Indonesian shuttlers win Asian crown
HYDERABAD • Jonatan Christie clinched the Badminton Asia Team Championships men's title for Indonesia on Sunday night, after outlasting Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in a marathon third singles three-setter which lasted just over an hour.
Both sides had split the first two singles as well as doubles matches.
Semi-finalists South Korea and India also qualified automatically for the Thomas Cup in May.
Turkish football plumbs new depths
ISTANBUL • Turkish football yesterday faced new questions over the credibility of the game, after an anarchic clash between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor ended 2-1 to the hosts, with just seven players from the visiting side on the pitch and one of them showing the referee a red card.
The Sunday night Super Lig clash between the teams - one of the most venomous rivalries in the Turkish game - was marked by a slew of penalties, indiscipline and poor refereeing.
Additional 3-month ban for Thai Worawi
ZURICH • Fifa's disciplinary committee yesterday banned the former head of Thai football, Worawi Makudi, for a further three months and fined him 3,000 Swiss francs (S$4,220) for violating the terms of a previous suspension.
Cahill's short-term deal with Hangzhou
BEIJING • Australian football star Tim Cahill has extended his stay in China, with Hangzhou Greentown yesterday announcing that he had signed a short-term deal with the Chinese Super League club.
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua had cancelled the 36-year-old's contract.