Sports World: Stags drop points at home against Geylang

Stags drop points at home against Geylang

Tampines Rovers failed to put pressure on S-League leaders Albirex Niigata after conceding a late equaliser in last night's 1-1 draw with Geylang International.

Fazrul Nawaz's 54th-minute strike had given the hosts the lead at the Jurong West Stadium before Ricardo Sendra scored five minutes from full-time. The Stags have 28 points after 13 games, three behind Albirex who have a game in hand. Geylang are fifth on 15 points.

FBI probes IAAF's pick of Eugene as host city

LONDON • The IAAF's decision to award the 2021 World Championships to Eugene, Oregon is reportedly being investigated by the FBI.

The city won the right to host the Championships in 2015 in controversial circumstances when world athletics' governing body bypassed the usual bidding process.


Payne gets 1-month suspension for doping

MELBOURNE • Michelle Payne, the first woman jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, has been suspended from racing for a month after testing positive for a banned appetite suppressant.

The 31-year-old tested positive for Phentermine after submitting a urine sample at a regional meeting in Swan Hill in Victoria on June 11.


Pay dispute threatens cricket series in Oz

MELBOURNE • A bitter pay dispute between Australia's cricketers and the national board appears set to remain unresolved by today's deadline, leaving more than 200 players unemployed and the upcoming series against Bangladesh and England in jeopardy.

Eleventh-hour talks have failed to produce a breakthrough this week and relations have soured to the point that the players' union is refusing to deal with Cricket Australia's lead negotiator.


2 ST readers win Longines watches

Congratulations to Poh Ai Ling and Sim Bok Hong for winning the Longines­Straits Times readers' contest held in conjunction with tennis' French Open.

Poh (S****905F) won the female's timepiece worth $2,670 for coming up tops in the digital contest, while Sim (S****538E) claimed the men's timepiece worth $2,390 with his print entry.

STTA starts financial aid for youth paddlers

The Singapore Table Tennis Association yesterday launched the STTA Overseas Competition & Training Subsidy (up to $5,000 annually) and the STTA Youth Development Bursary (up to $200 a month).

Both schemes are open to Singaporeans in the junior or youth development, school within or intermediate squads from families with a household capital income of less than $800.

S'pore to play floorball tourney in Bangkok

Backed by a new $28,000 sponsorship from local sports apparel brand Thorb, Singapore's men's floorball team will compete in the inaugural Asia-Oceania Floorball Confederation Cup in Bangkok from July 1-6.

World No. 17 Singapore are the top seeds. They will face teams from China, India, Iran, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines, and Thailand.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe