SportsWorld: Stalemate between Home and DPMM

Home United and Brunei DPMM played out a goalless draw in the S-League at the Yishun Stadium last night.
Home United and Brunei DPMM played out a goalless draw in the S-League at the Yishun Stadium last night.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Stalemate between Home and DPMM

Home United and Brunei DPMM played out a goalless draw in the S-League at the Yishun Stadium last night.

Home stay sixth in the 12-team table on 14 points from 13 games played.

DPMM are in third on 20 points, four behind leaders and defending champions Warriors FC.

The latter have played a game more than DPMM.

5 Blues fans banned for racist incident

LONDON • Five Chelsea fans have been barred from all football matches for up to five years over an incident of racism in Paris in February, in court proceedings that concluded yesterday.

In the incident, a black Frenchman was repeatedly shoved off a metro train carriage ahead of Chelsea's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Cambiasso cuts ties with Leicester

LONDON • Former

Argentinian international Esteban Cambiasso said on Tuesday he will not seek a new contract with Leicester City ahead of the new Premier League season.

The 34-year-old midfielder helped the club avoid relegation last term but his current contract expired last month.

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Goalie Ryan switches loyalties to Valencia

MADRID • Australian international goalkeeper Mathew Ryan signed a six-year contract with Spanish side Valencia from Belgian outfit Bruges on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old - who played for Australia at last year's World Cup - played 58 times for Bruges last season as they finished second in their league race.

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Guerdat banned after horses fail drug tests

LAUSANNE • Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the individual showjumping gold medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been provisionally banned after two of his horses failed doping tests, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) announced on Tuesday.

The horses were involved at an event in the French town of La Baule in May, the FEI said.

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Pacquiao to support Philippines' Fiba bid

GENERAL SANTOS (Philippines) • Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he would promote the Philippines' bid to host the 2019 International Basketball Federation (Fiba) World Cup.

"Yes, I'm going to Tokyo with the Philippine delegation to help in our bid to host Fiba 2019," he said in a statement.

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Messi not paid to go to Gabon, say officials

LONDON • The Gabonese government has denied claims that Barcelona's Lionel Messi was paid €3.5 million (S$5.2 million) to visit the country to take part in a ceremony at one of the venues for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Messi, who has yet to link up with his Barcelona team-mates on their US tour , was pictured at the weekend in the country's second-largest city, Port-Gentil.

He helped to lay one of the first stones for a planned 40,000 capacity venue.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld: Stalemate between Home and DPMM'. Print Edition | Subscribe