New Everton stadium to boost Liverpool bid
LONDON • Liverpool's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games will include Premier League club Everton's planned new stadium, which will feature a temporary, removable, athletics track.
The English city unveiled its bid yesterday, saying the opening ceremony and rugby sevens would be held at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium.
All Blacks maul Samoa in warning to Lions
AUCKLAND • A sweeping 95-metre counter-attack try by Beauden Barrett broke the shackles as New Zealand romped to a 12-try, 78-0 rugby victory against Samoa at Eden Park yesterday, sending a message to the British and Irish Lions of what to expect in a week's time.
The seventh Test between the sides had been organised to help the All Blacks prepare for the series and coach Steve Hansen had said that he wants to see his team begin to get their combinations right.
Mardan makes cut but Slorach heading home
KOH SAMUI • Veteran Singapore golfer Mardan Mamat is joint 35th at the halfway stage of the Queen's Cup in Thailand after his 71 yesterday for a 141 total.
The 49-year-old is eight shots behind Thai Thaworn Wiratchant, who had a superb 63. But compatriot Mitchell Slorach missed the cut by two shots with a second-straight 73.
Gotta catch 'em all at S-League big match
Next Friday's S-League top-of-the-table clash between Albirex Niigata and Home United at Jalan Besar Stadium will also feature fun-filled activities in conjunction with the Pokemon Day. There will be a one-hour Pikachu photo session as well as a cheerleading performance before the 8.30pm kick-off. A half-time lucky draw will also take place.