Sports world :Albirex, DPMM set for TNP League Cup final

Albirex, DPMM set for TNP League Cup final

This year's The New Paper League Cup final will be contested by foreign clubs Albirex Niigata and DPMM.

The Japanese side thrashed Tampines Rovers 4-0 in yesterday's semi-final at Jurong East Stadium, while the Brunei outfit beat Home United 1-0 at Jalan Besar Stadium to seal a spot in Saturday's final.

In addition, the national women's football team started their Asean Football Federation Women's Championship campaign in Myanmar on a losing note after a 14-0 defeat by Vietnam in Mandalay.

Aubameyang is staying: Dortmund

LONDON • Borussia Dortmund have dismissed reports that Manchester City are poised to offer £58 million (S$103 million) for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

According to British media, the English football club are in advanced talks with the Gabon international, who scored 39 goals for Dortmund in all competitions last season as they finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in Germany's top flight.


Mother-in-law of F1 chief kidnapped

SAO PAULO • The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais (S$49.5 million) in ransom, according to a report in a Brazilian news magazine.

Veja magazine reported that Aparecida Schunck, the mother of Ecclestone's wife Fabiana Flosi, was seized on Friday night.


Pochettino says no to Argentina job

LONDON • Mauricio Pochettino says he is not interested in the vacant coaching post with his native Argentina because he is happy at Premier League football side Tottenham Hotspur.

The 44-year-old - who turned Spurs into title contenders last season before they faded in the final few weeks and ended up third - said it was natural that being in charge of a high-profile club would see him linked with his country's top job.


Lue agrees to new five-year Cavs deal

NEW YORK • The Cleveland Cavaliers and coach Tyronn Lue have agreed on a new five-year deal worth US$35 million (S$47.5 million), the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday.

Lue, 39, took over after David Blatt was fired in January and led the Cavs to the National Basketball Association (NBA) title in his first head coaching role.


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