." The Home Office did not deny that the idea...
    LEWIS HAMILTON is looking to equal Michael Schumacher's record 90 Formula 1 wins as the entertaining season continues in Russia. Two weeks on from mayhem at Mugello, the drivers will be looking for an altogether calmer afternoon after multiple races which have stunned fans. 1A determined Lewis Hamilton snuck through the chaos at the Tuscan GP to win in the previous race Hamilton will be licking his lips given Mercedes' domination of the Russian circuit in recent years but teammate Valtteri Bottas will also be looking to challenge for his first win since the opening race in Austria. When is Russian GP practice? Ahead of the main event on Sunday, the Grand Prix practice session will be held in the traditional Friday spot, but it will begin early in the morning. Practice will begin shortly after coverage starts at 9.00am. Which TV channel and live stream can...
    LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K. in a flurry of small boat crossings, British officials said Wednesday. The Home Office said at least 393 people made the crossing aboard 26 boats on Tuesday. The Press Association news agency reported that this brings the number of migrants who arrived in Britain in September to at least 1,880 - roughly the same number believed to have crossed the Channel in the whole of 2019. Dozens of men, women and children picked up by border control vessels were seen arriving in Dover harbor on the southern English coast, and many had to line up before they were allowed to disembark because of the large number of arrivals. Bella Sankey, director of humanitarian charity Detention Action, said it has been the busiest month for the crossings...
    LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K. in a flurry of small boat crossings, British officials said Wednesday. The Home Office said at least 393 people made the crossing aboard 26 boats on Tuesday. The Press Association news agency reported that this brings the number of migrants who arrived in Britain in September to at least 1,880 – roughly the same number believed to have crossed the Channel in the whole of 2019. Dozens of men, women and children picked up by border control vessels were seen arriving in Dover harbor on the southern English coast, and many had to line up before they were allowed to disembark because of the large number of arrivals. Bella Sankey, director of humanitarian charity Detention Action, said it has been the busiest month for the crossings...
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