Sports World: Young Lions earn a precious point

Young Lions earn a precious point

The Garena Young Lions earned just their third point of the S-League season after a 0-0 draw with Warriors FC last night at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

They remain last in the nine-team table while the Warriors are fourth with 21 points.


Six charged for Hillsborough crush

LONDON • Britain's state prosecution yesterday announced criminal charges against six people over the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush in which 96 fans died.

David Duckenfield, an ex-police chief superintendent in charge of police operations at the grounds that day, was charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

Norman Bettison, an ex-police chief constable, was charged with four offences of misconduct in public office relating to telling alleged lies about his involvement in the aftermath and the culpability of fans. Also charged were two former police officers, a lawyer who had acted for police, and a safety officer at the stadium.

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Jackson and Knicks mutually part ways

NEW YORK • The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson mutually agreed to split yesterday, three years after the Hall of Famer came in to help revive the fortunes of the struggling National Basketball Association (NBA) team.

Jackson, who won a record 11 NBA titles as a coach, brought impressive credentials but failed to live up to the expectations.

"After careful thought, we mutually agreed that the Knicks will be going in a different direction," Knicks executive chairman Jim Dolan said.

The Knicks, who have not made the play-offs since 2013, went 31-51 during the 2016-17 campaign.

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Evans loses sponsors after failed drug test

LONDON • World No. 50 tennis player Dan Evans' positive cocaine test has cost him a sponsorship deal with Italian sportswear firm Ellesse, who terminated their contract after just three months.

The 27-year-old Briton - whose talent has been marred by off-the-court controversies - is suspended after admitting last Friday he had failed the test at the Barcelona Open in April.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe