Sports World: Albirex beat Geylang to go top of S-League

Albirex beat Geylang to go top of S-League

•Albirex Niigata have moved to the top of the S-League football table, after an impressive 2-0 away win against Geylang International at Bedok Stadium last night.

Japanese side Albirex have 26 points from 15 matches - one ahead of Warriors FC, who have two games in hand.

Wlodarczyk erases own hammer mark

CETNIEWO (Poland)• • Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk set a world record in the women's hammer with a throw of 81.08m at the Festival of Throwers meeting on Saturday, breaking the 80m barrier for the first time.

The 29-year-old smashed her previous mark of 79.58m in the second round. REUTERS

Rudisha qualifies despite rare defeat

NAIROBI• • Kenya's Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha suffered his first loss on home soil as a senior runner, but his second place at the Kenyan trials on Saturday was enough to make the team for the world championships in Beijing this month.

Ferguson Rotich's winning time of 1:43.60 was close to his personal best, but some way off Rudisha's 1:40.91 world record, set at the 2012 London Olympics. Rudisha finished in 1:43.89. REUTERS

S. African businessman mulls over Fifa run

ZURICH• • South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale is considering running for president of Fifa, said Peter-Paul Ngwenya, a spokesman for his Global Watch foundation said.

Sexwale was a member of the African National Congress and was a post-Apartheid government minister before moving into business. REUTERS

Allam slams FA after renaming fails again

LONDON• • Hull City chairman Assem Allam yesterday labelled the Football Association "amateurs" after the English governing body blocked his attempted rebranding of the second-tier club for a second time.

He wanted to rename the Championship club Hull Tigers, believing it would be easier to market the club and bring in increased commercial revenue but his attempts were rejected by the FA Council last month. REUTERS

Iraq furious over coach's about-turn

BAGHDAD• • Iraq's football federation yesterday requested CCTV footage from Dzemal Hadziabdic's hotel after the Bosnian unexpectedly left the country within a day of flying in to take over the national squad. His contract was to be officially signed yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Albirex beat Geylang to go top of S-League'. Print Edition | Subscribe