Sports World: DPMM thrash Tampines, Geylang defeat Balestier

DPMM thrash Tampines, Geylang defeat Balestier

Brunei DPMM thrashed Tampines Rovers 5-1 last night in their opening The New Paper League Cup Group B game at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

DPMM midfielder Maududi Hilmi Kasmi grabbed a brace while team-mates Adi Said, Azwan Ali Rahman and Shahrazen Said also scored. Jamil Ali grabbed a consolation for the Stags.

In the group's other tie, Geylang International beat Balestier Khalsa 2-0 at the Toa Payoh Stadium thanks to strikes from Amy Recha and Ricardo Sendra.

Lowry, Ibaka ink 3-year extensions with Raptors

LOS ANGELES • Kyle Lowry, 31, re-signed with the Toronto Raptors on Friday as the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise completed a multi-year deal for free agent power forward Serge Ibaka, 27.

All-Star guard Lowry, who in May hinted he was ready to leave Toronto to increase his chances of winning an NBA championship, has re-signed on a reported three-year deal worth US$100 million (S$138.2 million). Ibaka re-signed for three years for US$65 million after joining Toronto from Orlando Magic in February.


Team shave their heads in cancer solidarity

MADRID • The entire Athletic Bilbao squad have shaved their heads in solidarity with team-mate Yeray Alvarez, who is undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

The Spanish football team surprised the 22-year-old midfielder, who was forced to withdraw from the Spain Under-21 side last month after suffering a relapse, with their new look as he arrived at the club's dressing room for a visit.

The club also posted a photo on Twitter of the entire squad arm-in-arm along with the caption "We are with you Yeray".


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 09, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe