Sports The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:57:08 +0630 en-gb Mixing with the best World-Class mixed martial arts (MMA) will explode in Yangon on July 18 when Brazilian Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes defends his One Championship World Bantamweight title against Toni “Dynamite” Tauru of Finland.

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Hail, César! Another goal from the perennial league-leading goal scorer César Augusto of Yangon United gave the Lions a 2-1 victory over second-place Ayeyawady United at the Yangon United Sports Complex, placing them eight points clear after 10 games of the Myanmar National League-2.

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Federation secures stands The Myanmar Football Federation is taking action to make football stadiums safer, after outbreaks of crowd violence that have plagued home and international fixtures in recent years.

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Games organisers investigate 8500 pieces of silver Money received by members of the Myanmar U23s Southeast Asian Games silver-medal-winning team – in apparent appreciation of their efforts – may have been part of a scalping scheme cover-up, it has been alleged by several Singaporean media outlets.

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Son of Myanmar swim star sets US age-group records Winn Aung, 12, the son of former Myanmar national swimmer Than Tun Aung, now living in Redding, California, broke another two United States national age-group records to take the total number of long-course records he currently holds to five.

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Skaters hope to roll out sport’s future Roller sport could soon become an Olympic sport and the president of the Myanmar Skate Federation wants to be ready should it feature at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

]]> (Kyaw Zin Hlaing) Sports Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Second to none, says India The 1st International Day of Yoga was marked in Yangon’s Thuwunna Indoor Stadium by a mass demonstration of yoga postures and protocol by 500 yogis drawn from across Myanmar.

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Yangon object to rival eligibility The  Myanmar National League has dismissed a complaint from league leaders Yangon United over the eligibility of newly signed players to feature in championship rivals Ayeyawady United’s rescheduled fixture with Chin United on June 22.

]]> (Matt Roebuck,Kyaw Zin Hlaing) Sports Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Quiet start for Myanmar’s World Cup campaign Myanmar played out a 2-0 loss to South Korea in front of a sparsely populated Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on June 16.

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Top-shelf Thais break Myanmar hearts to win gold A “PLUCKY” Myanmar side was eventually outclassed 3-0 by a polished Thai outfit that won gold in the Southeast Asian Games football final at the National Stadium in Singapore last night.

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