Sports World: Singapore Open tickets go on sale

Singapore Open tickets go on sale

Tickets for Jan 28-31's SMBC Singapore Open are on sale, and can be purchased through the elite golf competition's new official website as well as ticketing partner APACTix.

For the first time, entrance will be free on the opening day on Jan 28. The Singapore Open was last staged in 2012, also at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.

Belgian cyclist still in induced coma

MADRID • Belgian cyclist Kris Boeckmans will be kept in an induced coma for a longer spell as a result of the severe injuries suffered when crashing in Spain's Vuelta, his Lotto Soudal team said on Monday.

The 28-year-old suffered head injuries and bleeding in his lung as well as severe facial wounds when he came off his bike in a crash-ridden eighth stage of the three-week tour around Spain on Saturday.

He was placed in an induced coma after undergoing surgery on Saturday night but doctors had hoped to bring him out of the coma more quickly.


Nesta to fill hot seat in Miami FC

MILAN • Former Italy international defender Alessandro Nesta, 39, has been appointed head coach of newly-formed Miami FC.

They will play in the second tier of the North American Soccer League from next year.

The club are co-owned by Nesta's former AC Milan team-mate Paolo Maldini and football television rights businessman Riccardo Silva.


Pendleton finishes 2nd in first ride

LONDON • Britain's former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton came in second in her debut ride as an amateur jockey at Ripon on Monday.

The 34-year-old, who won two Olympic gold medals, steered Royal Etiquette to second place after being awarded her Category A licence. She had made her debut in a charity event at Newbury in July.


Huelkenberg commits to Force India till 2017

LONDON • German Formula One driver Nico Huelkenberg has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Force India until the end of the 2017 season, the Silverstone-based team said yesterday.

"I know this team inside out and I feel at home here so it made perfect sense to make a long-term commitment," he said in a team statement.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe