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  1. Sport - China - MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

    Harnessing the power of China's MMA talent

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:19pm by SASCHA MATUSZAK

    ... on a dusty path. More than 3,200km to the south in Phuket, Yang Jianping pounds the pads at Tiger Muay Thai, one of Asia's premier mixed martial arts gyms. Some of Asia's best fighters ... these two has been on the cards since they first competed in the Art of War mixed martial arts promotion in 2009, but every planned bout has been derailed- until now. We are the ones who have ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Hong Kong must host more sporting events, says Kenneth Fok

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:47pm by Kevin Kung

    ... to Hong Kong after the Asian Games in Incheon and our swimmers are excited about competing in that," he said. "As Asia's World City we need to catch up and be more proactive ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong women’s sevens team raise expectations with first ever final

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 08:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... their credentials as Asia’s number one sevens team. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Getting used to fleeting fame

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 09:33pm by Tim Noonan

    ... of the LLWS in 31 years. Needless to say their success can't help but raise the game's profile. Here in Asia, there is no such need. Baseball may not be booming in the US inner cities but it is thriving in the Orient. Japan has won three of the past four LLWS and nine overall while Taiwan has been victorious 17 times. Since 1967, when teams from Asia were allowed to compete in the LLWS ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    New boys thrown in at the deep end for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:54pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... also want to finish in the top two, if not three, in Asia so we can have another go at becoming a core team on the IRB World Series," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's ...


    Fencers Ryan Choi and Albert Chien strike Asian team gold for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:52pm by Kevin Kung

    ... weapon in both genders. Choi and Chien formed the team "Asia-Oceania 1" with Karin Miyawaki (foil) and Misaki Emura (sabre) from Japan, and Kim Dong-ju (sabre) and Lee Sin-hee (epee) ...

  7. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Guangzhou Evergrande can defend their titles, says Lippi

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:38pm by Michael Church

    ... three years, and also last year in Asia. To become champions is much harder with each passing year." Guangzhou have bolstered their line-up with Alberto Gilardino, a member of Lippi's ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - MUAY THAI

    Ming Tang getting a real kick out of his chosen art form

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 10:34pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Hong Kong fighter has built up a strong record, but he is still struggling to win over his family Tang getting a real kick out of his chosen art form The first real battle ... towards the Thai martial art, and once he had joined a gym and started training the now-23-year-old knew there'd be no turning back. We had some really big arguments about me becoming a Muay ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SKYRUNNING

    The sky's the limit for Stevie Kremer

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:45pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... to join the ISF circuit and China Skyrunning Association's president Michael Maddess dreams the city can become one of the premier skyrunning destinations in Asia. A recent visit by the 2014 ... much of Asia yet but in the last 20 hours I've been up two peaks Stevie Kremer "There's such potential for sky running here," said the exuberant 30-year-old American, ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Pressure mounts as busy Asian sevens season looms

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 12:33pm

    ... at the 17th Asiad in Incheon at the end of September. The Asian Games is our priority this year. In terms of sporting events in Asia it’s the pinnacle, and it has a bearing on our status as an elite ... this year. In terms of sporting events in Asia it’s the pinnacle, and it has a bearing on our status as an elite sport at the [HKSI],” said Baber. “It’ll be a high-profile tournament and the biggest ...




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