Frankie Sinniah

Frankie Sinniah

Onto local sports and on a tragic note, 

Frankie Thanapal Sinniah who was a former national disabled athlete and President of Singapore's Disability Sports Council, died yesterday at the age of 61. 

He collapsed while having his lunch and did not recover after being rushed to hospital. 

Cardiac arrest is the suspected cause of his death. 

Hailed as the voice of disability sports in the Republic, Frankie dedicated more than 30 years of his life in representing Singapore in various sporting disciplines. 

Besides being a top administrator in the local governing bodies for disabled athletes, he was always calling for more support in terms of finance and technical infrastructure to benefit our athletes.

In English football action, 

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been banned for 3 matches by England's Football Association. 

It's for headbutting Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross in the 59th minute of last Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium. 

The incident was not seen by the match officials, but was caught on video. 

And Everton have decided not to appeal against the charge, meaning Fellaini will miss the EPL games against West Ham, Wigan and Chelsea.

Shifting gears to motorsports news, 

Japanese former Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has given up on finding a Formula 1 seat for next season. 

The 26-year-old had raised around SGD$13 million, partly in donations from fans, to fund a drive. 

But yesterday, he announced his failure to "secure a seat with a competitive team".