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Pacquiao v Horn rematch confirmed for Brisbane

Pacquiao v Horn rematch confirmed for Brisbane

Undated, Aug 21 (Reuters) Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's rematch with Australian Jeff Horn has been confirmed for Brisbane later this year, the city's mayor said today. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk had earlier threatened to pull funding without confirmation from the Pacquiao camp but said he had been reassured at a meeting with promoters today. "I have had a meeting earlier today which has confirmed that Manny Pacquiao will definitely be in Brisbane this year for a rematch with Jeff Horn," Quirk told local media. The fight is expected to be held in November at the same Lang Park stadium where a packed crowd of 50,000 saw former schoolteacher Horn upset Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight belt in an unanimous 12-round decision last month. Quirk said Brisbane Marketing, the city council's major events subsidiary, would be re-engaged for negotiations with promoters Top Rank and Duco Events. "It was a matter of Manny Pacquiao deciding whether he wanted to take up that clause in the contract to give a rematch in the event that he lost," Quirk added. Horn's surprise win over 38-year-old Pacquiao caused controversy, with many observers outraged by the decision. But a WBO scoring review later endorsed Horn as the rightful winner. REUTERS RSD 1524

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Cricket's leaders engage with Dublin based companies through ICC Global Leaders Academy

17 Jul 2018 | 9:06 PM

Dubai, Jul 17 (UNI) The ICC’s investment in developing game changing leaders across
the world continued at the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference, with the next stage
of the ICC Global Leaders Academy (GLA) taking place in Dublin through two distinct
programmes.

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Shillong Golf Course remembers freedom fighter U Tirot Sing

17 Jul 2018 | 8:28 PM

Shillong, Jul 17 (UNI) Bah Tirot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs
of the Khasi people in the early 18th century.

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World Junior Squash Championship opens

17 Jul 2018 | 8:22 PM

Chennai, Jul 17 (UNI) The world Junior Squash Championship was formally declared open by the Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Mr P Balakrishna Reddy at a colourful function at the Indian Squash Academy here on Tuesday.

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India U-16 hold Bangkok Glass FC U-17 to 2-2 draw

17 Jul 2018 | 7:35 PM

New Delhi, July 17 (UNI) India U-16 football team struck twice to hold Bangkok Glass FC U-17 to a 2-2 draw here on Tuesday.

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Bilateral series: India beat SL by 66 runs

Bilateral series: India beat SL by 66 runs

17 Jul 2018 | 7:16 PM

Colombo, July 17 (UNI) India beat Sri Lanka by 66 runs in the third one day here on Tuesday to make it 1-2 in the 3 match bilateral series.

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