Hend takes Macau title by three strokes
MACAU • A final-round 66 yesterday gave Australian Scott Hend his second Macau Open golf title in three years with a 20-under 264 total.
Two Indians shared second place three strokes back - holder Anirban Lahiri (66) and Chiragh Kumar (65). Singapore's Mardan Mamat shot a 73 to be tied for 58th.
Yapp pockets 9-Ball Open Championships
National pool player Aloysius Yapp captured the men's title in the National 9-Ball Open Championships yesterday.
He beat Chan Keng Kwang 9-2 in the final, while Amy Hoe thrashed Ong Ruiyi 7-0 in the women's final.
Ma thumps Fan to win his second World Cup
HALMSTAD (Sweden) • Ma Long thrashed compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-0 yesterday in an all-China final to win table tennis' Men's World Cup for the second time.
Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat Japan's Jun Mizutani 4-2 to finish third. Singapore's Gao Ning lost 0-4 to the German in the last 16 on Saturday.
Houllier heads away Anelka's racism claim
PARIS • Former France football international Nicolas Anelka accused his ex-boss Gerard Houllier of racism on Saturday, a charge the former Liverpool manager angrily denied.
Anelka, currently the player-manager of Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League, accused Houllier of racism over extracts in the latter's book I Will Never Walk Alone, which came out on Thursday.
In it, Houllier accuses Anelka of being ungrateful and complains about the striker's brothers and agents, saying: "His two brothers did the round of clubs to try to sell Nicolas to whoever put the most money on the table." Houllier claims that when he asked the brothers for an explanation, it was "the first and only time I saw blacks go red".