S'pore U-19 cricketers in s-finals
KUALA LUMPUR • Singapore entered the semi-finals of the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Asia Division Two tournament yesterday following their 10-wicket victory over Bahrain.
Bowling first at Kelab Aman in Kuala Lumpur, they skittled out Bahrain for 82 in 33.4 overs, with skipper Janak Prakash taking 3-29 and Ansh Bhargava 3-20. Singapore then romped to 86-0 in 11.3 overs, with Rohan Rangarajan slamming 53 not out off 46 balls.
Tough day for all but Mardan in running
TAIPEI • Singapore's top golfer Mardan Mamat shot a three-over 74 yesterday at the US$800,000 (S$1.1 million) Mercuries Taiwan Masters but stayed within touching distance of the leaders who all struggled.
He is joint 11th on 217, five shots back of leader Panuphol Pittayarat (74) at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club.
S'pore bags 2nd gold at Beach Games
DANANG • Singapore silat exponent Sheikh Farhan Sheikh Alau'ddin bagged a gold medal in the match male Class H division at the Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam, yesterday.
This is Singapore's second gold medal at the Games, after Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani bagged a silat artistic female single gold on Tuesday.
Stags crash again, Albirex nearly there
Tampines Rovers have shot themselves in the foot yet again - a third straight S-League loss, 0-1 to outgoing champions Brunei DPMM last night, meant their hopes hang by a thread with three matches remaining.
Albirex Niigata, seven points ahead on 47, can take their first title by winning just one of their remaining three games.
Azwan Ali's fourth-minute goal put DPMM two points behind the Stags but they have just one game left.
Simmons breaks foot, debut on hold
NEW YORK • No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons faces a delayed start to his National Basketball Association career, after suffering a broken foot during training with the Phildalephia 76ers.
The 20-year-old Australian rookie was injured on Friday after rolling an ankle during the session at Stockton University in New Jersey.
Allardyce faces life ban after implosion
LONDON • Sam Allardyce could be banned from football following the revelations that brought his reign as England manager to an abrupt end, Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said yesterday.
The Englishman's dream job ended after just 67 days, as the Daily Telegraph newspaper released secretly-filmed footage of him making controversial remarks about a variety of subjects, including side work and circumventing FA regulations.