Sports World: Stags thrash Hougang, Geylang beat Balestier

Stags thrash Hougang, Geylang beat Balestier

Shahdan Sulaiman scored twice from the spot as Tampines Rovers defeated Hougang 5-1 in the S-League yesterday.

Hougang scored in the fourth minute at Our Tampines Hub through Fareez Farhan. But Shahdan converted penalties either side of a goal from Irwan Shah before Ryutaro Megumi and Fazli Ayob completed the rout.

At the Jalan Besar Stadium, Geylang beat Balestier 2-0 with goals from Gabriel Quak and Shawal Anuar.


Real drop points again after draw with Levante

MADRID • Spanish LaLiga football champions Real Madrid dropped points at home for the second game running when they drew 1-1 with Levante in the league yesterday.

Ivan Lopez gave the visitors a shock lead in the 12th minute and almost came close to doubling the advantage from a free kick which whistled past the near post. But Real pulled themselves level in the 36th minute when Lucas Vazquez tapped in from close range.

Real defender Marcelo was sent off in the 89th minute for kicking Jefferson Lerma.


Cambiasso may coach following retirement

PIRAEUS (Greece) • Former Argentina international midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has retired to focus on a possible coaching career, his final football club Olympiakos confirmed on Friday.

The 37-year-old ended a stellar 19-year career, during which he won the 2009-10 Champions League with Inter Milan and five Italian Serie A titles.


Ko shoots 64 to join Lexi atop leader board

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana) • Former world No. 1 golfer Lydia Ko fired an eight-under 64 to take a share of the lead after the second round of the LPGA Tech Championship.

New Zealander Ko vaulted into a tie with American Lexi Thompson (66), who is also at 15-under 129 with one round left at the Brickyard Crossing course.


Kiryu first Japanese to go under 10 seconds

TOKYO • Yoshihide Kiryu yesterday smashed a national 100m record of 9.98 seconds to become the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier.

The 21-year-old, a member of Japan's silver medal-winning men's 4x100 team at the Rio Olympics last year, shattered the previous record by 0.02 sec at an intercollegiate meet in Fukui, Japan.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 10, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe