Sports World: St Andrew's lose in U-16 rugby 7s final

St Andrew's lose in U-16 rugby 7s final

St Andrew's Secondary were beaten 19-0 by Lycee Francais de Singapour in the Under-16 Cup final of the Saints 7s schools rugby sevens competition yesterday. The eighth edition of the two-day meet saw 42 teams, including local schools, compete in three categories at St Andrew's Junior College.

Marlborough College of Malaysia beat United World College of South-east Asia (UWCSEA) 31-26 to win the U-18 final, while UWCSEA beat Tanglin Trust School 10-5 in the U-14 final.

Chawrasia triumphs at Manila Masters

MANILA • Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia lifted his first Asian Tour title abroad after prevailing at the second play-off hole to win the US$1 million (S$1.4 million) Manila Masters yesterday.

The 38-year-old, who finished regulation play with a flawless six-under 66 for a 269 total, birdied the 18th play-off hole twice to clinch victory over Sam Chien (65) of the United States and Malaysia's Nicholas Fung (63).

Singapore's Koh Deng Shan (73) finished tied for 44th on 279 while the Republic's top golfer Mardan Mamat (71) was tied-59th on 283.

England a step closer to top: Youngs

LONDON • England scrum-half Ben Youngs believes Saturday's comprehensive victory over South Africa was a big step in their quest to become the best rugby team in the world.

The 37-21 victory at Twickenham ended England's 10-year winless streak against the Springboks and earned coach Eddie Jones his 10th consecutive win.


Show resilience, Howards tells Aussies

HOBART • Australian cricket chief Pat Howard yesterday urged the embattled national team to show resilience in their fight for credibility.

Steve Smith's team, facing a fifth straight Test defeat this year, were rolled for a record-low total of 85 against South Africa on Saturday, intensifying pressure on the players, coaching staff and selectors.


Anthony claims foul over referee's call

NEW YORK • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony said he believed an underlying issue with referee Tony Brothers was the reason behind him being ejected from Friday's National Basketball Association game against the Boston Celtics.

Brothers gave Anthony two quick technical fouls during the second quarter and, while the official said it was due to "bad language," Anthony said he felt an underlying conflict was the real reason.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe