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10
In this second part of his commentary, gamesmanship has made Tan Thiam Peng all confused. He hopes to be a sporting and gentlemanly gamesman.

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Posted in: Rant and Rave
10
Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant fired his second straight three-under-par 68 for a three-stroke triumph at the Bangkok Airways Open on Sunday.

The Thai veteran conquered the treacherous Santiburi Samui Country Club for a winning total of 13-under-par 271 as he nailed a record 10th win on the Asian Tour.

As a result of his success, Thaworn walked away with the top prize of US$47,550 and rose to 14th place on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit.

"I thought I was getting too old to play on this course but I guess age is just a number now with my 10th career win on the Asian Tour," said the former Asian Tour number one.

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Chinese Taipei's Lien Lu-sen enjoyed a three stroke lead at the Bangkok Airways Open after firing a five-under-par 66 in the third round on Saturday.

The 33-year-old in-form Lien took control on day three thanks to six birdies against a lone bogey in the US$300,000 Asian Tour event.

With a three-day total of 13-under-par 200, Lien set the pace ahead of Thai duo Chinnarat Phadungsil who posted a 65 and Thaworn Wiratchant who recorded a 68 to lie in a tie for second place at the Santiburi Samui Country Club.

Overnight leader Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines endured a triple bogey at the third hole as he fell to joint fourth place after a 72 alongside Japan's Shintaro Kai who carded a 70. Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng stumbled to a late bogey on the 17th hole for a 68 also in a tie for fourth spot together with Englishman Chris Rodgers who posted a 69 and four strokes behind the leader.

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06
The Singapore Marathon looks to be on its way to achieve its goal of becoming the top race in Asia and top ten in the world.

Chief sponsor Standard Chartered Bank has announced a new agreement with organizers which will see almost a doubling of the former sponsorship. This support will go towards promoting the event, fattening the prize kitty and enhancing race organization and logistics.

Minister of Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who was Guest-of-Honour at the ceremony, even threw in an idea he had, which turned out could just be feasible and the organizers are considering.

Everything to make the event a more enjoyable experience for all.

For more information on the race, visit www.singaporemarathon.com.

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Posted in: Running, Scoops
06
On Monday, we were whacked. In the reputable National Stadium. 7 times the ball went past Lionel Lewis.

Bad enough, but should we stop and take a look at the circumstances? What about the areas in which we did well?

Some in the media and the public have used "shame" and "humiliation" to describe the outcome of a lopsided affair. But it is enough and time to drop all the talk and learn from it.

Let's get behind them for two more big tests.

You can't keep us down.

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Posted in: Football, Scoops
05
Defending champion Lee Sung hopes to rekindle his magical performance at the Bangkok Airways Open when he tees off on Thursday.

The deaf-born star enjoyed a steady campaign in 2007 thanks to his success last year and he will return to the Santiburi Samui Country Club hoping to rejuvenate his form this season.

"I'm really happy to come back here. It's nice to return to a place where I've won as it brings back good memories," said Lee.

But the Seoul-based golfer will be faced with a strong local contingent in the US$300,000 Asian Tour event in the likes of Prayad Marksaeng, who won in Japan last week, former winner Chawalit Plaphol, Thaworn Wiratchant and young guns Chapchai Nirat and Chinnarat Phadungsil. The other top contenders include Australia's Adam Blyth, Singapore's Mardan Mamat, in-form Chinese Taipei star Lin Wen-tang, who won the Asian Tour International in March, and compatriot Lu Wen-teh.

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05
$25,000 was raised at last Saturday's Manulife Charity Swim, which managed to lure Ang Peng Siong and Joscelin Yeo, two swim legends of Singapore, out to do their part for charity.

More than 100 avid and generous participants showed up. The event concluded with the novelty races, which pit the top 7 bidders each against Ang and Jos, definitely a rare opportunity.

The total money raised go towards The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

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Posted in: Swimming, Scoops
05
From today onwards, over at the Singapore Sports School, swimmers from the region will be competing and attempting to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.

Organised by the Singapore Swimming Association, the 4th Singapore National Swimming Championships is a FINA-sanctioned Olympic selection trial. It lasts till Sunday, 8 June.

Athletes from countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, India and Malaysia are in town to try to book a ticket to Beijing.

The Summer Olympics 2008 commence on 8 August.

Events at the Sports School’s swim complex include the freestyle (50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m), backstroke (50m, 100m and 200m), breaststroke (50m, 100m and 200m), butterfly (50m, 100m and 200m) and individual medley (200m and 400m).

There are no relay events.

For all 5 days, heats begin in the morning at 9am and finals are in the evening (7pm Wed-Fri / 6pm Sat-Sun).

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Posted in: Swimming, Scoops
05
Vietnam International Triathlon 23-24 August 2008

This unique triathlon will kick off on the palm-fringed sands of stunning Cua Dai Beach then winds its way into tropical hinterland which is home to many of the country's major historical treasures, including the ancient World Heritage Town of Hoi An.

A race for everyone!

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