Sports World: Canada are world ice hockey champs

Canada are world ice hockey champs

MOSCOW • Olympic champions Canada retained their ice hockey world championship crown after beating Finland 2-0 in Sunday's final.

Goals from Connor McDavid and Matt Duchene delivered a 26th world title for Canada at the Ice Palace arena in the Russian capital.

Hosts Russia defeated the United States 7-2 to clinch the bronze medal.


Frenchman wins Tour of California

SAN FRANCISCO • French cyclist Julian Alaphilippe captured the overall crown of Sunday's Tour of California.

He finished ahead of Australian Rohan Dennis and American Brent Bookwalter. Meanwhile, Britain's Mark Cavendish captured the Tour's final stage for the third straight year.

He outsprinted Peter Sagan to win the closing 85.7-mile leg.


Ennis-Hill back in action after layoff

LONDON • Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill returned to competitive action at the Loughborough International Athletics meet on Sunday.

She threw 41.69m in the javelin event - her weakest discipline - and finished last in the eight-strong field.

The 30-year-old won gold at last August's World Championship in Beijing before an Achilles problem ruled her out of the indoor season.


Syrian paddler makes Olympics

DAMASCUS • World No. 667 Heba Allejji will become the first Syrian table tennis player to compete in the Olympics.

The 19-year-old earned her spot courtesy of the tripartite place, which only National Olympic Committees with an average of less than eight athletes participating at the last two Olympics can apply for.

The male tripartite invitation was given to Marcelo Aguirre of Paraquay.

Coleman rewarded with two-year deal

LONDON • Chris Coleman yesterday agreed to a new two-year contract to stay as Wales manager until 2018.

Under the 45-year-old, who was appointeed in 2012, Wales have qualified for Euro 2016, their first international football tournament since 1958.

The Welsh are in Group B alongside England, Russia and Slovakia for the June 10-July 10 competition in France.


Brady to appeal NFL suspension

NEW YORK • National Football League star Tom Brady will appeal the federal court ruling reinstating his four-game suspension for "Deflategate" to the entire US Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

The New England Patriots quarterback's lawyer revealed this in an interview with ABC News yesterday.

Brady, 38, was suspended in May last year - four months after the National Football League found under-inflated footballs were used in the Patriots' 45-7 win over Indianapolis Colts in January 2015's AFC Championship game.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe