Sports World: Fraser-Pryce to skip world championships

Fraser-Pryce to skip world championships

KINGSTON • Jamaican sprinter and reigning 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announced on Wednesday that she is pregnant and will miss the world championships in London this August.

The two-time Olympic 100m gold medallist and three-time world 100m champion said she will return to competition next year.


ICC takes heat over India v Australia spat

NEW DELHI • Cricket's governing body was accused yesterday of allowing the series between India and Australia to descend into anarchy after Steve Smith and Virat Kohli escaped punishment over the arch-rivals' latest bust-up.

Ex-players slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not issuing sanctions after Indian skipper Kohli accused his counterpart Smith of abusing the decision review system (DRS) during the second Test.


Alonso calling it a day end of season

BERLIN • Spanish World Cup winner and double European champion Xabi Alonso, 35, confirmed yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season when his Bayern Munich contract expires.

The defensive midfielder is the oldest member of the Bayern team, but still commands a first-team place under coach Carlo Ancelotti, alongside Chile's Arturo Vidal.


3rd win in a row for S-League champions

Defending S-League champions Albirex Niigata left it late before overcoming a plucky Brunei DPMM 2-0 at the Jurong East Stadium yesterday evening.

Ryuya Motoda scored in the 75th minute before Ryota Nakai's 87th-minute goal ensured all three points for the champions.

Albirex extended their fine start to the season with a third win on the spin while Brunei DPMM, the 2015 champions, suffered their second loss on the trot.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe