S'pore's Mardan set to miss Indian Open cut
DELHI • Singapore golfer Mardan Mamat was expected to miss the cut at the Hero Indian Open, after rounds of five-over 77 and 76 left the 2004 winner on nine-over 153 yesterday. The projected cut line was 149.
At press time, India's S.S.P. Chawrasia was the clubhouse leader on 139 after carding a 67 yesterday. The US$1.75 million (S$2.48 million) event at the DLF Golf and Country Club is tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, Asian Tour and Indian Golf Union.
Fifa bans Russian Mutko from council election
ZURICH • Fifa has barred Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, chief organiser of the World Cup Finals to be held in his country next year, from sitting on the world football body's ruling council.
Mutko, who has been accused of involvement in Russia's sports doping scandal, was one of five European candidates vying for seats on the Fifa council to be decided next month.
Juniors Ashley, Gabriel break meet records
Ashley Lim, the most valuable female swimmer in the Singapore National Age-Group Swimming Championships for the last two years, has broken Shana Lim's 12-year-old meet record for 12-year-olds in the 100m butterfly.
She touched the wall in 1min 6.44sec, rewriting the previous mark of 1:07.68.
In the boys' 50m freestyle for eight-year-olds, Gabriel Low finished in 34.95sec, breaking the meet record (35.12sec) set by Gabriel Koo in 2013.
Coto denies Warriors their first win of season
Geylang International forward Victor Coto scored a 77th-minute equaliser to earn his side a point against Warriors FC in the S-League yesterday.
Warriors defender Kento Fukuda opened the scoring at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium in the 54th minute.
The Warriors have two points from as many games, while the Eagles have four points after three games. Champions Albirex lead with nine points.