Chua is sailing's new performance boss
• The Singapore Sailing Federation has appointed Chua Tan Ching as its new performance manager, the 51-year-old replacing Terence Koh from next month.
Koh will return to coaching duties with the federation.
Affectionately known as "TC" in the sailing fraternity, Chua is a veteran coach who coached windsurfer Audrey Yong to a bronze at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
Williams, Murray to play Hopman Cup
PERTH • World No. 1 Serena Williams and British tennis star Andy Murray will start their 2016 seasons at the Hopman Cup in Perth, organisers said yesterday.
An exhausted Williams cut her 2015 season short this month, pulling out of both the China Open and the year-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, saying she needed "time to heal".
But the American will be back on court for the Jan 3-9 tournament as she prepares to defend her Australian Open title later that month.
Guangzhou to meet Al-Ahli in final
OSAKA • Guangzhou Evergrande advanced to the Asian Champions League final 2-1 on aggregate after comfortably holding Japanese champions Gamba Osaka to a goalless draw in their semi-final second leg yesterday.
The Chinese outfit will play Emiratis Al-Ahli in the two-legged final next month after the Dubai club edged out Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal 4-3 on aggregate following a dramatic second leg in Dubai on Tuesday.
Isinbayeva to retire after Rio Games
MOSCOW • Russian star pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said yesterday she plans to retire after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she has her sights set on a third Olympic gold.
The 33-year-old had announced her retirement after winning the 2013 IAAF world championships in Moscow to give birth to her daughter. But she later announced she would come out of retirement if she had a chance at winning gold in Rio.
Home get the better of Warriors
• Home United beat Warriors 2-1 in an S-Leagu•e football match last night.
The win helped sixth-placed Home move to 30 points, three behind fifth-placed Warriors, in the 10-team table.