Sports world: Home progress into final four of Cup

Home progress into final four of Cup

HOME United powered into the Singapore Cup semi-finals after beating Warriors 2-0 in the second leg at the Yishun Stadium yesterday to complete a 4-1 aggregate win.

Ambroise Begue (38th minute) and Imran Sahib (90th minute) scored.

Woods commits to Wyndham C'ship

WISCONSIN • Tiger Woods, who missed the cut at a third straight Major at the PGA Championship, has committed to play in next week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, as he scrambles for points ahead of the FedEx Cup play-offs.

The 39-year-old former world No. 1 is currently ranked 186th in the FedEx Cup standings and needs to be among the top 125 to qualify for the play-offs. 


Djokovic, Nishikori in Rogers Cup semis

MONTREAL • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic fought off Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis's challenge 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters.

The Serb was joined in the last four by Japan's Kei Nishikori, who beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 and will face second seed Andy Murray. Djokovic, bidding for his fourth Canadian title, takes on the unseeded Jeremy Chardy.


Henderson leads Portland Classic

PORTLAND • Canadian Brooke Henderson, 17, fired a five-under 67 yesterday for the halfway lead at the LPGA's Portland Classic.

Her 11-under 133 at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club is one better than Germany's Caroline Masson, who climbed the leaderboard thanks to her 64.


Herath in 7th heaven after India collapse

GALLE (Sri Lanka) • Rangana Herath picked up seven wickets in a sublime display of left-arm spin bowling to power Sri Lanka to a comeback win by 63 runs against India on the fourth day of the opening Test at Galle on Saturday.

Trailing for most of the match after being all out on the opening day for 183, the hosts scythed through the Indian order with the 37-year-old adding six wickets to his overnight dismissal of opening batsman Lokesh Rahul for his 22nd five-wicket haul in Tests.


Olympic logo traced to plagiarism furore

TOKYO • The designer of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics logo has apologised after admitting his team traced the designs used for a Suntory promotion campaign, as he faces plagiarism allegations over the Games design.

Besieged designer Kenjiro Sano made the apology on Friday.


NBA flavour adds to Obama's golf game

WASHINGTON • A trio of National Basketball Association stars, reigning MVP Stephen Curry, his father Dell - a retired NBA player - and former All-Star Ray Allen, made up US President Barack Obama's vacation golf foursome at the Farm Neck Golf Club on Friday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 16, 2015, with the headline 'Sports world: Home progress into final four of Cup'. Print Edition | Subscribe