Sports World: Debut goal gives Hougang win over Young Lions

Debut goal gives Hougang win over Young Lions

A debut S-League goal for Hougang United's Justin Hui was enough to give his team a 1-0 over Garena Young Lions yesterday.

The 19-year-old Meridian Junior College student, who was awarded The Straits Times Young Star of the Month (August) for leading his school to victory in the Schools National A Division final, struck the winner in the 60th minute last night at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Hougang stay sixth in the nine-team table while the Young Lions remain bottom.


Keglers win doubles silver at Asian Youth C'ships

National bowlers Charlene Lim, 18, and Jermaine Seah, 16, clinched a doubles silver medal yesterday at the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship in the Philippines.

The Singaporean pair finished with 2,345 pinfalls, in between South Koreans Lee Jung Min/ Yang Da Som (2,530) and Filipinos Bea Hernandez/ Nina de Vera (2,322).

The six-day tournament, which ends on Saturday, is held at the Coronado Lanes Starmall Edsa in Manila.


Djokovic, Wawrinka set to return in December

ABU DHABI • Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are due to make their competitive return in Abu Dhabi in December after six months out injured.

The former tennis world No. 1 and No. 3 respectively have not played since Wimbledon, with Djokovic nursing a long-term elbow problem and Wawrinka undergoing knee surgery.

They will join Rafael Nadal among others in the Dec 28-30 Mubadala World Tennis Championship, organisers of the exhibition tournament announced yesterday.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Six-month ban for former snooker world champ

LONDON • Former world snooker champion Stuart Bingham has been banned for six months for infringing betting rules over a 12-year period between 2003-15, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said in a statement.

The 41-year-old Englishman was found guilty of breaking rules on betting on matches involving himself and other players following an investigation by the WPBSA. His ban is immediate with three months suspended for a year. He must also pay £20,000 (S$35,938) in costs and is free to compete again on Jan 26.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe