S'pore bowlers finish runners-up in HK
HONG KONG • Singapore bowlers Darren Ong and Bernice Lim finished second in the men's and women's events at the Hong Kong International Open yesterday.
Ong lost 229-146, 227-155 to local favourite Wu Siu Hong in the men's step-ladder final while Lim fell to 212-165 to Thailand's Yanee Saebe.
Women's hockey team win penalty shoot-out
Singapore's women's hockey team beat Kazakhstan 4-2 in a thrilling penalty shoot-out following a 3-3 draw to finish third in the six-team FIH Open Series yesterday at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium.
The Central Asians had taken a 2-0 lead but the Republic equalised through Sardonna Ng and Laura Tan. Kazakhstan scored again to lead 3-2 but Toh Li Min equalised a minute before full-time to force the penalty shoot-out. Ng clinched the win with the final penalty attempt.
Newcastle sign South Korean captain Ki
LONDON • Newcastle United have signed South Korean former Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng on a two-year-deal, the Premier League football club said.
Ki, who captained his side at this year's World Cup but missed South Korea's historic 2-0 win over Germany earlier this week, joined Swansea in 2012 and scored 12 goals in more than 160 appearances for the Welsh side.
Woods equals year's own best score
POTOMAC (Maryland)•Tiger Woods matched his lowest score of the year when he fired a five-under 65 to move into contention just four strokes off the second-round lead at the Quicken Loans National on Friday.
Woods was tied for 11th with a five-under 135 total. Compatriots Beau Hossler (66), Ryan Armour (65) and Brian Gay (64) share the lead on nine-under.
Olympic 400m champ hangs up her spikes
LONDON • British athletics great Christine Ohuruogu, crowned 2008 Olympic champion in the women's 400 metres, announced her retirement yesterday.
The 34-year-old, who indicated last year this season would be her last, failed narrowly to defend her Olympic title in London in 2012, taking silver behind great rival Sanya Richards-Ross of the US.