Sports World: Indonesian shuttlers win Asian crown

Indonesian shuttlers win Asian crown

HYDERABAD • Jonatan Christie clinched the Badminton Asia Team Championships men's title for Indonesia on Sunday night, after outlasting Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in a marathon third singles three-setter which lasted just over an hour.

Both sides had split the first two singles as well as doubles matches.

Semi-finalists South Korea and India also qualified automatically for the Thomas Cup in May.

Turkish football plumbs new depths

ISTANBUL • Turkish football yesterday faced new questions over the credibility of the game, after an anarchic clash between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor ended 2-1 to the hosts, with just seven players from the visiting side on the pitch and one of them showing the referee a red card.

The Sunday night Super Lig clash between the teams - one of the most venomous rivalries in the Turkish game - was marked by a slew of penalties, indiscipline and poor refereeing.


Additional 3-month ban for Thai Worawi

ZURICH • Fifa's disciplinary committee yesterday banned the former head of Thai football, Worawi Makudi, for a further three months and fined him 3,000 Swiss francs (S$4,220) for violating the terms of a previous suspension.


Cahill's short-term deal with Hangzhou

BEIJING • Australian football star Tim Cahill has extended his stay in China, with Hangzhou Greentown yesterday announcing that he had signed a short-term deal with the Chinese Super League club.

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua had cancelled the 36-year-old's contract.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe