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  1. United States' loss could be Hong Kong's gain in 2011 World Cup qualifying

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The banning of top seeds, the United States, by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from taking part in the World Cricket League Division Three tournament in May, could pave the way for Hong Kong's entry into the next round of qualifying for the 2011 World Cup. The ICC suspended the US last week after the American governing body failed to hold elections ...

  2. Battle for the world's oldest and most prestigious trophy

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a sledgehammer, citing political reasons The 1988 event was dogged by a series of legal battles with New Zealand taking victors the US to court, arguing the 'friendly competition between ...

  3. Photos - Today in Photos

    Head over heels

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Brazilian players celebrate after winning the women's volleyball gold medal match against the United States. Head over heels Brazilian players celebrate after winning the women's volleyball gold medal match against the United States. The Brazilian team produced a dazzling comeback to stage victory. When Fernanda Rodrigues arched her back and delivered the final blow to defeat ...

  4. United we stand

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the United States alone, 1.24 million people SUPed last year, up 18 per cent year on year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Lately, some have combined the sport with another hip ...

  5. Bill aims to stop Bush attending Olympics opening gala

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opening session based on Beijing 'brutalising protesters in Tibet'. 'Given what is happening to the people of Tibet, it would be a careless sign for the president of the United States to attend those Games,' Mr McCotter said. 'President Bush, as the leader of the free world, must uphold America's beacon of liberty to the world's oppressed. 'This ...

  6. It's party time as HK becomes a Battleground

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THE BATTLEGROUND street basketball tournament, hugely popular in the United States, is coming to Hong Kong this summer. Battleground Asia, a competition for local streetball players, will be held from August 14-17 and will include three-on-three games, DJs and breakdance contests. The tournament will be an adaptation of the one-on-one competitions held in the US, where Hong ...

  7. State Council takes aim at illegal golf courses

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the development of government-subsidised housing projects for low-income groups, the State Council stressed that the national goal of building 10 million subsidised units must be met this year. Local ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com The State Council yesterday vowed to remove a lingering embarrassment to the central government's authority- the increasing number of luxury golf ...

  8. State press attacks US groups that tie Olympics to Darfur

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing continued to attack efforts to tie this year's Olympic Games to its Darfur policy, with the state-run International Herald Leader publishing a feature-length 'expose' yesterday on the background of some Darfur-focused organisations. A week after US movie director Steven Spielberg withdrew from preparations for the Games, citing Darfur as a reason, ...

  9. American firepower overcomes Italy

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The United States registered a crucial victory over Italy in the World Grand Prix Hong Kong leg last night as they won the top-of-the-group clash ... in Macau next week. Unbeaten Brazil are on top of the standings with eight straight wins, followed by Russia and the United States, who both have seven wins, while Serbia are fourth. Poland, who ...

  10. Players brawl with Americans

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A Chinese provincial basketball team brawled with a US team during a demonstration game on Friday night in Jiashan county, Zhejiang, mainland media reported. The brawl started in the second half of the exhibition game betw ...




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