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  • Celebrity muay thai fight: Death raises questions about legal and health issues

    September 25, 2017 3:18 PM 4

    Fatal celebrity bout did not come under the auspices of local amateur body, says its chief SINGAPORE - More questions were raised on Monday (Sept 25) over the death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian in a celebrity muay thai bout on Saturday, as it emerged that the local sports association did not sanction the fight. In a statement to The Straits Times

  • Lions to face Qatar in friendly next month

    September 25, 2017 1:26 PM 4

    The Lions have just two points after three games and are bottom of Group E. They will need a win in Ashgabat on October 10 to stay in contention to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup, after a 1-1 home draw with Turkmenistan earlier this month. Lions coach V Sundramoorthy said: “Preparations in Qatar will be key for the tough away AFC Asian Cup qualifier

  • Calls for combat sports regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

    September 25, 2017 1:06 PM 4

    SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers

  • Calls for MMA regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

    September 25, 2017 1:06 PM 4

    SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers

  • Cristiano Ronaldo sends tribute to family of boy killed in Mexico earthquake

    September 25, 2017 12:56 PM 4

    Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a heartfelt message to the grieving family of a young supporter killed in the Mexico City earthquake. The Real Madrid forward tweeted a picture of himself holding a Los Blancos shirt on which he had written: “To my No 1 fan, Santiago”. It was reported by media outlets in Spain that the Santiago Flores – who was killed while

  • Premier League Cup tie in Weston for Under-23s

    September 25, 2017 11:02 AM 2

    City Under-23s kick-off their Premier League Cup campaign against Stoke City in Weston on Friday (September 29th). Luke Williams’ side have been handed a tough group, including Premier League sides Stoke and Liverpool, as well as Charlton Athletic. Friday night’s fixture with be played at Weston-super-Mare’s Woodspring Stadium, kick-off 7pm, with free entry

  • Villarreal sack coach Escriba

    September 25, 2017 9:55 AM 3

    MADRID, Sept 25: Spanish club Villarreal have sacked coach Fran Escriba after a poor start to the season including a 4-0 defeat by Getafe on Sunday. Escriba was dismissed on Monday with Villarreal 14th in the La Liga standings after six games in which they also lost to Levante and Real Sociedad, drew with Espanyol and beat Real Betis and Alaves. "Villarreal

  • After Pradip Subramanian's death, organisers of fight events emphasise focus on safety

    September 25, 2017 3:19 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the death of Pradip Subramanian, members of the combat sport community have emphasised that safety is a key priority when organising fight events. Subramanian, 32, died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday (Sep 23) against Steven Lim. Preliminary reports by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) found that Subramanian

  • Etoile complete Caf CL semis line-up

    September 25, 2017 2:19 AM 4

    Etoile Sahel have completed the line-up of semifinalists in this year’s CAF Champions League after they ousted Al Ahly Tripoli on Sunday evening. The Tunisian giants defeated their Libyan visitors 2-0 in the teams’ quarterfinal, second leg match at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse. The first leg last weekend finished in a goalless draw. Etoile claimed an early

  • Gibbs' return to Emirates like a family reunion, admits Wenger

    September 25, 2017 1:34 AM 4

    Gibbs spent 14 years at Arsenal and Wenger said: "He did not have to leave. He wanted to play. It was a difficult decision but when a guy has given you so many years, you have to accept that." "Is it like losing a member of the family? Of course. And I believe for them as well, it must be difficult to make that step." What did Wenger make of that? "You should