ST Athlete of the Year nominee: A winner in sport, para-swimmer Toh Wei Soong wants to champion wider causes

SINGAPORE – If 2018 could be a snapshot for Toh Wei Soong, his triumphant outings at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Para Games would be just a small part of a longer journey. The way he sees it, he visualises life as a bigger picture that cannot be presented in just one frame. And, far from admiring his impressive work […]

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Son arrives for Asian Cup at worst possible time for Tottenham amid Kane injury fears after Man Utd loss

Son missed South Korea’s opening two games which they won against Philippines and Kyrgyzstan, but he arrives in time for the final group stage match against China on Wednesday. The South Korean captain arrives at the worst possible time for Tottenham,who were dealt an injury blow to captain Harry Kane yesterday, after he picked up an ankle injury. As Tottenham […]

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Mooy set to miss Asian Cup, Rogic in doubt: report

Graham Arnold could be denied a key plank of his Asian Cup hopes, with English Premier League-based midfielder Aaron Mooy reportedly set to miss the tournament. Mooy, 28, sustained a knee injury in Huddersfield Town's last-out loss to Arsenal, according to a News Corp report. Injured: Aaron Mooy.Credit:PA Scans revealed a medial ligament injury and a month-long recovery time-frame that […]

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Eight-foot Asian monitor lizard that escaped from his owner is caught

Eight-foot Asian monitor lizard that escaped from his owner’s Florida home and terrified a neighborhood is finally caught after three months on the run Bamboo, the Asian water monitor, was safely captured on Tuesday, officials said  Massive lizard terrified a Florida neighborhood after escaping its home in August Florida wildlife officials said Bamboo measures more than eight feet long   Bamboo, […]

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Arsenal’s Torreira nailed Tottenham’s Son in South Korea vs Uruguay ‘friendly’

It was the moment that the North London derby came to Seoul’s World Cup Stadium. Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira didn’t seem to be in the ‘friendly’ spirit of things when he absolutely nailed Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in Friday’s friendly between South Korea and Uruguay. The combative Uruguayan – who has quickly become a fans’ favourite at the Emirates Stadium since his […]

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Thon Maker, Delly primed for Boomers' games in Asian qualifiers

On first look the upcoming FIBA qualifying window is all about Thon Maker and his long-anticipated Australian Boomers debut. The Milwaukee Bucks centre pledged his allegiance to Australia since he left these shores to chase his hoop dreams in the US several years ago but without having made his senior debut. But the 21-year-old was in Boomers camp on Friday and […]

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Australia leapfrog Iran to become top Asian nation in FIFA rankings

Australia have leapt up the final FIFA rankings before this month's World Cup and will enter the tournament in their best position since 2012. Moving on up: Mat Leckie’s double helped move Australia to 36th in the world. The Socceroos' first win under Bert van Marwijk improved the team four places to 36th in the standings. Australia beat Czech Republic […]

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