10-man Balestier hold out for a draw
Despite having to play with a man short for more than 30 minutes, Balestier Khalsa held Home United to a 1-1 draw at last night's S-League match at Toa Payoh Stadium.
Miroslav Kristic had given the Tigers the lead before getting sent off on the hour mark. Home equalised four minutes later.
Balestier are fourth in the S-League standings with 22 points, four behind leaders Albirex Niigata. Home are sixth on 16 points.
Support spurs Goodes to return to game
SYDNEY • One of Australia's most high-profile indigenous sportsmen is set to play on, his coach said yesterday. Adam Goodes has been humbled by the support received after persistent booing of him was slammed as racist.
The Australian Rules football star, a former Australian of the Year, ruled himself out of an AFL fixture last weekend. This sparked off fears he may call it quits after being the target of a barrage of boos throughout this season.
"I spoke to Adam late yesterday afternoon and he's intending to come and train tomorrow and be available for selection this week," Sydney Swans coach John Longmire told reporters. The Aboriginal player had been given indefinite leave.
Bell forecasts strong Australian comeback
LONDON • England batsman Ian Bell expects Australia to come back "hard if not harder" in the fourth Ashes Test, which starts on Thursday at Trent Bridge, after an embarrassing loss at Edgbaston.
Bell, returning to form, made two 50s on his Warwickshire home ground as England beat Australia by eight wickets inside three days to win the third Test and go 2-1 up in the series. It was fine recovery by Alastair Cook's side after England had suffered a 405-run thrashing in the second Test at Lord's.
Austin likely to exit from QPR
LONDON • England and Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is likely to leave the relegated club before the end of the transfer window, manager Chris Ramsey said yesterday.
Austin was QPR's top scorer with 18 goals last season as they finished bottom of the Premier league.