Sports World: Both Philippine clubs make Cup q-finals

Both Philippine clubs make Cup q-finals

The RHB Singapore Cup quarter-final line-up is complete, after Ceres La Salle beat Garena Young Lions 3-1 in extra time to seal their September meeting with S-League champions Brunei DPMM.

Last year's runners-up Home United, who beat Hougang 2-1, will face Balestier Khalsa, while holders Albirex Niigata will play Geylang, who ousted Warriors by the same score.

Tampines Rovers square off against the second Filipino side Global FC, who thrashed Cambodian team Nagaworld FC 5-0.

Pelicans cager killed in flat shooting

NEW YORK • New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died on Saturday from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Police said the 23-year-old National Basketball Association player was killed after kicking open the door of a Dallas apartment and being shot by a man inside.


German goalie may be Foxes' 1st capture

LONDON • Leicester City appear set to make Germany international Ron-Robert Zieler their first signing of the summer, after the goalkeeper's club Hannover revealed that he is close to joining the English Premier League football champions.

The 27-year-old, who began his career at Manchester United before returning home, was part of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning squad.


Coe denies London 2012 rife with cheats

LONDON • London Olympics chief Sebastian Coe, now the president of world athletics' governing body the IAAF, said it would be "delusional" to think the 2012 Games may have been the dirtiest in history in the wake of more positive drug tests.

A total of 23 positive results came from 265 retested samples, the International Olympic Committee said, on top of over 30 previous failed tests from competitors who had been caught either during the Games or since.


Williams keen on another World Cup

WELLINGTON • Sonny Bill Williams was reported yesterday to have signed on for New Zealand's 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign, rejecting lucrative offers to either return to club rugby in France or switch back to rugby league.

The 30-year-old, who has frequently switched between rival union and league codes, as well as dabbling in professional boxing, is this year focusing on rugby sevens with hopes of winning a medal at the Rio Olympics.


Koeman slams LVG's treatment by United

LONDON • Ronald Koeman has criticised Manchester United for the way the English Premier League football club handled Louis van Gaal's sacking.

The Southampton manager, who had a high-profile fallout with van Gaal when he was his director of football at Ajax, told The Mirror: "If Louis was not told about getting the sack until after the FA Cup final, then Manchester United as a club don't deserve a medal for the way they treated him."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe