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Martina third at ISSF junior cup

SUHL (Germany) - Singapore shooter Martina Lindsay Veloso took bronze in the women's 10m air rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior Cup yesterday.

The 15-year-old's score of 184.3 points in the elimination format final put her behind Charleen Baenisch of Germany (207.0) and Swiss Vanessa Hofstetter (205.3).

Lee stays on winning streak

VANCOUVER - Malaysia's former badminton world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei continued his triumphant return following an eight-month doping ban by beating Hong Kong's Angus Ng to win the Canada Open.

The double Olympic silver medallist proved too much for his opponent as he took the title 21-17, 21-13 on Sunday in Calgary - a week after winning the US Open.


Piquet wins first Formula E title

LONDON - Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Junior became the first Formula E champion, as the new electric motor racing series concluded its debut season on Sunday.

He finished seventh in the final race in London's Battersea Park to beat Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi by one point overall. The race was won by Britain's Sam Bird of Virgin Racing.


Clyne closer to Liverpool move

LONDON - Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne is set to join Liverpool, as the Reds continue to revamp their squad ahead of the new English Premier League season.

The England right-back, 24, completed a medical examination ahead of a £12.5 million (S$26.5 million) move that will make him Liverpool's sixth summer signing.


Cech crosses town to Arsenal

CZECH goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, ended an 11-year spell at English football champions Chelsea when he moved to Premier League rivals Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee yesterday.


Hiddink to quit Netherlands job

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands' national football coach Guus Hiddink is poised to resign within these two days, Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported yesterday.

His position has been in question after a string of poor results as the team attempt to qualify for the 2016 European Championship.


Catania chief confesses

MILAN - A match-fixing scandal in Italy that has rocked Catania took a new twist yesterday when the Serie B football club's president admitted to "buying" the results of five league games to save the club from relegation.

Antonino Pulvirenti, during interrogation, told prosecutors he had fixed five games, but denied betting on them.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2015, with the headline 'SPORTS WORLD'. Print Edition | Subscribe