Sports world: Kobe won't try to make Olympic squad

Lakers forward Kobe Bryant waves to fans at the start of his NBA game in California on Jan 14, 2016.
Lakers forward Kobe Bryant waves to fans at the start of his NBA game in California on Jan 14, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Kobe won't try to make Olympic squad

LOS ANGELES • KobeBryant, who is retiring after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the National Basketball Association season, said on Saturday that he has given up on his dream of making a competitive farewell to basketball at this year's Rio Olympics.

The 37-year-old, who won gold in Beijing and London , told reporters that he intends to bow out in Lakers colours.

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Paradorn's golf dream halted

BANGKOK• • Former Thaitennis star Paradorn Srichaphan, 36, has failed to break into professional golf, after he was cut from the Asian Tour Qualifying School (Q School) following the second round.

The former top-10 tennis player, who also had a stint as a Buddhist monk, was playing in Q School for the first time after earlier bids to launch his golf career fell flat.

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Trust in IAAF will take time: Coe

LONDON• - Sebastian Coe,the head of athletics' crisis-hit governing body, says trust in the sport may not return until "way beyond" his four-year term as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

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S'pore beat Malaysia to win squash Cup

Singapore beat Malaysia 3-2 to win the SEA Cup mixed-team squash event in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Assistant national coach Vivian Rhamanan posted on Facebook: "It's been 21 years since we last beat Malaysia in any team event."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe