News

  • 29
    Dec

    Tough challenge, but Fandi can deliver

    The Straits Times

    The next 12 months may be rocky for Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad as he takes on one of the toughest challenges of his career - taking charge of the Young Lions for the S-League season next year. His reputation may also be at stake. The team… More

  • 15
    Dec

    Athletics: Shanti Pereira considers move to Florida in bid to qualify for Olympics

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    Her ambitions lie in East Asia, in the form of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. To get there, Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira may have to look west, to the IMG Academy in the United States. The 21-year-old is seriously considering relocating to Florida,… More

  • 14
    Dec

    Record S'pore medal haul at Asian Youth Para Games

    The Straits Times by LESTER WONG

    Singapore's para-athletes are returning home with yet another record medal haul, this time from the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) in Dubai, which ended yesterday. The four golds, five silvers and six bronzes obtained in the third edition of the quadrennial… More

  • 11
    Dec

    Tandon scales pain barrier to lift Challenger 5 title

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    He had to withdraw midway through his last tournament two weeks ago because of a twisted ankle, and has yet to fully recover. Yet, India's Ramit Tandon still found enough in his tank to win the Professional Squash Association men's Challenger 5 event… More

  • 05
    Dec

    Instructor wants to arm masses with self-defence skills

    The Straits Times by TOH WEN LI

    Kapap Academy chief executive and co-founder Qin Yunquan, 28, wants to teach self-defence to the masses. The 1.62m-tall instructor teaches a version of Kapap, a form of Israeli martial arts. Ms Qin's academy, which was founded in 2008 and has had about… More

  • 10
    Nov

    Table tennis: The medal strategy with a silver lining for Singapore at Beijing Olympics 2008

    The Straits Times

    The (Singapore table tennis) team's third and last request to Project 0812 was to ask for help to get better players. At the start of Project 0812 in 2006, the three main women's singles players were Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei and Zhang Xueling. Although… More

  • 01
    Nov

    Netball: Stingrays to rejoin NSL fold next year

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    Leading local club Sneakers Stingrays will rejoin the M1 Netball Super League (NSL) next year. The five-time champions sat out this year's edition due to a disagreement between the club and Netball Singapore over their national players' training commitments.… More

  • 30
    Oct

    More women coaches think outside the box

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    According to that old silly saying, behind every successful man is a woman. A much smarter saying, which could neatly describe the 2017 tennis season, is that there are now very smart women behind many successful female players. Two of this year's Grand… More

  • 27
    Oct

    Bowling: Change in approach does the trick for Singapore keglers

    The Straits Times by MAY CHEN

    Having missed out on top honours in the singles and doubles at the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, the girls' team gold - the one Singapore's keglers had been eyeing - became something they desired even more. But after a rocky start yesterday… More

  • 26
    Oct

    Golf: Blustery days in store for Asia-Pacific C'ship

    The Straits Times by LESTER WONG

    They had expected strong winds at the Royal Wellington Golf Club in New Zealand and that was exactly what Singapore's Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) contingent was greeted with at yesterday's practice round. At least there will be no rude introduction… More