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Oct 8, 2014

Rugby-Japan would host Super Rugby matches in Singapore – IRB

SINGAPORE, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Japan appear to have moved ahead in the race to become the 18th Super Rugby side by offering to host matches at the home of rivals bidders Singapore to negate concerns about long travel times from South Africa.

The considerably longer journey was believed to be Japan’s main stumbling block in their bid to edge out Singapore and join the Southern Hemisphere competition in 2016 along with South Africa’s Southern Kings and an Argentine based team.

Oct 3, 2014

Quartet complete WTA Finals lineup after rivals lose

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic have completed the lineup for the WTA Finals in Singapore later this month after their closest challengers were knocked out early at the China Open.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia lost in the third round in Beijing on Thursday to send the quartet through to the Oct. 20-26 tournament alongside Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova.

Oct 3, 2014

Tennis-Quartet complete WTA Finals lineup after rivals lose

SINGAPORE, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic have completed the lineup for the WTA Finals in Singapore later this month after their closest challengers were knocked out early at the China Open.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia lost in the third round in Beijing on Thursday to send the quartet through to the Oct. 20-26 tournament alongside Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova.

Sep 21, 2014

Unwanted Vergne delivers a timely reminder

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jean-Eric Vergne did his best to boost his chances of being back on the Formula One grid next year with a season’s best sixth place for Toro Rosso in Singapore on Sunday despite two penalties.

The Frenchman is being replaced by 16-year-old Max Verstappen for 2015, with the team indicating in Singapore that the Dutch driver will get a run in the car during practice at next month’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Sep 21, 2014

Motor racing-Unwanted Vergne delivers a timely reminder

SINGAPORE, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Jean-Eric Vergne did his best to boost his chances of being back on the Formula One grid next year with a season’s best sixth place for Toro Rosso in Singapore on Sunday despite two penalties.

The Frenchman is being replaced by 16-year-old Max Verstappen for 2015, with the team indicating in Singapore that the Dutch driver will get a run in the car during practice at next month’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Sep 21, 2014

Burnt Magnussen claims “hardest point” in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen labelled his 10th place finish at the stifling Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday as the hardest point he had earned in Formula One after he suffered burns from his overheated car.

The demanding two-hour race under the floodlights along the 23-turn Marina Bay street circuit is always one of the toughest on the calendar with evening temperatures around 30 Celsius and humidity high in the Southeast Asian city state.

Sep 21, 2014

Motor racing-Burnt Magnussen claims “hardest point” in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen labelled his 10th place finish at the stifling Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday as the hardest point he had earned in Formula One after he suffered burns from his overheated car.

The demanding two-hour race under the floodlights along the 23-turn Marina Bay street circuit is always one of the toughest on the calendar with evening temperatures around 30 Celsius and humidity high in the Southeast Asian city state.

Sep 21, 2014

Motor racing-Ferrari look to positives after double points finish

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were optimistic for the future after the much-changed Italian team showed signs of progress with both drivers in the points at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.

Spaniard Alonso finished fourth under the floodlights at the Marina Bay street circuit while Finn Raikkonen was eighth after complaining about being stuck behind the slower Williams cars for much of a race renowned for a lack of overtaking.

Sep 21, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton leads championship after Rosberg retirement

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton.

The German, who qualified in second place for Mercedes, had already been forced to start from the pit lane after repeated issues with his car’s steering wheel.

Sep 21, 2014

Hamilton leads championship after Rosberg retirement

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton.

The German, who qualified in second place for Mercedes, had already been forced to start from the pit lane after repeated issues with his car’s steering wheel.