Sports World: Ex-skating champ dies in bike crash

Ex-skating champ dies in bike crash

SEOUL • Former Olympic short track speed skating champion Oh Se Jong has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Seoul, reported the local media.

The 33-year-old died on Monday after his motorcycle collided with a car making a U-turn, Yonhap News Agency said yesterday.

Oh was a member of South Korea's gold medal-winning 5,000 metres relay team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He retired later that year.


T-Wolves to add first Chinese NBA investor

LOS ANGELES • Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will bring in the National Basketball Association's first part-owner from China in a deal to add two new investors to his ownership group, ESPN reported on Monday.

Citing unnamed sources, ESPN said the deal will allow Taylor to remain the club's controlling owner.


PGA Tour tees up two new event sponsors

LOS ANGELES • The PGA Tour will have two new title sponsors for its 2016-17 season, as it reverts to traditional dates after changes for this year to accommodate golf's return to the Olympic Games, it said on Monday.

The sport's most lucrative circuit starts in mid-October and will comprise 47 tournaments before it concludes with the Sept 21-24 Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Supermarket chain Safeway takes over as sponsor of the season-opening Safeway Open from Oct 13-16 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, while luxury car brand Genesis backs the long established event at iconic Riviera Country Club.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe