S'pore golf duo post top-10 finish in Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN • Singapore golfers Quincy Quek and Johnson Poh recorded top-10 finishes yesterday at the Asian Development Tour's Brunei Championship.
Quek closed with a two-under 69 and was tied-fourth on 271 while Poh shot a 67 and was joint-10th on 274 at the US$60,000 (S$79,000) event at Empire Hotel and Country Club. Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat was the runaway winner. He closed with a 68 to finish on 261, six clear of American John Catlin (65, 267).
Sunwolves devoured by Sharks in third loss
DURBAN (South Africa) • Super Rugby side Sunwolves conceded seven tries and lost 22-50 to the Sharks yesterday at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban.
It was their third straight loss of the season. The Japanese team face the Bulls of South Africa on June 30 at Singapore's National Stadium.
Talk of Neymar return to Barca 'fantasy'
BARCELONA • Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde dismissed reports that Neymar could leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to the Spanish giants as "fantasy".
Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims the Brazilian, recovering from surgery on a broken foot in Brazil, has made contact with Barca to ask how he can engineer a return.
Reus commits to Dortmund till 2023
BERLIN • Germany midfielder Marco Reus signed a four-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund to 2023, the Bundesliga football club said on Friday.
Reus, 28, who only recently returned after an eight-month injury break, has been at Dortmund since 2012. The attacking midfielder is battling to nail down a spot for Germany's World Cup squad after missing the previous edition through injury in the final warmup game.
Lipinski's coach faces alleged abuse probe
LOS ANGELES • A long-time US figure skating coach who trained Tara Lipinski to an Winter Olympics gold medal in 1998 has been suspended and will be investigated by an organisation formed to prevent sexual abuse of athletes, the sport's governing body said on Friday.
Richard Callaghan, 72, is barred from any figure skating activities sanctioned by the association or the US Olympic Committee pending the outcome of an inquiry by the US Centre for SafeSport, an independent watchdog group, US Figure Skating said in a statement.