Sports World: 2 golds among 8 para-bowling medals

2 golds among 8 para-bowling medals

The Republic's para-keglers won two golds, two silvers and four bronzes on the first day of the Micron Singapore World Para-Bowling Tournament at the Temasek Club yesterday.

Ismail Hussain won the TPB 3 singles, while Farhan Ismail took the TPB 4 singles as Singapore kicks off the inaugural three-leg series.

Malaysia lead the three-day, eight-nation event with three golds, a silver and two bronzes.

10-man Home hang on for a point at home

Despite playing more than 40 minutes with just 10 men after defender Sirina Camara's sending-off, S-League side Home United held on for a 1-1 AFC Cup draw against Filipino side Ceres at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

In the Group F game, Ceres' Bienvenido Maranon hit a 10th-minute penalty against the post, while Home skipper Shahril Ishak netted his in the 23rd minute.

Manuel Herrera headed in a 78th-minute equaliser to keep his team ahead on goal difference with both sides on four points from two games.

Bolt 'signs on' for charity football team

PARIS • Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will line up opposite British pop star Robbie Williams in a charity football game at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium, the Jamaican said yesterday.

The retired sprinter had claimed on Monday that he had signed for a football club, only to reveal his new team were Soccer Aid World XI - a motley crew put together to help raise funds for Unicef.


Ricciardo zooms off, Alonso loses a wheel

BARCELONA• • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo went faster and further than anyone else as Formula One started testing on Monday, while Fernando Alonso ended up in the gravel after a wheel came off his McLaren.

Ricciardo completed 103 laps of Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the only driver to break into three figures, while Alonso provided the early headlines after his car's right rear wheel came off.

"The car was running fine, the engine was running fine," Alonso said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe