Sports World: Syazwan's safe hands earn Stags first point

Syazwan's safe hands earn Stags first point

Tampines goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari was outstanding as he helped the Stags eke out a 0-0 draw against Malaysia's Johor Darul Takzim at Jalan Besar last night for their first point after three Group H games in the AFC Cup. Jurgen Raab's team remain bottom.

In Group F, Home United took a second-minute lead at Cambodia's Boeung Ket through Song Ui Young but allowed the hosts to score thrice in the first half.

Faritz Hameed's 67th-minute effort was not enough to turn things around as the Cambodian hosts won 3-2. Home are second in their group, three points behind Ceres.

Bach to be feted for Pyeongchang Games

SEOUL • The South Korean government is to award International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach with the country's highest sporting honour for his role in helping make the Pyeongchang Winter Games a success, the sports ministry said yesterday.

The ministry added that no date had been set yet for Bach to receive the Cheongryong Medal. Other former recipients of the Cheongryong (blue dragon) honour include 2010 Olympic figure skating gold medallist Kim Yuna and Dutchman Guus Hiddink, who coached the Korean national football team to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.


Dimitrov, Nadal to play at Queen's Club

LONDON • Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov will revive happy memories of London when he warms up for Wimbledon at the Queen's Club tennis tournament in June.

The world No. 4 will be joined by fellow former Queen's champion Marin Cilic, who confirmed he will sharpen his grasscourt game on the west London lawns.

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has also confirmed he will play at Queen's, with Britain's Andy Murray, recovering from hip surgery, possibly joining the field at the tournament he has won five times.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe