Sports World: Ferguson out of hospital after brain op

Ferguson out of hospital after brain op

LONDON • Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has left hospital less than a month after suffering a brain haemorrhage, reported British tabloid The Sun.

The 76-year-old Scot had emergency brain surgery at Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester after a fall at his home on May 5. He was able to leave intensive care days later.

Yeo out, but Amraan

in eWorld Cup Playoff AMSTERDAM • Singaporean professional gamer Joseph Yeo was eliminated from the Fifa eWorld Cup Global Series Playoff yesterday, losing four of his five Fifa 18 matches.

Team Flash team-mate Amraan Gani, meanwhile, moved on to Day 2 by winning two of five matches.

The top 16 out of the 64 competitors qualify for August's Grand Finals in London.

S'pore rugby women down India 30-5

Singapore beat India 30-5 yesterday in their Asia Rugby Women's Championship Division 1 opener at the Queenstown Stadium.

This was India's national women's 15-a-side's first international. They are unranked and next face the Philippines on Tuesday. World No. 34 Singapore then host the 51st-ranked Filipinas on Friday.

The winner of the series will earn promotion to the Asia Rugby Women's Championship, against the likes of Hong Kong and Japan.

Lincicome to play in PGA Tour event in July

MIAMI • Brittany Lincicome will join the select group of women to tee it up in a PGA Tour event when she plays in the Barbasol Championship in July.

Lincicome, an eight-time winner on the LPGA Tour, including two Major titles, said she was approached by Barbasol tournament director Tom Murray.

Swedish superstar Annika Sorenstam became the first woman in 58 years to appear in a PGA Tour tournament when she played the Colonial in 2003, missing the halfway cut. Michelle Wie later competed in a handful of PGA Tour events, never making the cut. The other women to play in PGA Tour events were Babe Zaharias and Suzy Whaley.


Sterling apologises for late arrival at camp

LONDON • Gareth Southgate has revealed that Raheem Sterling apologised to his England team-mates after reporting late for their World Cup training camp.

Sterling had been due to arrive at St George's Park last Tuesday, a day later than the bulk of the squad due to a personal commitment which delayed his post-season holiday in Jamaica.

But his return flight stopped in Miami rather than continuing direct to England, meaning the Manchester City winger did not arrive until the following morning.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World: Ferguson out of hospital after brain op'. Print Edition | Subscribe