Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr

first_imgSHEFFIELD, England — Kell Brook lost his IBF welterweight belt when American challenger Errol Spence Jr. stopped him in the 11th round on Saturday.Backed by most of the 27,000 spectators at Bramall Lane in his Sheffield hometown, Brook met Spence on even terms in the first eight rounds.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img But Brook’s left eye began to swell, and he was knocked down in the 10th round. With his left eye almost closed, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster agreed to end the contest.Spence, who owns a 22-0 record with 19 knockouts, relieved Brook of the welterweight title in his fourth defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBrook, at 36-2, lost for a second straight time after an ill-fated attempt to move up two divisions to middleweight and take on Gennady Golovkin eight months ago. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more

Virat Kohli always wants to improve and win games for India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

first_imgSkipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and deputy Virat Kohli praised each other for their batting roles in scripting India’s comfortable seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third One-Day International here on Sunday. (Scorecard)Kohli scored an unbeaten 154 off just 134 deliveries to help India take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Dhoni (80) played second fiddle to Kohli, who scored his 26th ODI century, in a 151-run stand to chase down New Zealand’s total of 285 all out with 10 balls to spare. (Virat Kohli reveals secret behind phenomenal success as chaser)”Batting with Virat helps; the reason being that both of us can hit boundaries and push for those singles and doubles,” Dhoni said after the match. (Mohali ODI: Kohli 154*, Dhoni 80 help India gun down 286 vs New Zealand)”Right from the start, he’s somebody who always wanted to improve and win games for India. He’s someone who has learnt a lot. He knows his strength well and executes his plan. If he can bat the way he’s batting, each and every individual will be happy. He’s not only made the fans proud, but also the family. That’s what you look to do.” (Kohli equals Tendulkar’s record with 14 tons in successful chases)Dhoni said he intentionally promoted himself up the batting order with the intention to play freely. He crossed 9000 runs in ODIs during his 80-run knock in India’s seven-wicket win.BATTING PROMOTION WORKS WONDERS FOR DHONI”Have batted lower down for a long time. Out of the 280 games I’ve played, I think for 200 of them I have batted down. So the decision was to go up and then express myself. It’s important for me at this stage of my career,” he said. (Have lost all adjectives for Virat Kohli, nobody at par with him: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)advertisement”That’s what my thinking was – to go out and express myself,” Dhoni added.Dhoni felt they should have won the second ODI at New Delhi but didn’t approach the match with any hangover of the unexpected defeat.”We could have done better in the last game. But it’s important to have no hangover. We kept getting wickets in the middle to restrict them,” the 35-year-old said.Kohli said it was important for him and Dhoni to build a partnership to lay the foundation for the victory.”It was great to have MS at four. We could build a partnership and we scored 150 and then Manish Pandey also held his own and gave me the confidence,” he said.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson also pointed to the Kohli-Dhoni partnership as the turning point of the match.”It’s not always an easy chase, but MS and Virat played superbly. If you took early wickets, it makes it look like a good total. We did that but then those two came out, put on 150 and took the game away,” he said.”Boys tried hard but it wasn’t to be. It’s part of the game, you want to catch them all but it doesn’t always happen.”last_img read more