Sports World: Sociedad sack Moyes after Las Palmas loss

Sociedad sack Moyes after Las Palmas loss

LONDON•manager after a 0-2 defeat at Las Palmas left the Spanish La Liga football side level on points (nine) with the final relegation place.

Only goal difference separates them from the bottom three.

The favourite to replace the former Manchester United and Everton manager is Eusebio Sacristan, the former head coach at Celta and former B team coach at Barcelona.


Srinivasan replaced as chairman of ICC

MUMBAI • India’s cricket board toppled its scandal-tainted former supremo N. Srinivasan from the helm of the game's world governing body as its leadership pledged a new era of clean governance.

He will be replaced as chairman of the International Cricket Council by Shashank Manohar, who is president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.


Aubameyang uses Batman reminder

BERLIN • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck again as Batman on Sunday when he revealed a Caped Crusader T-shirt after scoring Borussia Dortmund's winner in their 3-2 derby win over Schalke in the German Bundesliga.

He received a yellow card for his celebration and revealing a T-shirt bearing the text "Do you remember?" under the Batman logo. It referred to the Batman mask and cape outfit he donned in last February's derby victory when he also scored in a 3-0 win and Germany winger Marco Reus wore a Robin mask.


Vanquished Murray moves up to No. 2

PARIS • Andy Murray gained some consolation for his straight-sets defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters final on Sunday by regaining tennis' world No. 2 spot.

The Scot was edged out of second place by Roger Federer last week, but his run to the Paris final, coupled with Federer's early loss to John Isner, reversed the positions.


Rugby stars hit by poor investments

LONDON • The fallout from England's woeful World Cup took a bizarre twist yesterday as the Rugby Football Union confirmed an investigation into allegations that players lost money on poor investment tips from kit man Dave Tennison.

According to British newspaper reports, several England players - including Sam Burgess, now returning to rugby league, and scrum-half Danny Care - lost a combined £100,000 (S$215,000) after taking Tennison's advice to invest in oil-drilling firm LCO Energy, only for the company's share price to then drop dramatically.


Geylang-Hougang battle deadlocked

Bottom clubs Geylang International and Hougang United drew 2-2 at the Bedok Stadium last night.

The draw took Geylang to 25 points and Hougang 21, meaning that Hougang will finish the season in last place.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Sociedad sack Moyes after Las Palmas loss'. Print Edition | Subscribe