Sports World: Coach Lee Bee Seng joining Warriors

Coach Lee Bee Seng joining Warriors

Goalkeeping coach Lee Bee Seng is leaving the Football Association of Singapore after 16 years to join nine-time S-League champions Warriors Football Club.

The 63-year-old said: "I look forward to furthering my contributions towards Singapore's football scene at Warriors."

Former and current national goalkeepers Lionel Lewis, Hassan Sunny and Izwan Mahbud were among the custodians who were coached by Lee, a Singapore international in the 70s.

Arsenal hit by Mertesacker injury

LOS ANGELES • Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will be "out for a few months" with the knee injury that prevented him from joining the Gunners' North American Tour, manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday.

Wenger also indicated he would be looking for a way to compensate for the absence of the German World Cup winner, who picked up the injury in last Friday's friendly in Lens.

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'Ex-England players prefer punditry'

LONDON • Lucrative broadcasting jobs are a reason the Football Association is struggling to attract former England players into coaching, chief executive Martin Glenn said.

A host of former players including Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard and Phil Neville have had coaching stints with England development teams, but Glenn said the more relaxed atmosphere of broadcasting seemed more appealing to them.

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Stoudemire bows out as a Knick

NEW YORK • Six-time All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement as a player in the National Basketball Association on Tuesday, going out as a Knick after inking a final one-day contract with New York.

Stoudemire thanked the Knicks brass for signing him so that he could officially retire as a member of the storied franchise. The 33-year-old centre played his last competitive NBA game for the Miami Heat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe