Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

league

Trials underway for Super Boxing League

PESHAWAR: The trials for the Super Boxing League (SBL) were conducted in Peshawar to select boxers for the first professional boxing league. The trials were held on Saturday in Islamabad where young boxers including women showed their skills. The trials started from Gujranwala and later moved to Lahore, where ten male and two female boxers were short-listed for the league. The trials were held in Sports Board Punjab gymnasium where more than fifty boxers including female participated in five different categories.…

One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

CAIRO: A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country. “The Miracle Team,” consists of twenty-five players from across Egypt who meet twice a week to train on a pitch in Cairo. While the team began training in freestyle soccer - a non-competitive art where players perform tricks with a ball - they soon decided to aim higher. “I started bringing the people in and coach Yousry, the team coach, called me to start training me on…

China can become world’s top league – marketing boss

BEIJING: The big-spending Chinese Super League is on track to become the world's dominant football championship, the head of a leading sports marketing firm predicted in an AFP interview. China has made global headlines in recent weeks thanks to jaw-dropping megabucks moves for Argentina striker Carlos Tevez and Brazil playmaker Oscar. With the country also investing heavily in grassroots football, Andrew Georgiou, CEO of Lagardere Sports and Entertainment, believes that in time it will rival even the super-popular…

New York City forward Villa named league most valuable player

NEW YORK CITY: New York City forward David Villa was named Major League Soccer's most valuable player on Tuesday after leading the club to its first playoff appearance in just its second year in the league. The former-Barcelona striker, who also finished runner-up for the MLS Golden Boot with 23 goals, beat off competition from Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan of crosstown rivals New York Red Bulls. Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco, the 2015 MVP, finished fourth in the running for the award, which is voted on…