Sports world: Aloysius Lin 3rd at Dutch Youth Regatta

Aloysius Lin 3rd at Dutch Youth Regatta

WORKUM (Netherlands) • Singapore sailor Aloysius Lin finished third in the 42-strong Laser 4.7 class at the Dutch Youth Regatta which ended on Sunday.

His tally of 66 points put him behind Dutch sailors Emma Savelon (26) and Laila van der Meer (53).

Singapore, which fielded 10 sailors at the regatta, also posted four other top-10 finishes.


One's Roger Gracie signs for Evolve MMA

Singapore-based Evolve Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) announced yesterday the signing of 10-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Roger Gracie to the Evolve Fight Team.

The third-degree black belt holder in Brazilian jiu-jitsu was crowned MMA promotion One Championship's first light heavyweight champion, after defeating Polish fighter Michal Pasternak at One's Ascent to Power event on Friday night.

He will train alongside other world champions such as Ultimate Fighting Championship's Rafael dos Anjos, as well as One Championship's first women's champion, Angela Lee.


Another footballer dies after playing match

RIO DE JANIERO • Brazilian footballer Bernardo Ribeiro died yesterday after falling ill during a match for his club Friburguense, local media reported.

The 26-year-old midfielder is the second player to die from suspected heart problems in the past week. On Friday, Cameroonian Patrick Ekeng died in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a Romanian league match.

THE GUARDIAN


Burgess slammed for filming while driving

SYDNEY • British rugby star Sam Burgess was slammed by Australian authorities after he posted a video last weekend on social media that he filmed on his phone while driving.

The 15-second clip, now deleted, depicts Burgess' wife and includes footage of the South Sydney forward with his hand on the wheel.

New South Wales state government roads minister Duncan Gray said Burgess should "be setting a better example".

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2016, with the headline 'Sports world'. Print Edition | Subscribe