Sports World: 1-shot lead for Thai golfer at Ladies C'ship

1-shot lead for Thai golfer at Ladies C'ship

Thailand's Onkanok Soisuwan leads the Open Division of the Singapore Ladies Amateur Open Golf Championship at the Laguna National Golf & Country Club, with a gross score of 68 after the first round of the tournament.

Her score puts her ahead of compatriot Kultida Pramphun (69) and China's Wang Jiayi (70).

The tournament ends tomorrow.


Grappling match on One C'ship event card

One Championship announced yesterday a blockbuster Grappling Super-Match between former One lightweight world champion Shinya Aoki and IBJJF world and Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Garry Tonon.

The clash will be held at One: Dynasty of Heroes - headlined by main event bout between Angela Lee and Istela Nunes - set for May 26 at the Indoor Stadium.


S'pore fighters win kickboxing belts

Local fighters Terrence Teo and Muhammad Ashiq won their respective belts at the World Association of Kickboxing Organisation Arnold Classic & Oceania Championships, held in Melbourne from March 18 to19.

Teo beat New Zealand's Igor Kim by unanimous decision after three rounds, while Ashiq beat Jamie Henery of Australia by knock-out within the first minute of the first round.


Star line-up for APAC Table Tennis League

Men's world No. 9 Chuang Chih Yuan will play in the inaugural T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League (T2APAC), which will be played in Hong Kong from June to December.

The mixed-team invitational tournament, which has a prize purse of more than US$1.5 million (S$2.1 million), will also feature Chuang's fellow Taiwanese and women's world No. 5 Cheng I Ching.

Singaporean Feng Tianwei, the women's world No. 4, and men's world No. 8 Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus are pencilled in as well.


FA charge City over Reds penalty incident

LONDON • Manchester City face a charge of failing to control their players by the Football Association (FA) for surrounding referee Michael Oliver when he awarded a penalty in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Oliver awarded a penalty to Liverpool when he judged Gael Clichy to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the 50th minute. City have until 6pm (UK time) tomorrow to respond to the charge.

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Bite claims dismissed due to lack of proof

PARIS • Star Wales rugby wing George North's claims he was bitten during France's dramatic 20-18 win over Wales on Saturday will not be investigated further, Six Nations organisers said on Monday.

They explained that the independent citing commissioner was unable to ascertain definitively if a French player bit North. Match referee Wayne Barnes acknowledged at the time there were bite marks, but the television official could not see any act of foul play.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe