GROUP 1 PiALA EMAS SULTAN SELANGOR

Singapore's Trudeau wins in style

VICTORY SALUTE: Jockey Noel Callow standing up on his irons to celebrate Trudeau's win in the Group 1 Sultan of Selangor victory in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Trainer Bruce Marsh on Trudeau’s classic win in KL.
2007 Singapore champion jockey Noel Callow.
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Daniel too good

The grey capitalises on his light load and good form to win easily

NO CONTEST: The grey Daniel responding to jockey Saifudin Ismail's riding to take the $125,000 Open Stakes race over 1,400m in Race 9 at Kranji yesterday.
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Three races in five weeks too tough for California Chrome

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EPSOM DERBY

Favourite Australia gives trainer O'Brien his fifth victory

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BELMONT STAKES

It's Tonalist's race

Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome finishes joint-fourth

AWAY HE GOES: Tonalist (Joel Rosario) sprinting home to win the Belmont Stakes at Elmont in New York.
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WORLD CUP 2014

England survive unscathed

NO WAY THROUGH: England's Adam Lallana (in red) being denied by Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares. 


A ferocious thunderstorm saw England's clash with Honduras suspended for 43 minutes yesterday morning (Singapore time) but, given the way that the Hondurans played after the break, Roy Hodgson could have been forgiven for wishing that they had stayed in the dressing room. 

The Honduras players flew into challenges, tussling for every loose ball as if it were the last five minutes of the final and not a disjointed and relatively pointless friendly which ended 0-0.

England's players were incensed by a series of unnecessarily aggressive challenges that brought little reaction from referee Ricardo Salazar.

"We thought the refereeing was poor. I think we're a bit relieved that we've come out of there with no injuries," said captain Steven Gerrard.

England didn't beat Honduras, but it was a far greater result simply to survive the night without adding any names to the list of the fallen, either through lightning strikes or Honduran tackles.

The phoney war is over.

It's time to travel to Brazil and prepare for the real thing.

Read more in The New Paper.

WORLD CUP 2014

Elephants on a mission

NO EXCUSES: Ivory Coast (above) will expect themselves to emerge from a relatively straightforward group of Colombia, Greece and Japan.
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Heat on Fifa and Qatar

Mohammed Hammam
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WORLD CUP 2014

Argentina's terrific trio

The terrific trio can bring World Cup glory to Argentina

DEADLY TRIANGLE: Lionel Messi (above) scoring against Slovenia yesterday morning after Sergio Aguero had headed down a chipped pass from Angel di Maria.
DEADLY TRIANGLE: Lionel Messi scoring against Slovenia yesterday morning after Sergio Aguero (above) had headed down a chipped pass from Angel di Maria.
DEADLY TRIANGLE: Lionel Messi scoring against Slovenia yesterday morning after Sergio Aguero had headed down a chipped pass from Angel di Maria (above).

In a mediocre encounter, one moment was enough.

The moment was a reminder that the South American battle of supremacy is really a simple matter of mathematics.

Brazil have only one. Argentina 
have three.

Neymar is a nascent star on 
the rise. Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria are an established trio with something to prove.

With the ball at their feet and a chip on their shoulder, they promise to be an irresistible presence in Brazil.

Argentina's second goal in an otherwise routine and rudimentary 2-0 victory over a limited Slovenia involved the trio.

That goal was greater than the sum of its parts - and its parts are pretty damn great.

Read more in The New Paper.

WORLD CUP 2014

The beautiful show

Los Angeles pays tribute to football with exhibition of photos, paintings, videos

LegendAry: A 1978 silkscreen of Pele by Andy Warhol at the exhibition Fútbol: The Beautiful Game.
ROUND: A portion of the 2006 mixed media with sound sculpture “Kick That” by UK artist Satch Hoyt.
SPECIAL: The sculpture “Maracaña” by Brazilian artist Nelson Leirner depicting a match made up of pop culture and religious figures.
SCULPTURES: (Above) “Obverse & Reverse XIV” by Guatemalan artist Dario Escobar and “Free Throw” by American artist Mary Ellen Carroll.
SCULPTURES: “Obverse & Reverse XIV” by Guatemalan artist Dario Escobar and (above) “Free Throw” by American artist Mary Ellen Carroll.
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