Sports World: Goh clinches amateur title on 11-under 205

Goh clinches amateur title on 11-under 205

National golfer Jen Goh closed with a two-under 70 yesterday to capture the Singapore Ladies' Golf Association Amateur Open.

She finished on 11-under 205 at the Sembawang Country Club, six shots clear of compatriot Amelia Yong and Indonesian Beatrice Inez. Yong was second on countback.

Balotelli blames Rodgers for flop

LONDON • Mario Balotelli has claimed that Reds manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics were the reason for his failure at Liverpool.

The striker returned to AC Milan on loan yesterday after one season at Anfield, where he scored just one goal, and said Rodgers' formation did not suit his "characteristics".


Home find comfort in Young Lions' den

Two goals in the second half saw Home United beat the Young Lions 2-0 away in last night's S-League match at Jalan Besar Stadium.

Home are sixth in the 10-team league on 23 points, while the Young Lions are ninth with 15.

Vekic blasts Kyrgios' light punishment

NEW YORK • Donna Vekic has labelled fellow tennis professional Nick Kyrgios' suspended 28-day ban "ridiculous", believing that the Australian should get a stiffer sanction for his on-court comments towards Stan Wawrinka in Montreal, reported the New York Post.

Kyrgios caused controversy by sledging Vekic's boyfriend during their Rogers Cup clash this month, saying that Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had had sexual relations with Vekic, 19.

Any further penalties that Kyrgios, 20, may face will be withheld if he behaves over the next six months.

Sun cleared of assaulting swimmer

Swimming's world governing body has cleared Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang of any wrongdoing following complaints over his behaviour at the recent World Championships in Russia.

Fina executive director Cornel Marculescu said the altercation that led to a complaint against the Chinese was the result of congestion in the warm-up pool in Kazan and did not warrant further action.

The Brazilian Aquatic Sports Federation had made a formal complaint to Fina after a Brazilian coach said Sun had tried to kick and elbow Larissa Oliveira after they collided with each other in the warm-up pool.


Japan to submit new venues for 2019 Cup

TOKYO • Japan yesterday promised a new list of venues for the 2019 World Cup after rugby's governing body demanded fresh plans after the proposed national stadium was scrapped.

The pledge came in response to World Rugby issuing a strongly-worded statement saying it was giving the Japanese hosts until the end of next month to come up with a "revised detailed host venue proposal" as organisers scramble to find a replacement.

Last month, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shocked World Rugby when he scrapped expensive plans for the national stadium for the 2020 Olympics. The venue had also been scheduled to host Rugby World Cup matches in 2019, including the showpiece final.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe