Sports World: PSI soars, S-League match called off

PSI soars, S-League match called off

Unhealthy haze conditions, with the Pollutant Standards Index reaching highs of 194, led last night's S-League football game to be postponed, after Home United led Tampines Rovers 2-1 at half-time at Yishun Stadium.

Details of the rescheduled match will be announced at a later date.

Baseball legend Berra dies at 90

WASHINGTON • Iconic New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, an athlete as beloved for his folksy sayings as for his legendary baseball career, has died, the Yogi Berra Museum said yesterday.

He was 90.

The Hall of Famer and three-time Most Valuable Player died of "natural causes" late on Tuesday, it noted in a statement.

Berra, a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.


Belgians pick clay for Davis Cup final

BRUSSELS • Belgium will host Britain in November's Davis Cup final on clay in the city of Ghent, local organisers said yesterday.

The choice of clay as the surface was widely expected given that British No. 1 Andy Murray has won Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and in New York on grass and hard courts respectively.

He had earlier stated that he would consider withdrawing from the ATP World Tour Finals in London in order to acclimatise to clay.


Higuain omitted but 1st call-up for Dybala

BUENOS AIRES • Forward Gonzalo Higuain has been dropped by Argentina for their opening two World Cup qualifiers.

But Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has been called up for the first time.

Higuain had a disappointing Copa America tournament in July. He scored two goals during the competition and missed his spot kick as Argentina lost on penalties to Chile in the final.


Gao is first Chinese to coach Euro side

BEIJING • Gao Hongbo became the first Chinese to coach a European football club after he signed a deal with Dutch Eredivisie team ADO Den Haag.

According to reports, the former Chinese national coach inked a one-year deal with the Dutch team as assistant coach.

His move can be seen as the reward of generous Chinese investments in European football as Den Haag was bought early this year by China's United Vansen International Sports.


We're out if engine's lousy, warn Red Bull

SUZUKA (Japan) • Red Bull are serious about pulling both their teams out of Formula One if they cannot obtain a competitive engine for next year, their motor sports consultant Helmut Marko said yesterday.

The Austrian, who is close to the energy drink company's billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz, told the Formula One website that the prospect could not be ruled out.

"If we don't have an engine that allows us to compete at the very front, we will prefer to stop," declared the former grand prix racer.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe