WOMEN GYMNASTS ARE IN BETTER FORM THAN MEN
Singapore’s girl’s gymnasts had a decent day out the day before this on the primary day of finals on the World Cup leg in Melbourne. Nadine Joy Nathan (eleven.633) and Zeng Qiyan (eleven.Six hundred) ended 5th and 6th respectively out of eight in the uneven bars. Nadine turned into ultimate in the vault with eleven.966 factors. They fared higher than their male counterparts. Hoe Wah Toon and Terry Tay did not make the floor very last, while Sean Yeo and Kaeson Lim did not qualify for the pommel horse very prior.
S’PORE’S MAXINE MAKES SEMIS IN FOIL EVENT
Singapore’s Maxine Wong lost eight-15 to Japan’s Yuka Ueno in the women’s cadet (below-17) foil semi-finals at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Dubai the previous day. Compatriot Denyse Chan misplaced 9-15 to Hong Kong’s Sophia Wu in the occasion’s sector-finals. At the same time, Simon Lee was due to face Kazakhstan’s Nikita Zhulinskiy in the guys’ sector-finals’ cadet epee.
BRUMBIES WIN THRILLER AGAINST SUNWOLVES
TOKYO • The Brumbies narrowly beat the Sunwolves 32-25 in their Super Rugby season opener yesterday, coming returned to seal an exciting contest at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium. The Brumbies will clash with the Queensland Reds on March 2 in Australia, while the Sunwolves square off towards the Melbourne Rebels on March 3 in Tokyo. The Sunwolves, co-based in Tokyo and Singapore, are fourth inside the Australian Conference on one factor, changing the axed Western Force this term.
BUTLER CARRIED OFF AFTER KNEE INJURY
HOUSTON (Texas) • Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee and needed to be carried off the court throughout their 102-120 National Basketball Association (NBA) loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday. He suffered harm within the third area on a non-touch play, fell to the floor, and clutched his knee. An MRI scan turned into scheduled the day prior to this, the group stated. Butler leads the NBA in mins performed at 37.3 per recreation; however, he opted to take a seat out of final Sunday’s All-Star Game, the fourth consecutive term he had been selected, for relaxation.
KASATKINA SAVES THREE MATCH POINTS IN SEMIS
DUBAI • Russia’s Daria Kasatkina bowled over 2d seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain to reach the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday while protecting champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine cruised beyond former global No. 1 Angelique Kerber of Germany. World No. 24 Kasatkina survived three healthy factors to beat international No. Three Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (thirteen-eleven), 6-1. World No. Four Svitolina made short work of Kerber in a 6-3, 6-three semi-final.