Sports World: S'pore to take on UAE in AFC U-16 opener

S'pore to take on UAE in AFC U-16 opener

Singapore's 21-player Under-16 girls' team will take on Iran, Chinese Taipei, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kyrgyzstan in the qualifiers for next year's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 women's championship.

They will open against UAE on Aug 27 in Dhaka, which will host the Aug 27 to Sept 5 biennial tournament.

Kyrgios smashes 3 rackets in defeat

CINCINNATI (Ohio) • Nick Kyrgios found himself back in the news at the Cincinnati Masters, when the Australian tennis player smashed three rackets in succession as he went down to a 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) defeat by Borna Coric.

Kyrgios' frustrations boiled over in the second-round match, after he surrendered the first set on a double fault whereupon he returned to his seat at the changeover, picked up the rackets one by one from beside his chair and walloped them on to the hard-court surface.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe