Sports world :Spieth 5 shots back at Australian Open

Spieth 5 shots back at Australian Open

SYDNEY • World No. 1 Jordan Spieth trailed five shots behind leader Lincoln Tighe after the first round of the Australian Open in Sydney yesterday, with the American citing tough, windy conditions.

Spieth was tied for 19th place on the first day after he recorded a level-par 71 on the Australian Club course.

Tighe, with a 66, enjoyed a one-shot lead over fellow Australian Matthew Jones.


Worldwide expansion on the cards for Sanzar

SYDNEY • Sanzar will consider future expansion in all parts of the world, after the current 18-team Super Rugby competition beds down over the next couple of seasons, newly-appointed chief executive Andy Marinos said.

Besides further incursions into Asia and the untapped North American market, he added in a conference call that even Europe would also be considered.

Japan's Super Rugby team Sunwolves are one of three new clubs to join the expanded league for next season.


Away fans kept out from top ties in France

PARIS • Away fans will be banned from top football matches in France until mid-December with the country in a state of emergency and because of the forthcoming Climate Summit in the capital, the French League said in a statement yesterday.

The Climate Summit will be held in the French capital from Nov 30-Dec 11.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe