Mardan earns $15k despite final-day slip
NEW DELHI • Singapore's best golfer Mardan Mamat fell away to a closing two-over 74 in the Indian Open yesterday, earning US$10,956 (S$14,885) for joint 37th spot after finishing with a 285 total.
He ended 12 strokes behind India's S.S.P. Chowrasia, who shot a 71 for a 273 total to win his third European Tour title.
Feng's run ends with crushing s-final loss
KUWAIT CITY • Singapore's top paddler Feng Tianwei was thrashed 4-0 (13-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6) by China's world No. 2 Ding Ning in the ITTF World Tour Kuwait Open women's singles semi-finals yesterday.
The 29-year-old had upset the third-ranked Zhu Yuling 4-1 (11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7) in the quarter-finals, and thumped fellow Singaporean Yu Mengyu 4-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-3, 11-4) in the round of 16.
World No. 8 Li Xiaoxia shocked her compatriot Ding 4-1 (11-6, 2-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8) in the final.
S'pore reach final four of Borneo 7s Cup
ingapore beat Aussie side Charis 26-5 in the Borneo Sevens Cup quarter-finals but lost to Borneo Eagles 0-45 in the semi-finals.
Their conquerors beat Hong Kong Dragons 21-7 to clinch the title.
The competition is a major warm-up for Singapore before next month's inaugural South-east Asia Sevens (SEA 7s), a fringe tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens which will be played on April 15, with the final at the National Stadium on April 16.
2 dead, 54 hurt in Morocco fan battle
RABAT • Two people were killed and 54 injured in Morocco's largest city on Saturday, when rival fans of its Raja de Casablanca club brawled after a home game.
The running battles, in which football fans threw flares and ripped up parts of the Mohammed V stadium, came despite a 2-1 victory for the home team over Chabab Rif Al Hoceima of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco.
Prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the fan trouble.
They're not for sale, Rummenigge tells City
BERLIN • Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a "hands off" warning to Manchester City, after Pep Guardiola's future employers were linked to a string of Bayern's stars.
The club's chief commented after City's director of sport Txiki Begiristain hinted the big spenders are interested in some of Bayern's big names.