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Boxing: Beltre has scent of blood

Angel Beltre is predicting success at the second attempt when he tackles Eamonn Loughran for the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title in Belfast on Saturday.

Jacobs upset by 'joke' scoring

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Ease and unease for Edwards

Mike Rowbottom sees the world record holder soar into the triple jump final

In Brief: DJ accused of cheating listeners

DJ accused of cheating listeners

Consumers' friend 'defrauded millions'

Washington - Irwin "Sonny" Bloch is among America's most popular and durable financial talk radio hosts. It now transpires, if a slew of charges from federal prosecutors is upheld, that he may be one of the most dishonest, writes Rupert Cornwell. He is accused of using his nationally syndicated programme to defraud listeners out of more than $20m (pounds 12.5m).

WAYNE McCULLOUGH TO FIGHT JOSE PENTALENON

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Haiti leader expected to go today

THE ARMY commander in Haiti, General Raoul Cedras, is expected to step down today as the military regime is dissolved. He will probably go into exile in Spain. His chief of staff, General Philippe Biamby, is also expected to leave office today and is likely to live in the Dominican Republic.

Anxiety grows across Haiti border: Washington must calm nerves in the Dominican Republic if it is to mount a successful invasion of its neighbour on Hispaniola, writes Phil Davison in Santo Domingo

UNITED STATES forces poised to invade Haiti will have the delicate task of doing so without upsetting the uneasy political balance in its neighbour, the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola and has opposed an invasion.

Funds poised for a post-Castro boom

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Latin America File: Eyes on Haiti, but watch its backyard

THE EYES of the world are on Haiti, which faces the threat of a US-led military intervention, but President Bill Clinton's contingency planning may be complicated by unrest in Haiti's neighbour, the Dominican Republic.

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NEW YORK - Michael Jackson's spokesman denied his client had married Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie, despite such claims by a judge in the Dominican Republic. But a leading handwriting expert said he was '75 per cent certain' that the marriage certificate produced by the judge was signed by Jackson. Reuter
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