Sports World: Zeng gets 3rd table tennis Tour win

Zeng gets 3rd table tennis Tour win

Singapore paddler Zeng Jian beat Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem 11-6, 13-11, 11-9 in the China Open final in Chengdu yesterday, for her third Under-21 singles title on the ITTF World Tour.

She and Malaysian Alice Chang lost 1-11, 2-11, 8-11 to Chinese Taipei's Cheng Hsien-tzu and Chen Szu-Yu in the women's doubles last 16.

Slovenia celebrates Ceferin's win

ATHENS • Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar held a press conference to hail a "great day" for the country of two million, after Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin was elected president of Uefa on Wednesday.

But there were voices of disapproval in loser Michael van Praag's Netherlands.

"It is remarkable that an unknown Slovenian could have won," said the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper. "The Russian sports minister (Vitaly Mutko) undoubtedly put pressure on many countries to allow him to win."


Di Canio suspended by Sky Italia

ROME • Sky Sport Italia has suspended its relationship with former West Ham and Lazio striker Paolo di Canio after he presented a football show revealing his "dux" tattoo, which refers to the late fascist leader Benito Mussolini.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe