The best but most unsparing teacher in sport: Losing

SINGAPORE – On a sporting scoreboard is listed the unarguable truth of life. Which is why when her 100m breaststroke is over at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Theresa Goh doesn’t want to turn around and look at it, doesn’t want to register the result of her nervous swim in an event she was one of... » read more

Nash bashes slumping Nets for lacking fight
Nash bashes slumping Nets for lacking fight

DETROIT • Steve Nash tore into his depleted Brooklyn Nets side on Tuesday, as their losing streak continued with defeat by the lowly Detroit Pistons. The Nets – with Kevin Durant again absent owing to Covid-19 protocols – put in another abject defensive display as the Pistons, bottom of the NBA’s Eastern Conference, romped to... » 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