Sports World: New fighter on card for UFC S'pore event

New fighter on card for UFC S'pore event

Chinese veteran Li Jingliang will be facing a new opponent at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night Singapore.

The welterweight veteran Li (12-4-0) will square off against former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Frank Camacho (20-4-0) as part of the UFC's return to the Republic.

The June 17 event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium will see Camacho make his UFC debut. He will take the place of Jonathan Meunier, who was forced to withdraw owing to injury.

Hazard unlikely to be fit for start of season

LONDON • Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard is likely to miss the beginning of next season, after the Premier League champions announced on Monday that he would be sidelined for three months after undergoing ankle surgery.

The 26-year-old fractured his ankle training with the Belgium national team. He posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed on Twitter with the message: "Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery! I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!!"


Final appearance for Bolt at Golden Spike

PRAGUE • Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden Spike on June 28, his first European start before August's world championships, organisers said yesterday.

It will be Bolt's ninth - and last - appearance at the event in the Czech city of Ostrava. The 30-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medallist said he will retire after the world championships.


Dortmund appoint Bosz as new coach

BERLIN • Borussia Dortmund yesterday named Peter Bosz as coach to succeed the sacked Thomas Tuchel, with the Dutchman joining from Ajax on a two-year deal.

Dortmund, who finished third in the Bundesliga and will compete in next season's Champions League group stage, fired Tuchel three days after winning the German Cup on May 27.


Inter set to name Spalletti as coach

MILAN • Former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti said yesterday he had agreed to take over at Inter Milan, as he flew to China to meet the Serie A club's owners ahead of his imminent appointment.

Spalletti, who led Roma to a Serie A runners-up spot behind Juventus, is expected to be officially named as the successor to the sacked Stefano Pioli.

The 58-year-old Italian said he had "shaken hands" on a deal, with a likely three-year contract.


Heart surgery goes well for Chalmers

SYDNEY • Australian Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers, 18, yesterday said he had undergone successful surgery to treat a worsening heart condition.

The reigning Olympic 100m freestyle champion said last month that he was pulling out of next month's world championships in Hungary to get the problem fixed.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe