ST Full-time Report: Police report filed after alleged headbutting in SPL game | David James on the art of goalkeeeping

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There was plenty of drama in the Singapore Premier League on Sunday (July 24). After watching Albirex Niigata close the gap to just two points, leaders Lion City Sailors responded with a battling win against Tampines Rovers in an ill-tempered game that has led to a police report lodged for an alleged headbutting incident.

Meanwhile, some of our top athletes will also be competing at the July 28-Aug 8 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. We've profiled several Team Singapore athletes, including badminton mixed doubles pair (and married couple) Terry Hee and Jessica Tan as well as weightlifter Nicole Heng. Check them out.

Next, if you've ever wondered what it's like to play in goal for Liverpool and England, check out Rohit Brijnath's in-depth interview with former Reds star David James.

Finally, our regular columnists John Brewin and David Tremayne discuss the latest happenings in European football and Formula One. John examines Barcelona's risky transfer policy despite their financial trouble while David ponders what's next for Charles Leclerc and Ferrari after a dreadful showing at the French GP.

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Police report lodged after alleged headbutting incident in Singapore Premier League game

Sailors coach Kim Do-hoon and Tampines assistant coach Mustafic Fahrudin squared off twice at the end of Sunday's match.


Broken noses, knuckleballs, reading body language: David James on the craft of goalkeeping

Former Liverpool and England shot-stopper discusses his career with ST assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath.


SPL Team of the Week: Matchweek 17

Here are the best 11 players from last week's Singapore Premier League action.


Badminton couple Hee and Tan a smash hit on and off court

Mixed doubles pair are part of Singapore's contingent heading to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.


Unleash the Roar! to launch youth tournament, scholarships

Next stage of Singapore Football Academy programme is to reach 1,400 girls and boys across all levels in 16 schools.


On the Ball: Will Barca's plan to mortgage future to fund hefty spending backfire?

The most active club in the summer's European transfer window is the same club that a year ago were close to ruin, writes John Brewin.


Cambodia brings water polo, sailing back for 2023 SEA Games, but bowling, shooting to miss out

The Republic's keglers had won 15 golds across the last five times the sport featured at the biennial Games.


In The Driver's Seat: Ferrari may have the fastest car, but they're in danger of being left empty-handed

Leclerc was 38 points adrift before the French GP, writes David Tremayne, and now sits 63 behind championship leader Verstappen.


Podcast: Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan on staying at the top

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times tackles the talking points in Singapore and international sport.


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