Sports World: Lionesses open Asean C'ship against hosts

Lionesses open Asean C'ship against hosts

The Singapore women's team will open their Asean Football Federation Women's Championship campaign on Sunday against hosts Indonesia at the Jaka Baring Stadium in Palembang.

The 23-player squad was announced yesterday by coach K. Balagumaran. The Lionesses are in Group B, alongside 2016 runners-up Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia.

The Republic finished bottom of their group two years ago with zero points.

Three local pairs in badminton main draw

Only three Singapore pairs of shuttlers have made the main draw of the July 17-22 Singapore Badminton Open at the Indoor Stadium, according to the organisers yesterday.

The mixed doubles duo of Terry Hee and Citra Putri Sari Dewi will face Malaysia's Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai in the first round, while Danny Chrisnanta and Crystal Wong will take on England's Gregory Mairs and Jenny Moore.

The women's doubles pair of Citra and Jin Yujia will play France's Delphine Delrue and Lea Palermo, while the rest of the 14-strong Singapore team must go through qualifying.

Europa exclusion puts Milan on shaky ground

MILAN • Uefa, European football's governing body, has banned AC Milan from next season's Europa League competition because of its uncertain finances.

The ban was announced on Wednesday after an investigation under Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

The ban could affect the future of the club, whose Chinese owner Li Yonghong is considering a majority stake offer from cable TV billionaire Rocco Commisso, sources familiar with the matter said.


Murray defeat sparks Wimbledon doubts

LONDON • Andy Murray slipped to a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne on Wednesday to put the former world No. 1's participation at Wimbledon in fresh doubt.

But the Scot insisted he will be in a position to decide his appearance by the time the draw is made today. The major starts on Monday.


Lakers in talks with Spurs over Leonard

LOS ANGELES • Pressure on Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, to create a super team may be mounting behind the scenes.

ESPN said on Wednesday the Lakers are pressing to work out a trade with the San Antonio Spurs for forward Kawhi Leonard.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe