Sports World: Tampines beat Home to keep title hopes alive

Tampines beat Home to keep title hopes alive

Tampines Rovers kept their S-League title hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Home United yesterday at Yishun Stadium.

Mateo Roskam scored a brace, while Pedrag Pocuca's 71st-minute goal was enough to secure victory for the Stags.

V. Sundramoorthy's side are second in the table with 44 points, five behind leaders Brunei DPMM albeit having played one game fewer.

Slingers claim first home win of season

The Singapore Slingers won their first home game of the season yesterday, as they edged out Thai side Mono Vampire Basketball Club 72-66.

American centre Justin Howard was impeccable at the OCBC Arena. He recorded a game-high 17 points and added 16 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Next up for the Slingers is a home clash against unbeaten Westports Malaysia Dragons.

S'pore ruggers lose to Philippines, finish 8th

Singapore rounded off their Asian Rugby Football Union Sevens Championship campaign with a 12-24 loss to the Philippines yesterday.

They finished eighth in the 10-nation tournament, which served as an Olympic qualifier.

Powerhouses Japan won the event, booking a spot at the Rio Games next year.

Sturridge, Welbeck get warning from Hodgson

LONDON • England manager Roy Hodgson has warned Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck they must prove their fitness if they are to be included in his squad for next year's European Championship in France.

Arsenal striker Welbeck has not played since April due to a knee injury, while a succession of thigh, calf, hip and knee problems limited Sturridge's Liverpool appearances since the beginning of last season.

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Froome's physiological data to be made public

LONDON • Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome has said data from physiological tests that he underwent this year will be published on Dec 3 by men's magazine Esquire UK.

He made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday after examining the proposed courses for next year's Olympic Games in Rio.

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Rios hangs up gloves after losing to Bradley

LOS ANGELES • Timothy Bradley battered Brandon Rios en route to a ninth-round technical knockout on Saturday, in a lopsided welterweight bout that had a dejected Rios announcing his retirement.

Bradley retained his World Boxing Organisation title, improving to 33-1-1 with 13 wins inside the distance after the triumph in Las Vegas.

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Nepal players charged with treason over fixing

KATHMANDU • Nepal's former national football captain and goalkeeper are among five players charged with treason over alleged match-fixing in World Cup qualifiers in 2011, an official said yesterday.

Skipper Sagar Thapa and goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa were among five players taken into custody last month as part of a coordinated series of arrests in the capital.

Detectives said the arrests came after investigations found significant sums of money deposited into the players' bank accounts from suspected match-fixers based in South-east Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Tampines beat Home to keep title hopes alive'. Print Edition | Subscribe