Sports world: Lions' Japan tour ends with 3-0 defeat

Lions' Japan tour ends with 3-0 defeat

NIIGATA (Japan) • The Singapore football team's training tour finished on a sour note, after a 0-3 loss to Albirex Niigata yesterday.

The J-League side were off to a roaring start at the Denka Big Swan Stadium, with goals by midfielder Go Hayama and forwards Hiroshi Ibusuki and Kalil inside the first 15 minutes.

There were no further goals and the Lions next play Cambodia in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

Min Woo emulates sister's achievement

NEW YORK • Lee Min Woo, younger brother of women's world No. 14 Min Jee, became the first Australian to win the prestigious US junior golf title on Saturday, matching his sister's feat in the girls' championship in 2012.

The 17-year-old beat Texan Noah Goodwin 2&1 over 36 holes at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee, to follow in the footsteps of Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.


Six-hole plan to jazz up Euro Tour golf

LONDON • European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley plans to introduce six-hole tournaments, complete with blaring music, in a bid to shake up golf's staid image.

He succeeded George O'Grady last year and has already introduced measures aimed at tackling slow play as he tries to capture a younger audience for the sport.


Wolff wants drivers to take more risks

BUDAPEST • The Mercedes executive director, Toto Wolff, believes Formula One has become too cautious over safety issues since the accident in 2014 that led to the death of Jules Bianchi.

At the Hungarian Grand Prix, he was emphatic that drivers need to be given the chance to race sooner in difficult weather conditions.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe