Sports World:Slingers can't take the Heat as play-offs loom

Slingers can't take the Heat as play-offs loom

The Singapore Slingers lost 71-88 to Saigon Heat yesterday at the OCBC Arena in their final home game of the regular Asean Basketball League season.

The second-placed Slingers (12-7) face the fourth-placed Heat (8-10) in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday in their final game before the post-season begins.

Crocked Murray pulls out of Miami Masters

MIAMI • Tennis world No. 1 Andy Murray will not play in the Miami Open Masters hard-court tournament starting today because of a right elbow injury.

The 29-year-old Scot apologised to fans and said his focus will now be on preparing for the clay-court season.

According to a schedule listed on his website, Murray's next event is in Monte Carlo next month. He is also the reigning Italian Open champion.


S'pore U-22s gear up for SEA Games at Dubai Cup

In preparation for the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games in August, Singapore's Under-22 football team will compete at the Dubai Cup Under-23 round-robin tournament.

They will face Jordan at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Football Association Stadium tonight, before playing the UAE (Friday), Malaysia (Sunday) and Thailand (March 28).

Ghanaian footballer scores own goal in gaffe

JOHANNESBURG • South Africa-based Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Anas was so excited after scoring twice that he thanked his wife - and his girlfriend.

What followed was a hilarious blunder, as Free State Stars striker Anas received the man of the match award. He said: "I appreciate my fans, and my wife and my girlfriend."

Realising that he had scored a spectacular "own goal", he added: "I'm so sorry, my wife. I love you so much from my heart."


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe