Boxing: Iranian woman cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

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Iranian boxer Sadaf Khadem, right, in action against French boxer Anne Chauvin during an official boxing bout in Royan, France on April 13, 2019. (Reuters)
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Iranian boxer Sadaf Khadem, left, winner of the bout against French boxer Anne Chauvin at an official boxing event in Royan, France on April 13, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Boxing: Iranian woman cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

  • Sadaf Khadem last Saturday became the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight
  • Sadaf Khadem beat local boxer Anne Chauvin in a 3x2 amateur bout

PARIS: Sadaf Khadem, who last Saturday became the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight, has canceled her return to Tehran after an arrest warrant was issued for her in her home country, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
An arrest warrant was also issued against Mahyar Monshipour, the Iranian-born former boxing world champion who set up the bout in western France and was planning to travel back to Iran with Khadem this week, the same source told Reuters on Wednesday.
The French foreign ministry had no immediate comment.
On Saturday, Khadem beat local boxer Anne Chauvin in a 3x2 amateur bout, becoming the first Iranian woman to take part in a boxing fight.
The 24-year-old, who was in Paris on Monday, is returning to Monshipour’s home town of Poitiers.


Eriksen late show keeps Spurs on course for top four finish

Updated 24 April 2019
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Eriksen late show keeps Spurs on course for top four finish

  • Erikssen’s long-range strike gave Spurs the win over Brighton

LONDON: After bombarding the Brighton goal without success throughout the game, Tottenham was getting frustrated.
So frustrated that, with Harry Kane’s injury depleting Tottenham’s striking options, out-of-favor Vincent Janssen was summoned from the bench for his first appearance in 20 months for the final 10 minutes.
In the end, though, it was a more familiar name that delivered the breakthrough. Christian Erikssen’s long-range strike inside the near post gave Spurs a 1-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday that kept his team’s bid for a Champions League spot on track.
The goal finally came in the 88th minute when the Dane was teed up by Dele Alli and squeezed the ball beyond the reach of diving goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
The goal nudged Tottenham three points clear of Chelsea in fourth Champions League qualification place. Arsenal is a further point behind in fifth place ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Wolverhampton.
By conceding a late goal, Brighton was denied a point in its bid to stay in the Premier League and remains three points ahead of Cardiff, which occupies the final relegation place.
But another of Brighton’s relegation rivals also conceded late — after scoring early.
The earliest-ever goal in a Premier League game.
Shane Long netted after 7.69 seconds for Southampton but Andre Gray leveled in the 90th minute to grab a 1-1 draw for Watford.
Southampton is three points ahead of Brighton and six clear of the drop zone with three games remaining.