Sports World: Zhou clinches second title within a week

Zhou clinches second title within a week

Local junior paddler Zhou Jingyi has won the Hopes Girls' singles title at the ITTF Thai Junior series in Bangkok, after claiming a singles title at the Asia Hopes Follow Up Camp and Challenge days earlier.

The 12-year-old, who finished second in last year's event, beat compatriot Ser Lin Qian 9-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 yesterday in the under-12 category.

Bowler Cherie Tan makes finals in US

Singapore bowler Cherie Tan has qualified for the step-ladder finals of the PWBA Fountain Valley Open in California, after finishing in the top four of the group step-ladder finals yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Tan, 29, secured her spot after beating sister Daphne, scoring 210 pinfalls to the latter's 199. She joins Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick and Verity Crawley in the May 23 step-ladder finals at the Raising Cane's River Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Kerr oversees practice after weeks

NEW YORK • Golden State warriors coach Steve Kerr was involved in practice on Saturday for the first time since early in the National Basketball Association post-season, as the team worked out in preparation for the Western Conference finals.

Kerr, 51, has not been on the bench since Game Two of a first-round play-off series against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 19 because of recurring issues resulting from back surgery two years ago.

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Aussie cricket board gets tough on deal

MELBOURNE • Australia's cricket board has warned players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, in an escalation of a protracted and increasingly bitter pay dispute.

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South Africa secure rugby 7s title early

PARIS • South Africa were crowned winners of this season's World Rugby Sevens Series yesterday, after reaching the final of the penultimate leg in Paris.

They were due to play Scotland, who shocked Fiji in the quarter-finals and England in the semi-finals.

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