Sports World: Stags beat DPMM, Albirex lead by 7pts

Stags beat DPMM, Albirex lead by 7pts

Tampines Rovers cut their gap with S-League football leaders Albirex Niigata (32 points) to seven points, after beating champions Brunei DPMM 4-3 at Jurong West Stadium.

In last night's other game, Garena Young Lions (8 points) stayed bottom after drawing 2-2 with third-placed Home United (22 points) at Jalan Besar.

Sun upsets Li, will face Nehwal in final

SYDNEY • Unseeded Chinese shuttler Sun Yu upset compatriot Li Xuerui, the Olympic champion and third seed, 21-18, 21-19 in the Australian Open women's singles semi-finals.

In today's final, she will meet India's Saina Nehwal, who took out fourth-seeded Chinese Wang Yihan 21-8, 21-12.

The men's singles final is an all-unseeded affair after a series of upsets. Dane Hans-Kristian Vittinghus beat K. Srikanth of India 22-20, 21-13 and will play Jeon Hyeok Jin. The South Korean outlasted Indonesia's Anthony Ginting 21-19, 16-21, 21-19.

Four-year Sevilla deal for Kiyotake

TOKYO • Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake vowed yesterday to nail down a first-team place at Spanish football side Sevilla after agreeing a four-year deal with the Europa League champions.

The 26-year-old will move to La Liga after spells at German clubs Nuremberg and Hannover. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Krajicek, Wawrinka in grass-court tie-up

PARIS • Tennis' world No. 5 Stanislas Wawrinka has added former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek to his coaching team for the grass-court season.

Big-serving Dutchman Krajicek will join Swiss Wawrinka at London's Queen's Club this week.


Berger adds flavour to St Jude Classic

LOS ANGELES • Daniel Berger fired six birdies in a six-under 64 on Friday to grab a three-stroke lead midway through the US PGA Tour St Jude Classic, the last tune-up before next week's US Open.

The 23-year-old's 131 total put him three shots in front of Tom Hoge, the overnight co-leader who birdied his last two holes to cap a 69 for sole possession of second place on 134.


Muller edges out fellow big server

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH (Netherlands•) • Luxembourg's Gilles Muller won the battle of aces against big-hitting Croat Ivo Karlovic to reach the ' s-Hertogenbosch ATP final yesterday.

Muller slammed down 22 aces to 21 by the towering Karlovic, for a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4) win at the grass-court tennis tournament.


Another death rocks Nigerian football

LAGOS • Shaibu Amodu, 58, who had nine spells as coach of the Nigeria national football team, died suddenly yesterday.

The death of the Nigeria Football Federation's technical director came just days after that of former national team captain and coach Stephen Keshi on Tuesday from a suspected heart attack.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 12, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Stags beat DPMM, Albirex lead by 7pts '. Print Edition | Subscribe