Sports World: S'pore bowler wins Chinese Taipei title

S'pore bowler wins Chinese Taipei title

Singapore bowler Tracy See won the youth division title at the Chinese Taipei International Open at the Twin Wood Bowling Alley in Taichung yesterday.

The 19-year-old clinched the crown with 1,751 pinfalls, eclipsing Malaysia's Qistina Zainal (1,682) and Chinese Taipei's Liew Li Yang (1,664).

Her victory came four days after Joey Yeo's triumph in the inaugural Bowling World Open women's singles held in Japan.

Real still world's most valuable sports team

TORONTO • Spanish football club Real Madrid retained top spot on a list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday.

The value of the 10-time European champions fell 5 per cent from last year to US$3.26 billion (S$4.44 billion) because of a drop in the euro's value against the US dollar. But revenue of US$746 million, the highest of any team on the list, kept them in top place.

The National Football League's Dallas Cowboys and Major League Baseball's New York Yankees were tied for second with a value of US$3.20 billion.

Global football powers Barcelona (US$3.16 billion) and Manchester United (US$3.10 billion) rounded out the top five.


Robinho, Scolari to reunite at Guangzhou

BEIJING • Brazilian veteran Robinho will join Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande, the Chinese champions announced yesterday, re-uniting the pair after the former Real Madrid player was left off Scolari's World Cup roster.

Scolari enticed the 31-year-old to China "for a contract period of six months", a statement on the team's website said.

The statement gave no mention of Robinho's salary but it is likely to be a lucrative deal, following Scolari's €14 million (S$20.8 million) capture of fellow Brazilian Paulinho last month.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: S'pore bowler wins Chinese Taipei title'. Print Edition | Subscribe