Sports World: Shuttler Yeo in two girls' U-17 finals

Shuttler Yeo in two girls' U-17 finals

KUDUS (Indonesia) • Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min will play unseeded Indonesian Sri Fatmawate in the girls' Under-17 final of the Badminton Asia U-17 and U-15 Junior Championships today.

Jia Min, the top seed, beat Japan's Hirari Mizui 18-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the semi-final yesterday.

She and Crystal Wong, the girls' doubles third seeds, beat South Korea's Lee Yu Rim and Park Ga Eun 19-21, 21-19, 21-19.

Tabuena 2 shots up at Yeangder event

TAIPEI • Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines opened up a two-shot lead at the rain-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship on Saturday as he attempts to erase last year's play-off disappointment.

He shot a bogey-free seven-under 65 to lead on 11-under 133 in Taiwan. The US$500,000 (S$700,000) Asian Tour golf event has been slashed to 54 holes after Friday's second round was washed out.

Singapore's Mardan Mamat (71) is tied for 46th on 143 but Lam Chih Bing (77) missed the 144 cut by four strokes.


Khan upbeat fight with Pac-Man likely

DOHA • Amir Khan believes that there is a "75 per cent" chance a big money fight with Manny Pacquiao will go ahead.

The British boxer, speaking at the World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar, confirmed that his management team are in talks with the Filipino boxing legend.


England staff saddled with horses

LONDON • England's backoom staff were compelled to talk with horses before the Rugby World Cup as part of their preparations for the doomed campaign, the Daily Mail reported.

The 20 staff were filmed leading horses around a field and then taken for a slap-up champagne dinner.

The paper said the plan, cooked up by England's head of athletic performance Matt Parker, brought "grumbles of derision" from the staff.


Korda leads field by two strokes

KUALA LUMPUR • American golfer Jessica Korda fired a six-under 65 for a 201 total and take a two-shot lead after the third round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia yesterday.

In joint-second are Stacy Lewis (65) and overnight leader Jang Ha Na (71).


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 11, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe