Sports world : Jiu-jitsu queen joins Evolve MMA team

Jiu-jitsu queen joins Evolve MMA team

Singapore-based Evolve Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) announced yesterday the signing of eight-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Michelle Nicolini to the Evolve Fight Team.

A third-degree black belt holder in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, she recently took up MMA, and has a professional win-loss record of 2-1.

The 34-year-old is preparing for the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship next month.

Men's ice hockey team lose all 4 games

ABU DHABI • The national men's team finished their campaign at the International Ice Hockey Federation Challenge Cup of Asia with four defeats.

They were thrashed 14-2 by Chinese Taipei on Tuesday, and suffered a 1-6 loss to Thailand yesterday in their final match of the five-nation round-robin tournament.

Spurs stretch home winning run to 42

SAN ANTONIO • Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and led five San Antonio players in double figures, as the Spurs turned a tight National Basketball Association game into a 108-87 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The victory is their 33rd home win of the season and their 42nd straight regular-season win on their home court in a streak dating back to last March.


Derby's Redknapp on Jordan double duty

LONDON • English football club Derby County's newly appointed managerial adviser Harry Redknapp is to double up as coach of Jordan for two World Cup qualifiers next month, British media reported yesterday.

The Sun newspaper revealed the move, which will see Redknapp guide Jordan through ties against Bangladesh and Australia.


Dortmund charged with security breach

LONDON • Borussia Dortmund have been charged by Uefa after 17 Tottenham fans were injured in a crush before last week's Europa League last-16 first-leg game.

The control, ethics and disciplinary unit of Europe's football governing body has charged Dortmund with blocking stairways at the ground, which would breach Article 38 of the safety and security regulations. The case will be heard on May 19.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe