Sports world: Game on in S-League as Albirex lose again

Game on in S-League as Albirex lose again

The S-League football battle has roared to life after holders and leaders Albirex Niigata lost their second straight game, 1-2 to Hougang away last night.

Fairoz Hasan hit the winner for the Cheetahs, who were trailing.

Home United go second, two points back, as Stipe Plazibat hit a late penalty in a 2-1 win over Balestier.

S'pore floorballers straight into s-finals

Singapore's men's floorball team won their third straight group-stage match at the Asia-Oceania Cup, beating the Philippines 14-1 in Bangkok yesterday.

This meant that the Republic were top in Group A and received a bye for the quarter-finals. The semi-finals are tomorrow.

Decent show by young paddlers

Three Singapore pairs went as far as the quarter-finals in the Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis Championships in Asan, South Korea yesterday.

Gerald Yu and Goi Rui Xuan were thumped 11-3, 11-6, 11-5 by China's Xue Fei and Qian Tianyi, while compatriots Ethan Poh and Wong Xin Ru were edged out 10-12, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12, 11-8 by Chinese Taipei's Lin Yun-ju and Su Pei-ling in the junior mixed doubles.

In the junior boys' doubles, Poh and Lucas Tan lost 9-11, 7-11, 5-11 to China's Xu Yingbin and Yu Heyi.

Iguodala stays with Warriors for $66m

NEW YORK • Free agent Andre Iguodala has agreed a three-year deal to remain with the NBA champions Golden State Warriors,

His deal, worth US$48 million (S$66.4 million), according to multiple reports, comes after he met the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets.


Terry joins Villa on free transfer

LONDON • Former Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a one-year contract on a free transfer with second-tier English football side Aston Villa.

The 36-year-old is reported to have agreed on a weekly salary of £60,000 (S$107,400) with the club owned by Chinese businessman Tony Xia.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2017, with the headline 'Sports world: Game on in S-League as Albirex lose again'. Print Edition | Subscribe