Quek shoots 69 at Indonesia Open
JAKARTA • Singapore golfer Quincy Quek fired a three-under 69 yesterday at the Indonesia Open. He is joint 32nd on four-under 212 at the US$300,000 (S$428,000) Asian Tour event. Indian star Jeev Milkha Singh (66, 203) leads compatriot Gaganjeet Bhullar (68, 204) by a stroke at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta.
Jeonbuk come back to take first-leg lead
JEONJU (South Korea) • Brazilian forward Leonardo hit a blistering second-half double as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors came from behind to beat Al Ain 2-1 and grab the initiative in the two-legged AFC Champions League football final yesterday.
The mohican-sporting frontman grabbed his ninth and 10th goals of the competition to outshine Al Ain hotshot Omar Abdulrahman, who delivered a sublime assist for Danilo Asprilla's second-half opener to put Jeonbuk in the driving seat ahead of this week's second leg.
Ogilvy two clear at Australian Open
SYDNEY • Former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy fired an eight-under 64 yesterday to claim the outright lead at golf's Australian Open.
The 39-year-old had a 205 total and was two shots ahead of American Jordan Spieth (68), fellow Australian Aaron Baddeley (67) and New Zealand's Ryan Fox (71) with one round remaining at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Chen, Jorgensen to contest China final
FUZHOU (China) • World No. 2 Chen Long of China beat Denmark's fourth-ranked Viktor Axelsen 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 in the semi-finals of badminton's World Superseries Thaihot China Open yesterday.
In the other semi-final, Denmark's world No. 6 Jan O Jorgensen beat Iskandar Zulkarnain of Malaysia 22-20, 20-22, 21-7.
Messi pays security staff on AFA's behalf
BUENOS AIRES • Lionel Messi paid the wages of the Argentina national football team's security staff out of his own pocket before their World Cup qualifier against Brazil last week. The Argentina captain took action after hearing they had not received their salary for six months, according to media reports.
The Argentina Football Association is mired in a financial crisis amid corruption allegations.
Sterling arrives at settlement with NBA
LOS ANGELES • Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has settled a lawsuit with the National Basketball Association, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.
Sterling sued the NBA in 2014, after his estranged wife Shelly, with whom he co-owned the Clippers, agreed to sell the franchise to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for US$2 billion (S$ 2.9 billion). The sale was forced by the NBA after racially charged comments he made became public.