Charity golf event rakes in $150,000
The Singapore Golf Association raised $150,000 at its inaugural charity golf tournament yesterday at the Jurong Country Club.
The fund-raising efforts will go towards developing junior golf, outreach programmes and helping less fortunate youth pick up the sport.
Eriksson accepts second-tier challenge
SHENZHEN • Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson yesterday took charge of second-division Chinese football club Shenzhen FC, leaving the top tier of China football for the challenge of lifting a team out of relegation.
Eriksson, who has raised the fortunes of Chinese Super League sides Guangzhou R&F and Shanghai SIPG in his three seasons coaching in the country, parted ways with SIPG last month despite leading them to a third-place finish.
Shenzhen said it expected Eriksson's "rich coaching experience, advanced football philosophy, and intimate knowledge of Chinese football" to bring success.
Vettel scotches talk of Mercedes move
LONDON • Sebastian Vettel has made clear his future is with Ferrari, as Mercedes look to replace newly retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg for next season.
His name has been one of those mentioned in media speculation following his German compatriot's surprise decision to walk away from the sport.
"I think it's not a big secret that both myself and Kimi (Raikkonen) have a contract for next year," four-time world champion Vettel told reporters at the Ferrari World Finals event in Daytona, Florida, on Sunday.
Drug stigma weighing Olympic lifters down
LAUSANNE • Weightlifting is buckling under the burden of a drug-taking culture that has made it one of the most notorious Olympic events.
The sport that first appeared at the Games in 1896 accounted for 48 of the 104 positive tests detected in new analyses on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games and 2012 in London.
It could get worse as not all the results of the 1,243 samples have been revealed. Top of the sorry list was Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin, a four-time Weightlifter of the Year, who was stripped of his Beijing and London titles.
Brady beats Manning with 201st NFL win
FOXBOROUGH (Massachusetts) • Tom Brady earned his 201st career victory, counting the play-offs on Sunday, to become the most successful quarterback in National Football League (NFL) history.
He completed 33 of 49 passes for 269 yards and broke a tie for all-time wins with Peyton Manning, as the New England Patriots manhandled the Los Angeles Rams 26-10.
He also collected his 179th regular-season win, leaving him one shy of joining Manning and Brett Favre (186 each) as the only quarterbacks with 180 victories.