Sports World: Lam suffers play-off loss in Jakarta

Lam suffers play-off loss in Jakarta

Singapore golfer Lam Chih Bing lost to Vietnam's Michael Tran in a play-off at the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament yesterday.

Lam, who closed with a three-under 69, could not match Tran's birdie on the first play-off hole, the par-five 18th at the Damai Indah Golf & Country Club.

Both had finished on 18-under 270 at the US$100,000 (S$140,000) Asian Development Tour event in Indonesia.

Platini in last term as Uefa president

MONACO • Michel Platini is in his final term as Uefa president regardless of whether he wins next year's Fifa election, the Frenchman said on Friday.

He declined to talk about his bid for the Fifa presidency in his first news conference since announcing a month ago that he would stand as a candidate to replace Sepp Blatter.

"This isn't the place or the time to talk about Fifa," he added. "The Fifa elections will be taking place in six months' time and I'm sure we will have time to talk about that in due course."


Lakers may extend Bryant's contract

LOS ANGELES • Los Angeles Lakers president Jim Buss hinted the club would be ready to hold discussions about possibly extending Kobe Bryant's National Basketball Association career when the 37-year-old star's current contract expires at the end of the 2015-16 season.

He told the Los Angeles Times that Bryant's history with the club ought to grant the five-time NBA champion the opportunity to call time on his career on his own terms.


Leaders DPMM stunned by Balestier

S-League leaders Brunei DPMM suffered a 1-2 defeat by Balestier Khalsa at the Toa Payoh Stadium last night.

Goals from Robert Pericic (13th minute) and Miroslav Kristic (59th) sealed the win for the hosts. DPMM had Joe Gambale sent off before Paulo Sergio scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute.

Babel's tweet may stir up sexist storm

LONDON • Former Liverpool attacker Ryan Babel could land in hot water following a sexist remark to a Twitter user, subsequently refusing to "argue with a girl about football".

Now playing with Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates, he told the user to "grow some t*** instead of speaking about football" after she questioned why he disliked Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 30, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe