Sport Stories: Your Weekly News Roundup (Oct 19-25, 2020)

May 4, 2021
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Singapore Sports News

Ikhsan Fandi closing in on goal target with double in 4-2 win

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By Narendaren Karnageran | Ikhsan Fandi is well on course to reach his personal target for the season, after bagging his first double for new club FK Jerv in their 4-2 win over Oygarden last Saturday.

Quah Ting Wen: My first swim meet in 9 months was a spectator-less spectacle

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By Quah Ting Wen | It's amazing to be back in a team after nine months and I feel like I am swimming for an entity greater than myself

Inferno can prove too hot in Lion City Cup

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By Tan Thean Loon | When the handicaps were released on Monday, it looked like Singapore's two exciting finds, Inferno and Mr Malek, stood out in Sunday's $400,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup.

Albon given two race ultimatum to save Red Bull seat

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By AFP News | Alex Albon has two races in which to demonstrate he deserves to stay at Red Bull next year, team boss Christian Horner said on Saturday. Speaking ahead of qualifying at the Portuguese Grand Prix, Horner said the team wants the London-born Thai driver to prove they have no need to seek a replacement for 2021.


Chen wins fourth straight gold at Skate America in Las Vegas

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By AFP News | Nathan Chen captured his fourth consecutive ISU Skate America title on Saturday, easily beating a depleted field in Las Vegas that was limited to United States-based athletes because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Australia Sports News

Dustin Martin let his guard down and touched Australia’s heart

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By Andrew Mc Murtry | He’s one of the toughest most reclusive stars in the AFL, but in a moment of pure jubilation Dustin Martin let his guard down.

‘That’s c**p’: Kelli Underwood shuts down Waleed Aly in AFL Grand Final debate


By Nic Savage | Things got heated when Kelli Underwood fired back at Waleed Aly’s comments on the historic AFL Grand Final under lights.

NRL grand final 2020: Melbourne Storm beat Penrith Panthers– as it happened

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By Mike Hytner | Melbourne won it in the first half; Penrith ensured there was a period of squeaky bum time for the Storm as time ran out, but ultimately, Cam Smith’s team held on and were NRL premiers once again.

Australian wins brutal Giro stage as maglia rosa changes hands

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Sydney Morning Herald | Dutchman Wilco Kelderman took over as leader of the Giro d'Italia as the fearsome Stelvio climb blew the race apart during a brutal and mesmerising stage 18 battle on Thursday, won by Australian Jai Hindley.

Brigginshaw slams Roosters over 'dirty' post ahead of NRLW grand final

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By Sarah Keoghan | Broncos NRLW captain Ali Brigginshaw has slammed the Roosters camp over a "dirty" social media post, allegedly uploaded by one of their players, which stated the Maroons skipper was undeserving of her Dally M medal.

World Sports News

NFL hits Titans with $350,000 fine for COVID-19 violations

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By Reuters Staff | The NFL fined the Tennessee Titans $350,000 after an investigation into what led to a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization, the league announced on Sunday.

Humbert outlasts Evans to set De Minaur clash in Antwerp final

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By Reuters Staff | France’s Ugo Humbert saved four match points against Briton Dan Evans in the European Open semi-final as he came from behind to win 4-6 7-6(7) 6-4 on Saturday, setting up a title clash with eighth seed Alex de Minaur.

Everton loses last unbeaten record in unpredictable EPL

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By USA Today | For the first time in more than half a century, England’s top division is without an unbeaten team after six rounds of games.

Report: NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection

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By Reuters Staff | The NBA, which was the first pro league to suspend play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, made $1.5 billion less than it projected last season due to the pandemic and other factors, according to an Associated Press report.

Tiger's latest bid for PGA Tour record once again out of grasp

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By Reuters Staff | Tiger Woods’ bid for a record-setting 83rd PGA Tour victory will have to wait despite a solid round on Friday, after he finished 12 strokes off the lead and tied for 66th at the halfway point of the Zozo Championship.