Joey second after Asian Masters first block
HONG KONG • Singapore bowler Joey Yeo is in second place at the Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships women's Masters event after the first block of eight games yesterday.
She posted a total of 1,840 pinfalls, 13 behind South Korea's Baek Seung Ja with today's second block to go.
Fellow Singaporeans Jasmine Yeong-Nathan is fifth (1,768) and Daphne Tan ninth (1,727).
S'pore wins first Asian Beach Games gold
DANANG (Vietnam) • National silat exponent Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani won Singapore's first gold of the 2016 Asian Beach Games in the women's tunggal yesterday.
She scored 462 points to beat Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Thuy by eight. In the men's event, compatriot Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman, also 23, earned a bronze.
Singapore also has one silver and one bronze won by muay thai exponents Bryan Tee and Cheryl Gwa respectively. The Games will end on Oct 3.
U-19 cricketers bounce back by beating Qatar
KUALA LUMPUR • Singapore's cricketers beat Qatar by seven wickets in their second Group A match in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Asia Division Two tournament yesterday.
Qatar were bowled out for 114 in 38.1 overs, with Singapore's G.A Aahan taking 5-18 and B.B. Bikram 3-24. Singapore, who lost to hosts Malaysia in their opener, then romped to 119-3 in 17.4 overs, with R. Rohan scoring an unbeaten 71.
Rummenigge plays down Ribery's face pinch
BERLIN • Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery ahead of today's Champions League game at Atletico Madrid, after the forward was involved in another off-the-ball incident.
The former France football international, 33, pinched the face of Hamburg striker Nicolai Muller in Saturday's 1-0 German Bundesliga win, which led to a booking. But Rummenigge said the incident was blown out of proportion, and Ribery has been counselled to keep his cool.
Swimmer Manaudou to switch to handball
PARIS • Former Olympic champion swimmer Florent Manaudou, 25, said yesterday that he is taking a break to concentrate on playing handball.
The 50m freestyle gold medallist from London 2012 said that he did not want to take "hasty or radical decisions", but wanted to avoid continuing his swimming career "without pleasure".