Sports world: Murray's caution on Mauresmo fallout

Murray's caution on Mauresmo fallout

ROME • Andy Murray said he hopes his split with Amelie Mauresmo would not be seen as a failure for women coaches.

The world No. 2 became the first high-profile tennis player to hire a woman as a coach when she joined his team in June 2014.


Kings, Joerger agree on four-year deal

LOS ANGELES • Dave Joerger was named the new coach of the National Basketball Association's Sacramento Kings on Monday, two days after he was fired by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Terms were not disclosed, but he agreed to a four-year deal worth US$16 million (S$21 million) with the fourth year of the contract a team option, according to ESPN.


Poyet to take reins at Spain's Real Betis

MADRID • Gus Poyet, the former Sunderland manager who has been in charge of AEK Athens this season, will be the new coach of Real Betis.

The Spanish club, 14th in the 20-team La Liga and safe from relegation, play their final game of the season at home to Getafe on Sunday.


Welsh hospital takes heed of F1 example

LONDON • The pit-stop procedures that allow the Williams Formula One mechanics to change a set of tyres in two seconds are now helping to speed up the resuscitation of newborn babies.

Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales has modified its routines to incorporate practices honed at the race track.


All Blacks legend to swop to rugby league

WELLINGTON • Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry, who guided them to victory in the 2011 World Cup, is taking his talents to rugby league.

The 69-year-old announced yesterday that he has teamed up with the struggling New Zealand-based club Warriors in the Australian National Rugby League.


Manohar quits as head of Indian board

NEW DELHI • Shashank Manohar resigned as the president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) yesterday, as the embattled organisation faces growing pressure from the country's top court to introduce wide-ranging reforms.

The lawyer also resigned as the BCCI representative on the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council in a move expected to trigger his bid for re-election as chairman of the ICC.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe