China Beat Cameroon for 2nd Win at Women’s Volleyball World Cup

first_imgYokohama: Powerhouse China defeated Cameroon 25-18, 25-14, 25-19 to register a 2-0 record at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup here on Sunday.Compared with the opener, the defending champions fielded a completely different starting line-up, which featured opposite hitter Zeng Chunlei, wing spikers Li Yingying and Liu Xiaotong, middle blockers Wang Yuanyuan and Zheng Yixin, setter Yao Di and libero Lin Li.Both sides were troubled by errors in the first set, especially on the serve. The score seesawed until Liu Xiaotong’s three aces helped China establish a 19-15 lead and carried on the momentum to claim the first set 25-18.China took varied attacking approaches in the set targeting the weakness of Cameroon’s defense and earn the set point at 24-14 following a 9-2 run. Although captain Christelle Tchoudjang managed to save two of the setpoints with her spike, the gap was too large to close as Zeng Chunlei fired to put China two sets ahead. China will seek a third consecutive win against its old rival Russia on Monday while Cameroon taking on the Dominican Republic. IANS Also Read: India pip Bangladesh in thriller to win U-19 Asia CupAlso Watch:Assam NRC: Pradesh Congress Committee team led by Ripun Bora reached Tinsukialast_img read more

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IBO World Super-Middleweight Belt Stays With Chris Eubank Jr.

first_imgChris Eubank Jr punched liked never before as he retained the International Boxing Organization (IBO) World Super-Middleweight title with a unanimous decision points win over Arthur Abraham.The Judges at the Wembley Arena scored the bout 118-110, 118-110 and 120-108, all in favor of Christopher Livingstone “Chris” Eubank Jr.An elated Chris speaking to ITV Sports said “I’m happy with the performance.”The win extended his record to 25 and one defeat which came in the hands of fellow Brit, Billy Joe Saunders in 2014.Arthur, a two-time world champion was fighting in the United Kingdom for the first time in his 52-fight career which has now recorded six forgettable defeats.Priority now for the champion is to stay fit and ready for the inaugural eight-man World Boxing Super Series.Relatedlast_img read more

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