Sports World: Young Lions stun Warriors, Albirex lose

Young Lions stun Warriors, Albirex lose

S-League football's bottom side Courts Young Lions pulled off a major shock when Juergen Raab's men stunned leaders Warriors FC 2-0 at Woodlands Stadium last night.

Canadian forward Jordan Webb and defender Fadli Kamis scored the goals in the upset. This is only their second win of the season and they still prop up the 10-team table on seven points after nine games.

The Warriors stay top on 24 points as Albirex Niigata, one point behind , lost 0-1 to Balestier Khalsa at the Jurong East Stadium.

Emirates Cup live on new channel

The pre-season Emirates Cup featuring English FA Cup winners Arsenal, France's Lyon, Spain's Villarreal and Germany's Wolfsburg will be shown live on TV this weekend on Eleven (Ch109), Singtel's newest sports channel.

It will also feature live action from the Italian Serie A, English FA Cup and League Cup as well as the latest international football news.

Another new channel, Eleven Sports (Ch 110), will show sports including tennis, rugby, cycling and handball.

Both channels will begin broadcasting from today.

Farah has nothing further to add

LONDON • Mo Farah insists he had said all he possibly could regarding doping allegations levelled against his coach, Alberto Salazar.

The British track star has faced intense media scrutiny after allegations that Salazar administered testosterone to American distance runner Galen Rupp in 2002 when the latter - a training partner of Farah - was only 16, and encouraged misuse of prescription drugs.


Pedro may move for more playing time

LONDON • Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has hinted that his club mate Pedro, a target for Manchester United, could leave the Spanish football giants for more game time.

The forward is wanted by Louis van Gaal to bolster his attacking options and Pedro is considering a move to Old Trafford.


Frimpong furious abuse claims fail

MOSCOW • Emmanuel Frimpong said it was "beyond a joke" after the Russian Football Union (RFU) on Wednesday rejected allegations that the Ufa midfielder was racially abused by Spartak Moscow supporters.

The RFU Disciplinary Committee said it found no evidence of racism after the Ghanaian claimed that he was subjected to monkey chants at the first match of the Russian Premier League season last Friday.


Sauber to retain both drivers for next year

BUDAPEST • Sauber removed Brazilian Felipe Nasr and Sweden's Marcus Ericsson from any speculation about their immediate Formula One futures, by announcing that both will race for them again next season.

Some media talk had already linked Nasr, 22, who has been impressive in his rookie season, to former champions Williams.

Sauber lie seventh among 10 teams in the constructors' standings with 21 points .


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Young Lions stun Warriors, Albirex lose'. Print Edition | Subscribe