Sports World: Albirex maul Young Lions, DPMM held

Albirex maul Young Lions, DPMM held

Four goals by Atsushi Kawata lifted Albirex Niigata to a 5-0 thumping of Garena Young Lions in last night's S-League football game at Jalan Besar Stadium. Masaya Jitozono netted the other goal.

At Bedok Stadium, Geylang International held Brunei DPMM to a 1-1 draw, ensuring that the champions are winless after two matches.

Sahil Suhaimi put the Eagles ahead in the 76th minute but Rafael Ramazotti equalised for the visitors a minute later.

Japan make both finals in Asian badminton

HYDERABAD • Top seeds China and second seeds Japan took their expected spots in the women's final of the Badminton Asia Team Championships, after thrashing South Korea and Thailand respectively 3-0.

But in the men's event, Japan shocked top seeds Korea 3-0 and face second seeds Indonesia, who beat hosts India 3-1, in today's final.

Korea had overcome a second-string Chinese side 3-0 in the quarter-finals.

Pac-Man cops further flak over anti-gay issue

MANILA • Manny Pacquiao has risked more global condemnation after underlining his opposition to people in same-sex relationships.

The Filipino boxer's Instagram account had a quote from the Bible on Friday: "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

The post - which was captured by the Filipino news agency ABS-CBN - was up for around two hours and received more than 18,000 likes before being deleted.


Lee leads by three into final round in KL

KUALA LUMPUR • Lee Soo Min's dazzling putting yesterday at the Royal Selangor Golf Club gave the South Korean a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Maybank Championship Malaysia.

He shot a seven-under 64 to leapfrog 36-hole leader Nathan Holman of Australia and total 15-under 198 - with Marcus Fraser (66) of Australia lying second.

Mardan Mamat shot a 71 for a 211 total to sit in joint-44th place, while fellow Singaporean Koh Deng Shan carded a 73 for a 214 total to be tied for 62nd.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 21, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe