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Albirex beat Geylang, in League Cup final

Albirex Niigata are through to The New Paper League Cup final on Friday, after a 3-0 win over Geylang International at Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

The Japanese side, winners in 2011, opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Atsushi Kawata.

Kento Nagasaki and Fumiya Kogure put the result beyond doubt with goals in the 82nd minute and 87th minute respectively.

Albirex, who topped Group C, will meet the winner of tonight's semi-final between Balestier Khalsa and Hougang United .

Micronesia ship another 30 goals

WELLINGTON • The Federated States of Micronesia's first appearance at an Oceania Football Confederation tournament went from bad to worse on Sunday, when they were thrashed 38-0 by Fiji in Port Moresby.

Micronesia were hammered 30-0 by Tahiti last Friday in the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea, which are doubling as the Oceania qualifying tournament for next year's Rio Olympics. REUTERS

Carlos to manage Delhi in Indian league

NEW DELHI • Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos will manage the Delhi Dynamos in this year's Indian Super League (ISL), the football club announced yesterday.

The league got off to a rousing start last year, with Brazilian Zico headlining the managers' list, while marquee players including Italian duo Alessandro del Piero and Marco Materazzi, and Frenchman Nicholas Anelka joined the fray.


Tomic's rant costs him Davis Cup spot

LONDON • Bernard Tomic has been dumped from Australia's Davis Cup team after a blistering tirade at Tennis Australia (TA).

The 22-year-old had accused TA of neglecting him and his sister Sara, whose funding was cut by the national body because of the uncooperative attitude of their father John.

"His behaviour was unacceptable," TA president Steve Healy said in a statement that added Tomic would not be picked for the July 17-19 quarter-final tie against Kazakhstan in Darwin. REUTERS

Spurs near $24m Alderweireld buy

LONDON • Tottenham are closing in on an £11.5 million (S$24 million) deal for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy spent the weekend in the Spanish capital, locked in talks with Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil over a deal for the Belgian.

And it is understood a fee for the defender has now been agreed, though some finer details of the deal still need to be finalised, reported the Daily Mail.

High fives for China in junior badminton

China made a clean sweep of all five titles at badminton's Asia Junior Championships in Bangkok yesterday.

Lin Guipu beat South Korean Seo Seung Jae 21-16 21-11 in the boys' singles final, while He Bingjiao beat the hosts' Chochuwong Pornpawee 21-16, 21-17 in the girls' singles.

Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen thumped Koreans Choi Jong Woo and Kim Hye Jeong 21-8, 21-12 in mixed doubles, while the boys' and girls' doubles were all-China affairs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe