Singapore's synchro pair 29th out of 38
KAZAN (Russia) • Singapore synchronised swimmers Stephanie Chen and Debbie Soh finished 29th out of 38 pairs in the women's duet technical preliminaries at the aquatics world championships yesterday.
They had a score of 71.6715 and did not progress to the finals, which featured the top 12 pairs. Russian duo Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina topped the preliminary round (94.5715).
Young Lions still last but improving
•Courts Young Lions continue to show improvement in football's S-League, after holding Brunei DPMM to a 1-1 draw at Jalan Besar Stadium last night.
Brazilian striker Rafael Ramazotti gave Steve Kean's side the lead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute but the Bruneian outfit saw striker Adi Said sent off six minutes later.
But Canadian striker Sherif El-Masri equalised for Juergen Raab's team in the 78th minute before defender Amirul Adli received his marching orders with five minutes left.
The result kept DPMM third in the 10-team table on 21 points, three behind leaders Warriors FC while the Young Lions remain bottom with eight points from 10 games.
Nadal seeks solace on favourite surface
HAMBURG • Former top-ranked tennis star Rafael Nadal heads back to the comfort of clay this week as the struggling Spaniard attempts to resolve the crisis that has gripped his game.
The 29-year-old is top seed at the Hamburg Open but his decision to play a European clay tournament with the US hard-court season just around the corner has baffled many.
"I need to accept that it is a new situation and face it with a good attitude and keep working hard to return to a good level," the world No. 10 said of his difficult year.
Real venture out with store in HK mall
GUANGZHOU • Real Madrid announced that they would open a flagship store outside of Spain in Tmall.HK, as the 10-time European champions established the strategic partnership with China's online retailer Alibaba Group here yesterday.
Real became the second leading European football club to open a flagship store in Tmall.HK after German powerhouses Bayern Munich. Jerseys, shoes, and casual wear will be available. XINHUA
England will continue to attack Rogers
LONDON • England willn continue to bowl bouncers at Australian batsman Chris Rogers if the opener is passed fit for this week's third Ashes cricket Test at Edgbaston after suffering from dizziness, seamer Mark Wood has said.
Rogers was forced to retire on 49 not out on the fourth day of Australia's 405-run second Test victory against England at Lord's, which levelled the series 1-1. REUTERS