Sports world: S'pore lose to Iran in U-21 football friendly

S'pore lose to Iran in U-21 football friendly

Singapore's national men's Under-21 football team lost 0-1 to their Iran counterparts in a friendly played at the Enghelab Stadium in Karaj, Iran, on Saturday.

The hosts scored through a 70th-minute free-kick. Both sides will face each other again today at the same venue.

Cho's title after Oh's final-day slump

DALAT (Vietnam) • South Korean golfer Cho Jeong Min won The Dalat at 1200 Ladies Championship yesterday, after carding a three-under-par 69 for a 211 total and a three-stroke win over compatriot Oh Ji Hyeon.

Oh had led after the first two rounds, but slumped to a five-over 77 to finish in joint-second with Ji Han Sol, who carded a 74. Singapore golfer Koh Sock Hwee, playing in her first Korean LPGA event, had failed to make the cut on Saturday.

UK boxer in coma after knockout

LONDON • British boxer Nick Blackwell is in an induced coma, after suffering bleeding in his brain following a title fight defeat on Saturday.

The referee stopped the largely one-sided fight for Blackwell's British middleweight title against Chris Eubank Jr in the 10th round after Blackwell, who had taken heavy punishment in most rounds, was deemed unable to continue by a doctor owing to swelling over his left eye.

The 25-year-old collapsed and had to be taken out of the ring on a stretcher with oxygen. He is under treatment in a hospital.


Cyclist seriously ill after heart attack

PORTO-VECCHIO (France) • Belgian rider Daan Myngheer was in a serious condition in an Ajaccio hospital yesterday after suffering a heart attack on the Criterium International race in Corsica the previous day.

The 22-year-old Roubaix ML rider pulled up in difficulty some 30km from the line in the first stage of the race at Porto-Vecchio.


Kenyan falls but still takes half marathon

LONDON • Geoffrey Kamworor retained his World Half Marathon title with victory in Cardiff on Saturday, despite slipping at the start and falling flat on his face.

The Kenyan recovered to win in a championship record time of 59 min 10sec, ahead of compatriot Bedan Karoki. Britain's Mo Farah finished third in 59:59.


California Chrome wins Dubai World Cup

DUBAI • California Chrome, a horse from the humblest of origins as the son of a US$2,500 sire, overcame a slipping saddle and tore the field apart on Saturday to win the 2,000m US$10 million (S$13.7 million) Dubai World Cup by 33/4 lengths in a record 2min 1.83sec.

He won US$6 million in the world's richest race.

Second-placed Mubtaahij, owned by Dubai's royal family member Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa Al-Maktoum, cashed in US$2 million, while American-owned Hoppertunity took home US$1 million in third.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe