Taylor vs Gutierrez: Katie Taylor could advance to face Cris Cyborg, Amanda Serrano or Jessica McCaskill after historic headline fight | Boxing News

first_imgJames Dielhenn Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn 2:45 Katie Taylor is wary of the threat posed by Miriam Gutierrez Yorkshire’s Harper is defending her WBC super-featherweight title on Saturday night against Katharina Thanderz.But she has been targeted all week on social media by Mikaela Mayer, an unbeaten US Olympian who owns the WBO belt in the same division.“With Terri the aim is to unify and be undisputed,” Hearn said.Harper threw down the gauntlet: “This is only the beginning for me. I want to get out there and fight the other champions, the best in my division.”Mayer has been goading: “She’s just not ready to be holding that belt.“Inexperienced champ. Inexperienced and champ don’t go together.“Boxing is entertainment at the end of the day so why are we so caught up on protecting our record. Let’s party.”The WBA champion in the same division, Hyun Mi Choi, has been signed up by Matchroom Boxing so is a viable opponent for Harper too.But after only drawing her previous fight with Jonas, that is a fight that could be revisited.“The public and fans would like to see the rematch,” Hearn said.Will Rachel Ball remain on the rise? – Advertisement – Eddie Hearn says the gap between men and women’s boxing is closing 5:17 – Advertisement – Eddie Hearn says the gap between men and women’s boxing is closing Katie Taylor will have more history-making opportunities to fight MMA rivals or unbeaten Americans if she comes through her latest world title defence tonight.Taylor’s undisputed lightweight championship is on the line against Miriam Gutierrez on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports, with WBC super-featherweight champion Terri Harper and Rachel Ball also on the bill at Wembley Arena.The esteemed career of pioneer Taylor has seen her win five amateur world titles, the 2012 Olympics gold medal, every major belt at lightweight and a super-lightweight title too. Terri Harper is the WBC super-featherweight champion Terri Harper is the WBC super-featherweight champion

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Doubts loom over Indonesia’s ‘travel bubble’ plan

first_imgThe term “travel bubble” or “travel corridor” refers to an agreement in which countries that are successfully containing the outbreak can open their borders to each other to allow free movement within the bubble.Earlier this month, Singapore said it would announce a “fast lane” arrangement with China, while Thailand was in talks to create travel bubbles for tourism that would allow the quarantine-free flow of people between Bangkok and a few cities in China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said Indonesia was paying close attention to such a trend, but officials were still discussing ways to have such a “travel corridor”.The Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister has been discussing the issue with the Foreign Ministry, as well as the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, with an official saying that they had specifically looked to China, South Korea, Japan and Australia to boost Indonesia’s tourism recovery. As Indonesia now leads the tally of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Southeast Asia, it appears to be showing an interest in following steps taken by its neighboring countries to ease cross-border travel restrictions.The government announced 1,031 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections nationwide to 41,431 with 2,276 deaths, both the highest in Southeast Asia. Indonesia’s daily infection rate has now increased by around 1,000 new cases on average in the past week, which the government attributed to improved testing and tracing capabilities.As the country continues to record among the lowest testing rates in the region at 1.2 tests per 1,000 population as of June 15 according to ourworldindata.org, it has now begun easing restrictions and is seemingly looking into creating a “travel bubble”. “The four countries were chosen because many tourists and foreign investors in Indonesia come from those countries,” the office’s undersecretary for tourism and creative economy, Odo Manuhutu, said on Friday.Indonesia saw its visitors from China declining by 72.33 percent, South Korea by 41.65 percent, Japan by 45,57 percent and Australia by 33,93 percent in the first quarter of 2020 from the same period last year according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data. In general, the country has recorded a 45.01 percent decline in foreign visitors over the same period.Despite the plan, Odo said businesspeople would probably be the first and only ones to travel to and from those countries in the near future, as he pinned hopes that tourists would gradually follow.Odo said the Foreign Ministry was still discussing the requirements for the establishment of travel bubbles before signing an agreement with the four countries.Epidemiologist Dicky Budiman said Indonesia was not up to par with China, Australia, South Korea and Japan in terms of its COVID-19 response, let alone creating travel corridors.”The idea of travel bubbles, or COVID-19 corridors, is actually opening borders or entrances between countries that are equal in terms of pandemic control while having strong economic and tourism relations. There’s a certain level of trust there,” he said on Tuesday.He added that the basis to negotiate a travel bubble was when countries had no new cases, and currently in the Asia Pacific region, only Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan meet the criteria. Meanwhile, in ASEAN, he said, only Vietnam and Thailand were so far fit for the plan to create travel bubbles.For Indonesia, the most realistic plan was to have strict COVID-19 control on selected islands such as Bali, but only after authorities expanded and improved testing, tracing and isolation within the next month, Dicky said.As the country enters the so-called new normal, the COVID-19 task force is continuously mapping regions into three categories: green zones, or cities and regencies not recording any confirmed COVID-19 cases; yellow zones, or low-risk regions with contained spread but with possible transmission; and red zones.However, Tri Yunis Miko, an epidemiologist at the University of Indonesia, said the maps had only portrayed surveillance data of certain regions rather than a look into how far the virus had actually spread in its population.He said a further antibody study was important to discover the percentage of the population who had contracted and were still infected by the virus.Only then could the government start mapping regions it might open to tourists, but even then there would always be the possibility of transmission, Tri said.“If it’s because of the economy, then the protocols must be stricter […] If they want to take a risk, then each country should equally take the risk,” he said.Tri said the health protocols must be made equal between partnering countries, including PCR tests and a 14-day mandatory quarantine with health authorities also monitoring tourists’ health conditions daily while tracking their movements through their phones.For business purposes, quarantine might not be mandatory but foreigners must not stay longer than one week, which was also the incubation period of the virus, he said.COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said the government was still mulling over reopening tourism spots, including by assessing places into low-risk and high-risk areas. As for Bali, Doni said the local administration had requested not to reopen the resort island as it looked into improving testing capacity in its port.“We’re certain that with caution, we’ll rebuild the trust of domestic and foreign tourists in choosing their desired tourism spots,” he said.Indonesia Tourism Intellectuals Association (ICPI) chairman Azril Azahari said he doubted foreign tourists’ trust in visiting Indonesia could be rebuilt soon as long as the country did not come up to par with other countries in terms of health protocols and COVID-19 containment efforts.– Ardila Syakriah and Ghina Ghaliya contributed to the reportTopics :last_img read more

FIFA unveils new rule to help players switch national team

first_imgFIFA’s new flexibility even suggests letting players revert back to their original national team if they never actually play for the second one. The existing FIFA rules have been used by many players born in Europe — who played in national age-group teams or friendly games — and switched to African countries where they have ties through their parents or grandparents. In more updating of eligibility rules, FIFA wants to clarify how long players must live in a country before they can play for its teams. The proposal aims to help players who as children moved with their families to a new country for non-soccer reasons. Three years residency would be required if a player moved before the age of 10, and five years residency if the move was aged 10 to 18. Read Also: How FIFA Ethics Commission cleared Infantino FIFA’s existing rule already requires a five-year residency from the age of 18 if a player wants to acquire a new national eligibility. That allowed Brazil-born forwards Elkeson and Aloisio to switch to the current China team after they were naturalized as citizens. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… World Football governing body FIFA is helping football players switch eligibility and represent a second national team with a planned rule change announced midweek. The proposal gives hope to players who are eligible for multiple countries but fell out of favour at their first national team, where they are bound after just a single minute of playing time in a competitive game. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombscenter_img The new wording would let players switch eligibility if they played a maximum of three times for the first national team — including tournament qualifying games — before they turned 21, and at least three years earlier. The new rule will take effect next month if 211 national federations approve it at the Sept. 18 congress that FIFA is hosting online from Zurich. A FIFA working group has tried for more than two years to shape the new proposal. A test case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport ahead of the 2018 World Cup is key background. Munir El Haddadi, now with Europa League finalist Sevilla, wanted to be selected for Morocco but lost his appeal against the FIFA rules. He had played just once for Spain in September 2014, as a 77th-minute substitute in a European Championship qualifier. The new rule would not help Brazil midfielder Oscar, who has suggested switching to China where he has played club soccer since 2017. Oscar would fail the test because he has played more than three times for Brazil, including after he was aged 21, and at a World Cup finals tournament in 2014. The proposal would bar nationality switches for anyone who played at a “final tournament of the FIFA World Cup or a final tournament of a confederation competition.”last_img read more

Flow Design renews awards for IMCA built engine drivers

first_imgThose recipients include the top finishing spec engine driver in the opening night Late Model main event, and highest finishing built engine competitors in Saturday night Modified, Stock Car and Northern SportMod mains.  “Continuing to offer the highest quality options for our claim and spec engine demographic is extremely important,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder, “and Flow Design specializes in this segment of IMCA racers. We’re grateful for their partnership.” Those awards will be mailed the week after Super Nationals. Awards based on national point standings will be presented at the IMCA banquet in November, or mailed the following week.  Information about Flow Design-made products is avail­able by calling 620 326-3537.  The Wellington, Kan., manufacturer and 12-year sponsor gives carburetor spacers to the top five built engine drivers in 2019 national point standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. Flow Design awards are also in store for four drivers at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. WELLINGTON, Kan. – Flow Design has designated awards for drivers competing with built engines in five IMCA divisions this season. last_img read more

Other Sports Smriti Mandhana among Maharashtra state sports award winners

first_imgThe names of the Shiv Chhatrapati award winners in the players’ category also include Indian women’s cricket team sensation Smriti Mandhana, who hails from Sangli in western Maharashtra.Tawde also announced that these awards will be given away at the iconic ‘Gateway of India’ on February 17 during a glittering ceremony.Among the other award recipients are hockey player Suraj Karkera, paddler Sanil Shetty, track and field athlete Siddhant Thingaliya, who specialises in 110 meters hurdles, runner Monika Athare and squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar.The sports minister also announced that Satara’s mountaineer Priyanka Mohite, who has scaled the Mt Everest and the Mt Lhotse among other peaks, will be awarded the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Award for Adventure’.The state government will also be giving ‘Eklavya State Awards’ for physically handicapped players and ‘Shiv Chhatrapati’ awards for associations and coaches. Maharashtra government has bestowed the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Uday Deshpande.The award list also included India cricketer Smriti Mandhana. The state government will also be giving ‘Eklavya State Awards’ for physically handicapped players. highlights New Delhi: The Maharashtra government has bestowed the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement Award’ on mallakhamb coach Uday Deshpande for 2017-18. An announcement to this effect was made by the state Sports Minister Vinod Tawde at a media conference here where he also declared the other award winners.”The (Shiv Chhatrapati) lifetime achievement award is being conferred upon Uday Deshpande of Samarth Vyayam Mandir, who has dedicated his life for mallakhamb,” Tawde said.Deshpande has been promoting and coaching mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport dating back to the 12th century where the practitioner performs gymnastic and yoga postures with wrestling grips on an erect pole or a suspended rope, at the ‘Samarth Vyayam Mandir’ at Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Other Sports FIH Thinking Of India And Pakistan Playing Home And Away Matches In Europe In Olympic Qualifiers

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights India hockey team did not qualify for 2008 Beijing Olympics.Pakistan’s hockey team did not qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.India and Pakistan tensions have escalated after scrapping of Article 370.center_img Karachi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is thinking to have India and Pakistan play their home and away matches in Europe if the arch-rivals face off in the Olympic qualifying tournament for a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games. India and Pakistan have been seeded in two separate halves of the draw by FIH on Thursday and they could meet in the Olympics qualifying tournament.  According to a source in the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the FIH will soon be announcing draws for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualifiers.  “In the qualifiers in September-October, the top tier teams will have to play against the lower tier teams and Pakistan and India which has already won one qualifying tournament could be drawn up against each other,” he said.  Pakistan, Egypt, South Korea, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, India, and some other teams are expected to feature in the qualifying tournament for the summer Olympics with seven berths at stake. The PHF source said they had managed to convince the FIH to give them entry in the qualifying tournament after paying the first installment of the fine imposed on the PHF for not sending its team for the Pro Hockey League earlier this year.  “It is not necessary we might draw up India but if that happens then the FIH will probably schedule the matches in Europe as conditions are not conducive to play the matches in India or Pakistan,” he said.  Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated in the aftermath of Indian government’s scrapping of Article 370 which had accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.  The source further said that preparations are on for Pakistan to compete in the Olympic qualifying events as appearing in the Summer Olympics would be a big boost for the game in the country. Pakistan, currently ranked 17th in the world, had missed out on the last Olympic games in Brazil. last_img read more

Poll: Grade Syracuse’s performance against Cornell and vote for the player of the game

first_img Published on December 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm Syracuse (8-3) beat Cornell (5-5), 67-46, at the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon behind 15 points from both Malachi Richardson and Tyler Roberson. Vote below for your player of the game and how well the Orange played against the Big Red.Grade Syracuse’s performance against CornellABCDFVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comGrade Syracuse's performance against Cornell AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 8: Jonathan Thomas vs. Ted Taylor

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football preseason storylines, No. 8: Running back depthSyracuse football preseason player file No. 9: Parris BennettSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 9: 2nd outside receiverSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 9: How players adjust to revamped conditioningSyracuse football preseason player file No. 10: Cole Murphy With Syracuse football training camp less than a month away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out dailyorange.com and follow along here to countdown to camp.Heading into training camp last year, the primary battle in Syracuse’s linebacker unit was the competition for the third linebacker spot. Parris Bennett beat out Jonathan Thomas to play alongside Marqez Hodge and Zaire Franklin, utilizing his long reach to have the tackling edge.A year later, Bennett has cemented his spot as a starter in the Orange’s second level and Hodge as his backup on the weak side after a lackluster year, especially on the tackling front. Franklin is a captain and arguably the team’s best defensive player, so that leaves a battle between Thomas and Ted Taylor for the starting strong-side linebacker spot.MORE PRESEASON COVERAGE:Countdown to Camp seriesPosition battle, No. 9: Second outside receiverPosition battle, No. 10: Cordell Hudson vs. Juwan Dowels Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 20, 2016 at 10:45 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Thomas was listed as the first-stringer on the post-spring depth chart with Taylor, the second-year SU player who transferred from Dodge City (Kansas) Community College, right behind him. Both stand 6 feet 1 inch and showed signs of promise amid SU’s horrific defensive year in 2015. Last season, Thomas recorded 34 tackles to Taylor’s 27, but five of Taylor’s were for a loss while only 1.5 of Thomas’ were for a loss. Taylor started the last four games of the year over Thomas at the strong-side spot following an injury to Bennett.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThomas comes from a soccer background and even played on occasion with some of the SU men’s soccer players last year. He was raw and inexperienced to begin last season but slowly learned the ropes a year after solely contributing on special teams. If his trajectory continues upward, he’ll likely be the third starter and leave Taylor as a backup for the second year in a row.But Taylor himself showed some tackling prowess on special teams and toward the end of 2015. Regardless of if he finds himself on the sideline to begin games or not, Syracuse should be better off being that it didn’t lose a single linebacker compared to the losses of Cameron Lynch and Dyshawn Davis heading into last season. Commentslast_img read more