ST Full Time Report: A pair of badminton players give S’pore an early birthday present | StarHub apologizes as EPL broadcast upsets Irk fans

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Badminton couple Terry Hee and Jessica Tan gave Singapore an early birthday present with a historic mixed doubles title at the Commonwealth Games, where Loh Kean Yew suffered a quarter-final exit in men’s singles.

Loh needs to evolve if he wants to stay ahead of his rivals, says my colleague Rohit Brijnath, as he becomes more and more competitive in sport.

Just ask table tennis veteran Feng Tianwei, who has had his ups and downs representing Singapore for over a decade. After winning three Commonwealth Games gold medals, the 35-year-old told the Straits Times she was ready to end her illustrious career.

Closer to home, technical issues at local broadcaster StarHub grabbed the headlines as the new English Premier League season kicked off last weekend. The phone company apologized on Saturday, adding on Sunday that “many startup issues” had been resolved even as some viewers continued to experience disruption.

On Wednesday, Lion City Sailors manager Kim Do-hoon and Tampines Rovers assistant manager Mustafic Fahrudin will learn their fates after being found guilty of violent conduct during a Premier League game in Singapore.

Meanwhile, the Sailors’ closest challengers, Albirex Niigata, found themselves pushed back in the title race after being held 3-3 by Hougang United. Find out which of their players have joined our Team of the Week.

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