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Asian Games 2018: Son hails 'belief' as Korea reach football quarters


South Korea's captain Son Heung admitted his side had felt the pressure of the last 16 knock-out tie, but said he was "very proud" of his team-mates". (Photo: AFP/Aamir Qureshi)



CIKARANG, Indonesia: Son Heung-min said South Korea had "more belief" than Iran as they safely reached the Asian Games quarter-finals, taking him a step closer to the gold that would spare him a career-threatening stint in military service.

Son captained the defending champions to a 2-0 win in a physical game in Cikarang, near Jakarta, to set up another daunting clash with a highly rated Uzbekistan side.

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Asian Games 2018: Schooling wins Singapore's first gold medal after retaining 100m fly crown


Joseph Schooling bagged Singapore's first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: Sport SG)



JAKARTA: Olympic champion Joseph Schooling won Singapore's first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games after retaining his men's 100m butterfly title on Wednesday night (Aug 22).

He clocked 51.04s to touch the wall first ahead of his closest competitors at the Gelora Bung Karno aquatic centre in Jakarta, setting a new Games record.

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Asian Games - Is this eclectic mix of 40 events the Olympics+?

Spurs' Son Heung-min (centre) and his South Korean team-mates share the Asian Games stage with less familiar sporting figures

 

Over the the next four days, the last of 12,000 athletes and officials will check into six tower blocks in the centre of Jakarta.

The Asian Games athletes village will be a diverse community.

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Philippines v Australia basketball: Mass brawl at World Cup qualifier

The Philippines ended the game with just three players on court





Punches, kicks and chairs were thrown as a mass brawl broke out between players in a Philippines v Australia World Cup qualifying tie.

The Philippines ended the game with just three players left on court after nine of their side were ejected.

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Thomas Cup 2018: Malaysia go down fighting to Indonesia in quarter-finals

All ears: Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong listening to instructions from coach Paulus Firman (second right) as coach Cheah Soon Kit looks on during the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie against Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. V Shem-Wee Kiong lost 19-21, 22-20, 13-21.

 


MALAYSIA’S Thomas Cup challenge has come to an end in the quarter-finals and with that, the wait for the elusive title continues after 26 years.

Malaysia went down fighting 3-1 to 13-time champions and arch-rivals Indonesia, Thursday.

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