Sports World: Quek takes the lead at PGM Northport C'ship

Quek takes the lead at PGM Northport C'ship

SHAH ALAM • Singapore golfer Quincy Quek fired a five-under 67 yesterday to take the clubhouse lead at the rain-hit PGM Northport Championship.

He is on nine-under 135 and one shot clear of three players tied-second at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.

Chai exits Snooker C'ship, Evans cruises

Singapore's Charlene Chai lost 1-4 to India's Varshaa Sanjeev in the round-of-16 at the Eden World Women's Snooker Championship yesterday.

Women's world No. 1 Reanne Evans of England advanced to the quarter-finals with a 4-0 win over German Diana Schuler at Safra Toa Payoh and will next play Thai Siriphaporn Nuanthakhamjan.

UFC boss greenlights boxing superfight

LOS ANGELES • UFC President Dana White will not stand in lightweight champion Conor McGregor's way if the Irishman agrees terms to a much-hyped bout with Floyd Mayweather.

"It doesn't make a lot of sense for my business, but I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money," White said.


Spurs suffer upset loss to Trail Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (Texas) • Damian Lillard scored 36 points as the Portland Trail Blazers (30-37) stunned the San Antonio Spurs 110-106 in the NBA.

Kawhi Leonard finished with 34 points, nine rebounds and six assists for San Antonio (52-15).


IOC member sorry for 'Holocaust' analogy

PYEONGCHANG (South Korea) • A senior IOC member apologised yesterday after he compared the idea of banning doping-tainted Russia from next year's Winter Olympics to the Holocaust.

Swiss Gian Franco Kasper, 73, said he was "truly sorry" for his comments.


McIlroy tears into Muirfield over ban

MIAMI • World No. 3 golfer Rory McIlroy ripped Muirfield, saying on Wednesday that it was "obscene" that the Scottish club took more than two centuries to admit women.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe