Schooling speeds to short-course marks
RALEIGH (North Carolina) • Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling was in top form over the weekend, as he posted the National Collegiate Athletic Association season's fastest times in two short-course yard events.
The University of Texas student clocked 1min 43.76sec in the 200-yd butterfly, and 46.08sec in the 100-yd fly, as his team took on the North Carolina State University in a dual meet. He was the reigning champion in both events.
Points were awarded for first to fifth (individual events) and first to third (relays). The Texas men won 154-136.
Liang captures Kedah satellite title
ALOR SETAR (Kedah) • Singapore shuttler Liang Xiaoyu defeated Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine 21-11, 21-13 to win the women's singles title at the Maybank Malaysia International Challenge Championships yesterday.
The fourth seed dropped just one game en route to victory at the fourth-tier, US$15,000 (S$21,350) badminton tournament.
Tham and See take bowling crowns
Timothy Tham and Tracy See won the men's and women's Open titles at the 46th Singapore National Bowling Championships yesterday.
Tham beat Suresh Elangovan 181-172 in the step-ladder finals, held at the Singapore Bowling Federation's new Temasek Club home. See took the women's title after seeing off Bernice Lim 223-206.
Lin & Ye lose to Chinese pair in final
STOCKHOLM • Singapore paddlers Lin Ye and Zhou Yi Han fell short of the women's doubles title yesterday at the International Table Tennis Federation Swedish Open.
The sixth seeds were beaten 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 by China's Chen Meng and Mu Zi, who were unseeded.
Home finish season on brighter note
Home United beat Courts Young Lions 2-1 in their S-League football clash at Yishun Stadium last night to end sixth with 36 points.
Stanely Ng and Ken Ilso gave them the three points after Taufik Suparno put the visitors ahead.
The Young Lions are eighth on 27 points but can be overtaken by Geylang.
Phelps bounces back to win 200IM
LOS ANGELES • Olympic superstar Michael Phelps ended the Minneapolis Pro Swim Series meet on a high note on Saturday, with a wire-to-wire victory in the 200m individual medley.
After defeats in the 100m and 200m butterfly on the first two days of competition, the 18-time Olympic gold medallist cruised to victory, his winning time of 1min 59.30sec putting him just over a second ahead of Conor Dwyer (2:00.73). Venezuela's Carlos Claverie was third in 2:03.04.
Starc's 160kmh yorker is Test fastest
PERTH • Australian Mitchell Starc bowled the fastest delivery ever measured at a cricket Test match, when the fourth ball of his 21st over at the Waca ground yesterday was clocked at 160.4 kmh.