Sports World: S'pore floorballers try to avoid last spot

S'pore floorballers try to avoid last spot

Singapore play Japan today for 15th place in the Women's World Floorball Championship in Tampere, Finland in a frustrating end to their campaign.

They lost 3-4 to the Netherlands yesterday in the 13th-16th placement.

After a bright start in Group C by beating Australia 5-4, the Republic lost 3-4 to Japan and 5-7 to Denmark, just missing out on the quarter-final play-offs by a whisker.

Watson and Garcia gun for more success

BANGKOK • Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and Spanish star Sergio Garcia, both fresh from exhilarating recent wins, are hungry for victory at the US$1 million (S$1.4 million) Thailand Golf Championship, which starts today.

The tournament offers Watson the chance to break his duck at the Amata Spring Country Club, while Garcia is returning to a course that has been good to him - he won here in 2013.


Hamstring problem puts Sturridge out

LONDON • Injury-plagued Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a hamstring problem which is likely to sideline him for a few weeks.

The 26-year-old only recently recovered from knee and foot injuries and has made only three appearances for new Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, who was appointed in October, as a result.


Fifa decision on 2022 stadiums next month

DOHA • Fifa has delayed a decision on finalising the number of stadiums to be used during the 2022 Qatar World Cup till next month, following a meeting in Doha of the Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee.


McCullum stands by his position in trial

DUNEDIN • New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum broke his silence yesterday on the not guilty verdict in the Chris Cairns perjury trial, saying he stood by testimony against his former team-mate.

Cairns has demanded McCullum explain why he chose to appear as a prosecution witness.


Fifa panel chief backs Carneiro

LONDON • The head of Fifa's medical committee, Michel D'Hooghe, has stated his support for Chelsea's former club doctor Eva Carneiro, who has brought a legal case against the club for constructive dismissal.

Manager Jose Mourinho is named a respondent in the case.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe