S'PORE PADDLERS MAKE JAPAN WORK FOR WIN
DESPITE missing top-ranked player Gao Ning, Singapore's men put up a good fight against third seeds Japan on day two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
They eventually lost 1-3 but the trio of Pang Xue Jie, Yang Zi and Clarence Chew, who are not ranked among the world's top 100, did well to stretch the Japanese - all within the world's top 30 - to five games in all their matches.
The men, who reached the quarter-finals in the last edition, played Portugal yesterday at 7.30pm.
THE STRAITS TIMES
SCOTT BACK TO WINNING WAYS WITH HONDA TITLE
AUSTRALIA'S Adam Scott won his first title in nearly two years on Sunday, firing a level-par 70 to capture the US PGA Honda Classic by one stroke over Sergio Garcia.
Scott, who captured his 28th professional title and his 12th on the US PGA Tour - the most by any active player under 40 - was ranked 13th this week. He had not claimed a trophy since the Colonial in May 2014.
The former world No. 1 won for the first time since the anchored-style long putter he used for years was banned by changes in the rules of golf.
WIZARDS ZAP JAMES-LESS CAVS IN 113-99 WIN
WIZARDS' point guard John Wall had 21 points and 13 assists as the Washington Wizards took advantage of LeBron James resting to record a 113-99 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
James missed his second game of the season and the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers (41-17) missed their leading man. The Wizards (28-30) led after each quarter and by as many as 30 points in the second half en route to handing Cleveland their second straight loss and third in four games.