Sports World: Singapore para-athletes get Fitness First deal

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."


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe