Nguyễn Thành Ngưng competes in Japan. — Photo webthethao.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese walkers secured the best finish of all Southeast Asian athletes at the Asian 20km Race Walking Championship which closed in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday. National champion Nguyễn Thành Ngưng completed his race in 1hr 30.15min to place seventh in the men’s category, 13 minutes slower than winner Toshikazu Yamanishi of the hosts who walked 1:17.15. Chinese Zhang Jun and Australian Rhydian Cowley were second and third, respectively. "It is really cold out there. We have to walk under the rainy weather of 2 degrees Celsius. Normally it takes me dozen of minutes to warm up but here I spent more than one hour and felt nothing," said Ngưng. "Walkers from Japan, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Malaysia took turns to lead. But I competed with comfortable mind as I just want to beat my result of 1:30.19 at the … [Read more...] about Ngưng, Phúc finish seventh at Asian 20km Race Walking Championship
By Jordan Blum Published 1:13 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Mark Papa, chairman and chief executive officer of Centennial Resource Development Inc., speaks during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. CERAWeek gathers energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, leaders from the technology, financial, and industrial communities to provide new insights and critically-important dialogue on energy markets. Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg less Mark Papa, chairman and chief executive officer of Centennial Resource Development Inc., speaks during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. CERAWeek ... more Photo: F. Carter Smith / Bloomberg Photo: F. Carter … [Read more...] about Future of shale: Early goings or seventh inning?
By Reid Laymance, Houston Chronicle Published 6:31 pm CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 James Harden was the last starter picked by LeBron James for this year's NBA All-Star game, going seventh overall. Harden, the defending MVP and league's leading scorer, didn't go until the final round of the draft for teams by captains James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Picking first, LeBron went with Golden State's Kevin Durant. Team Giannis went with Golden State's other star Stephen Curry, who will be making a homecoming of sorts for the game in Charlotte where he played in high school. Team LeBron then went with James' former teammate in Cleveland, Kyrie Irving. Team Giannis went for size with Joel Embid. LeBron then took Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Giannis took Oklahoma City's Paul George over Harden. That left Harden for LeBron. Giannis got the final starter in Kemba Walker. The teams: Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates as he runs upcourt after scoring … [Read more...] about Team Lebron takes James Harden with seventh pick
By Marcy de Luna Published 11:09 am CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 The Houston NBA franchise is the seventh-most valuable in the NBA, according to Forbes, which released its annual valuation on Thursday. >>> Click through to see more on the Houston Rockets. The Houston NBA franchise is the seventh-most valuable in the NBA, according to Forbes, which released its annual valuation on Thursday. >>> Click through to see more on the Houston Rockets. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 The Houston NBA franchise is the seventh-most valuable in the NBA, according to Forbes, which released its annual valuation on Thursday. >>> Click through to see more on the Houston Rockets. The … [Read more...] about The Houston Rockets are the seventh-most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes
By Howard Fendrich Associated Press Published 6:12 AM EST Jan 27, 2019 Melbourne, Australia — Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final Sunday. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic raised his major trophy total to 15, behind only Roger Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17. Djokovic improved to 7-0 in finals at Melbourne Park with a remarkably dominant and mistake-free performance against Nadal. When they met in the 2012 Australian Open final, Djokovic needed 5 hours, 53 minutes to win. This time, it lasted just a bit more than 2 hours. Djokovic finished with 34 winners and only nine unforced errors. He reduced one of the greats of the game to just another outclassed opponent — just a guy, really — and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one of his famous forehands entirely. Djokovic left Nadal smirking or gritting his teeth or punching his racket … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic dominates Rafael Nadal for seventh Australian Open title