Sports world: Balestier still 4th after Geylang draw

Balestier still 4th after Geylang draw

Balestier Khalsa stay in fourth spot in the S-League on 30 points, after being held 2-2 by bottom side Geylang International (14 points) last night.

Bryant buoyed by medical clearance

LOS ANGELES • National Basketball Association superstar Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared for all basketball activities when the Los Angeles Lakers open training camp this month.

Bryant, who suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in January, appears to be on schedule to recover from a third straight season-ending injury.


Shaw's second bout of surgery scheduled

LONDON • Manchester United's Luke Shaw was slated to undergo a second operation in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, yesterday after breaking his right leg in two places in Tuesday's 1-2 Champions League loss to PSV Eindhoven.

The Premier League club are reportedly keen to bring the player back to England this weekend should the second operation be successful.


Pochettino urges Europa League quest

LONDON • For a football club of Tottenham Hotspur's stature, they should be aiming to win the Europa League, the English outfit's manager Mauricio Pochettino said after the team's 3-1 victory over Azerbaijani champions Qarabag on Thursday.

On the other hand, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was left with mixed emotions as his side battled back from a disappointing first half to take the lead in the second before settling for a 1-1 draw with Bordeaux.


Chen, Momota clash in Seoul semi-final

SEOUL • Badminton's world No. 1 Chen Long outclassed South Korea's Son Wan Ho 25-23, 21-13 to reach the men's singles semi-final of the Korea Open Superseries yesterday.

The Chinese faces Japan's world No. 4 Kento Momota - who beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 21-13, 21-16 - next.

The other semi-final will be between India's Ajay Jayaram, who defeated Japan's Sho Sasaki 21-19, 16-21, 21-16, and Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien-chen, who edged out China's Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-19.


Spain beat France to clinch Olympic berth

LILLE ( France) • A resilient Spain beat holders and hosts France 80-75 after overtime to reach basketball's European championship final and clinch an Olympic berth .

Captain Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls centre, scored 40 points and collected 11 rebounds to set up a showdown with Serbia or Lithuania.


A great first Day for Jason

LAKE FOREST (Illinois) • Jason Day, in pursuit of golf's world No. 1 status and a fourth win in six starts, was poised for a possible 59 after charging four shots clear in the weather-hit opening round of the BMW Championship on Thursday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2015, with the headline 'Sports world: Balestier still 4th after Geylang draw'. Print Edition | Subscribe