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Sep 18, 2014

Motor racing-Smoky haze hits Singapore race

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A smoky, ‘unhealthy’ haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state’s glamour sporting spectacle – the Formula One night race.

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

Sep 17, 2014

Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors’ championship.

Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with Ferrari, finished an emotional third at Monza at the home race for his former team which helped his new side move above his old colleagues in the constructors’ race.

Sep 17, 2014

Motor racing-Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors’ championship.

Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with Ferrari, finished an emotional third at Monza at the home race for his former team which helped his new side move above his old colleagues in the constructors’ race.

Sep 16, 2014

Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour’s season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month.

The Romanian joins world number one and U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova in booking places at the $6.5 million event for the top eight women over the season.

Sep 16, 2014

Tennis-Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) – World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour’s season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month.

The Romanian joins world number one and U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova in booking places at the $6.5 million event for the top eight women over the season.

Sep 9, 2014

Names missing as Japan eye double defense

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Shorn of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament’s struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity.

With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA’s calendar, top international sides in Asia have little clout when attempting to call up their best under-23 players for the event, which has been part of all 16 previous Asian Games.

Sep 9, 2014

Games – Names missing as Japan eye double defence

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Shorn of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament’s struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity.

With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA’s calendar, top international sides in Asia have little clout when attempting to call up their best under-23 players for the event, which has been part of all 16 previous Asian Games.

Sep 9, 2014

Games-Soccer-Names missing as Japan eye double defence

SINGAPORE, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Shorn of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament’s struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity.

With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA’s calendar, top international sides in Asia have little clout when attempting to call up their best under-23 players for the event, which has been part of all 16 previous Asian Games.

Sep 2, 2014

Soccer-Valencia optimistic of Europe after more Lim-backed signings

SINGAPORE, Sept 2 (Reuters) – With a billionaire about to complete his takeover of the club, a new young coach at the helm and eye-catching signings arriving, Valencia feel the good times are about to return after a years of financial turmoil at the La Liga side.

Peter Lim is still waiting to sign the contract on his protracted purchase of the 2004 Spanish champions but the Singaporean’s financial influence is already visible at the club, who had become used to selling their best players.

Aug 21, 2014

Prior plots England return on West Indies tour

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April’s series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem.

The wicketkeeper will undergo surgery next month on the injury which has dogged him for two years and flared up in the home series against India, forcing him to step aside after England lost the second Test last month.