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Sundram to extend tenure with Lions?

The Singapore football team have five 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers this year but the identity of who will coach them beyond the March 28 clash against Bahrain remains unclear.

V. Sundramoorthy, unveiled as national caretaker coach on May 27 last year, has a little more than three months left on his contract.

Apart from Bahrain, the Lions will also face Chinese Taipei and Turkmenistan ...more

Coaches endorse move towards compulsory registration

Sports coaches have welcomed a move to improve the quality of their fraternity at the school and grassroot levels.

This follows an announcement by the authorities that it will be mandatory for them to join the National Registry of Coaches (NROC) from Jan 1 next year.

The NROC is a database of coaches who have been fully certified under the Singapore Coach Excellence Programme (SG-Coach) ...more

Venue, money mean double happiness for S-League

The S-League enjoyed a twin boost yesterday when the Football Association of Singapore confirmed that a league match would be staged at the Singapore Sports Hub for the first time and that the competition's title sponsor would continue to back the event.

The iconic 55,000-seat National Stadium at Kallang will host the Feb 26 Community Shield between defending champions Albirex Niigata and ...more

HolyCrit to hold bike races at Sports Hub

HolyCrit organisers will be taking their night cycling event up a notch, with races at the Singapore Sports Hub on Saturday.

It will be the first time anywhere in the world that bike races are held at a stadium not purpose-built for cycling, co-organiser Zulkifli Awab, 40, told The Straits Times yesterday.

"Being the first in the world to do something like this is very exciting ...more

Volleyball: Net gain a priority for new coach

The Volleyball Association of Singapore (VAS) has appointed a new national beach volleyball coach, with the aim of growing the sport's talent pool and making a breakthrough at the regional level.

Canadian Dean Martin was handed the reins after arriving in Singapore about a fortnight ago and has set his sights on achieving success on the Asian circuit, in addition to qualifying for the Asian ...more

ActiveSG aims to get more seniors to exercise regularly

Senior citizens, you are wanted - wanted for more fitness activities, that is.

The national movement for sports, ActiveSG, wants to get more elderly folk to exercise regularly and grow the proportion of those aged above 55 years old who are members under the movement.

While ActiveSG did not indicate how much it wanted to grow this group by, these senior citizens currently form about ...more

Singapore qualify for World Floorball C'ships

The Singapore women's team have qualified for the World Floorball Championships (WFC) after beating New Zealand in Wellington yesterday.

Singapore, ranked world No. 18, defeated the 23rd-ranked hosts 7-1 in the quarter-finals of the WFC qualifying tournament for Asia and Oceania. The tournament featured eight teams from Asia and Oceania vying for four spots at December's World Championships ...more

Netballers will be underdogs at SEA games

Singapore's national netball team may be the reigning South-east Asian champions, but interim coach Yeo Mee Hong believes her charges will be the underdogs at this year's SEA Games.

She told The Straits Times: "We may be the defending SEA Games champions, but Malaysia won the Asian Championship last year - the most recent major tournament.

"They'll also have home-ground advantage ...more

Make waves with wakesurfing

"Let it go!" the instructor screams repeatedly. Straits Times journalist Bridget Tan grips the rope handle even tighter, hanging on for dear life.

Not so easy when you are trying to wakesurf for the first time.

Wake-what?

Wakeboarding and surfing are both common water sports. But when you combine the two, you get a lesser-known hybrid: wake- surfing.

In wakeboarding, ...more

Netball's healthy prognosis

For national netball captain Vanessa Lee, a busy work and training schedule used to mean that dental appointments and facials only took place "if I have the time and if the clinics are open".

The 33-year-old senior executive will no longer face such woes, following the announcement of a three-year partnership between Thomson Medical and Netball Singapore yesterday.

The announcement ...more

Football: Lions eye Asian Cup berth

It is a road that has always seen the Lions fall by the wayside, but they will give it another crack when the Asian Cup qualifiers resume in March.

Yesterday, the draw for the third round of qualifiers for the 2019 Asian Cup finals took place in Abu Dhabi, and national caretaker coach V. Sundramoorthy is under no illusions about the task ahead, after being drawn in Group E alongside Bahrain, ...more

Remembering dad through running for cancer event

Q What is your secret to looking fabulous?

A I think there is a misconception that exercising alone can help you look "fabulous".

It is important to balance exercise with good eating and sleeping habits, and doing things you enjoy. If you are happy and healthy, you will shine.

Q Has there ever been a time when you were not fit and fab?

A After I came down with ...more

Cycling: Aggressive approach pays off for Singapore's women

Singapore's women road cyclists have opened the year with a bang after winning two golds and a silver at the Vita Green Cycling for Health Marathon Challenge in Hong Kong yesterday.

Serene Lee and Luo Yiwei posted a one-two finish in the 10-strong field for the Elite Female 1 criterium race for competitors aged 19 to 39, while team-mate Jeynelle Lee was first out of five in the Elite Female ...more

Golf: Fearless Phachara, 17, making waves

Shortly after Prayad Marksaeng was confirmed as the winner of the SMBC Singapore Open yesterday, some of his younger Thai compatriots poured water on the 50-year-old.

While the champion soaked in the limelight, he was not the only Thai to catch the eye yesterday.

Finishing tied-second on eight-under 276 overall was someone almost three times younger, 17-year-old Phachara Khongwatmai.

In ...more

Picture-perfect New Tanjong is a course for everyone

Singapore

STAND on the tee-box of the par-three fourth hole, and you get a breathtaking view, a picture perfect for photo buffs.

The scenic beauty brings into focus streams and waterfall, hills and valleys and, best of all, it is anchored by the sight of the imposing clubhouse.

The beholder enjoys the picturesque portrait, a canvas of contrasting colours and a view imprinted ...more
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