Sports World: Lowly Hougang stun S-League champs 4-1

Lowly Hougang stun S-League champs 4-1

Defending champions Warriors FC, second in the league table, were upset 4-1 by Hougang United in an S-League football match at the Hougang Stadium last night.

Tied 1-1 at half-time, Hougang's Vuk Sotirovic struck twice in the second half to give victory to the Cheetahs, who move up to eighth on 14 points.

1973 hockey players to feature today

Six members of the 1973 team who won the South- east Asian Peninsular Games hockey gold will play a friendly match today at 5.45pm at the Indian Association (IA), to celebrate the Republic's 50 years of independence.

The teams playing will include ex-internationals from different hockey clubs, all aged 50 years and above.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam will bully off the match.

No more feuds with owner, says Mourinho

LONDON • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's previous disagreements with owner Roman Abramovich are over and he is ready to fight for his fourth Premier League title starting this weekend.

In his first spell at the club, starting in 2004, the Portuguese won the league in both his first two seasons, only to fall out with the Russian owner and leave in 2007. He returned two years ago and won the title again in May.


Torres makes it look easy against Chinese

SHANGHAI • Fernando Torres scored with his first touch, as Atletico Madrid cruised to a 3-0 exhibition match victory over Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai International Port Group in China yesterday.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker came on at half-time and scored just seconds after the restart with a neat header from Yannick Carrasco's looping cross.


Uefa reject Fenerbahce's claims

ZURICH • Uefa has thrown out a protest by Fenerbahce, who complained that Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk fielded Fred in last week's tie despite allegations of a doping offence against the Brazilian midfielder.

He had tested positive for the masking agent hydrochlorothiazide during the Copa America in Chile.


China volleyball head in corruption probe

BEIJING • China's main anti-corruption agency has begun an investigation into the country's volleyball chief, Pan Zhichen, the latest sports official to be caught up in the country's sweeping campaign against deep-seated graft.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Lowly Hougang stun S-League champs 4-1'. Print Edition | Subscribe