Sports World: S'pore 8th in Women's Junior Asia Cup

S'pore 8th in Women's Junior Asia Cup

•CHANGZHOU (China)• • Singapore finished eighth out of the nine teams at the hockey Women's Junior Asia Cup yesterday.

They fought back from a 0-1 deficit to draw 1-1 with North Korea at full time, only to lose the penalty shootout 1-3.

They had lost 0-4 to the same opponents last Tuesday.

On Saturday, they had scored their only win of the campaign - a 1-0 victory over Chinese Taipei.

Warriors run riot against Tigers

•Defending S-League football champions Warriors FC beat Balestier Khalsa 4-2 at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

Singapore international forward Fazrul Nawaz led the way for the Warriors with a brace while Croatian forward Miroslav Pejic and midfielder Hafiz Rahim netted the other goals for Alex Weaver's team.

Balestier reduced the deficit in stoppage time through forward Miroslav Krstic.

Yapp makes winning start at 9-ball Worlds

DOHA • National pool player Aloysius Yapp defeated England's Darren Appleton 9-5 in the opening group match of the World 9-ball Championship in Qatar yesterday.

The 19-year-old Singaporean, who won the world junior title last year, faces another Englishman, Mark Gray, at Doha's Al Arabi Sports Club today.

Bayern claim late win via dubious penalty

BERLIN • Thomas Mueller converted a controversial 90th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich came back from a goal down to defeat Bavarian rivals Augsburg 2-1.

With the Bundesliga football match heading for a draw, the referee harshly pointed to the spot when Douglas Costa was brought down by Markus Feulner.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund made it four Bundesliga wins from four with a 4-2 win over Hanover.


Melbourne to host Australian GP till 2023

MELBOURNE • Melbourne has secured the hosting rights to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2023, it was announced yesterday.

Melbourne last year signed an agreement to continue hosting the race until 2020 and the Victoria state government had agreed to a three-year extension.


Morgan out after being hit by Starc's bouncer

LONDON • England cricket captain Eoin Morgan retired hurt after being hit on the head by a bouncer from Australia's Mitchell Starc in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford yesterday.

Fielders rushed to help Morgan after he was struck on the back of the head in the seventh over. He was given treatment before being replaced by Jonny Bairstow.

Starc was visibly shaken by the incident.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: S'pore 8th in Women's Junior Asia Cup'. Print Edition | Subscribe