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First ‘technological fraud’ case rocks cycling world

Belgian Femke Van Den Driessche races during the women's U23 race at the world championships cyclocross cycling, in Heusden-Zolder, on January 30, 2016. AFP/Yorick Jansens

A concealed motor was found on a bike being used by Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche at the world cyclo-cross championships, the head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Sunday, confirming the first such case at a top-level competition. “It’s absolutely clear that there was technological fraud. …

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Binh Duong win Super Cup

Champions: Becamex Binh Duong celebrate winning the Vietnamese Super Cup's trophy at Thanh Hoa Stadium in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Saturday.

Becamex Binh Duong defeated Ha Noi T&T 2-0 to receive the Vietnamese Super Cup trophy at Thanh Hoa Stadium in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Saturday. 2015 Vietnamese Golden Ball Nguyen Anh Duc scored two goals to help Binh Duong take the title. With this victory, Binh Duong …

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Miura fired as head VN coach

End of the road: Head coach Toshiya Miura was sacked yesterday.

The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) decided to sack Japanese head coach Toshiya Miura from the national senior and U23 men’s football teams at a meeting in HCM City yesterday. The VFF will compensate Miura for terminating his two-year contract before it was officially due to end on April 30. …

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VN crush Malaysia in friendly match

Viet Nam beat Malaysia 3-2 in the second leg of a friendly match in HCM City on January 26.

Viet Nam’s national futsal team crushed Malaysia 3-2 in the second leg of a friendly match in HCM City on January 26. The hosts had defeated the visitors 5-4 in the first leg of the match, which was held in preparation for the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship finals that would …

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Bakel gets Vietnamese citizenship

Viet Nam's latest naturalised player Nguyen van Bakel hopes to get an opportunity to play for the national team.

Midfielder Danny van Bakel, who is playing for FLC Thanh Hoa, has become a Vietnamese citizen after his application was approved early this week. The Dutch player’s Vietnamese name is Nguyen van Bakel. Bakel, 32, has been one of the best midfielders of the V.League since he started playing here …

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Viet Nam target Under-23 quarter-finals

Kids are alright: Vietnamese U23 players seen ahead of their training in Qatar. Viet Nam will play Jordan in the Asian tournament's first match today.

Coach Toshyia Miura of Viet Nam strongly believes in his team’s chances at the Asian U-23 Football Championship in Qatar. Viet Nam versus Jordan is the second match of Group D which kicks off today at the Doha’s Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium. The Japanese said his target of a berth …

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Super Cup match moved forward due to fixture clash

Becamex Binh Duong.

The National Super Cup will be held on January 30 at the Thanh Hoa Province Stadium. V.League champions Becamex Binh Duong will play National Cup runners-up Ha Noi T&T. The match will take place two weeks earlier than previously scheduled due to a clash with Ha Noi T&T’s Asian Football …

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Saigon Heat add 2.08m American

Paul Williams

Saigon Heat has signed a contract with American basketball player Paul Williams, who is expected to lift the team for the remaining season of the ASEAN Basketball League. Williams, 32, is a former member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The centre, who is 2.08m tall, has spent 10 years …

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