Sports World: 1-0 win puts Hougang on top of S-League

1-0 win puts Hougang on top of S-League

Hougang United are the new S-League leaders after beating Warriors FC 1-0 at Choa Chu Kang Stadium yesterday.

Reigning Player of the Year Fumiya Kogure scored in the 18th minute.

The Cheetahs have 16 points, but either Tampines Rovers or Albirex Niigata (both 14 points), can leapfrog Hougang with a win tomorrow when the two teams meet at Jurong East Stadium.

Murray to face Raonic in Monte Carlo quarters

MONTE CARLO • Andy Murray fought through a roller-coaster finish to squeeze into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday, posting a narrow 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Benoit Paire.

The second-seeded Scot will take on the big-serving Milos Raonic in today's quarter-final after the Canadian defeated Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5).


Meldonium hearing ahead for Sharapova

NEW YORK • Five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova still faces a hearing after testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) issuing fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1, the International Tennis Federation said.

Wada said on Wednesday that athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned as the agency was unable to establish how quickly the drug cleared the human body.

"In light of the recent notice from Wada regarding the process for dealing with cases involving meldonium, the ITF can confirm that the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme case involving Maria Sharapova will proceed to a hearing in accordance with Wada's recommendations," the ITF said in a statement.


Australian teenager targets Hackett's time

ADELAIDE • Mack Horton, 19, swam the second-fastest 1,500m freestyle by an Australian on the final night of the Australian Championships yesterday.

He swam 14min 39.54sec, and has set his sights on Grant Hackett's national record (14:34.56), which is also the second-fastest of all time.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe