S'pore rugby breaks Guinness World Record
Twenty-one national players established a Singapore record for most rugby passes in an hour by completing 4,002 at Asia Square. This surpassed the Guinness World Records mark of 2,336 set by Maccabi GB junior team in England in 2013.
The attempt was part of the Rugby Hub carnival to celebrate next year's Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which takes place on April 16 and 17.
Early-bird tickets for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens are available till Dec 31 and fans can enjoy up to $30 off by logging on to: www.singapore7s.sg
Rousey faces up to six months out
LOS ANGELES • Fallen UFC world champion Ronda Rousey has revealed it could take up to six months to fully recover from injuries in her brutal knockout defeat by Holly Holm.
Rousey told the upcoming edition of ESPN Magazine she had suffered damage to her teeth in the stunning mixed martial arts loss to Holm last month which would prevent her getting back in the octagon for several months.
"It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact," she said in brief excerpts of the interview released on Monday.
Griezmann happy to stay put in Atletico Madrid
LONDON • Chelsea transfer target Antoine Griezmann has insisted he is happy to stay at Atletico Madrid despite rumours that Jose Mourinho has made the France forward his main transfer target for January.
Griezmann, who signed a new contract in the summer with a £43 million (S$91 million) buyout clause, has scored seven goals so far this term.
The 24-year-old has spent his entire career in Spain and does not "feel the need to play in Ligue 1, nor in the Premier League or in Serie A".
Pune and Rajkot win auction to play in IPL
NEW DELHI • Teams from the western cities of Pune and Rajkot won an auction yesterday to compete in cricket's Indian Premier League, replacing two franchises - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - who were banned over a corruption scandal.
The Twenty20 tournament's chairman Rajiv Shukla said New Rising, a subsidiary of the Sanjeev Goenka group, bagged the Pune franchise.
Delhi-based Intex Mobiles picked up the Rajkot team in open bidding.