Sports World: Paddler Koen wins mixed team gold

Paddler Koen wins mixed team gold

Singapore paddler Koen Pang, 16, struck gold at the 2018 Cook Islands Junior & Cadet Open, which is part of the ITTF Junior Circuit, when he partnered Panama's Jacobo Vahnish to win the junior boys' mixed team event on Tuesday.

The duo defeated the pair of Laurens Devos of Belgium and Owen Cathcart of Ireland 3-1 in the final.

United sign teenager, Fred set to follow

LONDON • Manchester United have signed 19-year-old Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot from FC Porto on a five-year deal with an option to extend for a further year, the Premier League football club announced yesterday.

Dalot's arrival follows the news on Tuesday that United have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported £52 million (S$93 million).


Mayweather tops Forbes' best paid list

LOS ANGELES • American boxer Floyd Mayweather's blockbuster fight against Conor McGregor has pushed him back to the top of the Forbes list of best-paid athletes for the fourth time in seven years.

Mayweather earned US$275 million (S$366.7 million) from last year's fight against Irish mixed martial arts champion McGregor.

The fight pushed Mayweather's career earnings to US$1 billion, joining American basketball great Michael Jordan and golfer Tiger Woods as the only athletes to have reached 10-figures in earnings, Forbes said. REUTERS

Cricket Australia chief to step down

MELBOURNE • Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland said he would be stepping down from his role as chief executive next year.

The 52-year-old, who took up the role in 2001, resigns amid reviews into the cricket board and the national men's team triggered by the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe