DUBLIN: Bryson DeChambeau birdied the second extra hole to beat South Korea's An Byeong-hun and capture the biggest title of his career on Sunday (Jun 3) at the Memorial. Bryson DeChambeau poses with the trophy after winning the The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP) DeChambeau, 24, thrust his arms skyward in no less than seven double fist-pumps after rolling in his winning 12-foot putt at the 18th hole at Muirfield Village. DeChambeau, An and Kyle Stanley had ended regulation play tied on 15-under par, but only after the two Americans each bogeyed the 72nd hole. Stanley, 30 was eliminated with another bogey on the first playoff hole - the 18th. An and DeChambeau returned to the 18th tee for the second playoff hole, with An's second shot coming to rest against a spectator's umbrella. After a free drop he found the green but DeChambeau settled things with his birdie effort, saying his second career US PGA Tour … [Read more...] about DeChambeau birdies second extra hole to win Memorial
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WEMBLEY: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insisted he is a "serial winner" after ending a difficult season on a high by beating Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty at Wembley on Saturday (May 19). Manchester United's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (L) vies with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (R) during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London on May 19, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Glyn Kirk) In what is still widely expected to be Conte's final game in charge, the Blues withstood a second-half onslaught from United after Hazard's 22nd-minute spot-kick to ensure Jose Mourinho's men end the season trophyless. A year on from winning the Premier League in his debut season in English football, Conte failed to even qualify Chelsea for the Champions League as they finished fifth in the Premier League. "I am the first to understand because I am the coach of an important club … [Read more...] about Hazard the hero as Chelsea hold firm to win FA Cup
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win stun attacking intent in U23 Asian Cup final?
This Saturday afternoon will be like no other in Vietnam. The national football team will be competing in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship, marking the first time ever a team from Southeast Asia has made it so far. Vietnamese fans started dreaming the unthinkable when the team made it to the semifinals, and many assumed it would be South Korea they'd be facing in the biggest game in the team's history. Yes, it had to be South Korea, the runner up of the AFC U23 last year. But just a few hours after Vietnam secured a ticket to the final with a dramatic win over Qatar on Tuesday, it was Uzbekistan's turn to surprise fans. It wasn't until that moment that Vietnamese fans, who had been celebrating their team's remarkable cup run that led them becoming the first in Southeast Asia along with Malaysia to reach the quarterfinals, started looking at what Uzbekistan has achieved so far in this tournament. Uzbekistan knocked out 2017 champion … [Read more...] about Vietnam vs Uzbekistan: Can will to win overcome attacking intent in mouthwatering cup final?
VietNamNet Bridge – After winning the Golden Ball award 2017, captain of V.League 1 champions Quang Nam, Dinh Thanh Trung says he and the national team aim to win the AFF Cup this year.Midfielder Trung was a key player in his side’s league glory. He was also instrumental in helping the national team through the Asian Cup 2019 qualification rounds“I will try to play well to help Quang Nam defend their title this year. If I am called to the national team to compete in the 2018 AFF Cup, I and my teammates will make every effort to enter the final and I hope Vietnam will take the cup like 10 years ago,” said Trung.“Winning the AFF Cup is my biggest wish this year,” Trung added.The 29-year-old Trung, who was born in the central province of Ha Tinh, has proved his mettle as a leader and captain.“Trung is like the eldest brother of the team. Although he is younger than many footballers, he is always a good example to his teammates on both the pitch … [Read more...] about Trung aims to win AFF Cup
Photo book Xuan Thi (Spring Time) by photographer Thai Phien won the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) Cup yesterday in Ha Noi, marking a milestone as the first book of photographs showing nudes to win the award.Photographer Phien said his joy at winning the cup was shared by all Vietnamese photographers."That’s because VAPA has finally recognised nude photo art in Viet Nam," said Phien. "I think that now Vietnamese people can enjoy nude photos publicly."Spring Time was the first art book of nude photography published in Viet Nam by HCM Literature and Arts Publishing House. The book includes 71 photos, which were snapped by Thai Phien across a period of 15 years.Books that won the bronze VAPA cups included Chu Thu Hao’s Nhiep Anh Mot Goc Nhin (Looking Photography); Minh Dao’s Thu Tuong Vo Van Kiet (Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet) and Tran Phong’s Le Hoi Tay Nguyen (Festivals in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam).Cup-winner Phien will fly from HCM … [Read more...] about Book of nudes wins VAPA Cup top award
U-23 Vietnam shocked U-23 China with a 3-1 thrilling victory Saturday in the Vietnam Football Federation Cup and reaped the title, despite the results of the last matchday on Nov. 9. The home side’s Saturday win followed their 1-0 victory over U-23 Singapore two days earlier at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi. With six points, the young Vietnamese won the friendship tournament regardless of the results of the U-23 China vs. U-23 Singapore and U-23 Vietnam vs. U-23 Thailand on Monday. The Thais got two points after drawing 2-2 with China on Thursday and 1-1 with the Singapore team Saturday. Both Singapore and China got one point each. This means if Thailand beat Vietnam in the last game of the round-robin competition, they will get five points, still behind the hosts. The home side’s Saturday match against the Chinese team at the My Dinh Stadium was a thrilling game that took the crowd’s breath away. Both sides started the game carefully … [Read more...] about U23 Vietnam stun U23 China to win VFF Cup early
Defending V-League champions Ha Noi T&T fought back to win the Super Cup at Hang Day Stadium yesterday against Song Lam Nghe An, winning 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time. The Hanoian team, who won the V-League in June, were shocked by their long-term rivals Nghe An taking a 2-0 lead in the first minutes of the second half. Ha Noi T&T boasted a string of stars including goalie Duong Hong Son, captain Brazilian Cristiano Roland, maestro Le Hong Minh and Brazil's Cauce Benicio along with attacking midfielder Cao Sy Cuong, but they failed to dominate the well-organised defence and quick counter-attacks of Nghe An team. Newly-contracted striker Kavin Bryan threatened the hosts' goalie with his speed and close range shots in the first half, while talisman Argentinean striker Gonzalo Marronkle was marked closely Nghe An's defenders. After a goalless first half, Edmun Owusu Ansah of Nghe An slotted the ball home from his teammate's 53rd minute cross, beating goalie … [Read more...] about Ha Noi T&T win Super Cup
(Cinet)- Spain won the World Cup for the first time in their history as an extra-time goal from midfielder Andres Iniesta gave them a last-gasp 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final at Soccer City on July 12. With the scoreless match inching towards a penalty shootout, and the Dutch down to 10 men, Andres Iniesta picked up a pass from Cesc Fabregas to fire home from close range four minutes from the final whistle in Africa's first World Cup. The goal sparked euphoric scenes as the Spanish team and bench raced after Iniesta into the corner of the Soccer City stadium to celebrate while the Dutch appeared stunned. It was the first time the European champions had reached a World Cup final and a bitter disappointment for the Netherlands who finished runners-up for the third time after previously losing the 1974 and 1978 finals. It was also the first victory by a European side outside their continent. But the game was far from the classic final hoped for from the two most … [Read more...] about Spain win World Cup
Le Hung Dung, the chairman of the Eximbank, has offered an addition USD500,000 to the Vietnam team to win their first ever gold medal at the SEA Games next month. Add to the same offer from the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group earlier, the total amount offered is now USD 1 million. This does not include the additional cash incentives from the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and other expected enterprises. The highest previous offer was VND6 billion (USD285,000) for the 23rd SEA Games in the Philippines in 2005. In the meantime , the Under-23 teams from Myanmar and Uzbekistan have been included for the VFF Cup later this month in Hanoi. This follows the withdrawals of both Thailand and Indonesia, who have cited commitments with their domestic league as the reason for their decision not to take part. The other two teams for the VFF Cup are Malaysia and hosts Vietnam. VFF CUP 2011: Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar and Uzbekistan Source: aswanfootball … [Read more...] about SEA Games 2011: USD 1 million offer for Vietnam to win gold; change in teams for VFF Cup