Sports World: Mardan earns $15k despite final-day slip

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.

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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.

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