Geylang win but stay bottom of S-League
Bruno Castanheira's hat-trick gave S-League football's cellar dwellers Geylang International a 3-2 win over the Courts Young Lions at Jalan Besar last night but the Eagles remain last on 17 points, two below Young Lions and Hougang.
Blatter leaving for sure, says daughter
GENEVA • Sepp Blatter, facing a criminal investigation as part of world football's corruption scandal, will "definitely not" stay on as Fifa president after the election of a new leader in February, his daughter said.
His former public relations adviser Klaus Stoehlker said last week that the 79-year-old Swiss had not ruled out trying to stay on as head of world football beyond the Feb 26 vote.
Manohar returns as Indian cricket chief
MUMBAI • Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar, 58, was unanimously elected to a two-year term yesterday, vowing to restore the governing body's image after a series of scandals.
The Nagpur-based lawyer succeeds veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died last month, in what is arguably the most powerful job in world cricket.
Jin gets Masters trip with final round off
HONG KONG • Third-round leader Jin Cheng won a place at golf's Masters, after Typhoon Mujigae caused the cancellation of the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship yesterday.
The 17-year-old Chinese No. 1 amateur, who shot a course record eight-under 62 in the first round, won the title by one shot on 11-under 199 over the Australian pair of Ryan Ruffels and Cameron Davis.
Carpi enjoy first victory in Serie A
MILAN • Brazilian Ryder Matos hit a second-half winner as newcomers Carpi claimed their first win in the Italian Serie A with a shock 2-1 defeat of Torino on Saturday.
Coming into the football game with only two points, Carpi were desperate for their first win in Italy's top flight and appointed Beppe Sannino as their new coach in midweek after sacking Fabrizio Castori.