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  1. Sport - Golf

    Royal & Ancient ruling club to hold vote on women members

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:00pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... the Royal & Ancient Golf Club said on Wednesday that it has recommended its members should vote in favour of women being allowed to join the club. The 260-year-old ruling body of golf, based ... rules at a ballot to be held on September 18. “Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the founding club of The R&A, will vote on a motion to admit women as members,” ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Referees don't have it easy, Jose … it's actually quite hard

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:42pm by William Lai

    ... official viewed the incident on a pitchside monitor. None of the linesmen reportedly saw it. Similarly, in the 2009 Confederations Cup match between Brazil and Egypt, Howard Webb and his linesmen ... initially awarded a corner. On taking advice from his fourth official, Webb changed his decision and correctly sent off Egypt's Ahmed El Mohamady and awarded a penalty to Brazil. Whether ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - SQUASH

    Laura Massaro crowned new world champion in epic final

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Georgetown, Malaysia Briton uses every speck of the court to gain upper hand over Egyptian in electric first game that sets her up for victory World number two Laura Massaro was crowned the new world women’s squash champion on Sunday after edging Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini in a suspenseful final. Massaro downed Sherbini 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9 ...


    David Moyes wins fragile vote of confidence

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:08pm by Peter Simpson

    ... his side parting to the left or right. How the ancient Athenians might gawp in wonder at this feverish 21st century plebiscitary practice! Bunk and bromidic harmless fun such suffrage may be, ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Egypt's Raneem El Weleily ends Annie Au's strong Hong Kong Open run

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 11:18pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Local No 1 fails to reach final again as star Nicol David makes no mistake EgyptianEl Weleilyends Au's glory run Annie Au Wing-chi's impressive run in the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open ended on Saturday when she lost to Raneem El Weleily of Egypt in the semi-finals. Playing in the glass court at the Cultural ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea look to go top of the Premier League by beating Newcastle

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... this week. Mohamed Salah, the £11 million (HK$139 million) signing from Swiss club Basel, will hope to make his debut after remaining an unused substitute at Eastlands. And the Egypt international admitted his move had been accompanied with a weight of expectation from back home. "For everybody in Egypt this is a dream," Salah said. "To see one player playing in Chelsea, ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Neymar and Ronaldo top the billing in final World Cup warm-ups

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters

    ... a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. First-time World Cup finalists Bosnia suffered a jolt as they were beaten 2-0 by Egypt in Innsbruck. ...


    Alan Pardew's apology a PR patch-up job

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 09:32pm by Peter Simpson

    ... United star could argue he used a hard-learned martial art originating from an ancient civilisation to attack his protagonist. Pardew's was straight from the Neanderthal tundra and his ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Annie Au reaches final of Cleveland Classic

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:06am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... four in front of her home fans before losing to third seed Raneem El Weleily of Egypt. After an extensive winter training camp, she set off for the United States where she made it to the main ...

  10. Sport - Golf

    Why Royal & Ancient is unlikely to move into 21st century any time soon

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Paul Newberry in Gullane, Scotland While Royal & Ancient's Dawson concedes some changes are likely after the Open, he defends male-only clubs as 'a way of life' Defending Ancient traditions Pragmatic yet defiant, the head of the Royal & Ancient issued a Hootie Johnson-like salvo in the latest battleground over male-only golf clubs: The British Open ...




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