Joshua wins back the WBA, WBO and IBF belts and gets his career back on track, earning a reported $70 million in the process for his biggest-ever paycheck.
Liverpool made seven changes but still romped to a 3-0 win at Bournemouth after goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah extended their Premier League lead to 11 points over Leicester City.
Atletico stayed in sixth place with 26 points from 16 matches, five points behind leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, which both have two games in hand on Atletico entering the weekend — including one against each other on December 18.
The club is now free to sign new players in the January transfer window after a FIFA-imposed ban was reduced on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Football diplomacy and the Saudi king's decision to invite the Qatari emir to a Gulf summit in Riyadh led to speculation about an imminent diplomatic breakthrough between Gulf rivals.
Liverpool surged eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as Divock Origi was the scourge of Everton once more in a thrilling 5-2 Merseyside derby win for the European champions at Anfield.
As Japan readies for the 2020 Olympic games, radiation hot spots have been found near the starting point for the torch relay in Fukushima, environmental pressure group Greenpeace said.
The use of VAR, match officials who use technology to review certain decisions made by the referee, has been surrounded by controversy over the last few months.
The storm barrelled across the Philippines, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to close Manila’s international airport.
Now aged 32, it's Messi's first Ballon d'Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi's strike saw Barca return to the top of the standings with 31 points after 14 games, ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference, while Atletico were left in sixth spot on 25 points, having played one match more than the two pacesetters.
The 34-year-old Briton will be out of contract at the end of next season.
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