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WBO review backs up Horn's win over Pacquiao

Undated, Jul 11 (Reuters) The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has concluded that judges were correct to name Australia's Jeff Horn the winner in his bout against Manny Pacquiao last week after the controversial points decision in Brisbane sparked calls for a review. Horn took the Filipino great's welterweight world title after judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 in the 29-year-old's favour but many observers questioned the outcome, saying the officials had made a "hometown decision". The WBO agreed to review the decision and on Tuesday released its results, which backed up Horn as the victor. "The Jeff Horn vs. Manny Pacquiao bout results were controversial, causing disputes amongst fans. For this reason, transparency is so important," the WBO said in a statement. "Based on this, five anonymous, competent judges from different countries were asked to watch the bout without sound. "To determine the winner of each round, three out of the five officials have to be in agreement. "From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds." While there has been talk that 38-year-old Pacquiao may retire, a rematch was written into the contract for the initial fight and the pair are expected to face each other again later this year. Former schoolteacher Horn, who improved his record to 17-0-1 after the win over the eight-division world champion, said he felt vindicated after the WBO's statement. "It gives me evidence behind me that I can just use now," he told reporters at Brisbane Airport on Tuesday. "Instead of saying I think I won the fight, now a heap of other people - professionally - think I won the fight." Horn will be attending the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday. REUTERS SV 0853

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Surjit Hockey Tournament kicks off

23 Oct 2018 | 11:39 PM

Jalandhar, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Hockey India Captain Pargat Singh, Jalandhar Cantt MLA, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar jointly inaugurated the Surjit Hockey tournament at the Olympian Surjit Singh Memorial Stadium, Burlton Park, here on Tuesday.

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Siddharth excels as U Mumba outplay Telegu Titans

23 Oct 2018 | 10:23 PM

Pune, Oct 23 (UNI) U Mumba proved they are true challengers when they bounced
back in style to force a crushing 41-20 victory over Telugu Titans in their first
Inter-Zone match of the 6th Vivo Pro Kabaddi League in Pune on Tuesday.

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Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC played out an engaging goalless stalemate in ISL

23 Oct 2018 | 10:16 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro delivered a masterclass as
Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC played out an engaging goalless stalemate in the
Hero Indian Super League 2018 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.

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Bengal eves thrash Bihar to make it their sixth victory in a row in Women's Cricket U-19

23 Oct 2018 | 9:52 PM

Kolkata, Oct 23 (UNI) Bengal eves thrash Bihar by 98 runs to make it their sixth
victory in a row in Women's Cricket U-19 T20 League in Jabalpur today.

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Arun Lal appointed mentor in Bengal cricket team

23 Oct 2018 | 9:47 PM

Kolkata, Oct 23 (UNI) Former India Cricketer and Bengal skipper Arun Lal has been
appointed mentor of the senior Bengal team for the current season.

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