Tuesday, July 15, 2014

19th FINA Diving World Cup 2014

Location: Shanghai, China

Date: 15th - 20th July 2014


5th FIBA Asia Cup 2014

Location: Wuhan, China

Date: 11th - 19th July 2014

1st - Iran
2nd - Chinese Taipei
3rd - Philippines
4th - China
5th - Jordan
6th - Japan
7th - India
8th - Singapore
9th - Indonesia


July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

July 15

5th - 8th Place
India 65 - 69 Jordan
Japan 82 - 48 Singapore
7th - 8th Place
India 85 - 36 Singapore
5th - 6th Place
Jordan 77 - 69 Japan
Quarter Finals
Chinese Taipei 76 - 62 Japan
Iran 75 - 60 Jordan
Philippines 70 - 66 India
China 84 - 37 Singapore
Semi Finals
Philippines 55 - 76 Iran
China 73 - 84 Chinese Taipei
Bronze Medal Match
Philippines 80 - 79 China

Gold Medal Match
Iran 89 - 79 Chinese Taipei

Let's support our ASEAN teams at the 
17th Asian Women's U19 Volleyball Championship in Taipei starting July 16, 2014
#TeamThailand #TeamVietnam

2014 FIFA World Cup Result Summary

Location: Brazil

Date: 12th June - 13th July 2014

Results & Awards

Preliminary Rounds
June 12
Group A: Brazil def. Croatia (3-1)

June 13
Group A: Mexico def. Cameroon (1-0)
Group B: Netherlands def. Spain (5-1)
Group B: Chile def. Australia (3-1)

Photo: FIFA Website

June 14
Group C: Colombia def. Greece (3-0)
Group C: Cote D'Ivoire def. Japan (2-1)
Group D: Costa Rica def. Uruguay (3-1)
Group D: Italy def. England (2-1)

June 15
Group E: Switzerland def. Ecuador (2-1)
Group E: France def. Honduras (3-0)
Group F: Argentina def. Bornia & Herzegovinia (2-1)

June 16
Group G: Germany def. Portugal (4-0)
Group G: USA def. Ghana (2-1)
Group F: Iran draws with Nigeria (0-0)

June 17
Group A: Brazil draws with Mexico (0-0)
Group H: Belgium def. Algeria (2-1)
Group H: Russia draws with S. Korea (1-1)

June 18
Group A: Croatia def. Cameroon (4-0)
Group B: Chile def. Spain (2-0)
Group B: Netherlands def. Australia (3-2)
June 19
Group C: Japan draws with Greece (0-0)
Group C: Colombia def. Cote D'Ivoire (2-1)
Group D: Uruguay def. England (2-1)

Photo: FIFA Website

June 20
Group D: Costa Rica def. Italy (1-0)
Group E: France def, Switzerland (5-2)
Group E: Ecuador def. Honduras (2-1|)
June 21
Group F: Argentina def. Iran (1-0)
Group F: Nigeria def. Bornia & Herzegovinia (1-0)
Group G: Germany draws with Ghana (2-2)

June 22
Group G: Portugal draws with USA (2-2)
Group H: Belgium def. Russia (1-0)
Group H: Algeria def. Korea Republic (4-2)
June 23
Group A: Brazil def. Cameroon (4-1)
Group A: Mexico def. Croatia (3-1)
Group B: Spain def. Australia (3-0)
Group B: Netherlands def. Chile (2-0)

June 24
Group C: Colombia def. Japan (4-1)
Group C: Greece def. Cote D'Ivoire (2-1)
Group D: Uruguay def Italy (1-0)
Group D: Costa Rica draws with England (0-0)

June 25
Group E: Switzerland def. Honduras (3-0)
Group E: France draws with Ecuador (0-0)
Group F: Argentina def. Nigeria (3-2)
Group F: Bosnia & Herzegovina def. Iran (3-1)

June 26
Group G: Portugal def. Ghana (2-1)
Group G: Germany def. USA (1-0)
Group H: Belgium def. Korea Republic (1-0)
Group H: Russia draws with Algeria (1-1)

Round of 16
Argentina def. Switzerland (1-0)
Belgium def. USA (2-1)
France def. Nigeria (2-0)
Germany def. Algeria (2-1)
Netherlands def. Mexico (2-1)
Costa Rica def. Greece (1-1)
   *Costa Rica wins on penalties (5-3)
Brazil def. Chile (1-1)
     *Brazil wins on penalties (3-2)
Colombia def. Uruguay (2-0)

Argentina def. Belgium (1-0)
Netherlands def. Costa Rica (0-0)
(Netherlands win on penalties by 4-3)

Germany def. France (1-0)
Brazil def. Colombia (2-1)
SF1: Brazil vs Germany
 SF2: Netherlands vs Argentina

3rd Place Match 
Netherlands vs Brazil

Final Match
GERMANY def. Argentina (1-0) after extra time


Man of the Match

Mario Goetze

Golden Ball

Lionel Messi

Golden Boot

James Rodriguez

Golden Glove

 Manuel Neuer

Young Player Award
Paul Pogba

Fair Play Award



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vietnamese gymnastics team hunts for Asiad gold medals

Source: VietNamNet Bridge/VNA/Nhandan

With her continued success in 2014, gymnastics queen Phan Thi Ha Thanh has proved herself to be one of Vietnam’s major hopes in the hunt for gold medals at the 17th Asian Games (Asiad).

Gymnast athlete Phan Thi Ha Thanh

Ha Thanh and her teammates suffered strong disappointment last year as gymnastics was unfortunately excluded from the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ competition programme. However, Thanh and other members of the national gymnastics team were compensated with a lot of experience, which they have accumulated through many other important international tournaments.

Good news has come thick and fast to Vietnamese sports since the beginning of 2014, as gymnastics athletes struggled to bring home commanding success on the global arena. The most outstanding deed of the gymnastics team was their collection of two gold, one silver and one bronze won at the Grand Prix Osijek FIG World Challenge Cup 2014, with top female gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh as the only gold medalist.

Maintaining constant practice and training regimens has brought Thanh to continuous shining performances. Ha Thanh began an amazing 2014 with a gold medal in the vault and a fifth-place finish on balance beam at the Korea World Top 2014 competition in Incheon. Also in April, she rocked the gymnastics world, competing in style to snatch two gold medals on vault and balance beam at the 2014 Grand Prix Osijek. The supreme finish at those world-level arenas is a convincing evidence of Ha Thanh’s level, making her one of the country’s brightest hopes for gold at the 17th Asiad.

According to Thanh’s direct trainer, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, despite such positive signals, Thanh and her teammates will have to apply an extremely vast pressure at the coming Games, especially in the women’s vault event, which is Thanh’s strength. This discipline demands high accuracy in technique and absolute patience in spirit, thus requiring extremely thorough preparation and stable mind.

Ha Thanh has been undergoing a special programme with increasing levels of difficulty in her training exercises.

Phan Thi Ha Thanh, however, is not the only hope of the national gymnastics team. There are still many other promising names that deserve to be entrusted, including Pham Phuoc Hung and Nguyen Ha Thanh.

Nguyen Ha Thanh became widely known among gymnastics lovers as he vaulted to gold at the 2013 Grand Prix Osijek in Croatia, while Pham Phuoc Hung made his name with a supreme finish on the parallel bars at the 2013 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Ljubljana, Slovenia and another silver medal in the same category at the 2014 Grand Prix Osijek. Given these outstanding achievements, the two athletes are definitely able to create surprises in Incheon in the coming time.

The national gymnastics team are scheduled to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland from July 23 to August 3, which functions as a perfect warm-up for Vietnamese athletes ahead of the 17th Asiad. Following the Incheon campaign, the team will continue training for another important tournament – the 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China, which takes place in October.

Vietnam will send 64 athletes to the upcoming 17th Asian Games (ASIAD) to be held in Incheon, the Republic of Korea (RoK), from September 19 to October 4.

The country will compete in 20 out of the 36 events. At the 16th ASIAD in China, the nation gained one gold, 17 silvers and 15 bronzes.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Update (Result) ‪#‎WorldCup‬
3rd Place goes to the Netherlands, beating host country Brazil!

Liew Darren Ready To Lead Country's Medal Charge In Glasgow

Source: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, -- Shuttler Liew Darren who has been given the task to lead the country's mission in the badminton competition of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the absence of world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei is ready to accept the challenge.

Liew Darren who captained the Thomas Cup team that reached the final will step into the shoes of Chong Wei who had to withdraw due to an aggravated thigh injury, during training.

"I do not regard the task as a burden but as an opportunity to play to my full potential and hopefully reach the final. It will not add any unnecessary pressure on me," he told reporters when met at the flag handing ceremony for the Malaysian contingent for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, here today.

Chong Wei, the defending champion and two-time Olympics silver medallist aggravated a thigh injury during training and receives treatment at the National Sports Institute (NSI).

Liew Darren who was criticized for failing to deliver the crucial winning point during the Thomas Cup final against Japan, hopes to meet compatriot Chong Wei Feng in the final to ensure Malaysia are assured of the gold medal.

Malaysia eventually lost 2-3 to Japan in the Thomas Cup final held in New Delhi, India.

Malaysia however, has a proud record since the inception of the Games in 1966, winning eight singles titles.

Malaysia won the inaugural singles title via Tan Aik Huang (Kingston, 1966); Punch Gunalan (Christchurch, 1974); Rashid Sidek (Auckland, 1990 and Victoria, 1994); Wong Choong Hann (Kuala Lumpur, 1998); Mohd Hafiz Hashim (Manchester, 2002) and Chong Wei (Melbourne, 2006 and New Delhi, 2010).

Source link: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/sp/newssports.php?id=1052835

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chong Wei's Absence Won't Dampen Spirit Of Malaysian Contingent To Glasgow - CDM

Source: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9  -- The absence of world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland will not weaken the Malaysian contingent said Chef-De-Mission Datuk Ong Poh Eng.

Ong said he was confident that the Malaysian contingent would be able to put up a commendable performance even without Chong Wei who has been a regular contributor of gold medals in the Commonwealth Games.

"We will announce our gold-medal target for the Commonwealth Games during the flag handing ceremony tomorrow...we will do our best but may not match the medal haul at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.

"It is not that we are not good but we have to be realistic in setting targets," he said after receiving sponsorship from Bata at Wisma Majlis Olimpik Malaysia (OCM), here today.

Bata who have been the official shoe sponsor to OCM for 20 years, handed over exclusively designed Power shoes for athletes who will compete in the Commonwealth and Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

In 2010, Malaysia won 12 gold medals in New Delhi.

Source link: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/sp/newssports.php?id=1052602

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Update (Results) #WorldCup

Shocking semi-final result! Germany goes Finals!

Monday, July 7, 2014

World Cup of Softball IX
July 7-13 - Irvine, California
Bill Barber Park
1. USA 7-0
2. Canada 5-2
3. Chinese Taipei 4-3
4. Japan 3-4
5. Venezuela 3-5
6. Mexico 2-5
7. Philippines 1-6


Date  Time (PDT) Matchup
July 7 11 a.m.  Philippines 3-0 Venezuela
2 p.m. Venezuela 6-3 Chinese Taipei
4:30 p.m. Canada 11-4 Japan
7 p.m. USA 7-0 Mexico - Exhibition*
July 8 11 a.m. Venezuela 1-8 Japan
2 p.m. Philippines 0-7 Mexico
4:30 p.m. Canada 3-2 Chinese Taipei
7 p.m. USA 5-0 Venezuela
July 9 11 a.m. Philippines 1-3 Canada
2 p.m. Canada 8-2 Venezuela
4:30 p.m. Japan 7-0 Mexico
7 p.m.  USA 13-1 Philippines
July 10 12:30 p.m. Chinese Taipei 3-2 Mexico
6 p.m. USA 5-2 Canada - Pink Game
8:30 p.m. Japan 10-1 Philippines
July 11 10 a.m. Mexico 1-0 Venezuela
12:30 p.m. Chinese Taipei 16-1 Philippines
6 p.m. USA 8-1 Japan
July 12 10 a.m. USA 3-2 Mexico
12:30 p.m. Mexico 2-8 Canada
5 p.m. USA 14-0 Chinese Taipei
7 p.m. Chinese Taipei 4-3 Japan
July 13 10 a.m. USA 5 - Canada 2

12:30 p.m. Venezuela 7 - Philippines 4

2 p.m. Mexico 0 - Venezuela 4

4 p.m. Chinese Taipei 3 - Japan 1

Sunday, July 6, 2014

2014 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 1

Location: Suzhou Sport Center, China

Date: 2nd - 6th July 2014


Women's Events                                                Men's Events
FLY -49 Kg.                                                         FLY -58 Kg.
Gold -  Jingyu Wu (China)                                    Gold - Taehun Kim (South Korea)
Silver - Yasmina Aziez (France)                            Silver - Guilherme Alves (Brazil)
Bronze - So-hui Kim (South Korea)                       Bronze - Lucas Guzman (Argentina)
Bronze -  Ivett Gonda (Hungary)                            Bronze - Safwan Khalil (Australia)

FEATHER -57 Kg.                                               FEATHER -68 Kg.
Gold - Eva Calvo Gomez (Spain)                          Gold - Dae-hoon Lee (South Korea)
Silver - So-hee Kim (South Korea)                        Silver - Vasilii Nikitin (RUS)
Bronze - Li Cheng Tseng (Chinese Taipei)             Bronze - Behnam Asbaghikhanghah (Iran)
Bronze - Mayu Hamada (Japan)                           Bronze - Jiannan Huang (China)

WELTER -67 Kg.                                                 WELTER -80 Kg.
Gold - Chia Chia Chuang (Chinese Taipei)              Gold - Aaron Cook (Isle of Man)
Silver - Anastasiia Baryshnikova (Russia)              Silver - Albert Gaun (Russia)
Bronze - Hua Zhang (China)                                  Bronze - Sebastian Crismanich (Argentina)
Bronze - Farida Azizova (Azerbaijan)                     Bronze - French Maizeron (France)

HEAVY +67 Kg.                                                   HEAVY +80 Kg.
Gold - Shuyin Zheng (China)                                 Gold - Anthony Obame (Gabon)
Silver - Briseida Acosta (Mexico)                           Silver - Dongmin Cha (South Korea)
Bronze - Bianca Walkden (Great Britain)                Bronze - Sajjad Mardani (Iran)
Bronze - Milica Mandic (Serbia)                             Bronze - Mahama Cho (Great Britain)

Let's support our SEA Teams who will compete at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup 2014 in Wuhan, China from 11th - 17th July 2014. 

2014 World 9-ball Championship (Men)

Location:  Doha, Qatar

Date: 25th - 27th June 2014


Bracketed Format

Elmer D. Haya(PHL)  11 –  7 Johann Chua(PHL)  
Neils Feijen(NED) 11 - 7 Carlo Biado(PHL)
Chang Yu Lung(TPE) 11 – 8 Shane Van Boening(USA)   
Albin Ouschan(AUT) 11 – 8 Li He Wen(CHN)
Elmer D. Haya(PHL)  11 - 8 Raymund Faraon(PHL)
Johann Chua(PHL) 11 – 8 Waleed Majid(QAT) vs
Neils Feijen(NED) 11 – 6 Mario He(AUT)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 11 - 7 Ko Pin Yi(TPE)
Chang Yu Lung(TPE) 11 -10 Wu Jiaqing(CHN)   
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11 - 5 Tohru Kuribayashi(JPN)
Albin Ouschan(AUT) 11 -10 Antonio Gabica(PHL)
Li He Wen(CHN)  11 – 7  Nick Van Den Berg(NED)

Raymund Faraon(PHL) 11 – 7 Wang Can(CHN)   
Elmer D. Haya(PHL)  11 – 8 Hijikata Hayato(JPN)
Waleed Majid(QAT) 11 - 9Darren Appleton(GBR) vs.
Johann Chua(PHL) 11 - 5 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)
Mario He(AUT) 11 - 10 Jeong Young Hwa(KOR)
Neils Feijen(NED) 11 – 6 Radoslaw Babica(POL)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 11 – 5 Jason Klatt(CAN)   
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 10 Naoyuki Oi(JPN)
Wu Jiaqing(CHN) 11 - 10 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Chang Yu Lung(TPE) 11 - 6 Stephan Cohen(FRA)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11 – 4  Dang Jing Hu(CHN)
Tohru Kuribayashi(JPN) 11 – 9 Nick Ekonomoupolos(GRE)   
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 11 - 6 Ryu Seung Woo(KOR)
Albin Ouschan(AUT) 11 – 9 Roman Hybler(CZE)   
Li He Wen(CHN) 11 – 8  Mar Teutshcer(NED)
Nick Van Den Berg(NED) 11 – 7 Ramiel Gallego(PHL)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Asian Fencing Championships 2014

Location: Suwon, Korea

Date: 2nd - 7th July 2014


Epée Events

Men's Individual épée
Gold - Jung Jin-sun (South Korea)
Silver - Keisuke Sakamoto (Japan)
Bronze - Park Kyoung-doo (South Korea)
Bronze - Roman Alexandrov (Uzbekistan)

Women's Individual épée
Gold - Choi In-jeong (South Korea)
Silver - Shin A-lam (South Korea)
Bronze - Ayaka Shimookawa (Japan)
Bronze - Qin Xue (China)

Men's Team Epee
Gold - South Korea
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan

Women's Team Epee
Gold - China
Silver - South Korea
Bronze - Hong Kong

Sabre Events

Men's Individual Sabre
Gold - Gu Bon-gil (South Korea)
Silver - Mojtaba Abedini (Iran)
Bronze - Ali Pakdaman (Iran)
Bronze - Lam Hin Chung (Hong Kong)

Women's Individual Sabre
Gold - Kim Ji-yeon (South Korea)
Silver - Emura Misaki (Japan)
Bronze - Shen Chen (China)
Bronze - Lee Ra-jin (South Korea)

Men's Team Sabre
Gold - South Korea
Silver - Japan
Bronze - China

Women's Team Sabre
Gold - China
Silver - South Korea
Bronze - Kazakhstan

 Foil Events

Men's Individual Foil
Gold - Heo Jun (South Korea)
Silver - Chen Haiwei (China)
Bronze - Kenta Chida  (Japan)
Bronze - Li Chen (China)

Women's Individual Foil
Gold - Nam Hyun-hee (South Korea)
Silver - Jeon Hee-sook (South Korea)
Bronze - Le Huilin (China)
Bronze - Chen Bingbing (China)

Men's Team Foil
Gold - China
Silver - South Korea
Bronze - Japan

Women's Team Foil
Gold - South Korea
Silver - China
Bronze - Japan
Who's your bet to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Only four(4) teams are remaining...

SF: Brazil vs Germany
SF: Netherlands vs Argentina