Koh finishes seventh in first US outing
RANCHO MIRAGE (California•) • Singaporean golfer Koh Sock Hwee tied for seventh in the Mission Hills Tournament of the SunCoast Tour, her first competitive outing in the United States.
She totalled four-over 220 at the Dinah Shore Course on Friday, 10 strokes behind American Kristen Rue.
The 25-year-old is bidding to be the first Singaporean to earn an LPGA Tour card. The qualifying school first stage is from Aug 6-9.
Mardan slips to 74 and misses cut in Europe
CRANS-MONTANA (Switzerland) • Singapore's top golfer Mardan Mamat missed the cut at the European Masters by three strokes on Friday, after a second-round slump.
He fell to a four-over 74 after a fine 68 on Thursday to total two-over 142, 15 shots behind leader Danny Willett.
Sreesanth and duo not guilty of fixing
NEW DELHI • A New Delhi court yesterday cleared Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other cricketers of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League, a lawyer and media reports said.
Indian prosecutors had filed charges of cheating and conspiracy against the three Rajasthan Royals players over their alleged links to an organised crime syndicate during the 2013 edition of the Twenty20 competition.
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Australia want probe into disputed calls
MELBOURNE • Australia have demanded a probe into the triple jump final at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, claiming scientific evidence that athlete Ian Campbell was wrongly denied a gold-medal winning jump.
Athletics Australia said yesterday that it had also called on the IAAF to probe the women's 200m final at the 1948 Games in London, saying Shirley Strickland de la Hunty had missed out on a bronze due to an incorrect call by an official.
Campbell's third bid at Moscow landed between the Olympic record marker of 17.39m and the then- world record of 17.89m. But he drew a foul for scraping his foot along the ground when entering the jump phase.
Pirlo in New York not to retire but succeed
NEW YORK • Italian great Andrea Pirlo says it is not his reputation that will help raise interest in Major League Soccer but his performance on the pitch with New York City.
"I haven't come here to go into retirement," the 36-year-old 2006 World Cup winner said as he met the press. "I came here because I want to play and I want to win. The first objective is always that of winning."