Sports World: Ellen Lee continues at table tennis' helm

Ellen Lee continues at table tennis' helm

Former Member of Parliament Ellen Lee was re-elected president of the Singapore Table Tennis Association yesterday, after her post went uncontested at the association's biennial general meeting.

She will be assisted by deputy presidents Alex Yam, an MP for Marsiling- Yew Tee, and David Sim. The 19- strong management committee, which saw three new faces elected, will serve a two-year term.

Jaeger shoots record-low round of 58

SAN FRANCISCO • German golfer Stephan Jaeger has fired the first 58 recorded in a US professional tournament, going 12 under to lead a developmental tour event in Hayward, California.

The lowest score recorded on the US PGA Tour or the 50-and-over Champions Tour has been 59, but the 27-year-old German eclipsed that with 12 birdies and six pars in Thursday's first round of the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic at par-70 TPC Stonebrae.


Best goal award winner quits to be pro gamer

RIO DE JANEIRO • The winner of the Fifa Puskas award for the best goal of last year has quit football to become a professional video game player.

Brazilian Wendell Lira said he lost his desire to play after being released by Brazilian Serie B club Vila Nova in May.


Neville, Giggs finalise major heritage project

LONDON • Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have unveiled their plan for a multimillion-pound development in Manchester city centre, including a 200-bed hotel, two skyscrapers and a synagogue.

Neville said it would create 1,300 jobs and regenerate a historic part of the north-western English city.


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