Sports world : New national slalom record for Christian

New national slalom record for Christian

Singapore's Sasha Christian set a new national slalom record when she rounded 4.5 buoys on the 13m rope in the preliminaries of the Asian Waterski and Wakeboarding Championships in Bangkok yesterday. Her previous national mark was 4.25 buoys at 13m.

Tampines left to sweat on title hopes

Balestier Khalsa beat Tampines Rovers 4-3 last night to blunt the Stags' S-League title hopes.

While the Tigers move to within two points of Brunei DPMM with one game left, Brunei have 46 points with two games remaining and Tampines have 41 points with three games left.

In another match, Home United lost 1-2 to Albirex Niigata, who have 42 points with two games to go.

Cahill confirmed in Halep coaching role

SYDNEY • World No. 2 tennis player Simona Halep has officially signed on Darren Cahill as her coach for next season.

The former Australia player and Davis Cup captain has a distinguished track record as a coach, helping compatriot Lleyton Hewitt reach No. 1 in the men's rankings.


Benzema charged in blackmail case

PARIS • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was charged yesterday with "complicity in an attempt to blackmail" and conspiring to commit a criminal act in an extortion case involving a sex tape featuring Mathieu Valbuena.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe