Newitt suspended 2 race days

Craig Newitt.
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Whiteside gets 12 blocks as Heat 
scorch Bulls

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Tasty test for Kei

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'South Korea have exceeded target'

Coach Stielike takes pressure off team ahead of likely rematch with Australia in final

JOY FOR TAEGUK WARRIORS: South Korea's Kim Young Gwon (left) getting a hug from captain Ki Sung Yueng after scoring.
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MAS confirms its website was hacked

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Unho homes in with 69

NO WALK IN THE PARK: Unho Park bounced back with five birdies on the way in and would have added a sixth on the finishing par-five hole if not for a three-putt for a brilliant three-under 69.
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Elderly couple & their dog die in fire

CHARRED: A couple's remains were found after a fire destroyed four shophouses in Kedah, Malaysia.
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New champ on the bowling block

"She may not be a star like Jazreel, Shayna or Cherie; but Hui Fen has been the one who has consistently been in medal contention and winning medals at major championships." - National bowling coach Remy Ong on New Hui Fen (above).

Singapore coach Remy Ong described her as a “media outcast”, a bowler who does not make the headlines as often as the likes of Jazreel Tan, Shayna Ng and Cherie Tan.

Maybe, New Hui Fen has had enough of playing bridesmaid.

Using a new ball — the only one of seven that wasn’t initially registered — New stormed to victory in the Asian Bowling Championships' women’s Masters event in Bangkok yesterday.

The 22-year-old beat South Korean Son Yun Hee 270-193 pinfalls  in the deciding game to claim her second gold medal at the tournament, after helping Singapore win the women's trios last week.

New’s 16-game qualifying score of 4,038 pinfalls smashed the previous record of 3,751 set by South Korean Choi Jin-A in 2008.

Read the full report in our print edition on Jan 27. 

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Plot to stop UAE's 'lazy' star

"If we can keep him playing backwards, it would be a good plan, as he would not be able to face forward and play that killer ball." - Australia's Trent Sainsbury on stopping UAE's Omar Abdulrahman (No. 10).
Trent Sainsbury.
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New format, including stadium racing, for SEA Games

MORE OF THE SAME, PLEASE: Singapore Sailing Federation president Ben Tan (right) knows that expectations are high for June's SEA Games, after his charges' impressive showing at last year's Asian Games.

The Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) is set to break new ground when the Republic hosts the 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games in June.

Speaking to The New Paper yesterday, SSF president Ben Tan revealed that sailing will boast a record 20 events  — the most at a SEA Games — across two venues: the National Sailing Centre and The Promontory at Marina Bay.

And for the first time, a stadium racing concept will be introduced at both venues in an effort to engage more spectators.

The sailing centre at East Coast Parkway will host 16 events, while Marina Bay will feature four — two in keelboat match racing, one Laser and one Laser Radial.

“Since we are hosting the Games, we want to leave a legacy and break new ground,” Tan said.

“We want the format for the events to be spectator-friendly, so we are introducing shorter races (30 minutes instead of one hour). 

“The start and finish lines for medal races will be close to shore (within 30 metres) and there will be running commentary during the races.”

The goal is to engage non-sailing fans as well and the SSF have been training commentators on using layman terms to describe the action.

Read the full report in our print edition on Jan 27. 

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