Formula One: Leclerc tops practice as Hamilton breaks down at ‘epic’ Zandvoort

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS (AFP) – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc topped opening practice for the Dutch Grand Prix on Friday (Sept 3) as Lewis Hamilton endured a frustrating afternoon at a redesigned Zandvoort circuit the Mercedes world champion described as “epic”. Hamilton produced the fastest lap in a truncated morning session but lasted just three laps in the... » read more

‘Money talks’: Hamilton blasts two-lap Belgian GP ‘farce’

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM (AFP) – World champion Lewis Hamilton described Sunday’s (Aug 29) rain-lashed Belgian Grand Prix as “a farce” and said “money talks” after title rival Max Verstappen was declared the winner at the end of just two laps. In the shortest race in history – just 14km – and all behind the safety car,... » read more

Athletics: Richardson vows ‘I’m here to stay’ after Olympic ban

NEW YORK (AFP) – Sha’Carri Richardson, the US sprint star banned from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana, returns to competition on Saturday (Aug 21) vowing to show the world she’s back for good. Richardson will race against Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and her Jamaican compatriots who completed a podium sweep at Tokyo... » read more

Golf: Ariya Jutanugarn falls into three-way tie for lead at Scottish Open

FIFE, SCOTLAND (FIELD LEVEL MEDIA REUTERS) – Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand struggled on Saturday (Aug 14) in the third round of the Women’s Scottish Open, shooting a par 72 to fall into a three-way tie for the lead entering Sunday’s final round. The two-time major winner took a three-shot lead into the third round, but... » read more

Golf: McIlroy seeks relaxed swing as US Open tests mental game

LA JOLLA, UNITED STATES (AFP) – Rory McIlroy is trying to recapture his free-swinging style from a decade ago that made him a major champion and snap a seven-year major win drought at the US Open. The 32-year-old from Northern Ireland won his first major at the 2011 US Open at Congressional and seeks that... » read more

Tennis: Gauff eases through to last 16 as Brady retires

PARIS (REUTERS) – Teenager Coco Gauff reached the last 16 of the French Open for the first time after fellow American Jennifer Brady quit with a foot injury having lost the first set 6-1 on Saturday (June 5). The 17-year-old was in complete command as she won the first set in 23 minutes, with only... » read more

Unconventional but passionate about sport
Unconventional but passionate about sport

TOKYO • Seiko Hashimoto, who will head the Tokyo 2020 organising committee after a sexism row forced its last chief to step down, is a seven-time Olympian and was one of just two women in Japan’s Cabinet until she took the job. The 56-year-old politician quit three ministerial appointments to take up her new post.... » read more

Design is not just a job, it’s a way of thinking: Lawrence Wong
Design is not just a job, it’s a way of thinking: Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE – A group of primary school pupils who were able to think creatively were able to come up with a novel solution to solve a problem of patients at a hospital who were unmotivated to attend their physiotherapy sessions. The pupils from Princess Elizabeth Primary School, who were part of the school’s applied learning... » read more

Lakers yet to fire on all cylinders
Lakers yet to fire on all cylinders

LOS ANGELES • The Los Angeles Lakers completed their opening four-game homestead on Monday hoping to better assimilate their off-season acquisitions into their roles within the team. The National Basketball Association (NBA) champions now have four successive road games, starting with the San Antonio Spurs today, after going 2-2 at the Staples Centre. Damian Lillard... » read more

Minor Issues: What my daughter wants to be when she grows up
Minor Issues: What my daughter wants to be when she grows up

SINGAPORE – What does JJ, my three-year-old daughter, want to be when she grows up? Depending on what time of the day this question is posed, her response might vary. If she has just come home from school, she will want to be a teacher, “just like Ms Katrina” from her nursery class. Or if... » read more

Kane wants more after his 200-goal milestone
Kane wants more after his 200-goal milestone

SOFIA • With Harry Kane just eight goals behind Bobby Smith, he is odds-on to leapfrog him into second place on the all-time scoring list for Tottenham this season. The England captain reached the 200-goal milestone as Spurs won 3-1 at Bulgarian side Ludogorets in their Europa League Group J tie on Thursday. Lucas Moura... » read more

Tennis: Rublev reaches ATP Vienna quarter-finals in just eight minutes
Tennis: Rublev reaches ATP Vienna quarter-finals in just eight minutes

VIENNA (AFP) – Russia’s Andrey Rublev needed just eight minutes to reach the Vienna ATP quarter-finals on Thursday (Oct 29) when Italian teenage opponent Jannik Sinner was forced to quit. Fifth-seeded Rublev was ahead 2-1 in the first set when the 19-year-old world number 43 retired with a right foot injury. Rublev, now in his... » read more