Sport Stories: Your Weekly News Roundup (Oct 26 Nov-1, 2020)

May 3, 2021
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Singapore Sports News

Brunei DPMM can't travel, to sit out this SPL season

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By Narendaren Karnageran | Reigning Singapore Premier League (SPL) champions Brunei DPMM will not defend their title this season, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) confirmed yesterday.

Heart work pays off for trailblazer Louise Khng

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By Dilenjit Singh | Former national women's floorball coach Louise Khng broke a glass ceiling at the Singapore Sports Awards last night, becoming the first woman to be crowned Coach of the Year since the award's inception in 1970.

‘Blended’ initiative launched for sports in Singapore

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By Dilenjit Singh | $5m in grants on offer for programmes that combine the physical and virtual. A gamified race with over 1,000 virtual checkpoints and challenges across Singapore; a running event which offers participants an audio and video guide via an app; and a zumba relay over seven hours featuring around 7,000 enthusiasts.

StanChart Marathon offers augmented-reality & virtual-reality formats

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By Dilenjit Singh | Covid-19 might have prevented Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) participants from pounding pavements alongside 50,000 runners like they did last year, but they can still race against each other virtually in this year's event.


‘The Count’ deserves a first Group 1 success

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By Tan Thean Loon | If there is a prize for honesty and consistency, Count of montecristo is one of Kranji's leading contenders. 

Australia Sports News

Melbourne Cup 2020: ‘Unheard of’ weather conditions to hit Flemington

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By James Matthey | Melbourne is preparing for unseasonably warm weather on Tuesday as Australia gears up for the biggest day on its racing calendar. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a top of 29 degrees in the Victorian capital as the country prepares for the most unusual Melbourne Cup in history, with spectators banned from attending the race because of COVID-19 restrictions.

St Kilda’s eye-watering offer to land Crows star Brad Crouch revealed


By James McKern | Brad Crouch nominated his preferred landing destination, now the club has come to the party with a lucrative offer for the star. St Kilda have lodged paperwork to nab Adelaide Crows midfielder Brad Crouch. Crouch nominated the Saints as his preferred landing destination with the club to launch its bid for the star onballer.

NRL eager to trial experimental post-season timeslot for State of Origin

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By Nic Savage | ARLC chairman Peter V’landys believes the post-season State of Origin series will “rate the roof off”, but conceded the NRL has not decided whether to persist with the experimental format in future years. Rather than its traditional timeslot in the winter months, the 2020 State of Origin was pushed back to November following the coronavirus lockdown.

Aussie John Millman wins his first ATP tour title in Kazakhstan

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By Russel Gould | (NCA News Wire) In his third ATP Tour final, Aussie John Millman finally came out on top – a breakthrough victory he described as ‘really special’. It was third time lucky for Australian John Millman who claimed his debut ATP title with victory at the inaugural Astana Open in Kazakhstan.

A-League: Roar defend plan play home matches outside of Brisbane

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By Marco Monteverde | There has been a mixed response from Brisbane Roar fans about the club’s plan to play all home matches at Redcliffe. Roar coach Warren Moon has made no apologies for the A-League club’s plan to further reduce ties with the city of Brisbane by playing all their home matches at Dolphin Stadium.

World Sports News

Formula One discusses driver salary cap but nothing agreed 


By Alan Baldwin | (Reuters) - A proposed cap on Formula One driver salaries is under discussion but still some way away, although teams are supportive of the idea, bosses said on Friday.

Dodgers decline option on RHP Nelson

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By Reuters Staff | The Los Angeles Dodgers parted way with right-hander Jimmy Nelson on Friday, declining his $2 million option and making him a free agent.

Baltimore Ravens LB Matthew Judon ejected for 'intentional' contact with ref

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By Jamison Hensley | BALTIMORE -- Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers after his arm hit field judge Rick Patterson.

England win 2020 Six Nations title as Ireland fall to defeat in France

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By The Guardian Sport | England have won the 2020 Six Nations title after Ireland fell to a 35-27 defeat to France in Paris. The result meant Eddie Jones’ side edged France on points difference after their 34-5 win over Italy in Rome.

Natasha Hunt out of England's Six Nations finale after positive Covid test

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By The Guardian Sport | Natasha Hunt has been forced to withdraw from England’s Squad for their final Six Nations match against Italy after testing positive for Covid-19.