Sports World: Wooden spoon for both S'pore rugby sides

Wooden spoon for both S'pore rugby sides

Both the Republic's teams ended last in the Asia Rugby Under-20 Sevens Series leg in Johor after losing all their games.

The men lost 10-31 to Hong Kong, 5-33 to South Korea and 5-14 to Malaysia in Pool A and then went down 10-21 to the Philippines in the ninth-place play-off yesterday.

The women were thrashed 38-0 by Hong Kong, 34-0 by Thailand and 10-0 by Malaysia in round-robin play. They were beaten 34-7 by the Thais in the semi-finals and lost to Malaysia 5-15 in the third-place play-off. Sri Lanka won the men's title, hammering Korea 38-0, while Thailand edged out Hong Kong 7-5 in the women's final.

Toothless Lionesses end AFF C'ship on poor note

MANDALAY (Myanmar) • Singapore finished their Asean Football Federation Women's Championship campaign without scoring a single goal, finishing bottom of Group A.

They lost 0-2 to the Philippines on Saturday, after getting thumped by Vietnam (14-0) and Thailand (8-0) earlier.

S'porean clinches TRI-Factor event

Singaporean Joshua Li, 29, topped a field of 300 to win the Sprint RunSwim Challenge at the Compressport TRI-Factor Run in 58min 40sec yesterday.

Paolo Battistelli and Jerome Sebart were next in 1hr 4min 36sec and 1:09:21 respectively.

Japanese Yuta Suda, 31, won the 24km run in 1:26:23, beating second-placed Jason Lawrence (1:28:50) and Giebert Foo (1:37:03).

Holders Bryan brothers pull out of Olympics

Olympic tennis men's doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their title at the Rio Games because their family's health is their top priority, the pair said on their Facebook page on Saturday.

"Representing Team USA is one of our proudest tennis moments to date and winning gold in 2012 will always remain the pinnacle of our career," the brothers, who own 112 titles together, including 16 Grand Slams, added.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe