Sports World: Evans, Ng in World Snooker C'ships semis

Evans, Ng in World Snooker C'ships semis

World No. 1 Reanne Evans cruised into the semi-finals of the Eden Women's World Snooker Championships after beating Siriphaporn Nuanthakhamjan 4-1 at Safra Toa Payoh yesterday.

The Englishwoman will face Hong Kong's Ng On Yee tomorrow. The other semi-final will see India's Vidya Pillai take on Rebecca Granger of England.


Asian and China Golf Tour ink partnership

SHANGHAI • The Asian Tour and China Golf Association announced yesterday they will stage four new tournaments ranging from US$300,000 to US$500,000 (S$700,000) in China this year.

More events will be added next season and earnings will count towards the Order of Merit on both tours.


Quek nine back and tied-4th in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM • Lengthy weather delays yesterday forced organisers to reduce the PGM Northport Championship to 54 holes with the final round played today at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.

Singapore's Quincy Quek is tied-fourth on nine-under 135, nine back of leader Ben Leong (126) from Malaysia at the RM200,000 (S$63,000) Asian Development Tour event.


SSA to hold open water trials on Mar 25

The Singapore Swimming Association will hold a 10km open water race on March 25 at the NSRCC Sea Sports Centre in Changi as a qualifier for the same event at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.


IOC may name 2024, 2028 Olympic cities

PYEONGCHANG (South Korea) • The International Olympic Committee will look into awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games this year, in a break from tradition which could lock in Paris and Los Angeles over the next two Olympic cycles.

IOC chief Thomas Bach yesterday refused to quell rampant speculation that the next two hosts would be decided in one hit in Lima in September, after three rival cities withdrew from the race for 2024, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the only bidders.

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