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Belgium hold Aussies in Champions Trophy thriller BHUBANESWAR: Tom Boon slammed in a last-gasp penalty corner to help Belgium force a dramatic 4-4 draw from world number ones Australia in the Champions Trophy field hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.Ruthless England destroyed Pakistan 8-2 in another pool A match of the eight-nation tournament at the Kalinga stadium, to build on the 3-1 win over World Cup holders Australia in their opening game.Australia, who have won the last five Champions Trophy titles, appeared headed for an easy victory over Belgium when they ran up a 3-0 lead by the 21st minute.But the fast-improving Belgians, ranked fourth in the world, scored twice in quick succession to make it 2-3 at half-time.Flynn Ogilvie scored his first international goal to extend the Kookaburras' lead to 4-2 in the 37th minute, but John-John Dohmen narrowed the margin for Belgium soon after.The determined Belgians forced a series of penalty corners in the last ...

Philippines held at home but confident of making Suzuki final MANILA: The Philippines were unable to break down tournament favourites Thailand in the first leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final on Saturday but a buoyant display left them confident of getting the required result in Bangkok and reaching a first final.The 'Azkals' had arguably the best of the play in the first leg in Manila, with the Thais forced on the defensive for the final 22 minutes after striker Adisak Kraisorn was sent off ...
Woeful Wanderers lose again in Australia, Perth still top SYDNEY: Western Sydney Wanderers, who just last month were crowned 'Kings of Asia', remain rooted to the bottom of the domestic A-League after being brushed aside 2-0 by Adelaide United on Saturday.Marcelo Carrusca and Fabio Ferreria scored in each half to leave the Wanderers without a win in nine matches but coach Tony Popovic said he saw seeds for optimism."The boys fought hard, the effort was tremendous," said the former international, who was crowned Asian ...
Harrington holds off charging Thai to win in Indonesia JAKARTA: Triple major winner Padraig Harrington overcame an early final round wobble and a brave charge from Thailand's Thanyakon Khrongpha to win the Asian Tour's Indonesia Open by two shots following a dramatic final hole on Sunday.The Irishman and the 24-year-old Thai headed down the last level at 16-under but both found trouble.Harrington hit his tee shot to the edge of the hazard, with the Thai failing to capitalise by dumping his second in the ...
Champions Trophy results BHUBANESWAR: Results from day two of the eight-nation Champions Trophy field hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar on Sunday:Preliminary roundsPool AAustralia 4 Belgium 4England 8 Pakistan 2Later on SundayPool BThe Netherlands v Germany; Argentina v IndiaCopyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Roddick made honorary member of Wimbledon, says Henman LONDON: Andy Roddick has been made an honorary member of the All England Club, according to former British number one Tim Henman. The American, three times a runner-up at the grand slam tournament, visited the grasscourt club on Friday for "a spot of tea" with Henman while in London competing at the Statoil Masters event at the Royal Albert Hall. "I was able to take him to Wimbledon a couple of days ago because he's ...
Japan women aim to bloom again at World Cup TOKYO: Holders Japan set their sights firmly on retaining their Women's World Cup after being handed a dream draw for the 2015 tournament in Canada.Japan's 'Nadeshiko' -- named after a frilly pink carnation -- will be expected to brush aside Switzerland, Cameroon and Ecuador in Group C games their coach, Norio Sasaki, said would serve as useful practice as they look to blossom at the business end of the competition, which begins on June 6. ...


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