Published: 05/03/2011 05:00



Hoang Thien to
enter final of Malacca championships

Viet Nam’s Nguyen
Hoang Thien and Thai Wishaya Trongcharoenchaiku defeated Thailand’s Punn
Bodhidatta and Singekrawee Wattanakul in the semi-finals of the boys’ doubles at
the fourth International Tennis Federation (ITF) Malacca International Junior
Championship in Malaysia on Wednesday.

They will meet
Indonesia’s Wisnu and Uneputty in the final.

Last month, the
16-year-old won the ITF U18 Summer Championship in New Zealand doubles event and
made it through to the semi-finals of the men’s singles.

Thien now ranks 241 in
the ITF junior rankings.

Trang An Ninh Binh have late finish to win Hoa Lu Cup

Trang An Ninh Binh beat Sanest Khanh
Hoa 3-1 in the Hoa Lu Volleyball tournament in Ninh Binh Province on Wednesday.

The hosts took the
first set 25-20, but Khanh Hoa came back in the second to win 30-28.

However, Ninh Binh
composed themselves in the third and fourth to win 25-11 in both sets.

The victory follows
Ninh Binh’s defeat of Laos 3-0 on Tuesday.

The tournament ends on

The winners will walk
away with VND70 million (US$3,500) in prize money.

Ha Noi T&T lose
to Muang Thong at confederation Cup

Ha Noi T&T lost to
Muang Thong United of Thailand 4-0 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup
on Wednesday.

The V-League
champions, who were without a number of key players because of injury, failed to
take full advantage of the few chances they created.

The hosts however were
not so reticent, scoring goals in the 23rd, 53rd, 59th and 90th minute.

On the same day,
Singapore’s Tampines Rovers beat Maldives’ Victory 3-1.

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