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We've won nothing yet, Son warns South Korea SYDNEY: South Korea forward Son Heung-Min has warned team-mates and an expectant nation to keep their feet on the ground after reaching their first Asian Cup final in 27 years.The Korean pin-up's sparkling performances have put his country within touching distance of a first Asian Cup title since 1960 and after Monday's 2-0 win over Iraq, the pressure will be on them to finish the job.With hosts Australia heavy favourites to beat the United Arab Emirates in the second semi-final, however, Son knows it will be a tough ask, despite having beaten the Socceroos in the group stages."It's far too early for us to be talking about the title," the jet-heeled Bayer Leverkusen star told reporters in fluent German. "Every game has such a different complexion that you just can't say."We still have a massive game to play in the final so we can't afford to be talking about lifting ...


LPGA season opens with top field in Florida OCALA: Top-ranked Park In-Bee of South Korea and second-ranked New Zealand teen Lydia Ko will try to follow stellar 2014 campaigns with hot 2015 starts when the LPGA season begins Wednesday.The inaugural $1.5 million Coates Championship in suburban Orlando, Florida, marks the opening of a 33-event global calendar offering $61.6 million in prize money.The opening tournament features a field of 120 with a Wednesday to Saturday schedule to avoid a final-day conflict with American football's ...

Sharapova teaches Bouchard lesson to set up Russian semi MELBOURNE: The experienced Maria Sharapova slapped down young pretender Eugenie Bouchard Tuesday, dominating the ambitious Canadian to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final with dark horse Ekaterina Makarova.The world number two, who could claim the top ranking from arch-rival Serena Williams if she wins the title, showed her intent by breaking the seventh seed in the first game of the match and never looked back.Billed as a Glam Slam showdown between two of the ...

Portuguese league result LISBON: Portuguese league result on Monday:Paços de Ferreira 1 (Oliveira 90-pen) Benfica 0SundaySporting Lisbon 1 (Mário 76) Academica Coimbra 0Moreirense 2 (Battaglia 35, Fernandes 73) Nacional 3 (Matias 47, Rondon 81, 90+2)Belenenses 0 Penafiel 0Vitoria Setubal 4 (Hyun Jun Suk 38, Zéquinha 65-pen, Pelkas 69, Schmidt 88) Rio Ave 1 (Ukra 25)Estoril 1 (Léo Bonatini 50) Arouca 0Marítimo Funchal 1 (Bruno Gallo 32) FC Porto 0Boavista 1 (Uchebo 82) Sporting Braga 0SaturdayVitoria Guimaraes 2 (Valente ...

South Korea Olympic star Park fails drug test SEOUL: South Korea's four-time Olympic swimming medallist Park Tae-hwan has failed a dope test, local media reported on Monday.But his management were quick to blame an injection given to the national pin-up by a local doctor.Park, one of South Korea's most decorated athletes, received chiropractic treatment at a local hospital prior to last year's Asian Games, when he was given an injection that contained a banned substance, news agency Yonhap reported his management agency as ...

Leekens celebrates as Tunisia reach last eight BATA: Tunisia coach Georges Leekens celebrated his side's qualification for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after their 1-1 draw with DR Congo in Bata."We know we are not the best or the most beautiful but we have qualified and I am very happy," said Leekens after the game.The result, combined with a 0-0 draw in the day's other game between Cape Verde and Zambia, allowed Tunisia to progress as Group ...

Africa Cup of Nations - Tunisia 1 DR Congo 1 BATA: Africa Cup of Nations Group B result in Equatorial Guinea on Monday:At BataTunisia 1 (Akaichi 31) Democratic Republic of Congo 1 (Bokila 66)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015


 



 
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