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Cricket: Singapore play Sri Lanka for World Cup warm-up

Singapore's indoor cricketers face the challenge of an all-star squad from Sri Lanka as they prepare for September's World Cup in Dubai.

National teams, in the Open, Masters and Under-21 categories, will play a series of six friendly matches against their Sri Lankan counterparts, made up of internationals, from tomorrow till Sunday at the Indoor Premier Cricket Centre at Turf City.

There ...more

Mixed martial arts fighter Angela Lee does not think about losing

Professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and undefeated champion Angela Lee has no fear of losing.

"I think that as long as I am well prepared and have the right training and mindset going into the fight, I'll be okay," says the tanned and chirpy 20-year-old. "I try to have a more optimistic mindset - that if I do everything right, then everything should fall into place and I should ...more

Rowing: Saiyidah Aisyah ponders life after Aussie adventure

Sydney has been her home and more importantly, her full-time training base since 2015 but national rower Saiyidah Aisyah is in search of new surroundings.

The 29-year-old returns to Singapore this week for a short break before heading to Europe next month, when the Olympian will compete in several races ahead of September's World Rowing Championships in Florida, United States.

Beyond ...more

Sailing: Singapore system an example for global stage

As far as sailing's world governing body is concerned, Singapore will no doubt soon develop world beaters of its own - while also helping to unearth and groom champions within the region.

World Sailing (WS) president Kim Andersen has given the sport's local model a ringing endorsement, lauding the Republic as an example not just for its neighbours, but even for sailing powerhouses in Europe.

"The ...more

Stretch your creativity with yoga

8Q Ms Jasmine Chong, yoga instructor and founder of home-grown yoga studio Yoga Lab, is not a purist when it comes to the ancient practice.

"I'm open to trying any form of it as long as it gets people to try yoga," says the 28-year-old on the dozens of new-fangled forms that have emerged over the years.

Think doga, yoga with dogs; or broga, a style of yoga geared towards men that ...more

Futsal can be Singapore's ticket to the World Cup

Although Singapore football is struggling at the elite level, Kadir Yahaya thinks those who play the sport at a recreational level can make a big impact.

Thousands of weekend warriors play their favourite game, be it in five, seven or 11-a-side matches on courts, natural or artificial pitches.

And Kadir, the former international right-back, thinks the Republic can be a force in ...more

Ideal race nutrition is food for thought

Last week, we looked at some of the nutritional considerations for distance running. Today, let us take a closer look at long-distance runner Mok Ying Ren's typical food intake for a day and determine how one can convert the principles of basic sports nutrition into practice.

Mok's food diary indicates that he has a high carbohydrate-based diet containing a variety of high- and low-fibre ...more

Sports World: Irfan scores to lift Home to 2nd place

Irfan scores to lift Home to 2nd place

Home United's Irfan Fandi scored in their 1-0 S-League win over Balestier Khalsa at Bishan Stadium yesterday.

The result moved unbeaten Home up to second place in the S-League on 17 points, two behind leaders Albirex Niigata. Balestier are seventh in the nine-team table, on just six points.

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Exercise and Sports Science to replace PE at O levels

Not many may remember this, but a biomechanist contributed to Joseph Schooling's 2016 Olympic win.

Although Schooling often finished poorly, compared with his idol Michael Phelps, Mr Ryan Hodierne, a biomechanist at Singapore Sports Institute, drew out the best in the Singaporean swimmer by using science to improve Schooling's technique.

From next year, students at selected schools ...more

StanChart Singapore race makes a run for World Marathon Majors

The organiser of the renamed Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) has set a three-year target to become part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM), an international series that features the largest and most famous marathons in the world.

The six stops are in Tokyo, London, Berlin, New York, Chicago and Boston, and they regularly attract a world-class field, plus an attractive ...more

Final-day charge wins it for RI girls

Going into the final day of the Schools National A Division bowling championships at Temasek Club, the Raffles Institution (RI) girls' team were a mere 74 pinfalls behind arch-rivals Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC).

The scores at the end of the doubles competition on Monday were tight - ACJC had 8,806 pinfalls to RI's 8,732.

That provided the foundation for the Rafflesians to ...more

Proposals wanted for a sporty N-Day bash

When race director Steffan Fung wanted to organise a sports event last year that could also help Singaporeans understand the hardships of their pioneer generation, funding was an issue.

However, his financing worries were set at ease when he applied successfully for the Active Enabler Programme, which aims to encourage people in Singapore to organise sporting activities for their communities.

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Athletics body calls snap poll

Barely 10 months after the current Singapore Athletics (SA) leadership team assumed office, the association will elect its new leaders at an extraordinary general meeting (EOGM) next Friday.

Each of its 20 affiliates will have one vote and each affiliate can propose and second more than one nominee. The deadline for candidates to submit their nominations is 6pm this Friday.

Each ...more

New NTU sports hall makes waves with innovative timber construction technology


THE Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Monday officially unveiled its new S$35 million sports hall called The Wave, the first large-scale construction project in South-east Asia to use Mass Engineered Timber (MET) - an innovative timber construction technology that reduced on-site manpower for the project by 25 per cent and structural construction time by 33 per cent.

This ...more

Table tennis: First final for Feng Tianwei since STTA cut

Singapore paddler Feng Tianwei will contest her first International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) singles final today since she was controversially dropped from the national set-up.

The world No. 3 and top seed dispatched Chen Szu-yu 11-4, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 3-11, 11-6 in yesterday's Korea Open semi-finals.

The 30-year-old will next face Japanese Kasumi Ishikawa, who easily swept ...more
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