A golden day for national quartet
SEA Games gold medallists Debbie Soh, Rayna Buckle, Gwyneth Goh and Miya Yong all came out tops yesterday in the Schools National Synchronised Swimming Championships at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex.
Debbie (73.60 points) beat her Singapore Sports School team-mate Gwyneth (69.86) to the A Division Solo title before the girls teamed up, as the only entrants, for the Duet crown.
Methodist Girls' School's Rayna and Miya from won the B Division Duet gold in 70.30.
Mardan trails by 14 shots in Taipei
TAIPEI • Golfer Mardan Mamat struggled to a two-over 74 yesterday at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taipei. He is tied-61st on 217 and 14 shots back of leader Scott Barr (68) at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club.
Singaporean Quincy Quek (73) was joint-48th on 215 at the US$500,000 (S$673,000) Asian Tour event.
3 divers make mark for major events
Freida Lim and Lee Yi have qualified for the World Junior Diving Championships in Kazan in November.
At the National Diving Championships yesterday, Lim, 18, won the age group A platform with 391 points, while 14-year-old Yi took bronze in the boys' age group B event with 342.9 points.
Mark Lee, 22, qualified for next year's SEA Games. He clinched a silver medal in the 3m springboard with a score of 384.15 points.
Linsanity returns to NY with Nets
NEW YORK • Charlotte's Jeremy Lin is heading back to New York with the Brooklyn Nets.
And Australian Matthew Dellavedova and Russian Timofey Mozgov will leave the champions Cleveland Cavaliers for big-money deals, as the National Basketball Association free agency began on Friday.
Among the top players sealing rich contracts in the first hours of free agency were Dwight Howard with the Atlanta Hawks, Joakim Noah with the New York Knicks and DeMar DeRozan with the Toronto Raptors.