Sports world: Eagles swoop on Warriors as Albirex win

Eagles swoop on Warriors as Albirex win

Geylang International saved the best for last with a 6-0 thrashing of outgoing S-League football champions Warriors FC at Bedok Stadium last night.

They leapfrog Courts Young Lions to finish eighth (28 points) in the 10-team table. Warriors end fifth on 37 points after a poor title defence .

Albirex Niigata beat bottom side Hougang (21 points) at Jurong East Stadium to go third on 45 points but they can be overtaken by Balestier.

Lee overcomes Chen, will play Ng in HK semis

HONG KONG • Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei upset world No. 1 Chen Long 13-21, 21-19, 21-15 in a quarter-final match at the Hong Kong Open yesterday.

Lee will face Angus Ng Ka Long in the semi-finals today, after the Hong Kong player beat Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien-chen 21-13, 24-22.


Sullivan's birdie gives him lead, Rory in mix

DUBAI • England's Andy Sullivan yesterday holed a monster putt for birdie on the 18th green, to snatch a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the DP World Tour Championship.

His sixth birdie of a flawless round capped a superb 66 and lifted him to a 132 total, one ahead of an in-form Emiliano Grillo, who returned a 64 on another day of low scoring at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, the Race to Dubai leader, shot his second straight 68 to stand joint fourth with two others.


Desperate Platini seeks ruling from CAS

PARIS • In a last-ditch bid to overturn a 90-day ban and thereby run for the Fifa presidency, Michel Platini lodged an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his lawyers said yesterday.

The move comes after the Fifa appeal committee on Wednesday rejected the French Uefa supremo's joint bid with Sepp Blatter to overturn their suspensions which run until Jan 5, while Swiss police pursue a criminal probe.


S'pore U-21s draw 2-2 with Thais in Vietnam

The Singapore national Under-21 football team earned a last-gasp 2-2 draw in their opening Vietnam Youth Newspaper Cup match against their Thailand counterparts.

The Thais took an early lead through Sarun Puangbut at Ho Chih Minh City's Thong Nhat Stadium but 16-year-old midfielder Hami Syahin equalised in the 66th minute.

Teerapak Punboonchu put his team ahead one minute into stoppage time but Singaporean striker Taufik Suparno snatched a dramatic equaliser a minute later.

Bulgarian lifters to miss Rio after drug ban

BERLIN • Bulgaria's weightlifters will be absent from next year's Olympics after the sport's governing body banned the country's athletes following a high number of doping cases.

Eight male and three female lifters tested positive for a banned steroid at a training camp.


Clarke blasts ex-coach and former team-mate

SYDNEY• Michael Clarke has hit out at former coach John Buchanan for criticism levelled at him when he retired earlier this year, saying his dog could have led the Australian cricket team to world domination.

The 34-year-old former captain, who stepped down after the Ashes series, also took a shot at his erstwhile team-mate Andrew Symonds for questioning his leadership credentials.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe