Nadal to face defending champion Zverev in Rome final

Nadal to face defending champion Zverev in Rome final

A rampant Rafa Nadal turned on the style to beat his old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 6-3 on Saturday and reach his first Italian Open final since 2014.  (May 20, 2018)

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Nadal, Djokovic romp into Rome quarterfinals

  May 18, 2018
Rafa Nadal swept into the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday with a ruthless 6-4 6-1 victory over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov. 

Guardiola extends Man City contract to 2021

  May 18, 2018
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola signed a contract extension with the Premier League champions on Thursday that will keep him in the job until 2021. Spaniard Guardiola joined City in 2016 and led them to the Premier League title this year, 19 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United. 

Trinh Linh Giang fights back to make Vietnam F3 Futures quarterfinals

  May 17, 2018
NDO – Vietnam’s Trinh Linh Giang fought back from a set down to beat the no. 2 seed and world no. 652, Karunuday Singh, in their second-round clash on May 16, to advance into the Vietnam F3 Futures quarterfinals in a convincing fashion. 

Semifinalists of 2018 National Cup confirmed

  May 16, 2018
NDO – The quarterfinals of the 2018 Vietnamese National Cup officially wrapped up on May 15, with Hanoi FC, FLC Thanh Hoa, Song Lam Nghe An, and Becamex Binh Duong confirmed as the four semifinalists. 

New advancement of Vietnamese table tennis

  May 16, 2018
NDO – In early May, Vietnam’s men broke out of division three to join division two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships (open for teams ranked between 25th and 48th in the world) after beating their Israeli opponents with a score of 3-1. Together with the dethronement of the biggest regional power in the sport, Singapore, at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Vietnamese table tennis has been demonstrating clear-cut steps of advancement. 

Goffin battles past Cecchinato to advance in rainy Rome

  May 16, 2018
Belgian David Goffin was pushed to three sets by Marco Cecchinato in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday before bouncing back to beat the Italian wild card 5-7 6-2 6-2 on a rain-interrupted day in Rome. 

Football: Man City's Guardiola crowned LMA Manager of the Year

  May 16, 2018
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola was named Manager of the Year at a League Managers Association awards ceremony on Tuesday (May 15) after leading his side to the Premier League title and a host of records. 

Europa League was crucial to Atletico revival - Simeone

  May 16, 2018
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed the Europa League as the competition that helped revive his team when he took over a club in decline in 2012 and turned them into one of the most consistent teams in continental football. Atletico will be bidding to win Europe's secondary competition for a third time when they face Olympique de Marseille in Wednesday's final in Lyon, France. 

Ten teams vie for trophy at National Futsal Championship

  May 15, 2018
NDO – The 2018 National Futsal Championship officially opened at the Tien Son Sports Palace, in the central coastal city of Da Nang on May 14, with a total of ten teams battling it out for the overall trophy.  

Vietnam’s tennis ace achieves career-best ATP ranking

  May 14, 2018
NDO – Vietnam’s no. 1 tennis player, Ly Hoang Nam, leapt 29 notches to 433rd position in the latest men’s world rankings as announced by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on May 14. 

Vietnam settles for fourth place at AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

  May 14, 2018
NDO – Vietnam ended up in fourth place overall at the 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship after collapsing to a 2-3 defeat on penalties against Thailand in the third place match at Bangkok’s Indoor Stadium Huamark on May 12. 

Tennis - Zverev crushes Thiem to win Madrid title

  May 14, 2018
Germany's Alexander Zverev looked every bit a serious French Open title contender as he crushed claycourt specialist Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-4 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday. 

Liverpool's Salah sets Premier League record with 32nd goal

  May 14, 2018
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah crowned a superb campaign by scoring against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, taking his tally to a record 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season. The 25-year-old Egyptian struck in the 26th minute to eclipse the previous mark of 31 goals achieved by Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Barcelona lose unbeaten run at Levante while Messi stays home

  May 14, 2018
Barcelona's hopes of completing an unbeaten La Liga season ended in thrilling fashion on Sunday as the champions suffered a shock 5-4 defeat at Levante in their 37th and penultimate game of the campaign after resting talisman Lionel Messi.