Sports World: S'pore golfers lose badly to Malaysians

S'pore golfers lose badly to Malaysians

Defending champion the Singapore Golf Association lost 6-18 against its Malaysian counterpart in the annual matchplay competition between both countries.

The three-day event at the Warren Golf & Country Club ended yesterday.

Blatter & Platini's appeals turned down

ZURICH • World football boss Sepp Blatter and the sport's European head Michel Platini had reviews of their 90-day suspensions rejected by Fifa's appeal panel yesterday, forcing the pair to turn to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a final attempt to regain their posts.

Fifa's appeal committee rejected the appeals "in full", upholding the original suspensions handed down by its ethics committee.


Top athlete of year nominees picked

LONDON • Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, American decathlete Ashton Eaton and American triple jumper Christian Taylor are the male finalists for the 2015 World Athlete of the Year award.

Ethiopia's middle- distance runner Genzebe Dibaba, Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers and Polish hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk were the three women's finalists.


Tag Hauer ditches McLaren for Red Bull

LONDON • Luxury watch brand Tag Heuer is to end a 30-year partnership with struggling McLaren to join Formula One rivals Red Bull, in another blow for the Honda-powered team who are set to conclude their worst-ever season.


Cotto loses WBC belt for not paying fee

NEW YORK • Miguel Cotto has been stripped of his World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight title, ahead of his big pay-per-view bout against Mexico's Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 35-year-old was said to have baulked at paying a US$300,000 (S$428,000) sanctioning fee.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: S'pore golfers lose badly to Malaysians'. Print Edition | Subscribe