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January 2013

Hero title sponsor for Hockey India League

New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Tuesday roped in Hero MotoCorp as the title-sponsor for the Hockey India League (HIL) starting Jan 14. HI has signed a multi-year deal with Hero MotoCorp for the title sponsorship. Narinder Batra, secretary general of HI and chairman of the league said: "We are delighted to have Hero MotoCorp as the Title Sponsor of the Hockey India League. Hockey India League thanks Hero MotoCorp for coming on board to become our partner." Pawan Munjal, managing director and chief…

Japanese boxer wins WBA super featherweight title

Tokyo, Jan 1 (IANS) Japan's Takashi Uchiyama retained the World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight title beating Costa Rica's Bryan "Tiquito" Vasquez. During Monday's bout, Uchiyama was in control as he deflected the nervous jabs of Vasquez, who was visibly running out of steam as the fight progressed, reports Xinhua. In the eighth round, Uchiyama delivered a heavy blow to Vasquez's face, then followed up with a series of punches that forced the referee to suspend the fight and declare a technical knock…