Sports World: Expanded DBS Marina Bay Cup starts today

Expanded DBS Marina Bay Cup starts today

This year's DBS Marina Bay Cup, which starts today, will feature an expanded format with eight teams, including international ones from the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and Malaysia.

The Sept 15-18 match racing sailing event will be held at the Marina Bay.

New format could tempt Lee for Tokyo 2020

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei said a new scoring format could tempt him to extend his career to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 33-year-old's interest has been piqued by the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) experiments with an 11-point, best-of-five system, instead of the traditional 21-point, best-of-three format.


Aichi and Nagoya to bid for 2026 Asian Games

TOKYO • Japan's Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya have been approved by local officials as joint candidates to host the 2026 Asian Games.

The Japanese Olympic Committee said a dispute over costs between the two parties had been solved, paving the way for a bid, which could bring the regional Games back to Japan for the first time since 1994.


Beckenbauer was not paid millions: lawyers

BERLIN • Lawyers for football legend Franz Beckenbauer yesterday rejected claims that he was paid millions as chairman of Germany's World Cup organising committee.

News website Spiegel Online had reported that he drew a fee of more than €5 million (S$7.7 million).


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe