Sports World: Hull in play-off final despite losing 0-2

Hull in play-off final despite losing 0-2

LONDON • English football club Hull City survived to reach the Championship play-off final on Tuesday despite losing 0-2 at home to Derby County in their semi-final second leg.

Hull's 3-0 win in the first leg left Derby with too much to do in the return at the KC Stadium, as Steve Bruce's side set up a final against Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley later this month.


More time to sign up for Sundown race

Registration for this month's Osim Sundown Marathon has been extended until 11.59pm tonight.

As of yesterday, more than 27,000 participants had signed up for the May 28 race to be held at the F1 Pit Building.

Uefa to vote for new chief on Sept 14

BASEL • Uefa will vote to elect a new president to replace disgraced Frenchman Michel Platini on Sept 14, European football's governing body announced yesterday.

It has been without a president since Platini was forced to resign, after a sports tribunal rejected his final appeal against his ban from football over a suspect US$2 million (S$2.76 million) payment he received from Fifa.


Probe into suspect betting in Serie A

ROME • The Italian football federation and national Olympic committee have opened an inquiry into suspicious bets that surfaced around the sending-off of a Frosinone player against Napoli on the weekend, Italian media reported yesterday.

Shortly before Saturday's Serie A match, which Napoli won 4-0, three bookmakers stopped taking bets on a Frosinone player being sent off after noticing unusual betting behaviour, the Corriere dello Sport said.


Chinese group may be Villa's new owners

LONDON • Relegated Aston Villa could be sold to an unnamed Chinese consortium by the end of the week, according to British media reports yesterday.

United States-based owner Randy Lerner has been trying to sell the English football club without success for two years. But it appears a deal is finally close to completion after he lowered his asking price, understood to be £60 million (S$120 million).


Peaty wins despite taking it easy

LONDON • Rio-bound world champion Adam Peaty gave Britain their first swimming gold of the European aquatic championships on Tuesday, with the fastest time of the year in the 100 metres breaststroke.

While the time of 58.36 seconds was well off his 2015 record of 57.92, it was quicker than he had expected given that he was treating the event as a training exercise.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe