Sports world : Majmudar's chance to repeat 2013 feat

Majmudar's chance to repeat 2013 feat

Golfer and 2013 champion Yash Majmudar will face James Leow in today's 36-hole matchplay final of the Singapore National Amateur Championship. The winner will earn a spot in next year's Singapore Open.

In yesterday's 18-hole matchplay semi-finals at Tanah Merah Country Club's Tampines Course, Majmudar beat national golfer Gregory Foo 2 and 1. Leow defeated Lucius Toh on the 20th hole.

In the women's division, Jen Goh ousted Erika Layson 3 and 2 to qualify for the final. She will face Ou Yang Hua, who beat Phyllis Tang Yu on the 21st hole.

Injury rules Anderson out of 5th Ashes Test

•LONDON • England fast bowler James Anderson will not play in the final Ashes cricket Test against Australia at The Oval - starting today - due to a side strain.

The 33-year-old, England's leading Test wicket taker, missed the fourth match at Trent Bridge which the hosts won by an innings and 78 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.


S'pore face Thais in AFC U-16 opener

Singapore's Under-15 footballers will kick off the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers against Thailand on Sept 2 at Jalan Besar Stadium.

They face North Korea on Sept 4 before the final Group H game against Cambodia on Sept 6.

Tickets, at $5 and $10, will be sold online at and AXS machines islandwide from Tuesday until 4pm on match day. On-site sales will take place one day before match day from 10am to 5pm at the Jalan Besar Stadium (North Gate).

Pique's 4-match ban for insulting linesman

MADRID • Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has been banned for four matches by the Spanish football federation after he was sent off for insulting a linesman in Monday's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Athletic Bilbao.

Barca can appeal and may get the sanction reduced.

If that fails, the Spain international will miss the Spanish and European champions' opening four La Liga matches, including Sunday's trip to play Bilbao.


Caruso out of Tour after positive retest

PARIS • Italian veteran Giampaolo Caruso is out of the Tour of Spain after being provisionally suspended by cycling's world governing body after a sample provided in 2012 was retested and found to contain EPO.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe