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SINGAPORE KIDS CONQUER WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP

A group of Singaporean students barely into their teens were crowned world champions yesterday in this year's Optimist World Championships. 3 years ago, Singapore's sailors were the defending champions to beat at the Championships, but lost the world title to Thailand. Yesterday, the team of 5 young sailors beat that same team from Thailand and reclaimed the title for the Republic in the 15-and-Under sailing class.

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BERND STRANGE: AIDE'S CLAIMS ARE UNTRUE

Speaking on the sidelines of a Courts Young Lions training session at Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday, National Coach Bernd Strange finally gave his view on the SEA Games debacle, which saw the Singapore football team crashing out in an early group stage match in June this year.

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SINGAPORE SEPAK TAKRAW PLAYER QUITS SPORT OVER LOSS OF YOUNGER BROTHER

25 year-old national sepak takraw player Azreen Sairudin still remembers the fateful accident that claimed his younger brother's life, and his haunting last words. Both brothers were involved in a collision with a car along Seletar Expressway on 7th June. His younger brother, 21 year-old Aqil Sairudin, was riding pillion on Azreen's motorcycle.

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TAN CHUAN JIN DISMAYED AT SOME FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS

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While most were behind the sportsmen at the recent South-east Asian Games, he was dismayed at some fans’ reactions at the football match between Singapore and Indonesia. It got “a bit ugly” he recalled. The players, whom he met before the matches, gave their all, he said. “As supporters, we need to be mindful that it really takes a lot to compete. Good, bad, you have to support.” Team coach Aide Iskandar had hit out at some fans for their verbal abuse of the players.

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JAPAN STRIKER PRAISES SINGAPORE'S FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE

In an interview with the media, Japanese striker Keisuke Honda described his disappointment with the result of Japan's match against Singapore, but gracefully heaped praises on the Singapore side. "The result was what it was, so there’s nothing we can do about it,” said Honda, who hit the crossbar from a free kick midway through the second half. “If anything, I think they took it easy on us."

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