Sports World: Ilso's spot kick for Home downs Hougang

Ilso's spot kick for Home downs Hougang

Forward Ken Ilso's penalty in the 64th minute was enough to give Home United a 1-0 win over Hougang United in football's S-League.

Both teams remain sixth and eighth in the 10-team standings, with 26 points and 18 points respectively. Brunei DPMM lead on 36 points, with Albirex Niigata and Warriors on 32 apiece.

New operator to clean up Malaysian football

A new Malaysian football body will launch a drive to stamp out match-fixing and hooliganism when it takes over the running of domestic competitions next year, its chief executive Kevin Ramalingam said.

Football Malaysia will operate the country's top two divisions and Cup competitions from January, in a set-up similar to the Premier League and Germany's Bundesliga. The new TV rights deal with sports media company MP and Silva guarantees a minimum of RM1.26 billion (S$418 million) over 15 years - double what was previously earned.


EPL matches draw up to $1.6b in worldwide bets

DOHA • As much as €1 billion (S$1.58 billion) is gambled globally on every English Premier League game, with the vast majority in illegal bets, the head of a sports integrity watchdog said.

Chris Eaton, executive director of the Qatar-based International Centre for Sport Security, said the huge sums could be placed on results, regardless of which two teams are playing.


Heat on Murray as British tackle Aussies

GLASGOW • Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt says the pressure is all on world No. 3 Andy Murray as he attempts to lead his Britain side to Davis Cup glory.

Murray , a two-time Major winner, is aiming to put his team into the Davis Cup final for the first time since 1978, as they prepare to face Australia in their semi-final clash at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The best-of-five tie opens with two singles matches today.


Lampard opens account in Big Apple

NEW YORK • Former England international Frank Lampard scored his first goal in Major League Soccer as New York City FC beat Toronto 2-0 at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe