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Xu Can vs Leigh Wood on July 31, live on

‘Leigh-thal’ meets WBA Featherweight Champion on July 31 – Xu Can will defend his WBA Featherweight World Title against Leigh Wood on the first week of Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday July 31, live worldwide on DAZN. Can (18-2, 3 KOs), who is recognised by The Ring Magazine as the No.3 Featherweight…

Opener Evin Lewis leads West Indies to 4th T20 win

By: AP | Gros Islet (st Lucia) | Updated: July 17, 2021 10:10:35 am West Indies stand-in captain Nicholas Pooran won his first toss of the series and decided to bat against Australia in the final Twenty20 match on Friday. Then opener Evin Lewis took over. Player-of-the match Lewis scored 79 runs off 34 balls,…

Brilliant Andy Balbirnie leads Ireland to first-ever win over South

Captain Andy Balbirnie scored a stylish century as Ireland recorded their first ever One-Day International victory over South Africa with a win by 43 runs in the second match of their three-game series in Malahide on Tuesday. SCORECARDBalbirnie stroked 102 from 117 balls as the home side posted 290 for five in their 50 overs,…

Casimero-Rigondeaux official for Aug

Dan Rafael is reporting that the bantamweight WBO title bout between John Riel Casimero and challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux will officially take place on August 14 in Carson, California. Joining this excellent matchup are two additional bantamweight fights with several of the division’s top contenders. Casimero (30-4, 21 KO) was all set for a historic title…

India vs Sri Lanka: Can Dravid work his magic on

Though it’s not their main team, India’s Sri Lanka sojourn, which begins with the first ODI in Colombo on Sunday, assumes considerable significance. Not only will this be India’s only white-ball assignment before the T20 World Cup in October, but also because there are players in this team, who are at interesting stages in their…

Yashpal Sharma, forgotten architect of 1983 World Cup win, passes

A trendsetter for his teammates, Yashpal Sharma stood out for his guts and humilityNEW DELHI: On Tuesday morning, India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team lost its first member when Yashpal Sharma passed away following a cardiac arrest at 7.40 am. Only 66 years old, Yashpal had just returned from a morning walk. When Kirti Azad broke…

Rigondeaux: I'm going to ruin Casimero's dreams on Aug

By Jeff Aronow: WBA ‘regular’ bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is predicting an easy win over WBO 118-lb belt-holder John Riel Casimero next month on SHOWTIME in their main event unification match at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The broadcast begins on Showtime at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. This is one of…

Both India, Sri Lanka will start white-ball series evenly: Dasun

Newly-appointed Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka on Saturday said it will be an even contest between his struggling side and overwhelming favourite India as the visiting team is full of newcomers. India have come here with a squad comprising six uncapped players. “Both teams will start evenly because they (India) have got new players coming…

James Vince hits maiden ODI ton as England sweep Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: James Vince hit a maiden one-day international century and Lewis Gregory made 77 as a new-look England beat Pakistan by three wickets at Edgbaston on Tuesday to complete a remarkable 3-0 series clean sweep. SCORECARDSet a challenging 332 to win 50-over world champions England, without most of their first-choice players because of a pre-series…

'I would destroy Gervonta Davis'

By Dan Ambrose: Undisputed 140lb champion Josh Taylor says he would “destroy” newly crowned secondary WBA light welterweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis if he agreed to fight him. Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) believes it would be easy to beat the young upstart if he chose to fight him. With Tank’s problems in his last fight…