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Vick signs $100m Eagles deal
NFL: Former Atlanta Falcons quarter-back Michael Vick has penned a money-spinning contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that will see him earn $100m over the course of the next six years. The deal represents a remarkable return to the limelight for the 31-year-old, who signed a deal worth $130m with the Atlanta Falcons back in 2005, but his conviction and imprisonment for dog-fighting saw him lose that and later file for bankruptcy.

Cleverly confirms Bellew bout
BOXING: WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will make the second defence of his title against Tony Bellew in Liverpool on 15 October. Promoter Frank Warren hopes the winner of the all-British contest will go on to face legendary veteran American fighter Bernard Hopkins in a unification clash. Bellew was in line to face Cleverly in May as a late replacement after previous champion Juergen Braehmer withdrew. But the 28-year-old failed to make the weight after Bellew clashed with Cleverly in a pre-fight press conference.