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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz throw objects at one another ahead of UFC clash

The pre-fight conference for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in Las Vegas, USA, had to be abandoned when violence broke out. The police had to intervene to separate the two groups when the pair started hurling objects at each other from across the room. UFC featherweight champion McGregor will face welterweight Diaz after losing to him in an earlier bout in March 2016. Aug 18, 2016
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Brazil police take US Olympic swimmers off plane home as they investigate armed robbery

On 17 August, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken from their flight after Brazilian Judge Keyla Blank issued a search and seizure warrant. This was issued to allow more time for police to ask additional questions related to an alleged armed robbery that happened earlier in the week. Conger and Bentz were with teammates Ryan Lochte and James Feigen when they were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by individuals posing as armed police officers as they traveled back from a party in a taxi. The judge issued the warrant as there were inconsistencies between CCTV of the swimmers arriving back at the Olympic village and what time they said they left the party. The judge also took issue with how the four appeared when they arrived back at the village after the alleged incident took place. Aug 18, 2016
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Brazil thrash Honduras in mens football semi-finals

Brazil will meet Germany at the football finals on Saturday (20 August) after thrashing Honduras 6-0 in the semi-finals. Goals were scored by Neymar (Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior), Gabriel Jesus, Marquinhos and Laun, with Neymar scoring the fastest goal in Olympic history after just 14 seconds. Aug 18, 2016
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Rio 2016 Olympics: GB womens hockey team beat New Zealand to secure first Olympic final

Team GBs women beat the black sticks 3-0, after scoring two penalty strokes in the last 10 minutes of the game. By getting to the final, Great Britains hockey ladies secure themselves at least a silver which will be their best ever result at an Olympics. They face current Olympic champions the Netherlands, who are currently ranked world number one by the International Hockey Federation. Aug 18, 2016