Sports world: Aussies tops at S’pore int’l triathlon

Aussies tops at S'pore int'l triathlon

Australian athletes dominated yesterday's ITU Asia Cup at the Singapore International Triathlon, winning four golds, two silvers and three bronzes.

Matthew Baker clocked 1hr 59min 35sec over the Olympic distance of 1.5km swim, 42km bike and 10km run to be men's elite champion. His compatriot Jaz Hedgeland, also aged 21, won the women's elite race in 2:15:10. Singapore's SEA Games representative Winowa Howe was third in 2:31:39.

A total of 110 athletes from 10 countries competed at East Coast Park.


Ex-UFC champ may have doped

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UFC said it was notified of the potential violation that stemmed from an out-of-competition test on June 28, just days before the 38-year-old had his first UFC fight in more than five years - a unanimous-decision victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

REUTERS


Miller earns record $154m NFL deal

NEW YORK • Linebacker Von Miller has become one of the US National Football League's richest players.

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NEW YORK TIMES


Hurricanes roar to rugby top spot

WELLINGTON • The Wellington Hurricanes stunned the Canterbury Crusaders 35-10 yesterday to seal top spot in the New Zealand conference, and a vital home final, if they qualify, in the Super Rugby play-offs.

Hours later, in a dramatic final round of regular-season matches, the Waikato Chiefs had the chance to dislodge the Hurricanes, but were defeated 25-15 by the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin.

The Japan-based debutants Sunwolves ended bottom of the 18-team league with just nine points, from a win and a draw plus three bonus points, in 15 games.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 17, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe