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Tigers in their first defeat of the season

Fall to 9th on the table

Chiang Mai FC, the Lanna Tigers, fell to 9th on the table after suffering two losses.

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The Lanna Tigers, Chiang Mai FC fell to 9th on the Yamaha League 1 table after two losses in a row, one at home and one away.
The Tigers suffered their first defeat of the season at home at 700 Years Stadium on June 15, 2014 against Bangkok FC, currently second on the table.
Hosts Chiang Mai FC were forced to play without top players Anggello Machuca and Babo Mark Lauddry who were sidelined by penalties. The visitors proved too strong for the Tigers scoring their first goal in the 14th minute followed by a second goal in the 37th minute.
The Tigers fought back and made several goal attempts but failed to score in the second half, losing the match 0 – 2 resulting in the team’s first defeat of the season.
Their second match was held at BBCU (Big Bang Chula Club) FC, or Pink Panthers, at Chalerm Phrakiat 72nd Stadium in Nonthaburi on June 22, 2014. Although the League’s top scorer Babo Mark Lauddry was back on the field the home team proved too strong for the Tigers and they lost 1 – 3. The home team made their first goal in the 41st minute. The Tigers drew with a goal in injury time in the first half.
The Pink Panthers scored their second goal in the 54th minute and then attacked again to score a third goal in the 74th minute winning the match as the Tigers failed to score.
The losses brought the Tigers to 9th on the table; however the club has brought in a new forward from Phitsanulok TSY FC; Brazilian Diego Oliveira Alves who has scored 6 goals this season.


Police arrest 1,584 suspects for betting on World Cup

Thai fans have been not only following the matches but betting on them as well, File photo of Brazil’s win in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. (Photo by copa2014.gov.br via Wikimedia Commons)

Thai police have so far arrested 1,558 suspects allegedly involved in betting on the 2014 World Cup taking place in Brazil, a senior police officer said Sunday.
As the World Cup entered its 10th day last Sunday, Pol Maj Gen Anand Srihiran, commander of the Royal Thai Police Office of Police Strategy responsible for suppressing gambling in the football competition, said in total, police have apprehended 1,584 betters nationwide.
Police have also seized Bt380,949 in cash and Bt498,709 bank account deposit books, he said. Most of the alleged betters and bookmakers were arrested in Bangkok, followed by those in the eastern and northeastern provinces, said General Anand.
Police also shut down 623 websites which allowed online betting for football, while they are preparing to close another 277 websites, he added. (MCOT online news)

 


17th Incheon Asian Games 2014 to be aired on all channels

The Thai National Sepak Takraw team hopes to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon from September 20, 2014. (File photo)

All dominant TV stations are cooperating to provide full coverage of 36 sports at the 17th Incheon Asian Games 2014 from 19th September to 4th October.This will allow Thai people to view television stations on the 8VSB standard, as the games can be watched in both standard and HD resolution.
Channel 5 will broadcast the opening ceremony which will be seen on 19th September from 5 pm to 7 pm, while the closing ceremony will be aired on the NBT channel on the 4th July from 5pm to 7pm.
During the period from 20th September to 3rd October, the games will be broadcast live on NBT from 8am to12 midday while the other four channels which are 3, 5,7 and modern nine TV, will rotate showing competitive events in the afternoon. The results of each day’s games will be broadcast on the NBT channel from 11pm to midnight.
Thai athletes expect to gain more medals this year. Thailand hopes to rank 7th or higher on the medal table. While Sepak Takraw, Tae Kwondo, Badminton, Weightlifting and Sailing are Thai competitors’ best prospects for gold medals. (NNT)


Michelle Wie wins U.S. Women’s Open

Michelle Wie celebrates holing a birdie putt on the 17th green during the final round of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, held at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina, Sunday, June 22. (Photo courtesy of Nike Golf)

Michelle Wie powered her way to a two-shot victory at the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday, June 22, capturing the first major championship of her career at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.
The 24-year-old notched her second LPGA Tour win of the year – and fourth of her career — with a final score of 2-under-par 278.
Wie celebrated her major milestone on the 18th green with her fellow LPGA athletes, who doused her in champagne.
“I had a lot of fun today, I woke up so excited. I am just so grateful for the opportunity,” said Wie. “I got a lot of goose bumps walking up to 18. I can’t believe this is happening.”
The win gives Wie eight top-ten finishes this season, moving her from 11th to a projected seventh in the World Rankings, and she now tops the LPGA Tour Official Money List. (Source: Nike Golf)


Stuvik retakes F3 lead after double victory in Spain

Stuvik steers his RP Motorsport F3 car to victory at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, Sunday, June 22.

Aspiring Thai racer Sandy Stuvik won both of the races at the third round of the EuroFormula Open Championship at Jerez Circuit in Spain last weekend. The young Thai driver clinched pole position for the first race, in front of Polish championship leader and teammate Artur Janosz, and during the race Stuvik would prove to be untouchable as he gradually pulled away from the pursuing Formula 3 cars. In the end he took the checkered flag well ahead of Janosz in second and Israel’s Yarin Stern in third.
Sunday morning qualifying for the second race saw Janosz secure pole position after he put in a blistering lap. Spain’s Alex Palou took second place and Stuvik had to settle for P3.
As the race started Janosz cut across the front of Palou in a move that would later earn him a drive through penalty. Stuvik in turn overtook the Spanish driver through turn 3 and 4 and after Janosz had served his drive through, the Thai driver would find himself with a solid lead. Stuvik controlled his pace to finish over 6 seconds clear of second placed Alex Palou. Again it was Israel’s Yarin Stern who secured the third place on the podium.

Thailand’s Sandy Stuvik (center) is flanked on the podium by teammate Artur Janosz (left) and Yarin Stern (right).

Stuvik commented after the race: “This was a tough race and weekend and I am excited to now take the lead of the championship back again. I have to thank Team RP Motorsport for giving me such a fantastic Formula 3 car and for being able to build the car so well around my driving style. I do realize that my competitors are coming ever closer and I will take my training to the next level to do my best to stay ahead as we go to Hungary in two week time.”
The results leave Sandy Stuvik firmly in the lead of the championship with 124 points, to Janosz’ 93 points and Palou with 87 points as the series now moves to the Hungaroring Circuit in Hungary for the 4th round on 4-6 July.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Tigers in their first defeat of the season

Police arrest 1,584 suspects for betting on World Cup

17th Incheon Asian Games 2014 to be aired on all channels

Michelle Wie wins U.S. Women’s Open

Stuvik retakes F3 lead after double victory in Spain