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Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves…

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Edmonton Oilers sign centre Leon Draisaitl to eight-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of US$8.5 million. The extension starts this coming season and goes through the 2024-25 campaign, running mostly concurrently with the eight-year, $100-million extension star captain Connor McDavid signed with the club in July. McDavid’s extension…

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