Vettel denies exit talk

German says 'it's not in his head' to leave Red Bull but Alonso refuses to rule out quitting Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel.
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India pip Pakistan to hockey gold

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China set new 4x100m relay record

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M'sia to return gold after losing appeal

Tai Cheau Xuen.
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Gao and Li secure at least a bronze in men's doubles

TOUGH TASK: Gao Ning (in front) and Li Hu (behind) will slug it out against the Chinese pair of Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong today in the men's table tennis doubles semi-finals.

Singapore's women paddlers have traditionally flown the national flag higher than their male counterparts.

With a couple of Olympic medals to their name and perhaps an even larger feather in their cap - a famous win over mighty China at the 2010 World Championships - there is little doubt that Singapore's table tennis women have regularly outperformed the men. 

At the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, even with world No. 10 Yu Mengyu out injured and fourth-ranked Feng Tianwei carrying a knee injury, the women managed to win a bronze medal in the team event, while the men were chasing shadows.

Until yesterday. 

Gao Ning and Li Hu beat the Japanese pair of Jun Mizutani and Seiya Kishikawa 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles competition at the Suwon Gymnasium.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 03.

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FAS raises $238,000 at charity golf event

FOR CHARITY: (from near right) Kenneth Choo (Heineken Singapore regional director), Keith Magnus (FAS Business Committee member), Magnus Bocker (Singapore Exchange Limited CEO), Mr Seah Kian Peng, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim; Zainudin Nordin (FAS president), Mark Collins (Sports Hub Pte Ltd managing director), Bennett Neo, Daniel Cheng (both FAS Business Committee members) and Lim Chin (S.League CEO). 

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Boxer refuses medal

India's Sarita claims judges were biased in s-final bout

UNWANTED: The bronze medal left behind on the podium (above) after Indian boxer Sarita Devi refused to take it with her.
UNWANTED: The bronze medal left behind on the podium after Indian boxer Sarita Devi (above) refused to take it with her.
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The gold that matters most

South beat North with late goal in battle 
of Koreas

TOUGH FIGHT: North Korea's Ri Yong Jik (second from right) defendings his goal during the match against South Korea.
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Weber leads by two shots

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Stags still in it

KEEPING THE FAITH: Tampines coach Rafi Ali is bullish that his team (above) can stage a late run to the title in the Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League.
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