Sports World: Mardan in the fray with a third 69

Mardan in the fray with a third 69

PERTH • Mardan Mamat shot his third-straight three-under 69 to stand joint sixth on 207 at the Perth International golf tournament.

But Singapore's No. 1 had an up-and-down day, mixing one eagle (on the par-four 14th) and four birdies with three bogeys at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. He is six strokes behind leader Louis Oosthuizen (67), the 2010 British Open champion from South Africa.

Schooling wins 100 yards fly

AUSTIN • Swimmer Joseph Schooling won gold in the 100 yards butterfly at the Big 12 Championships in Texas on Friday.

He clocked 44.62sec to beat his University of Texas team-mates Jack Conger (45.28) and Will Glass (46.01s). The 20-year-old Singaporean's effort was the sixth-fastest time in US history.

S'pore to kick off TRI-Factor series

•The 2016-2017 TRI-Factor Series Asian Championship was launched yesterday and will see the triathlon competition hosted in eight locations in Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.

The first leg will be held in Singapore in the second quarter, organisers Orange Room said.

Brazil to charge teams for netting

RIO DE JANEIRO • Even as athletes grow increasingly concerned about the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, the organising committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it will charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes' rooms.

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Aurier back at end-March after ban

PARIS • Paris St-Germain said that Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier will return to the team at the end of March after being suspended for insulting coach Laurent Blanc and several team-mates on social media.

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