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Lively Ricky Hatton talks Kell Brook-Gennady Golovkin fight, plus Canelo and Mayweather

The one and only Ricky Hatton, who created two of the more festive fight weeks of the last decade in Las Vegas, showed again Thursday that he knows how to stir things up.

The Englishman and former fighter was asked about countryman Kell Brook’s longshot attempt to defeat middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 10 at London’s O2 Arena.

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Surfer Kanoa Igarashi feels right at home in the waves at Huntington Beach

Twelve summers ago, a 6-year-old surfer stood on the Huntington Beach Pier with a microphone in his face. The television news was featuring Kanoa Igarashi, a neighborhood kid who first hit the water when he was 3.

Opening shots showed him splashing through shallow waves next to his dad.

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Watch Dee Gordon's video apology, on the day he returns from his 80-game doping suspension
Trojan Swim Club to suspend participation by international athletes in aftermath of Russian doping scandal

The high-profile Trojan Swim Club will suspend participation by international athletes after the International Swimming Federation barred two Russian swimmers who train with the USC-based group from competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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College Football Playoff moves most future semifinals off Dec. 31

The College Football Playoff is moving the dates of future semifinals to ensure the games will be played either on a Saturday or a holiday.

The changes, which will start with the 2018 season, come in response to the television ratings for last year's games played on Thursday, Dec. 31, dropping 36% from the semifinals played the season before on New Year's Day.

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Jared Donaldson is reaching new heights in tennis

There were six touted youngsters in the Rogers Cup draw -- players 21 and under who were ranked in the top 200 -- at the start of the week. Only one remained after Wednesday’s action.

Jared Donaldson.

Donaldson, who is 19 years and nine months, is having the best week of his professional tennis life.

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