Sports World: Bowlers Poh, Yan win Special Olympics gold

Bowlers Poh, Yan win Special Olympics gold

Singapore's Poh Wei Xiang and Bertrand Yan clinched gold in the men's bowling unified doubles (Division M3) at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (Singapore time).

Team Singapore have so far won five golds, three silvers and five bronzes at the event, which ends on Sunday.

Warriors keep top spot, despite 2-2 draw

Reigning champions Warriors FC were held to a 2-2 draw by Home United in last night's S-League action at Choa Chu Kang Stadium.

The draw kept Warriors on top of the league table on 25 points, two ahead of Albirex Niigata. They were beaten 1-0 at home by Harimau Muda at Jurong East Stadium.

Daley, Gallantree win first mixed team gold

KAZAN (Russia) • Tom Daley created history at the world swimming championships on Wednesday as he and fellow Briton Rebecca Gallantree became the inaugural world champions in the diving mixed team event.

The duo scored a total of 434.65 points. Ukrainian pairing Oleksandr Gorshkovozov and Iuliia Prokopchuk took the silver medal with 426.45 points.

The bronze went to China's Xie Siyi and Chen Ruolin, who finished with 425.40 points.

In synchronised swimming, Russia's Natalia Ishchenko became the discipline's most decorated athlete of all time as she won her 21st major medal in the individual freestyle. She scored 97.2333 to relegate China's Huang Xuechen into silver position (95.7000), while Spaniard Ona Carbonell won bronze (94.9000).


All-Star Kaka wins MVP in victory against Spurs

DENVER • Former Brazil star Kaka made the most of his first appearance in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game as he helped lead his team past English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Wednesday.

Kaka opened the scoring with a penalty in the 20th minute and went on to earn the MVP honour.

Former Spain forward David Villa added a goal for the MLS side in the 23rd minute while Harry Kane scored for Spurs in the 37th minute.


UK Athletics says no reason to blame Farah

LONDON • UK Athletics has found no impropriety on the part of Mo Farah after receiving the initial findings of a review into the double Olympic champion's relationship with coach Alberto Salazar, it said yesterday.

The review followed a BBC documentary last month that alleged Salazar and US Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp had violated anti-doping rules.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Bowlers Poh, Yan win Special Olympics gold'. Subscribe