Sports world: Sunwolves lose even with four tries

Sunwolves lose even with four tries

PORT ELIZABETH • The Sunwolves were once again denied their first win of their maiden Super Rugby season on Saturday, losing 28-33 to South African side the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

In a battle between two sides who had yet to win this season, the Japanese side suffered their fifth straight loss despite dominating possession (62 per cent) and scoring four tries, by captain Shota Horie, Samoan fly-half Tusi Pisi, lock Timothy Bond and winger Akihito Yamada.

Koh ties for 16th in Taiwan event

Singapore golfer Koh Deng Shan shot a final-round 71 for an eight-under 280 total at the Yeangder Asian Development Tour event in Taiwan.

He earned US$1,797 (S$2,426) for joint-16th place, finishing 12 strokes behind champion Pavit Tangkamolprasert (67) of Thailand.

Momota, Ratchanok victorious in Delhi

Japan's second-seeded Kento Momota subdued fifth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-15, 21-18 to win the men's singles in badminton's India Open in New Delhi yesterday.

Thai Ratchanok Intanon captured the women's singles by beating China's Li Xuerui 21-17, 21-18.

Valencia lose 4th straight in La Liga

MADRID • Valencia were beaten 2-1 at mid-table Las Palmas on Saturday in coach Pako Ayestaran's first game in charge since succeeding Gary Neville.

Rodrigo put the visitors ahead after two minutes but a penalty by Jonathan Viera and an own goal by defender Shkodran Mustafi gave 15th-placed Valencia their fourth straight La Liga defeat.


W. Indies claim first women's T20 title

KOLKATA • Powerful half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor fired the West Indies to their maiden women's cricket World T20 crown, in a thrilling last-over win against Australia in yesterday's final.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2016, with the headline 'Sports world: Sunwolves lose even with four tries'. Print Edition | Subscribe