Sports & Entertainment

Star fighters reign at Vietnam's first pro mixed martial arts championship

The first seven mixed martial arts champions of Vietnam were named in the 2022 LION Championship which has a total prize of VND1.6 billion ($64,000).
Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat (R) and Nguyen Tien Long during the mens 60-kg final of LION Championship in Phu Quoc on November 26, 2022. Photo by LION Championship


Sublime goals help Hà Nội brush aside Bình Định in National Cup final

Hà Nội defended their title and hold the trophy for the third season in a row, the first club to do so.


World Cup round-up: Morocco shocks Belgium; Modric hands Canada early exit; German clings on to progression hope

The eighth matchday of the 2022 FIFA World Cup started with high hopes for most top teams, but ended in their disbelief.


Cold water poured on 'hot girl' commentators

Good-looking or not, a journalist or presenter picked to appear on camera still has a responsibility to educate, entertain and inform the viewer in an intelligent and knowledgeable fashion.


Duân wins Hanoi Midnight marathon title, eyes SEA Games slot

Almost 10,000 elite and amateur runners registered to participate in the event. The number was double that of the first edition in 2020.


10,000 VnExpress Marathon runners zip past Hanoi icons

Around 10,000 runners of the VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight completed the race on Sunday morning, blessed by good weather conditions.
10,000 VnExpress Marathon runners zip past Hanoi icons


10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

Blessed by good weather conditions, around 10,000 runners participating in the VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight ran past iconic landmarks in the capital city as they completed the race Sunday morning.
10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run


World Cup round-up: Socceroos bounce back; France broke holders' curse; Messi Magic brought down Mexico

The Socceroos' resolve was proven through their aggressive pressure and attack in the first half. Crosses were sent into the box where Graham Arnold's men had the height advantage.


Duy Nhất wins inaugral 60kg Lion Championship MMA belt

After five five-minute rounds, the judges scored the contest 48-47 46-49 49-46, crowning Dut Nhất Lion Championship's first 60kg champion by split decision.


Chess master overcomes visual impairment to top region

Nguyễn Thị Hồng with visual impairment has done a great job, winning chess golds at the recent Southeast Asian ParaGames in Indonesia and being nominated to be one of the year's best athletes in 2022.


2,000 kids run in the rain at Kun Marathon Hanoi

2,000 children completed the Kun Marathon race at the Sword Lake on Saturday morning despite the rain and slippery roads.
2,000 kids run in the rain at Kun Marathon Hanoi


It's coming home!

In just over 3 weeks, the winners of the 2022 FIFA #WorldCup will be crowned and lift the famous trophy. For football fanatics who haven't been able to make it to Qatar, a pottery artisan in Hà Nội's Bat Trang village is making detailed replicas for just $4. Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to recreate the atmosphere and celebrate the global fiesta of football!


Vietnamese American to make VM Hanoi Midnight her 204th marathon

Nguyen Bich Ngoc has completed 203 marathons in 10 countries, but VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight 2022 will be her first race in the motherland.
Nguyen Bich Ngoc, 57,


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