S'pore divers come in 3rd at Asian Diving Cup
MACAU • National divers Jonathan Chan and Joshua Chong took bronze in the men's 10m synchronised platform at the Asian Diving Cup yesterday, posting a score of 341.70 points.
China's Yang Ling and Cao Lizhi (414.48) took the gold ahead of Malaysia's Mabillin Jellson and Hanis Surya (362.88).
EFL contrite for awry broadcast of Cup draw
BANGKOK • The English Football League (EFL) apologised yesterday after error-riddled graphics appeared on its online broadcast of the first-round draw for the League Cup, including inaccurately announcing an extra Charlton match.
Glitches in the draw, which took place on Friday, caused confusion among fans, but will be a major gaffe for the EFL and the cup's new sponsor, Thai energy drinks firm Carabao.
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Tampines sweep aside Balestier to go 2nd
Tampines Rovers dispatched Balestier Khalsa 3-1 yesterday at the Jurong West Stadium.
Fazli Ayob opened the scoring in the 38th minute before Ryutaro Megumi made it 2-0, four minutes before the break.
Ivan Dzoni added a third goal in the 49th minute with Fadli Kamis scoring a 82nd-minute consolation. Tampines go up to second on 24 points, while Balestier remain seventh on six.
Lions make statement to All Blacks with solid win
ROTORUA (New Zealand) • The British and Irish Lions exploited a yellow card to Tawera Kerr-Barlow to grind down the Maori All Blacks to record a 32-10 win at the Rotorua International Stadium yesterday. The victory sent a powerful message to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as to how tough the Lions would be when the first of three rugby Test series gets underway next Saturday.