Sports World: Feng gets past Sato in German opener

Feng gets past Sato in German opener

National paddler Feng Tianwei got past Japan's Hitomi Sato yesterday in her opening round-of-32 match at the International Table Tennis Federation's German Open in Berlin.

The Singaporean world No. 8 beat her No. 34 opponent 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8. She plays Hong Kong's Lee Ho Ching today.

Sun breaks bone in foot, out for 6 weeks

BEIJING • Chinese Olympicchampion swimmer Sun Yang suffered a foot injury while training in Australia yesterday and will need six weeks to recover.

He fell during a jumping exercise and fractured his right foot's fifth metatarsal. But he insisted that his Olympic preparations will not be affected.


Good Cup run eases Valencia's problems

VALENCIA • StutteringValencia reached the Spanish King's Cup semi-finals after a Rodrigo Moreno strike gave them a morale-boosting 1-0 second-leg victory away to Las Palmas and a 2-1 aggregate win on Thursday.

Valencia have yet to win in seven La Liga football matches under manager Gary Neville and lie 11th in the table. The chance of silverware will ease some of the tension surrounding the club.


Reds set sights on forward Hernandez

LONDON • English football giants Liverpool haveidentified Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez as one of their priority targets, as Juergen Klopp seeks to overhaul his misfiring forward line this summer.


Ex-United skipper Vidic retires at 34

LONDON • FormerManchester United captain Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from football at the age of 34 yesterday, saying injuries had taken their toll and it was time to call it a day.


Glen breaks U-14 1,500m free mark

A new national Under-14 swimming record was set yesterday at the Singapore Swimming Association's time trials at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

In the 1,500m freestyle, second-year Raffles Institution student Glen Lim clocked 16min 39.73sec to eclipse the previous mark of 16:44.35, set by Michael Yong at the 2014 Singapore National Age Group Championships.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Feng gets past Sato in German opener'. Print Edition | Subscribe