Sports world: Ex-footballer Petit coaches kids at clinic

Ex-footballer Petit coaches kids at clinic

Former Arsenal and Chelsea player Emmanuel Petit conducted a football clinic for children aged seven to 12 at the Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday.

The Frenchman is in town to promote the new Eleven Sports Network, and will be a guest pundit for tonight's Community Shield match between his two former clubs.

Para-athletes make Games bid

More than 200 para-athletes took part 71 events at the National Para Athletics Championships at the Toa Payoh Stadium yesterday.

This year's events also served as selection trials for the Asean Para Games, which will be held in Singapore from Dec 3 to 9.

Paddlers mark SG50 with passion

Singapore paddlers celebrated the nation's 50th birthday with the PAssion Table Tennis event at Yishun Street 81, where 50 table tennis tables were set up for the competition.

The event was supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund and featured teams representing five categories - men's Open, women's Open, veteran, youth and children - to promote inter-generational bonding.

Draw puts DPMM second, Stags fourth

It was Brunei DPMM's fourth straight draw - 1-1 with Tampines Rovers - but the point last night did lift them into second place in the S-League football table.

Shahrazen Said opened the scoring for the Brunei side in the sixth minute at Jurong West Stadium, before parity was restored by Mateo Roskam in the 54th, as the Stags moved up to fourth.

Plunkett, Footitt in with Anderson injured

LONDON • England have added pace bowlers Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt to a 14-man squad for next week's fourth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.

Yorkshire quick Plunkett and uncapped Derbyshire left-armer Footitt have been included after spearhead James Anderson was ruled out with a body side injury.


Porte to move to BMC next season

PARIS • Australian cyclist Richie Porte, fresh from helping Team Sky's Chris Froome win a second Tour de France, has announced that he will ride for the BMC Racing team next season.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe