S'pore paddler 2nd at world youth event
Eleven-year-old national youth paddler Zhou Jingyi lost 0-3 to Elena Adriana Zaharia of Romania in the girls' singles final at the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge, but it was still the best finish by a Singaporean.
The other local, 12-year-old Daniel Ng, finished 13th in the boys' singles at the tournament, which was held from May 29 to June 4 in Doha, Qatar.
Algerian official banned for fixing
ALGIERS • The chairman of an Algerian football club was banned from the sport for life yesterday, after saying on television that match-fixing is widespread and admitting he too had done it.
Last month, Abdelmadjid Yahi of US Chaouia blamed his club's relegation to the third division on an "arrangement" between two adversaries, and said such fixing was "widely known" in the sport.
Pacquiao invests in Singapore firm
MANILA • Philippines senator and retired boxer Manny Pacquiao has invested in GToken, a Singapore-based, crowdsourced mobile games publisher and advertising platform, according to a report from tech news website e27.
Pacquiao was quoted as saying that he is "confident that GToken has that special fighting spirit to be one of the strongest global players in the mobile gaming and advertising space, and I'm proud to be part of the team".
'Boom boom' a better coach than player
BERLIN • German tennis legend Boris Becker has said that he considers himself a better coach than player after overseeing Novak Djokovic's maiden victory in the French Open.
The 29-year-old Djokovic, who took Becker, 48, on as a coach in 2014, on Sunday became only the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam.
No hard feelings, Broad tells Amir
LONDON • Controversial Pakistan cricket fast bowler Mohammad Amir can expect no animosity from England when he comes up against the hosts in the four-Test series starting next month, seamer Stuart Broad has said.
Amir had admitted that he had deliberately bowled a no-ball in the fourth Test against England at Lord's in 2010.