KRANJI BARRIER TRIALS

Infermo blazes the trail

TOO GOOD: Infermo leading all the way to take the first trial with jockey Danny Beasley astride at Kranji yesterday morning.
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Relegation? No, just relaxation

Martial arts star Vincent Zhao says he has no problems taking on smaller roles

90S SUPERSTAR: Vincent Zhao does not see playing a character like General Jin Duyi in The White-Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom as a step down from key roles such as that of General Su Can in True Legend (above).
90S SUPERSTAR: Vincent Zhao does not see playing a character like General Jin Duyi in The White-Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom (above) as a step down from key roles such as that of General Su Can in True Legend.
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Stange vows to attack Juventus

National coach Stange says he won't park the bus against Italian champions

GOING FOR GOALS: Singapore Selection coach Bernd Stange will be relying on the likes of promising local striker Sahil Suhaimi (above) and the foreign firepower of Nicholas Velez, Miroslav Pejic against Juventus. 


The game is a little over two weeks away, but national coach Bernd Stange is already preaching a simple tactical mantra for his Singapore Selection side’s glamour friendly against Juventus in a glamour friendly on Aug 16.

“It is simple: we must attack, but we cannot open up defensively. That’s the simple plan for the game,” the German told The New Paper yesterday, hours after he unveiled his 21-man squad for the match.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 1.

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Serena looks fine

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SOUTH AFRICA RACES

Tuvano should take Race 3

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EPL

Rodgers wants more

Reds' boss hails team after shoot-out win and says his spending spree has not ended

TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (above) is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Alberto Moreno and Marco Reus linked to a move to Anfield.
TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony (above), Alberto Moreno and Marco Reus linked to a move to Anfield.
TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Alberto Moreno (above) and Marco Reus linked to a move to Anfield. 

TURNING RED? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more players to his squad this season, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Alberto Moreno and Marco Reus (above) linked to a move to Anfield.
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Pellegrini satisfied and backs Jovetic to come good

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Injured 
Li Na to 
sit out 
US Open

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EPL

Lukaku deal benefits both Everton and Chelsea

Lukaku's transfer from Chelsea to Everton suits all parties

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Romelu Lukaku (above) has the chance to cement his status as a world-class centre forward at Everton.

If ever there was a deal that worked for everyone, it is the transfer of Romelu Lukaku.

Everton now have a striker who, just three years ago, was touted as the most promising of his kind on the planet. Lukaku now has a team prepared to give him the first-team football he craves.

Chelsea now have £28m ($58.9m), a crucial contribution to their battle against the forces of Uefa’s financial fair play initiative. Everyone here is a winner.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 1. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Tags: lukaku, everton and striker

FOOTBALL

Six-figure sponsorship for Fandi's sons Irfan and Ikhsan

CIMB sign six-figure deal with Fandi's sons as they chase their football dream in Chile

ON THE BALL: CIMB's Mak Lye Mun (right) posing with Ikhsan (centre) and Irfan at yesterday's signing ceremony. 


They probably had never faced such a media scrum before, but brothers Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad seemed well at ease, fielding questions calmly.

Dad was well-known for being shy in front of the cameras in his teenage years, but Irfan and Ikhsan took it all in stride.

More than 30 years after Fandi Ahmad signed for Dutch side Groningen to become the first Singaporean to play top-flight football for a European club, his eldest son Irfan is close to breaking into the first team of top Chile Primera Division club Universidad Catolica, while second son Ikhsan has also impressed with their Under-15s.

Yesterday, the two boys received a big boost when Malaysian bank CIMB announced a one-year, six-figure sponsorship deal with them.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 1. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Tags: sponsorship, fandi and name

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