Sports World: Cadet fencers take women's team gold

Cadet fencers take women's team gold

LONDON • National cadet fencers Nicole Goh, Nicole Wee and Lee Kar Moon won the women's team gold on Sunday at the GLL Camden International Cadet Sabre Tournament in London.

The Under-17 trio defeated Belgium (Jolien and Saartje Corteyn, Nan van Rijckeghem) in the final 45-35 to emerge triumphant in the 14-team field.

Mourinho's U-turn on Schweinsteiger

LONDON• Jose Mourinho has performed a sensational U-turn and allowed Bastian Schweinsteiger to train with the Manchester United first team yesterday, according to British media reports.

The German midfielder was exiled by the English football club's manager at the start of the season. He was subsequently omitted from the first-team photo, forced to clear out his locker and even blocked from playing with the reserves.

Germany extends Low's deal to 2020

BERLIN • Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Low has extended his contract until 2020.

The 56-year-old, who took charge in 2006, will lead Germany's defence of the football World Cup in Russia in 2018 and the European Championship in 2020.


Lyon issue denial on Valbuena reports

PARIS • Lyon yesterday hit out at "despicable" social media reports that French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

The French Ligue 1 football club said the player "is happily alive and well" after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday, alongside a photograph of the player.


Cubs win Game Five to keep hopes alive

CHICAGO• The Chicago Cubs kept alive their World Series hopes by beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a chilly Game Five at Wrigley Field on Sunday to send the best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship back to Cleveland. The Indians lead the series 3-2 ahead of Game Six today.


Murray closes in on world No. 1 ranking

PARIS • Andy Murray's third win on the bounce in Vienna on Sunday has lifted him to 10,985 points in the latest ATP rankings and one win away from toppling Novak Djokovic at No. 1.

If the 29-year-old Scot manages to win the Paris Masters this weekend and Djokovic fails to make the final, he will become No. 1.

The Olympic and Wimbledon champion can also take over the ATP summit if he reaches the final and the Serb loses before the semi-finals in the French capital.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 01, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe