This is the first victory of Vietnam at the World Cup 2022’s second qualifying round. At the 28th minute, Nguyen Quang Hai put the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside. However, he opened the score for Vietnam from a pass of captain Que Ngoc Hai just five minutes before the end of the first half’s official time. It is Vietnam’s first goal in the qualifiers. The home team successfully maintained the score until the end of the match, thereby gaining total four points in Group G. They will play Indonesia in an away match five days later./. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam scores first win at World Cup 2022 qualifiers
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[email protected] For 16-year-old Punnin Kovapitukted, playing fearless tennis is the gameplan, as she entered the semifinals defeating Shrivalli Rashmikaa 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Deccan ITF $25,000 women’s tennis tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana on Thursday.Starting the tournament as a qualifier, Punnin from Thailand has delivered gigantic performances so far, defeating fourth-seeded Kyoka Okamura in the round one 7-5, 6-1; and earlier overcoming countrymate 14th seed Mananchaya Sawangkaew 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 12-10, in the final qualifying round.“I am just playing fearless tennis, frankly speaking, I had not thought that I will come so far. Since all players I am facing are top 200, and with their big experiences, I was not expecting much,” said Punnin. “Tomorrow as well, I will be playing fifth seeded (Bains Naiktha) and I will just focus on playing an aggressive game to beat the opponent,” said Punnin … [Read more...] about Deccan ITF: Thai qualifier Punnin ends Indian hopes in main draw
Smith labelled Reed a cheat after the Texan was penalised two strokes during a tournament last week for improving his lie when he moved sand with his practise swing. Reed denied it was intentional, with Smith calling the justification “bulls**t”. “I don’t have sympathy for anyone that cheats,” Smith said at the time. “If you make a mistake once maybe you can understand but to give a bit of a bullshit response like the camera angle, I mean, that’s pretty up there. “I know Pat pretty good and he’s always been nice to me so I don’t want to say anything bad about him but for anyone that is cheating the rules, I’m not up for that.” Smith said their friendship appeared over after Reed ignored him during the practice rounds, adding there was “tension” between the pair. Aussie golfer Cameron Smith.Source:AAP That bubbled over during the fourball at Royal Melbourne despite Smith left out of play on the opening … [Read more...] about Reports of golfer Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith getting physical in Presidents Cup clash
The union representing players on the US men’s football team Tuesday slammed “false accounting” used by US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro in claiming the federation had paid women players more than men. Cordeiro made the claim on Monday in an open letter to federation members, with mediation looming in a federal lawsuit brought by players on the women’s team that accuses the federation of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes inequitable compensation when compared to players on the men’s national team. “This is more of the same from a federation that is constantly in disputes and litigation and focuses on increasing revenue and profits without any idea how to use that money to grow the sport,” the men’s players’ union statement said. “The women’s national team players deserve equal pay and are right to pursue a legal remedy from the courts or Congress.” The issue was center … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup champs ‘right’ to pursue equal pay: men’s union
(CNN)US team captain Tiger Woods promised his side is still "ready to go" despite falling 4-1 behind on the opening day of the Presidents Cup. Partnered with Justin Thomas, Woods secured his team's only victory in the fourballs session as the International team established a healthy lead at Royal Melbourne, Australia. However, the 15-time major champion believes his US outfit can come back against Ernie Els' side, which features the cream of players outside Europe. "This is a long four days. I mean, we have to go earn this Cup. Just because we lost the session doesn't mean the Cup's over," Woods told reporters. "There's a long way to go. A lot of points available. The guys will regroup and we'll come out tomorrow ready to go." Read More READ: 'There's a morality to it' -- Rory McIlroy turns down golf event in Saudi Arabia READ: Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge Tiger Woods (left) and a teammate Justin Thomas had started the day … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods wins match but US team struggles in Presidents Cup
ARSENAL face the very real prospect of being knocked out of the Europa League after a dismal run of form. During a nine-game winless streak, the Gunners picked up just a point in two matches, leaving their next opponents Standard Liege with the chance to climb above them. Only the top two will go through - Eintracht Frankfurt currently sit in second behind Arsenal - where they could face the likes of Inter Milan and Ajax after they were demoted from the Champions League.How can Arsenal qualify for the Europa League knockout stages? Very simply, a win will ensure top spot and progression, while a draw would be enough to go through. A defeat for Frankfurt against Vitoria would also be enough - no matter the result against Standard Liege. Yet, if the German outfit do win, Arsenal cannot lose by more than four goals to their Belgian opponents - going through on goal difference and/or away goals between the two sides.That would see the Gunners finish second, but the same scenario except … [Read more...] about How can Arsenal qualify for Europa League knockout stages at Standard Liege tonight?