Slingers scare away Vampires to stay top
BANGKOK • The Singapore Slingers beat Thailand's Mono Vampires 97-69 at the Sripatum University yesterday.
American centre Justin Howard was the star performer with 26 points and 16 rebounds, as the Slingers remained top of the Asean Basketball League with a 14-3 record .
They host second-placed Malaysia Dragons at the OCBC Arena on Sunday at 4pm.
All Singaporeans out of Thailand Masters
BANGKOK • Singaporean interest in badminton's Thailand Masters ended in the second round last night.
Mixed doubles pair Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han lost 16-21, 13-21 to home veterans Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam, while Chayut Triyachart and his Thai partner Songphon Anugritayawon went down 17-21, 11-21 to Chinese fifth seeds Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in the men's doubles.
German Wehrlein to drive for Manor in F1
BERLIN • German Touring Car (DTM) champion Pascal Wehrlein will race for British Formula One team Manor this season, the German media reported him as saying yesterday.
The 21-year-old German became the youngest DTM champion last year when he won the title with Mercedes. He was a reserve driver for world champions Mercedes in Formula One last season.
Injured forearm puts Sharapova out again
DOHA • Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Qatar Open tournament to be held later this month owing to a left forearm injury, the organisers announced yesterday.
The world No. 6 tennis star pulled out of her intended season opener, the Brisbane International, for the same reason.