Cherlin breaks U-18 pole vault mark in Hong Kong
HONG KONG • Cherlin Sia set a new Under-18 women's pole vault record yesterday at the Hong Kong Inter-City Athletics Championships yesterday.
The 16-year-old Singapore Sports School student cleared 3.35m to erase the old mark of 3.32m held by Carmel Teo since 2012. Cherlin finished fourth in the competition, won by national record-holder Rachel Yang (3.70m).
Paulinho hints at possible Barca move
RIO DE JANEIRO • Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has revealed that he could join Barcelona this summer from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
The Spanish football club has made the 28-year-old a prime transfer target and Paulinho told Brazil's Globo Esporte that his agent is negotiating with Barcelona officials.
No more love for the beautiful game: Arbeloa
MADRID • Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa has revealed that he is quitting football despite the possibility of playing in China or the United States.
The 34-year-old former Real Madrid, Liverpool and West Ham player told Spanish sports daily Marca that he has lost his motivation.
All Blacks bluster from Australia coach Cheika
BRISBANE • Coach Michael Cheika has raised eyebrows by claiming the Australian rugby union team can upset the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup series following their shaky win over Italy on Saturday.
Australia, coming off a home loss to Scotland the previous week, made six changes as they scrambled to a 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane.