Martina wins bronze at Junior World Cup leg
Singapore national shooter Martina Lindsay Veloso clinched a bronze medal in the women's 10m air rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup leg in Gabala, Azerbaijan, yesterday.
After qualifying in second spot with 415.3 points, behind Russia's Anastasiia Galashina (416.1), the 16-year-old finished the final on 186 points, behind winner Galashina (210.6) and her compatriot Tatiana Kharkova (207.5).
Martina, together with Ho Xiu Yi and Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin, also clinched a team silver for Singapore.
Taiwan Paralympians wear politics on sleeve
TAIPEI • Taiwan's Paralympians said yesterday they were forced to change team badges on their uniforms in Rio after protests by China - even though it was approved by the International Paralympic Committee in 2003.
They were asked to use an altered badge which looked more like the symbol of Kuomintang, Taiwan's Beijing-friendly opposition party.
Five Cuban volleyballers to do time for rape
HELSINKI • Five volleyball players from the Cuban national team were found guilty on Tuesday of aggravated rape of a woman while they were in Finland in July for a World League tournament, prior to last month's Rio Olympics.
The Finnish district court charged six men with committing the crime at the team hotel in the city Tampere. One was found not guilty. The court sentenced four of the men to five years in prison, and the fifth to 31/2 years.
All the men denied the charge, either disputing any sexual intercourse with the woman, or by saying it had happened by mutual understanding.
Rangers' Barton faces probe over Celtic punt
GLASGOW • Embattled Rangers midfielder Joey Barton is under investigation after allegedly breaking betting rules. Several British newspapers reported yesterday that the Scottish Football Association is looking into claims that Barton bet on Celtic to lose heavily before their 7-0 Champions League defeat at Barcelona last week.