Sports World: Tampines swat aside Young Lions

Tampines swat aside Young Lions

Tampines Rovers cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over the Young Lions at Our Tampines Hub yesterday.

Shannon Stephen gave Tampines the lead, which they never relinquished, in the eighth minute.

Hafiz Abu Sujad (77) and Daniel Bennett (82) added gloss to the scoreline.

Tampines remain in second, six points behind leaders Albirex with 22 games played while the rock-bottom Young Lions are on six.

Valencia make it six wins in a row

MADRID • Valencia cemented second place in LaLiga with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Alaves yesterday.

Simone Zaza blasted the visitors into the lead 10 minutes before half-time to record his ninth goal of the campaign. Alexis equalised four minutes after the break but Rodrigo's penalty 24 minutes from time sealed the victory.

Valencia are enjoying their best start to a season following their sixth straight league win.


Federer could skip Paris Masters

BASEL (Switzerland) • Roger Federer admitted on Friday that he may skip next week's Paris Masters to concentrate on the season-ending World Tour Finals in London.

The world No. 2, who will have a bye in the first round at Paris Bercy, said he will make a decision on his appearance in the French capital after the Basel tournament, where he will meet Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in the final.


Kerr takes over lead from Feng

KUALA LUMPUR • American Cristie Kerr holed seven birdies to seize a one-shot lead over China's Feng Shanshan at the LPGA Malaysia yesterday.

Her six-under 65 came after she birdied nine holes for a 63 on Friday at the par-71 TPC Kuala Lumpur to move into position for her first title in six months. Feng, the defending champion, shot a 68.

But former world No. 1 Lydia Ko's title drought looked set to continue when she carded a 70 to lie tied-12th.


Warriors win despite losing ejected Green

LOS ANGELES • The Golden State Warriors shook off a poor start and the ejection of Draymond Green to rally for a 120-117 National Basketball Association (NBA) victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday.

The champions lost Green when the forward and Washington guard Bradley Beal got into a fight with 19.5 seconds left before the interval.

Washington pushed their lead to 18 points twice in the third quarter before the Warriors broke out for 33 points in the final period.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 29, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe