Sports World: Hougang United part ways with coach Aw

Hougang United part ways with coach Aw

Singapore Premier League (SPL) bottom club Hougang United announced yesterday they had parted ways with head coach Philippe Aw after a wretched start to the season, which saw the Cheetahs draw three and lose seven of their opening 10 games. Aw's assistant, Clement Teo, will be caretaker coach until a replacement is named.

In SPL matches played last night, Brunei DPMM thrashed Geylang International 6-2 while Balestier Khalsa defeated the Young Lions 2-0.


Golfer Foo finishes tied 30th in Bangkok

BANGKOK • Singapore amateur golfer Gregory Foo, a member of last year's SEA Games team champions, shot a fine two-under 68 that included four birdies to tie for 30th spot in the Thailand Open yesterday.

He totalled one-under 279, 12 strokes behind home winner Panuphol Pittayarat (70). Compatriot Mardan Mamat, however, could only finish joint-60th on 283 after a four-over 74 which included six bogeys.


Teenage Japanese paddler stuns Zhang

KYUSHU • Fourteen-year-old Tomokazu Harimoto earned a shock home title in the Japan Open men's singles in Kitakyushu, with a thrilling 4-3 win yesterday over three-time Chinese Olympic champion Zhang Jike, who is on the comeback trail after injury.

It completed a superb double for the hosts, after Mima Ito beat China's Wang Manyu 4-2 in the women's final. None of Singapore's paddlers - Feng Tianwei, Zhou Yihan and Lin Ye (women's singles), Lin/Yu Mengyu (women's doubles) and Gao Ning/Yu (mixed doubles) - cleared their opening rounds.


Lyon end talks with Liverpool over Fekir

PARIS • Lyon ended negotiations with Liverpool on Saturday over the possible transfer of midfielder Nabil Fekir to the English Premier League club.

The Ligue 1 club issued a statement that Fekir, who is in France's 23-man World Cup squad, was staying and that "negotiations have not succeeded".

Media reports had earlier said that the 24-year-old was on the verge of joining the Champions League finalists for around £53 million (S$94 million).

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