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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Where are the local Chinese players of the future?

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:03pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The home team does not have a single player of local Chinese origin in the squad and this bodes ill for the game’s development. The first question is why aren’t the local players good enough? ... emphasis on grassroots development over the past decade or more, surely we should see some progress by now? The inevitable conclusion will be that rugby has yet to take root among the local Chinese ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    What's in a name? Why it's vital for foreign trainers and jockeys to get their Chinese names just right in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:58pm by Michael Cox

    ... what we are given in Chinese characters – however rude-sounding or plain old unlucky it is. Well, this week German trainer Andreas Schutz hit back and took ownership of his name, hoping for a change in fortune and a better flow of his fung shui. Every foreign jockey and trainer is given a “Chinese name” – a group of two or three Chinese characters that vaguely sounds like his actual ...

  3. Sport - China - MASTERS

    Chinese-Americans dominate inaugural kids' competition at Augusta

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:07am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Youngsters with roots in Hong Kong and Mainland show their potential at home of the Masters Chinese-American children won the first four titles in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship on Sunday at Augusta National, one of them handed his trophy by reigning Masters champion Adam Scott. Kelly Xu, a nine-year-old Californian, won the 9-10 girls crown ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Welcome cheer for Ferrari fans

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai After a troubled week, new team boss takes the helm at Chinese Grand Prix and Alonso responds Welcome cheer for Ferrari fans Lewis Hamilton may have battled back on Friday to set the fastest time in the second practice, but all eyes were on Ferrari as the new principal took the helm for the Chinese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso, who posted ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Transparency at all tiers is essential for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:54pm by William Lai

    ... unrealised, resource to help competition organisers instil better standards in the local culture, provided they are given proper protection and support. Agree or disagree? Contact Rational Ref ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Call to delay Hong Kong Stadium closure to host Liverpool visit

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:24pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... consider conducting the improvement work in phases or simply shorten the period, so they can accommodate the match in late July or early August in 2015. The Leisure and Cultural Services ...

  7. Sport - China - AFC Champions League

    Guangzhou face tough task without Diamanti

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:41pm by Michael Church

    ... injury trouble but he's going to be ready for this match," said Lippi, whose side moved back to the top of the Chinese Super League on Friday with a comfortable 5-2 win over Tianjin ... at the beginning, but it's OK. "I want to achieve the same result as last year: win the Chinese league and win the AFC Champions League." ...

  8. Sport - China - BASKETBALL

    Shanghai and Beijing to host NBA matches in October

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:13pm

    ... on finding unique and meaningful ways to connect with fans worldwide,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “Basketball brings people together across cultural and geographic lines and these games ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    A marathon with a patriotic beat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... they wanted to hold a grander race as part of the series of sporting competitions, arts festivals and cultural events marking the birthday of the nation's founder, Kim Il-sung, on Tuesday. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Unseeded Simon Santoso stuns Lee Chong Wei at Singapore Open

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... for Singapore and not go so hard,” Lee said. Earlier, Olympic champion Li Xuerui refused to speak to media after she lost the women’s final to her Chinese team-mate and arch-rival Wang Yihan ...




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