Sports World: WTA boss Allaster to leave next week

WTA boss Allaster to leave next week

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced yesterday that chairman and chief executive Stacey Allaster would step down on Oct 2.

In a press statement sent by the WTA, the 52-year- old, who played a key role in ensuring equal prize money for women tennis players in six WTA events and all four Grand Slams, said she is stepping down to spend more time with her family.

DPMM widen lead in S-League to 6 points

Brunei DPMM have opened up a six-point lead at the top of the S-League table, after a 2-1 away win over Courts Young Lions at Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

They have 39 points after 20 matches, ahead of defending champions Warriors FC, who are on 33.

In the other game, fourth-placed Balestier Khalsa and Harimau Muda played to a 0-0 draw at Toa Payoh Stadium.

Barca out of La Liga if Catalans quit Spain

MILAN • The head of the Spanish football league warned on Monday that champions Barcelona will not be able to play in La Liga if Catalan nationalists succeed in making their region independent.

If Catalonia broke away from Spain, as nationalists have vowed to do if they win Sunday's regional election, La Liga "would be a league without Catalan clubs", Javier Tebas told Spanish television.


Mandzukic to miss Sevilla's visit

MILAN • Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has been sidelined for up to three weeks, ruling the Croat out of the Italian team's Champions League clash at home to Spain's Sevilla.

He was forced off towards the end of the Serie A champions' 2-0 victory away to Genoa last Sunday.


Park to carry on training in Japan

SEOUL • South Korea's former Olympic champion Park Tae Hwan, currently serving a doping ban, will continue his training in Japan and remain there until December, his management company said yesterday.

The 25-year-old is serving an 18-month doping ban imposed by swimming's world governing body Fina, which means he is not allowed to train at facilities operated by the government or the Korea Swimming Federation.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe