South Koreans sweep men and women's team events

Fencers end Asian champs' rule in style and look ready for a world fight in Moscow

TAKE THAT: South Korea's Lim Seung Min (left) striking towards China's Gong Yu in the women's team foil final at the OCBC Arena.

The six-day Asian Fencing Championships 2015 concluded last night with a resounding South Korean roar.

South Korea’s men’s sabre team, comprising Gu Bon Gil, Kim Jung Hwan, Won Woo Young and Oh Eun Seok, clinched the gold after defeating Iran 45-37 in the final, with China and Kazakhstan finishing joint-third.

The South Korean women’s foil team then took on arch-rivals China in an exciting final which was peppered with strong attacks and great defensive parries.

There was little to separate the two outfits but, in the end, the South Korean team of Nam Hyun Hee, Jeon Hee Sook, Kim Mina and Lim Seung Min  prevailed 35-32.

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Slim chance of qualifying, but Tampines out for a big win

Slim chance of semi-final spot, but Sundram wants a win to boost S.League challenge

SCORE MORE: Mustafic Fahrudin opens the scoring for Tampines against Balestier, but the match ends in a 2-2 draw.

The two giants of Singapore football have some of the most experienced and skilful players in the S.League, led by two of the top coaches in the local game.

But Tampines Rovers and Warriors FC will find themselves in a strange position, when they lock horns in The New Paper League Cup Group B clash at the Woodlands Stadium tonight.

The Warriors are already eliminated from the tournament, while Tampines will almost certainly see their interest in the competition end at the final whistle.

To qualify for the semi-finals, Tampines need a five-goal victory over their long-time rivals, while S.League leaders and reigning champions Warriors FC have nothing to play for after suffering a 4-0 defeat by Balestier in their opening Group B match last week.

Only the group winners advance, and Balestier, who lead the three-team group with four points, are all but through to the last four.

But Stags coach V Sundramoorthy is not giving up the fight, yet.

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'There's a man pouring kerosene'

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RESCUED: A passenger being treated by rescue workers.
FIRE: A man set himself on fire on a bullet train carrying more than 800 passengers.
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Stoke's one goal, for Asia's children

NOBLE AIM: Mamady Sidibe in the jersey that Stoke will be wearing in Singapore.

Stoke City will already be a goal up when they take the field to face Everton in the opening match of the Barclays Asia Trophy at the National Stadium on July 15.

The Potters will wear jerseys bearing the One Goal logo during the tournament at the Singapore Sports Hub from July 15 to 18, reports Lim Say Heng.

The Premiership club will be publicising a campaign that aims to use the power of football to raise awareness of child malnutrition in Asia - a collaboration between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and World Vision, and backed by the Premier League.

Stoke's chief executive Tony Scholes said: "It's a staggering statistic that one quarter of Asia's 350 million children under the age of five are underweight.

"One Goal aims to use the power of football to promote, fund and push for programmes that will make that statistic history.

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"Arsenal are a team challenging for the top and definitely match my ambitions and personal motivation." - Petr Cech (above)
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