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Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games due to lack of funds

Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country’s reputation could be at risk if things don’t go smoothly.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games

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Vietnam said Thursday it had decided against hosting the 2019 Asian Games for financial reasons, and was exploring procedures to withdraw from staging the region’s largest sporting event.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

SEA Games: Vietnam boots out Malditas


The Philippines saw its semifinal hopes in the women’s football tournament of the 27th Southeast Asian Games vanish in devastating fashion.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Football,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

PH Spikers get beating from host Vietnam in SEA volley tilt

Dindin Santiago (facebook photo)

The Philippine team got a sound beating in its opening match in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Southeast Asia zone qualifiers Friday night (Manila time) in Quang Tri, Vietnam.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Chieffy Caligdong leads PH past Vietnam

Caligdong hero for the Azkals again. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup website.

A Filipino football hero returned to the fore Tuesday night. And his resurfacing couldn’t have come at a better time.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Other Sports | Read More »

Caligdong’s late goal propels PH Azkals past Vietnam 1-0

Chieffy Caligdong. FILE PHOTO

Chieffy Caligdong struck a goal late to push the Philippines past Vietnam 1-0 Tuesday in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Confident Azkals leave Tuesday for Bangkok AFF Suzuki Cup

Azkals coach Michael Weiss.

Armed with more experience and more games together, the Philippine Azkals leave for Bangkok Tuesday with high hopes that they can put up a strong showing in the AFF Suzuki Cup, the same tournament that served as launching pad to the renaissance of football in the country two years ago.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PH draws with Vietnam


The Philippines found Southeast Asian rival Vietnam hard to crack Friday and settled for a 2-2 standoff in the 40th Chess Olympiad here.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Marquee SEA teams up next for Philippine Azkals


A series of friendly matches against powerhouse sides in the Southeast Asian region in June will be the next assignment for the Philippine Azkals, who are coming off a third place finish in the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Oliver Barbosa top Filipino finisher in Vietnam chess

Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa defeated compatriot and fellow GM John Paul Gomez to become the top Filipino finisher in the 2nd HD Bank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2012 at the HD Bank Head office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam late Wednesday.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

GM Barbosa off to Vietnam

Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa and International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia lead five other Filipinos in the 2nd HD Bank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2012 scheduled on March 2 to 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

John Baylon’s long judo reign ends

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It took someone just over half John Baylon’s age to end the Filipino’s unparalleled Southeast Asian Games run—and make him retire.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Sinag Pilipinas whips Vietnam, faces Thailand next


The Philippines limited Vietnam to four points in the first quarter on the way to a 107-53 victory Tuesday for its second straight lopsided basketball win in the 26th Southeast Asian Games.

Posted: November 15th, 2011 in Basketball,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »



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