Sports World: Viraj shares lead with Thai duo

Viraj shares lead with Thai duo

It was a three-way tie atop the Singapore Open Amateur Championship leader board yesterday as Indian Viraj Ganapathy Madappa shot an even-par 70 to share the lead with Thai duo Sangchai Kaewcharoen (68) and Kamalas Namuangruk (69).

All three golfers were on 208 at the Singapore Island Country Club's Island Course. Singaporean James Leow (67) and Hong Kong's Tiger Lee (69) were a stroke back in joint fourth.

The winner will earn a spot in next year's SMBC Singapore Open.

SNG to give out cash prizes to winners

A total of $220,000 will be up for grabs across 16 sports and five para sports in the Singapore National Games (SNG).

Winners of the various sports will earn cash prizes of up to $300 for individual open category events, and up to $1,500 for open category team events when they come out on top.

SNG registration closes today. Interested participants can register at or at all ActiveSG sports centres.

Ratchanok in failed drug test allegations

BANGKOK • The Olympic participation of Thai badminton star Ratchanok Intanon is under a cloud as rumours have surfaced that she tested positive for an unauthorised substance during a competition in Wuhan, China, in April.

However, the Badminton Association of Thailand has insisted the player is preparing hard for next month's Olympics, reported the Bangkok Post.

De Gendt clinches Tour's 12th stage

MONT VENTOUX • Belgian Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) won the 12th stage of the Tour de France, a 178km ride from Montpellier ending on the Mont Ventoux, yesterday.

His compatriot Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) was second, ahead of Spain's Dani Navarro (Cofidis).


Hoeness may resume role as Bayern boss

BERLIN • After serving 21 months in prison for tax evasion, former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness could soon be back in his old job.

German football magazine Kicker said Hoeness may be offered the honorary job of president, with the real power remaining in the hands of managing director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe