Boxing: Careful Khan bounces back off the ropes

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He's a household name only in Nottingham but the articulate Cobra finally has big-time exposure

Inside Lines: Olympian Jeffries hits out at ABA as he pitches in with pros

The break-up of Britain's Olympic boxing squad continued yesterday when the bronze medal-winning light-heavyweight Tony "Jaffa" Jeffries turned professional with northern promoter Dennis Hobson. Jeffries, 23, sealed a six-figure deal on the Sunderland pitch at half-time during the game against Bolton and will make his pro debut in January. But after witnessing his club's 4-1 battering he handed out one of his own, to the ABA, claiming he had not been paid a promised £5,000 bonus after Beijing and threatening legal action. The ABA insist the bonus scheme had already been withdrawn, but Jeffries says: "We have all been badly let down." Middleweight golden boy James DeGale and welterweight Billy Joe Saunders are due to sign for Frank Warren in London on Tuesday.

James Lawton: Jordan-Ince spat shows referees need accountability to win respect

Joe Jordan, the coach of Spurs, and Paul Ince, the embattled manager of Blackburn Rovers, shared a post-game drink on Sunday, a fact which somewhat, but not entirely, contradicted reports that an hour or two earlier they had engaged in a ferocious confrontation in the White Hart Lane tunnel.

Boxing: The 'Fat Man' strikes back

Ricky Hatton was at his dazzling best on Saturday and now aims for a bigger prize on home canvas, writes Steve Bunce in Las Vegas

Boxing: 'Baby Khan' steps out from brother's shadow

Mum's the word as Haroon prepares to follow in Amir's footsteps and equal his feat of winning an Olympic medal at London 2012. By Alan Hubbard

Inside Lines: Saints and drugs sinners go marching in at Wembley

Today's American football match at Wembley between the NFL's New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers takes place with the spectre of a major drugs bust hangingover it. Two of the Saints, it transpires, may well be sinners, having been named as allegedly testing positive for a banned diuretic that can also mask the use of steroids. However, running back Deuce McAllister and defensive end Will Smith will still be in the line-up, as results of their B samples have yet to be confirmed. The pair were among several players cited in a US television report. The NFL decline to comment, but point out that they conduct rigorous dope checks, with 10 players tested after every game.

Boxing: Khan goes back to school as Haye relishes facing a bully

Flawed lightweight insists he can stand on his own two feet. By Alan Hubbard

Boxing: Split decisions all the rage

Calzaghe's move to abandon promoter who nurtured him has become a familiar tale

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Amid the tightly controlled and increasingly cowed Moscow media, irreverent English-language title 'The eXile' is a breath of fresh air. But how has the paper survived for nine years? Ed Caesar finds out
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