Sports World: Ser seventh in 50m rifle at World Cup Final

Ser seventh in 50m rifle at World Cup Final

Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser finished seventh in the 50m rifle three positions event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in New Delhi on Saturday.

Germany's Jolyn Beer took gold with a 459.9 total, followed by Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia on 457.5 and China's Zhang Yiwen. Ser's score of 402.5 meant she just missed the elimination phase involving the top six.

Huge putt earns Kerr Malaysian crown

KUALA LUMPUR • American Cristie Kerr birdied the final hole with a 35-foot putt for an even-par 71 to claim the Malaysian LPGA title by a single stroke, in a nail-biting final round at the TPC Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Kiara.

"I'm speechless. That's probably the longest putt I've ever made to win a golf tournament," the 40-year-old said yesterday.

Three golfers - Chinese defending champion Feng Shanshan (71) and Americans Danielle Kang (66) and Jacqui Concolino (67) shared second spot on 14-under 270.


Stalemate on the English south coast

LONDON • Brighton and Southampton drew 1-1 in their English Premier League football match at Falmer Stadium yesterday.

Steven Davis opened the account for the visiting Saints in the seventh minute, while Glenn Murray equalised in the 52nd minute to earn a point for the hosts.

Kane may recover in time to play Real

MANCHESTER • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes there is still a chance of leading scorer Harry Kane playing against holders Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Englishman missed Tottenham's 1-0 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday with a hamstring problem suffered against Liverpool the previous weekend, with the injury also sidelining him from Spurs' midweek League Cup loss to West Ham.


Marquez 4th so battle continues to last race

SEPANG (Selangor) • Andrea Dovizioso won a rainy Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday for the second year running to keep the MotoGP title race alive, as Marc Marquez's coronation for a fourth time was delayed with a fourth-place finish.

The Italian Ducati rider's win is only likely to stall the championship leader's triumph for another two weeks, as Honda's Marquez will take a 21-point lead into the final race in Valencia.

Jorge Lorenzo was second to complete a Ducati one-two, with Yamaha's Johann Zarco third.


Contador's retirement end of an era: Froome

SHANGHAI • Alberto Contador's final race yesterday marks the "end of an era" for cycling, four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said, while adding that he will not necessarily miss the competitive Spanish legend.

Both riders were part of a breakaway group that sprinted to the finish in the Tour de France's first China Criterium. The Briton won just ahead of Colombia's Rigoberto Uran and Warren Barguil of France.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe