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Jun 14, 2015

Games-Ex-F1 driver Alex leads Yoong family to water-ski medal haul

SINGAPORE, June 14 (Reuters) – As a Formula One driver Alex Yoong did all he could to avoid spinning in action but now in his burgeoning water-skiing career the Malaysian can’t do it enough.

Spins, jumps, tricks, the 38-year-old did them all as he and his young siblings, with a break from school, helped themselves to seven medals at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this week.

Jun 13, 2015

Myanmar footballers win through to gold medal match

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Myanmar’s Southeast Asian team might be one of the smallest in world football but what they lack in height they more than make up in energy and commitment.

Playing their fifth game in 12 days, they hung tough through long periods of pressure before beating Vietnam 2-1 at Singapore’s National Stadium on Saturday to move through to the gold medal match.

Jun 13, 2015

Games-Myanmar footballers win through to gold medal match

SINGAPORE, June 13 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s Southeast Asian team might be one of the smallest in world football but what they lack in height they more than make up in energy and commitment.

Playing their fifth game in 12 days, they hung tough through long periods of pressure before beating Vietnam 2-1 at Singapore’s National Stadium on Saturday to move through to the gold medal match.

Jun 12, 2015

Games-Indonesia hope football gold can end bitter row back home

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – Indonesia are hopeful that a Southeast Asian gold medal in the men’s football tournament can bring together warring factions in the country and end the long running row that has resulted in a FIFA ban.

The under-23 side square off against gold medal favourites Thailand at Singapore’s National Stadium on Saturday in the semi-finals having knocked out the hosts in group play on Thursday night.

Jun 11, 2015

Banned Indonesia end Singapore’s football hopes

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Hosts Singapore limped out of the Southeast Asian Games football tournament on Thursday after slumping to a 1-0 loss to Indonesia, who completed the semi-final lineup.

Midfielder Evan Dimas scored the only goal in the 46th minute as the country banned by world governing body FIFA last month for government interference in their football association kept up their bid for a first soccer gold since 1991.

Jun 11, 2015

Games-Banned Indonesia end Singapore’s football hopes

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Hosts Singapore limped out of the Southeast Asian Games football tournament on Thursday after slumping to a 1-0 loss to Indonesia, who completed the semi-final lineup.

Midfielder Evan Dimas scored the only goal in the 46th minute as the country banned by world governing body FIFA last month for government interference in their football association kept up their bid for a first soccer gold since 1991.

Jun 10, 2015

Asian heavyweights kick off Road to Russia

SINGAPORE, June 10 (Reuters) – Asia’s heavyweight nations kick off their World Cup campaigns in some unusual places over the next six days, with a qualification revamp putting the continent’s minnows in line for some painful thrashings.

Thirty nine of the Asian Football Confederation’s 46 members will compete in the second round, which means rare qualifying matches for Guam, Bhutan and East Timor, but only the winners of the eight groups are guaranteed a place in the third round and also a spot at the 2019 Asian Cup.

Jun 10, 2015

Indonesia’s Manganang shines after gender protest dismissed

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Organisers of the 28th Southeast Asian Games said on Wednesday they had dismissed an appeal from the Philippines regarding the eligibility of Indonesian female volleyballer Aprilia Santini Manganang.

The Philippines asked the organisers, SINGSOC, to verify Manganang’s gender ahead of their match at Singapore’s Sports Hub on Wednesday.

Jun 9, 2015

Games-Philippines win first sprint double with an American twist

SINGAPORE, June 9 (Reuters) – The Philippines celebrated a first ever sprint-double at the Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday with the success cheered across the country as well as in Texas and California.

Texas-based Eric Shauwn Cray blitzed the field to win the men’s race in a national record and personal best time of 10.25 seconds before 17-year-old Kayla Anise Richardson edged the women’s in 11.76 after a nerve-jangling photo finish.

Jun 8, 2015

Chelsea’s Brunei Prince bows out of SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Chelsea forward Faiq Jefri Boliah is easily the most marked footballer at the Southeast Asian Games. Everywhere the 17-year-old Brunei royal goes someone is by his side.

Off the field it is two bodyguards who ensure the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the world’s super rich, is well looked after.