Sports World: Wednesday draw, reach play-off final

Wednesday draw, reach play-off final

LONDON • English football club Sheffield Wednesday cruised through to the Championship play-off final, after drawing 1-1 at Brighton on Monday to secure a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Carlos Carvalhal's side are one step away from a lucrative place in the Premier League, thanks to a combative display in the semi-final second leg at the Amex Stadium.


Tampines in 0-0 draw with Warriors

Tampines Rovers drew 0-0 with Warriors FC in an S-League match at Choa Chu Kang Stadium last night.

The drew means that the Stags are four points behind league leaders Albirex Niigata, but have played one more match.

Park still has hopes to swim at Rio Games

SEOUL • Disgraced South Korean swim star Park Tae Hwan said yesterday he was still hopeful of competing at the Rio Olympics, amid signs his national Olympic committee might be reconsidering an extended ban for doping.

"I believe things will work out fine," he told Yonhap News TV.


Hosszu eases to 1st gold at Euro C'ships

LONDON • World champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary cruised to the gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley at the European Swimming Championships on Monday, in the first of six events she may attempt at this year's Rio Olympics.

She clocked 4min 30.90sec to win by a comfortable 4.37sec from Britain's Hannah Miley, with Hungary's Zsuzsanna Jakabos (4:38.39) in third.


Bolt treated for slight hamstring woe

KINGSTON • Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt received treatment for "slight discomfort" in his hamstring following his 100m victory in Saturday's Cayman Invitational, his coach Glen Mills has said.

Bolt is scheduled to run the 100m at the IAAF World Challenge in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Friday.


Top weightlifter gets 4-year suspension

MOSCOW • World champion weightlifter Aleksey Lovchev confirmed yesterday that he has been banned for four years for doping.

Lovchev, who won gold in the over-105kg category at last year's World Championships, had tested positive for the banned growth hormone Ipamorelin, prompting the International Weightlifting Federation to provisionally suspend him in December.


Fury apologises for incendiary rant

LONDON • World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury insists he is "in no way a racist or bigot", after apologising on Monday for comments he made in an hour-long video rant.

He caused controversy after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic remarks in the interview last week, which led to widespread calls for him to be banned from boxing.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe