China, South Korea, Iran open Asian Cup with victories

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But five minutes into the second half, Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Pavel Matiash jumped to handle what seemed to be an easy catch following a corner kick. He was under no pressure with two of his teammates around him, but the ball went into the net off his gloves.Yu Dabao then angled in a left-footer in the 78th minute to ensure the fourth straight victory for China in its Asian Cup opening game and improve its record against Kyrgyzstan to 3-0.A runner-up in 1984 and 2004, China faces the Philippines and South Korea in its remaining group games.In Dubai, the Philippines had only 18 percent possession against the 2015 Asian Cup runner-up but managed to hold firm until the 67th minute.With forward Son Heung-min absent, Hwang Ui-jo scored the lone goal for South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The in-form Son is still with his Tottenham club for one more English Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday before joining South Korea. He could be away for up to five of Tottenham’s matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the final on Feb. 1 in Abu Dhabi.South Korea reached the final at the previous Asian Cup.In Abu Dhabi, two first-half goals from Mehdi Taremi helped Iran ease past Yemen.Iran is seeking a fourth title, with former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz in charge of Asia’s top-ranked team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea’s forward Hwang Ui-Jo, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match between South Korea and Philippines at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Monday.Lippi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, is trying to win another title in what is likely to be his last major tournament. But it won’t be easy in the United Arab Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Another coaching heavyweight, Sven-Goran Eriksson, lost his opening match of the Asian Cup when South Korea defeated the Philippines 1-0 in Dubai in the other Group C game.In Group D, another favorite, Iran, routed Yemen 5-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissChina entered the Asian Cup with one win in seven games, including draws against Palestine, India, and Bahrain. It didn’t look much better at the start of Monday’s match.Akhlidin Israilov gave Kyrgyzstan the lead with a low left-foot shot from outside the box just before halftime. Time to move on: Chris Tiu retires from basketball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more


GOLF NEWS: MARK FRIEL WINS THE CAPTAINS DAY AT OTWAY

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgOtway Golf NewsA certain past club captain and president must have been looking down on his son, current club captain Martin Duffy, when Martin was blessed with perfect weather conditions for his captain’s day last Saturday.Male members, ladies, and visitors enjoyed ideal conditions on the course,which was set up relatively trouble free, apart from a couple of tricky pin positions at the second and eight. The high temperature was matched by high scoring, as Mark Friel showed great composure to finish a very steady round with 46 stableford points.Noel Kiernan just nipped 2nd place on BoT from Paul Murray, both on 44 pts, while Damian Gallagher took the gross.First nine went to Philip Friel, with the back nine going to Martin O’Reilly, who also made the ‘shot of the day’ to get nearest the pin prize.Dan Canning topped his steady round with a monster off the tee at the third, to give him the longest drive. The ladies section was won by young Anne Cullen on BoT from Therese Farrell, while the Declan Martin took the visitors section just ahead of Michael McFadden.Well done to all participants, and to Captain Martin and his helpers for a fabulous day and night of golf, grubb, music and craic.This Sunday 6th July it’s back to action for the gents in Otway, with the Lennon Festival competition.GOLF NEWS: MARK FRIEL WINS THE CAPTAINS DAY AT OTWAY was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more