Purple and pumped

Photo of Colour Run revellers is Big Picture winner

PASSION: Judge Mintio said Mr Chan Wai Meng’s photo captured the colour of the event and the crowd’s energy.
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New york drama

Sharapova stunned, Bencic stuns, Federer moves on, Ferrer dumped

DELIGHT AND DESPAIR: Maria Sharapova (above) and David Ferrer expressing dismay after crashing out, while Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer progress.
DELIGHT AND DESPAIR: Maria Sharapova and David Ferrer expressing dismay after crashing out, while Belinda Bencic (above) and Roger Federer progress.
DELIGHT AND DESPAIR: Maria Sharapova and David Ferrer expressing dismay after crashing out, while Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer (above) progress.
DELIGHT AND DESPAIR: Maria Sharapova and David Ferrer (above) expressing dismay after crashing out, while Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer progress.
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Ernst edges out Kim to win first title

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It is a 'hot' race

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U-23s can survive Asiad group

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New boy Suria slips but makes the grade

Guess what happened when Warriors FC’s flying winger Suria Prakash faced down national coach Bernd Stange in a routine drill?

He's 21 and probably runs the 100m in less than 12 seconds.

Nobody would have pictured what was about to unfold when Warriors FC's flying winger Suria Prakash faced down national coach Bernd Stange, 66, in a routine attacking drill in his first training session with the Lions yesterday at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

German Stange acted as a dummy defender in the drill, which required players to pass the ball wide for wingers to swing in crosses for the strikers to finish.

Unfortunately, Prakash fluffed his lines as he was tried to sweep the ball to a teammate, and crashed into a tackle by Stange.

"He told me to release the ball faster next time, and told me to try again," the shaggy-haired winger sheepishly told The New Paper later.

"I got my first touch wrong."

That moment aside, Prakash didn't look out of place with the Lions.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 2.

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Tags: suria, coach and slips

Out for a confidence boost

Fandi's side aim to end campaign 
on a high as players look ahead 
to Asian Games adventure

END WITH A BANG: LionsXII winger Faris Ramli (No. 17, right) says the team want to beat Felda tonight to keep their focus and spirits up ahead of the Asian Games.
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Balestier to hold Junior COE trials

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Asian Games chef de mission reads riot act to officials

MAJULAH: (Left to right) Asian Games CDM Jessie Phua, Minister for Manpower and SNOC president Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office and MCCY Sam Tan 
and M Lukshumayeh, CDM for the Asian Para Games, at yesterday's flag presentation ceremony.
Martina Veloso.

Just before the Asian Games flag presentation ceremony yesterday, a team managers’ meeting was scheduled with officials from the various National Sports Associations (NSAs) with athletes who will do battle in Incheon, South Korea from Sept 19-Oct 4.

Only half showed up on time, with the rest trickling in periodically.

Asian Games chef de mission (CDM) Jessie Phua was angry, and duly read the riot act to the latecomers.

Speaking to the media later, after the pledge-taking ceremony at the OCBC Lounge at the Singapore Sports Hub which involved around 300 athletes, Phua revealed she is pushing for a “black book” to record the failings of team officials.

Referring to the last two controversies at major Games, Phua said she has no tolerance for administrative discrepancies. 

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 2. 

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Koh among favourites for the Boustead Open

"The Manila event has boosted my confidence and I hope to carry on the good work this week. I’ve been driving well, my short game is okay and my putting has improved." - Singapore golfer Koh Dengshan
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