Sports World: Young Lions notch first league win

Young Lions notch first league win

On their 19th attempt, the Garena Young Lions finally won an S-League game this season. They beat Warriors FC 1-0 last night at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium.

Midfielder Haiqal Pashia struck the winner in the 63rd minute for the Young Lions, who had drawn three and lost 15 of their previous matches. They remain bottom in the nine-team table while Warriors are fourth.

Singapore skeet shooters strike gold

BANGKOK • Singapore's skeet shooters won a gold in the men's team event at the Thailand Open Shooting Championships yesterday.
Low Jiang Hao, Eugene Chiew and David Chan posted a combined score of 326 out of a maximum possible 375. They beat Thailand (324) and the Philippines (311).

Ko two clear at LPGA event in South Korea

SEOUL • South Korea's Ko Jin Young delivered a sparkling six-under 66 in the third round of the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship yesterday to move two shots clear of compatriots Park Sung Hyun (68) and Chun In Gee (68) at the SKY72 Golf and Resort in Incheon.

Ko sits on 15-under 201 and will play alongside Park and Chun today in a blockbuster final grouping of three of South Korea's most popular players.


Saudi princess breaks glass ceiling

RIYADH • A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports, an official said yesterday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan has become "the first woman to lead a federation" covering sporting activities for men and women.


Fit-again Hunt earns recall for NZ match

SYDNEY• The Wallabies recalled inside back Karmichael Hunt yesterday to face the All Blacks after a lengthy layoff for ankle surgery.

One of the stars of Australia's home Tests in June, Hunt has been out of action for eight weeks and will likely be on the bench for next weekend's clash with New Zealand in Brisbane.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 15, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe