S'pore para-athletes get Fitness First deal
Health and fitness group Fitness First yesterday unveiled an 18-month sponsorship agreement with the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) to provide support for Singapore's para-athletes as they train for next year's 9th Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Fitness First will offer Passport memberships to 12 non-carded para-athletes and four officials on the SDSC's goalball team. These memberships grant athletes access to all Fitness First clubs in Singapore and over 300 clubs overseas. The sponsorship is worth $35,000.
Men's hockey team lose 1-2 to Sri Lanka
Singapore's men's hockey team were beaten 2-1 by Sri Lanka last night in the Hockey World League at Sengkang Stadium.
They sit second in Pool B with one win and one loss, and face Myanmar in their final match tomorrow.
The Singapore women's team, who won their second straight game by beating Hong Kong 1-0 on Monday, are joint-second in the round robin, and take on leaders Thailand tonight at 8pm.
Milan sack Mihajlovic, Brocchi is temp coach
MILAN • AC Milan dismissed coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, 47, yesterday after 10 months in charge, making him the Italian Serie A football club's fourth managerial casualty in just over two years.
The seven-time European champions, almost certain to miss out on the Champions League for a third
successive season, said youth team coach Cristian Brocchi, 40, would take over for the remainder of the campaign.
Muamba backs batsman's retirement
LONDON • Former footballer Fabrice Muamba has led support for James Taylor after the England cricketer announced his retirement yesterday following the discovery of a serious heart condition.
Tests revealed that the 26-year-old Taylor has ARVC (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy), a condition similar to that of Muamba, who collapsed while playing for Bolton in 2012. Muamba, who retired from football and is pursuing a career in journalism and broadcasting, tweeted: "Having life is a great option. Retirement is inevitable but for some of us it's just earlier than expected. Enjoy life."