Geylang tame Young Lions with a brace
Geylang International beat Garena Young Lions 2-0 in an S-League football game last night.
Branko Cubrilo and Faritz Hameed scored.
Mardan 13th after Perth opening round
PERTH • Mardan Mamat carded a three-under 69 that included four birdies to stand joint 13th after the first round of the Perth International yesterday.
Singapore’s No.1 golfer is four strokes behind leader Peter
Thompson takes LPGA Thailand lead
BANGKOK • World No. 4 Lexi Thompson hit a flawless 64 yesterday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Honda LPGA in Thailand.
The American snaffled two eagles and four birdies as she returned to the clubhouse eight under. That left her a shot ahead of South Korean starlet Q Baek (65).
Defending champion Amy Yang was a further shot behind.
World No. 2 Park In Bee was at even par in her final event before defending her title at the March 3-6 HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.
Hearing on Carneiro case next month
LONDON • Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will face renewed pressure to agree a settlement over the case of Eva Carneiro, the former team doctor, at a hearing next month or face the scenario of full public disclosure of the details surrounding her controversial departure from the club.
It is understood that a High Court judge is to hold a private hearing on the case on March 7 and will have the power to recommend a potential settlement.
Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and sex discrimination against Mourinho – she was dropped from first-team duties after an incident on the opening day of the season when the Portuguese criticised her for going onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard at the end of a draw with Swansea.
THE TIMES, LONDON
Pro boxers set for Olympic chance
LONDON • Leading professional boxers will become eligible to compete at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio under proposals put forward by the sport’s global governing body, Aiba.
“We want the best boxers to come to the Olympic Games,” said Aiba president Wu Ching-kuo.
If the proposal is ratified by Aiba’s executive committee, the likes of Floyd Mayweather, who felt he was wrongly denied a gold medal at the 1996 Games, could have another shot at Olympic glory.
Rio Mayor upset over Aussies’ favela ban
SYDNEY • The Australian Olympic Committee has upset Rio officials by imposing a ban on their athletes going to the city’s favelas during this year’s Olympic Games over security fears.
Team chef de mission Kitty Chiller said the urban slums would be off-limits to its 450 athletes, a move that prompted Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes to reportedly claim “the Australian committee has been a source of aggression to Brazil”.