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In brief: Joyce hit by Delhi pull-out

Boxing

Published 26/10/2010 | 05:00

DELHI has been withdrawn from the World Series of Boxing (WSB), which is due to begin next month, and replaced by South Korean side Incheon Redwings, it has been confirmed

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Ireland's David Oliver Joyce, the EU champion, was selected by Delhi at last summer's WSB boxers draft in London, but it remains to be seen whether the St Michael's Athy man will compete in the Asian group.

Twelve teams from Asia, the Americas and Europe will battle it out in three, four-team groups in the inaugural WSB season, which runs from November 2010 to March 2011.

The top team in each group plus the best second-placed side will meet in the play-offs with two winners meeting in the WSB finals in Macau, China, next March.

The top-ranked boxers from the WSB Team Championships compete in the WSB Individual Championships, which will also act as one of the qualifiers for London 2012.

Ireland's Ken Egan and John Joe Nevin have signed three-year contracts with Miami and Paris. Egan's first fight will be against Los Angeles at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, on November 16. Nevin is due to line out for Paris against Milan at a date to be confirmed in mid-November.

Basketball

The UL Eagles soared past Moycullen 86-56 in the Nivea for Men's Superleague yesterday in Galway.

The first half saw the home team impress with a high-tempo game and a change in defensive strategy as they attempted to obtain their first win of the season.

The teams were level at half-time (27-27), with Cian Nihill having made a 14-point contribution.

However, UL Eagles composed themselves at half-time and took control in the third quarter, with Irish international Scott Kinevane, who netted an impressive 26 points, playing a key role.

Tennis

COLIN O'BRIEN and Daniel Glancy stormed to first-round victories in the ITF Men's Futures event in Crete yesterday.

Dubliner O'Brien, making a return to tournament action after a five-week gap, overwhelmed the Czech Republic's Robert Rumler on a 6-4 6-1 scoreline.

And Mayoman Glancy underlined his character and resolve as he ended the title hopes of Austrian qualifier Gibril Diarra on a 6-4 7-6 (7/4) margin.

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