01 March 18 The Straits Times
Para-bowlers add to medal haul on Day 2
Singapore's para-bowlers won one gold and one silver medal on Day 2 of the Micron Singapore World Para-Bowling Tournament at the Temasek Club yesterday.
Anuar Saaid and Kalvin Tay teamed up to win the TPB 8 & TPB 8 doubles, while Wilson Chua and Bahkia Hashim took silver in the TPB 9 & TPB 9 doubles in the inaugural three-leg series. Malaysia lead the three-day, eight-nation event with four golds, three silvers and two bronzes.
Amita wins bronze at Asian Juniors
Amita Berthier settled for a bronze medal at the Asian Junior Fencing Championships in Dubai, UAE, last night after she lost 7-15 to Japan's Sumire Tsuji in their women's foil individual semi-final.
The 17-year-old had beaten compatriot Maxine Wong 15-1 in the quarter-finals.
Singapore's two other foilists in the competition, Nicole Wong and Tatiana Wong, reached the round of 16, where they were knocked out by Japanese opponents.
Tampines thrashed by 10-man Persija
Tampines Rovers were beaten 1-4 by Persija Jakarta in their AFC Cup Group H match at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta last night, despite playing almost half the game with a one-man advantage.
Defender Jaime Xavier was sent off in the 48th minute for an elbow, but Razaldi Hehanusa (one goal) and Marko Simic (hat-trick) gave the Indonesian side a handsome win. Khairul Amri scored a 77th-minute consolation header.
Carvalhal gets the better of former team
LONDON • Swansea booked an FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Tottenham Hotspur or Rochdale as manager Carlos Carvalhal beat his old side Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 in a fifth-round replay on Tuesday.
Jordan Ayew came off the bench to break the deadlock 10 minutes into the second period before Nathan Dyer made the game safe 10 minutes from time.
Another milestone for Cavaliers star James
NEW YORK • LeBron James, 33, became the oldest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history to average a triple-double in a calendar month, scoring 31 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
James had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 12th triple-double of the season and 67th of his career. He also reached 8,000 assists and became the first NBA player to reach that milestone.