Sports World: Global into semis after double in extra time

Global into semis after double in extra time

Geylang International crashed out of the Singapore Cup after going down 2-4 on aggregate to Filipino side Global FC in their quarter-final tie at Bedok Stadium yesterday.

The teams were tied at 2-2 on aggregate at full time, but Global went on to score two goals through Mark Hartmann in extra time to make the next round of the competition.

Bolt to miss Jamaica's pre-world titles camp

KINGSTON • Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will miss Jamaica's training camp in Japan before athletics' World Championships in Beijing later this month.

"He's the only one who is not in camp, because you know he was undergoing some amount of examination while he was preparing at the same time," team manager Ludlow Watts said. "At the last moment it was decided that he should not come."


Lorenzo wins in Brno, draws level with Rossi

BRNO  (Czech Republic) • Spain's Jorge Lorenzo won the Czech Republic MotoGP race in Brno yesterday to equal Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi at the top of the standings after 11 out of 18 races. Fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez, the reigning champion and winner of the previous two races, finished second ahead of Rossi.

Lorenzo clocked 42min 53.042sec on the 22 laps of the 5.4km circuit, finishing 4.462sec ahead of Honda's Marquez and 10.397sec clear of Rossi.


Guanabara Bay earns praise from sailors

RIO DE JANEIRO • Competitors on Saturday praised the condition of Guanabara Bay in the final Rio 2016 sailing test event ahead of next year's Olympics.

More than 300 sailors from 52 countries are taking part in the regatta which will run until Saturday. The event comes amid reports that untreated sewage and rubbish in the bay could pose a health risk to athletes.


Dortmund's 4-0 win a warning for champions

BERLIN • Borussia Dortmund threw down the gauntlet to defending champions Bayern Munich on Saturday with a 4-0 drubbing of Borussia Moenchengladbach on the opening weekend of the new Bundesliga season.

Winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice while Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also netted.


Springboks' emphatic win against Pumas

BUENOS AIRES • South Africa hit back after their upset home defeat by Argentina a week ago by beating the Pumas 26-12 in a World Cup warm-up on Saturday, their first Test win of the year.

Wings Bryan Habana and Lwazi Mvovo scored two first-half tries in three minutes for the Springboks, while fly-half Pat Lambie contributed 16 points with his boot.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe