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Minh to play Japan’s Ueda at Denmark Open

Nguyen Tien Minh will play Japan's Takuma Ueda in the first match of the Denmark Open next week.

HA NOI – Top Vietnamese player Nguyen Tien Minh will participate in the Yonex Denmark Open badminton tournament to be held from October 14 to 19 in Odense City. The world No 23 will face Takuma Ueda of Japan, seeded No 29, in the first-round match of the men’s singles …

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Michael Phelps suspended for six months: USA Swimming

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United …

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Vietnam finishes 21st at Asian Games

Wushu girl Duong Thuy Vi secures the only gold medal for Vietnam at the 17th Asian Games.

Vietnamese karate fighters’ bids for gold medal on the final day of the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea failed and Vietnam ended up ranking 21st out of 45 participating countries and territories. In men’s 80kg, Nguyen Minh Phung defeated UAE Moha Alzaabi 4-1 and Thailand’s Kangtong Theerapat 6-3 to …

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UFC suspends Cung Le for nine months

UFC fighter Cung Le.

HA NOI  — Middleweight fighter Cung Le has been suspended from the UFC for nine months after testing positive for human growth hormone following his August 23 loss in Macau. Le, 42, will have to submit a clean drug test before being reinstated to the UFC. The suspension is retroactive …

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VN enjoy success in Olympic sports

Karate kid: Nguyen Thanh Duy (right) on his way to a bronze medal on the penultimate day of competition day in Incheon yesterday. Duy took his medal in the men's U60kg karate event.

HCM CITY  — The curtain will fall on the Asian Games (ASIAD) tonight, ending two weeks of competition for Viet Nam’s 199 athletes, who have won a total of 36 medals, including victories for the first time in several Olympic sports. This year, the country brought home three more medals …

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Ronaldo is the best player I’ve coached, says Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti acclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player he had ever coached as he prepared for Wednesday's Champions League Group B match at Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti acclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player he had ever coached as he prepared for Wednesday’s Champions League Group B match at Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets. “Yes, undoubtedly Ronaldo is number one,” the 55-year-old Italian, told a news conference at the Vasil Levski national stadium in …

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Asian Games: Vietnam karate artist bags silver medal

Nguyen Hoang Ngan performs her kata karate at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea on October 2.

Nguyen Hoang Ngan claimed a silver medal in kata karate at the 17th Asian Games (Asiad) in South Korea on Thursday. The 29-year-old artist from Hanoi aced her martial performances to defeat several others before advancing to the final round when she lost to Japan’s Shimizu Kiyou. “I learned a …

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Boxers win two bronzes at Asian Games

Double bronze: Luu Thi Duyen (left) was one of two Vietnamese boxers to win bronze medals at the ongoing Asian Games in South Korea.

HA NOI  — Viet Nam won two more bronze medals in the women’s boxing event at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. Le Thi Bang lost to Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte of India 0-3 in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) semi-final to take the bronze medal. In the …

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