Sports World: DPMM in 3pt lead, Tampines stay close

DPMM in 3pt lead, Tampines stay close

Brunei DPMM have opened up a three-point lead over Balestier Khalsa (40) at the top of the S-League football standings, after beating second-last Hougang 2-1 last night at Hougang Stadium.

Third-placed Tampines Rovers are another three points back on 37, after they whacked bottom side Geylang 4-1 at Bedok Stadium.

Takraw men lose to Japan but beat Korea

NAKHON PATHOM • Singapore crashed 11-21, 22-24 to Japan in a poor start to sepak takraw's Istaf Super Series Finals in Thailand yesterday.

Missing striker Afif Safiee, they squandered three set points to tie the match when up 20-17 in the second set.

But they recovered to beat South Korea 21-11, 21-15 last night and will meet Malaysia in their final Group B match today.

Opener Sehwag calls it a day for India

MUMBAI • Virender Sehwag, one of India's greatest opening batsmen, has retired from international cricket, he said on Twitter yesterday.

The 2011 World Cup winner played his 104th and last Test against Australia in 2013, totalling 8,586 runs, including 23 centuries, in his career.

The 37-year-old is the only Indian batsman to make two Test triple centuries and he became the second player from any country, after his compatriot Sachin Tendulkar, to score a double hundred in a one-day international.


Las Palmas give coach the boot

MADRID • La Liga newcomers Las Palmas sacked coach Paco Herrera on Monday, just eight games into their first season in the top flight for 13 years, and replaced him with Quique Setien.

A 4-0 defeat by Getafe on Sunday left the side from the Canary Islands a point off the bottom of the table with just one win so far this season.


US coach wants to finish with a treble

LOS ANGELES • United States basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Monday that he plans to step down after next year's Rio Olympics.

The 68-year-old, the head coach at Duke University, led the US to back-to-back gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Games and hopes to bow out with another gold.


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