Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Philippe Coutinho.  (Aug 19, 2018 07:33:14)

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Vietnam up nearly 900 points in FIFA rankings

  Aug 17, 2018 11:02:58
NDO/VNA – Vietnam are Southeast Asia’s number one team, coming in at 102 on the FIFA World Rankings for August. 

Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati

  Aug 17, 2018 08:18:55
Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched Korea Republic’s Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 in a second-round match at the rain-hit Cincinnati Open on Thursday that was carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather. 

La Liga announces plans to play regular season games in US

  Aug 17, 2018 07:32:57
La Liga’s organising body announced on Thursday that it plans to hold regular season Spanish top flight games in the United States in the future. 

Davis Cup makeover plans given the go-ahead

  Aug 17, 2018 07:14:20
Proposals to revamp the Davis Cup into a season-ending 18-team event were backed by national federations at the International Tennis Federation annual general meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday. 

Asiad: Vietnam U23s storm into Round of 16 after second win

  Aug 16, 2018 22:11:23
NDO – Vietnam U23s have made it through to the knockout stage at the 2018 Asian Games with one game in hand after beating Nepal 2-0 in their second Group D match on August 16. 

[INFOGRAPHICS] Asian Games 2018 official schedule

  Aug 16, 2018 17:13:04
NDO - Around 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries and territories will compete at the 18th Asian Games (Asiad 18) in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2. 

Vietnam U23s seek early berth in Asiad knockout stage

  Aug 16, 2018 15:13:56
NDO – Vietnam U23s will play lower-rated Nepal in match day two of the group stage at the 2018 Asian Games tonight (August 16), with the solitary goal of bagging the full three points in order to be able to clinch an early ticket to the knockout round. 

Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

  Aug 16, 2018 07:25:17
Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play. 

Facebook to broadcast some Champions League matches in Latin America

  Aug 16, 2018 07:20:18
Social network Facebook will broadcast some Champions League matches in Spanish-speaking Latin America on a free-to-air basis over the next three seasons, UEFA said on Wednesday. The deal, which runs from this season until 2021, gives Facebook exclusive free-to-air rights to 32 live matches each season, including the Champions League final and UEFA Super Cup. 

Atletico take revenge on Real to lift Super Cup

  Aug 16, 2018 07:07:28
Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.  

ASIAD 2018: Vietnamese football squad grabs international headlines

  Aug 15, 2018 16:59:23
NDO/VNA - The Vietnam Olympic football team has received praise from the international media following its emphatic win 3-0 over Pakistan in its first match at the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD 2018) in Indonesia on August 14. 

Tennis: Tsitsipas falls at first hurdle in Cincinnati

  Aug 15, 2018 07:26:17
Stefanos Tsitsipas was unable to build on his magical Toronto run as the Greek upstart fell 7-5 6-3 to Belgian David Goffin in first-round action at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. 

Alonso to retire from F1 at end of season

  Aug 15, 2018 07:10:04
Double world champion Fernando Alonso will retire from Formula One at the end of the season, his team McLaren said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Spain's big three gearing up for another 3-team title race

  Aug 15, 2018 06:42:55
The 2018-19 season of the La Liga Santander starts this coming weekend with FC Barcelona looking to defend their title in what once again looks as if it will be a three-team race between Barca, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.