Sports World: Foo in the hunt at amateur tournament

Foo in the hunt at amateur tournament

HONG KONG • Singapore golfer Gregory Foo fired a six-under 64 for a share of second spot after the opening round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship yesterday.

The reigning Singapore amateur champion trails China's Cheng Jin by two strokes at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club.

Compatriot Abdul Hadi also did well, carding a 67 for tied-15th place in the 120-strong field. The winner of the four-day event receives an invitation to next year's Masters, and entry into the qualifying series for the British Open.

Son down with injury, Alli gets England call

LONDON • Tottenham striker Son Heung Min could be out for a prolonged spell after suffering a foot injury in his side's win over Manchester City.

The 23-year-old has netted three goals in his first five Spurs appearances this season.

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Dele Alli, 19, was called into England's squad for the first time yesterday for this month's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.


Manor-Marussia opt for Mercedes power

PARIS • Formula One racing team Manor-Marussia have struck a deal to race with Mercedes-Benz hybrid engines from next season, the German motor giant said yesterday.

The Marussia-Ferrari used by current drivers Will Stevens, Roberto Merhi and newcomer Alexander Rossi has failed to win a single point this season.


Rose out for two weeks after training accident

CHICAGO • Former National Basketball Association All-Star point guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is expected to be sidelined for two weeks after having surgery on Wednesday to repair a facial fracture.

The league's most valuable player during the 2010-11 season was struck by an accidental elbow during the team's first day of practice on Tuesday and suffered a left orbital fracture.


NBA to adopt off-court referees in new season

NEW YORK • Decisions on whether a shot is a two- or three-point attempt will be made by off-court National Basketball Association referees, the league said on Wednesday among several modifications to the instant-replay process.

Referees in the Replay Centre will also issue rulings on end-of-quarter field goals, out-of-bounds calls, goal-tending and potential shot-clock violations. The new season starts on Oct 27.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe