Sports World: 4-1 victory lifts Stags from fifth to third place

4-1 victory lifts Stags from fifth to third place

Tampines Rovers hoisted themselves from fifth to third in football's S-League table, following their 4-1 win over Hougang United at the Jurong West Stadium last night.

Hougang's first defeat in two matches left them on three points and in fourth place.

Klitschko not ruling out one more Olympic bid

LONDON • Ukrainian former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has refused to rule out the possibility of competing in the Olympics again.

The 39-year-old, who won super-heavyweight gold in Atlanta in 1996, could take advantage of a new move by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to open up its eligibility criteria to all existing professionals.


German football boss hands in his resignation

BERLIN • German football federation (DFB) general secretary Helmut Sandrock, who helped organise the scandal-hit 2006 World Cup, has resigned.

The move came on the day a law firm charged with investigating Germany's bid for the 2006 World Cup was due to deliver its report, and hours ahead of Fifa's vote for a new president.


ICC ponders radical idea to boost cricket's appeal

LONDON • The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering splitting Test cricket into two divisions with promotion and relegation between them, and places granted to two new nations.

The ICC is exploring a number of options that would provide greater context to all three formats of the game from 2019.


CAS to determine fate of accused Russian athletes

PARIS • The fate of Russian athletes accused of doping now lies solely with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in place of the suspended All-Russian Athletic Federation.

Russian race walkers Vera Sokolova, Elmira Alembekova, Ivan Noskov, Mikhail Ryzhov and Denis Strelkov all tested positive for blood-boosting endurance enhancer EPO in June 2015.


Hingis-Mirza streak ends in Qatar quarter-final

DOHA • Tennis' world No. 1 doubles pair, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, lost for the first time in 41 matches at the Qatar Open yesterday. They went down 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 to Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-finals.

Their last loss was in Cincinatti last August.


Defending champ Yang has one-shot lead

BANGKOK • Defending champion Amy Yang posted a three-under 69 yesterday to total 135 and finish with a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Honda LPGA in Thailand.

Overnight leader Lexi Thompson fell behind as the greens firmed up, ending the round with a 72 for a 136 total alongside fellow American Jessica Korda and South Korean Q Baek.


Three-match ban for Super Lig red-card player

ISTANBUL • The Trabzonspor player who brandished a red card at the referee in last weekend's clash with Super Lig rivals Galatasaray has been hit with a three-match ban by the Turkish football federation.

As well as the ban, Trabzonspor defender Salih Dursun was handed a 13,000 lira (S$6,193) fine for violating the rights of the referee.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe