Sport Stories: Your Weekly News Roundup (Oct 12-18, 2020)

May 4, 2021
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Singapore Sports News

Swimming: SEA Games champion Christie Chue heads to Florida International University

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By Kimberly Kwek | SINGAPORE - Two months ago, national swimmer Christie Chue received a direct message on Instagram from Florida International University inviting her to further her studies and train there. Her immediate thought was: "Is this a scam?"

Football: Long-awaited SPL resumption gives fans something to cheer about

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By Kimberly Kwek | SINGAPORE - Just as he came out of a work meeting last Friday (Oct 9), Tampines Rovers fan Pang Jia Tai received the perfect news to start the weekend - that the Singapore Premier League (SPL) was finally back after more than half a year.

Ikhsan Fandi bags second goal in second start for new club FK Jerv

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By TNP Singapore | Singapore striker Ikhsan Fandi continued his rich vein of form with new club FK Jerv by scoring his second goal in as many starts during their 2-1 win over Ullensaker/Kisa IL yesterday morning (Singapore time).

SPL's resumption gives teams an opportunity to start on a clean slate

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By Narendaren Karnageran | (TNP Singapore) A sluggish opening to the season may have pegged Hougang United and Lion City Sailors back in their chase for honours, but the Singapore Premier League's (SPL) restart tomorrow has provided them with an opportunity to start on a "clean slate".

Moon Face makes headway

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By Tan Thean Loon | The grey Moon Face, unbeaten in both starts, continued to make headway with his impressive trial victory yesterday morning.


Heartwarming story behind viral Tom Lynch moment revealed


By James McKern |  Richmond’s Tom Lynch became a fan favourite with his act of pure class following his team’s preliminary final win over Port Adelaide.

The Tigers got the better of the Power by six points in an enthralling encounter at Adelaide Oval on Friday night to book their spot in the Grand Final.

GF Team Tips: Panthers star gets the all clear as Cleary faces ‘really tough call’

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By Darcie McDonald | The Storm and Panthers have booked themselves a spot in next week’s grand final. After an initial scare surrounding one of Melbourne’s players, the squad is looking fit and firing. Meanwhile the Penrith’s winning team is set for some changes.

Lachie Neale wins Brownlow Medal as AFL's best and fairest ahead of Travis Boak, Jack Steele and Christian Petracca

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By Dean Bilton | Brisbane may have missed out on a spot in the grand final, but Lions star Lachie Neale has won the Brownlow Medal as a pretty good consolation prize.

New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia 27-7 in second Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland

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By ABC News | Australia's run of outs at Eden Park has continued, with New Zealand recording a convincing 27-7 victory in the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland.

PFL Considering Holding Season-Ending Championship Event In Australia

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By Brendan Bradford | The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is seriously considering staging its season-ending 2021 Championship fight night in Australia. The event would see six title fights staged, with each champion earning a one million dollar paycheck.

World Sports News

Fans allowed to attend more than half of Week 6 games

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By Amy Tennery | (Reuters) - For the first time this season more than half of this weekend’s NFL games will welcome fans, the league said on Saturday as it oversees its 2020 campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New England Patriots fall below .500 this late in NFL season for first time since 2002

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By Mike Reiss | (ESPN) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' offense sputtered in a surprising 18-12 loss to the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, putting the franchise in an unfamiliar spot.

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: Next for Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and all 30 teams

By ESPN | The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA champions, blitzing through the bubble playoffs with a 16-5 record and finishing off the Miami Heat in six games in the NBA Finals.

Van Dijk Injury: Virgil van Dijk could miss the rest of the SEASON as Liverpool confirm skipper needs surgery after horror tackle

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By Dan Brookes  | VIRGIL VAN DIJK could miss the rest of the SEASON after the horror tackle from Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby. The Liverpool superstar was hurt by a reckless challenge from the goalkeeper six minutes into the Reds' 2-2 draw with Everton.

Bird agrees with Rapinoe that perception of 'cute white girls' helps USWNT

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By The Guardian Sport | Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird agreed with remarks made by her girlfriend, USWNT captain Megan Rapinoe, that women’s soccer enjoys more public support than women’s basketball in the United States due to the demographics of the respective sports.