A 1-1 home draw, which followed a 0-0 stalemate against Ukraine on Friday, left European champions Portugal on two points and Ronaldo on the sidelines after he limped off in the 30th minute of an absorbing contest. * Chelsea have lodged an appeal against a one-year transfer ban to FIFA's Appeal Committee and the case will be heard on April 11, the sport's world governing body said on Monday. The English Premier League club were banned from registering new players in the next two transfer windows and fined 600,000 Swiss Francs after they were found guilty of breaching rules on signing foreign players under the age of 18. * Uruguay eased to a 4-0 win over Thailand on Monday to retain the China Cup as veteran defender Diego Godin became his country's most capped player. Godin captained the team on his 126th appearance to move ahead of Maxi Pereira on the all-time list, and the Uruguayans were given few problems by a Thai side that struggled against more physical opponents. * EU antitrust … [Read more...] about Injured Ronaldo limps off in Portugal qualifier
* South Africa booked the last place at the African Cup of Nations finals with a 2-1 away win over Libya thanks to Percy Tau's double on Sunday to complete the lineup for the 24-team finals being hosted in Egypt in June. * Paul Casey became the first golfer to successfully defend his Valspar Championship title when he secured a hard-fought one-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak in Florida on Sunday (Mar 24). * Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar history on Sunday (Mar 24), the 18-year-old American taking the checkered flag in his only third series start at the IndyCar Classic. * Daniel James was Wales' goal-scoring hero as they launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday (Mar 24). * Hungary midfielder Mate Patkai scored his first international goal to secure a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over World Cup runners-up Croatia in a Euro 2020 Group E qualifier on Sunday. * Scotland beat San Marino 2-0 to avoid a … [Read more...] about Snooker – O’Sullivan on top of the world after Tour Championship win
>>> Viet Hung’s stoppage-time header hands Vietnam win against Indonesia >>> Park Hang-seo admits luck after Vietnam win over Indonesia Earning a dramatic 1-0 victory over Indonesia U23s with a header in the fourth minute of stoppage time from midfielder Trieu Viet Hung, Vietnam have won six full points after two matches. However, as the Thais had previously destroyed Brunei 8-0, Vietnam had to give up the top spot in group K to the "War Elephants". Thailand U23s are temporarily at the top with six points like Vietnam U23s but superior in goal difference (+12 versus +7). According to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s regulations, a total of 16 teams will qualify for the finals, including the 11 teams topping the 11 qualifying groups and four second-placed teams with the best results, along with Thailand U23s who qualified automatically as hosts. If the Thais finish the qualifying round with the current top spot, there will be an extra slot for the … [Read more...] about What should Vietnam U23s do to progress to AFC U23 Championship finals?
Vietnamese Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm. — Photo wp.comViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm shone at the Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship in UAE on Sunday. HCM City-born Liêm (Elo 2,715) beat Venkatesh M R of India (Elo 2,517) in the third round after 57 moves. While International Master Khôi (Elo 2,484) tied with Zubov Alexander of Ukraine (Elo 2,605) after 52 moves. After three matches, Liêm ranked fourth out of 150 players and young ace Khôi was in 15th place. Liêm will next face Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo of Venezuela (Elo 2,639), while Khôi meets Ganguly Surya Shekhar of India (Elo 2,633). The Sharjah Masters has attracted the participation of 150 chess players from across 30 countries and territories, playing according to the nine-round Swiss system. The tournament, which will run until March 31, features 33 grandmasters, including 14 with an Elo … [Read more...] about Liêm shines at Sharjah Masters chess event
>>> Vietnamese chess players off to perfect start at Sharjah Masters 2019 Taking advantage of playing white, Quang Liem (Elo 2715) needed 57 moves to force lower-ranked Venkatesh (Elo 2517) to concede defeat. With three points after three consecutive wins, the Vietnamese GM remains in the leading group, together with Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia, Elo 2692), Alexandr Fier (Brazil, Elo 2551), Eduardo Iturrizaga (Venezuela, Elo 2639) and Nihal Sarin (India, Elo 2578). The third-round victory has earned Quang Liem five additional Elo points to compensate for the points he dropped at the recent 2019 Spring Chess Classic in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Next up for the third seed will be a fourth-round clash with Venezuelan Eduardo Iturrizaga who recently attended the 2019 HDBank International Chess Tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The remaining Vietnamese representative, Nguyen Anh Khoi (Elo 2484), played black to draw with higher-rated Ukrainian Alexander Zubov (Elo 2605), which is … [Read more...] about Quang Liem retains winning run at Sharjah Masters 2019