Sports World: Stags rout Young Lions

Stags rout Young Lions to maintain title chase

Tampines Rovers closed the gap atop the S-League to between them and leaders Albirex Niigata when they beat Garena Young Lions 4-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

Two goals each from Shannon Stephen (16th and 58th minutes) and Ivan Dzoni (37th and 78th) lifted the Stags to 37 points from 17 matches, nine points behind Albirex who have played a game more.

Coach O'Neill charged with drink-driving

LONDON • Northern Ireland national football coach Michael O'Neill has been charged with drink-driving, according to reports yesterday.

The Scottish Sun said he was stopped by police just before 1am on Sunday on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

A spokesman said he was due to appear in court on Oct 10. Northern Ireland's final football World Cup qualifier, against Norway, is on Oct 8.


First NBA school in China to open in 2019

SHANGHAI • Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant announced plans yesterday for China's first NBA (National Basketball Association) basketball school.

The NBA Basketball School-Mission Hills Haikou will be open to male and female players from junior up to professional level upon its completion in 2019.

Along with football, basketball is the most popular sport in China and Bryant said the new facility will be a boon to the Chinese game.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe