Sports World: China's Wang set to make UFC debut here

China's Wang set to make UFC debut here

Two more fights for the June 17 UFC Fight Night Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium were announced yesterday.

South Korea's Dong Hyun Kim will take on Colby Covington of America in the welterweight division, while Chinese fighter Wang Guan will make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against American Alex Caceres in the featherweight category.

Tickets for UFC Fight Night Singapore are available from April 13 at Tickets are priced from $58, excluding applicable service charges and fees. Early bird promotions are available from April 13-28.

S'pore bag 4 medals at silat c'ships

Singapore's silat exponents bagged three golds and one silver on the second day of the Sijori Pencak Silat Championships in Indonesia yesterday.

Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin swept all three golds, winning the artistic male singles, doubles (with Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin) and team (with Haziq and Hamillatu Arash Juffrie) events.

Nurzuhairah Mohd Yazid was second in the artistic female singles event.

The competition ends on Monday.

Brazil return to No. 1, Lions ranked 159th

ZURICH • Brazil surged to the top of the Fifa world rankings for the first time in seven years yesterday, made all the sweeter as they usurped great rivals Argentina.

World champions Germany are third. Singapore are 159th, having climbed four places.


Musa may sue after reports he beat wife

LONDON • English football club Leicester City's forward Ahmed Musa is considering legal action after his agent described reports that he was arrested for beating up his wife on her birthday as "inaccurate".

The Nigerian player, who joined the Premier League champions from CSKA Moscow, was questioned by Leicestershire police in the early hours of Wednesday after they were called to a disturbance at his home.


NYC pays Sefolosha US$4m to end suit

NEW YORK • New York City has agreed to pay US$4 million (S$5.6 million) to Thabo Sefolosha, a forward with the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks, to settle a federal lawsuit in which he accused five police officers of false arrest and using excessive force during an encounter outside a Manhattan nightclub that left him with a broken leg.

The settlement ends his two-year fight to clear his name and recover damages after he was arrested early on April 8, 2015, along with Pero Antic, a team-mate at the time.


Sachin hits it out of the park with song

NEW DELHI • Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is hitting all the right notes in his singing debut. The cricket icon has released his first single "Cricket Wali Beat" (The Cricket Beat), with fans sending the tune viral on YouTube.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe