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  1. HK coach glad they snubbed Sri Lanka Sevens

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of booking a berth in Dubai next year and continuing a record of having played at every World Cup Sevens. Hong Kong had planned to take part in a quadrangular tournament later this month - a fortnight before the World Cup qualifiers - in Dubai against Japan, Korea and the Arabian Gulf. But those plans came unstuck after the Japanese and the Koreans declined the proposal. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651689/hk-coach-glad-they-snubbed-sri-lanka-sevens
  2. Lucky Owners scares off Japan rivals

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and former British racer Right Approach are two notable invitees, having dead-heated in the Group One Dubai Duty Free over 1,777 metres on turf at Nad Al Sheba on Dubai World Cup night, March 27. ... Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on April 25 before a stride has been taken. The high quality field of 14 invitees was announced yesterday morning, with the home-town defence led by Derby hero Lucky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451299/lucky-owners-scares-japan-rivals
  3. Test is yet to come for Fiji after rout of Malaysia

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... in the world series standings, behind co-leaders England and New Zealand, but Tanivula hopes hard work behind the scenes will pay off. Fiji reached the Cup semi-finals in both Dubai and George ... and the recalled David Batiratu completed the rout. After a mistake-riddled Fiji handed South Africa victory in last month's USA Sevens Cup final following a disastrous first half, Tanivula knows his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742065/test-yet-come-fiji-after-rout-malaysia
  4. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Hammam and the men running the game in Australia. Hammam announced on Tuesday that the region's governing body would be backing Europe's bid to host the 2018 World Cup finals- and his declaration came like a bolt from the blue for Frank Lowy and his cohorts at Football Federation Australia. 'Asia's association with this World Cup is deep,' Hammam told AFC delegates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716659/michael-church-south-africa
  5. Better English for soccer fans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lorraine Ma, Young Post intern The British Council's 'World Cup English'- a new section of its Premier Skills website- is a useful tool that lets football fans keep up with the latest World Cup news while improving their English. Premier Skills is a partnership between the Premier League and the British Council. The website promotes community sports development around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717824/better-english-soccer-fans
  6. Liang and Zhang aim to copy their Olympic heroes

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Liang Wenchong and Zhang Lianwei aim to follow the 'glorious Olympic achievements' of their compatriots at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in Shenzhen next month. China's two leading golfers will be hoping to improve on their joint 11th-place finish last year and break into the top 10 for the first time in the World Cup. The 28 nations, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656625/liang-and-zhang-aim-copy-their-olympic-heroes
  7. Emirates begin to recover after global turmoil

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... restrictions, trade barriers and quotas. Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone is one of the largest and most successful and has attracted more than 6,400 companies from around the world. Jebel Ali accounts ... Ed Peters As the financial centre of the Gulf and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it didn't take Dubai long to bounce back from the global financial turmoil. A steadily growing oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732185/emirates-begin-recover-after-global-turmoil
  8. Sixes is on a spinning wicket as it faces up to challenge in Singapore

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the winning team was received with the same measure of equanimity with which Aravinda de Silva treated bowlers in his prime. Sri Lanka's World Cup winner De Silva was one of the 'stars' ... century which helped Sri Lanka defeat Australia in the 1996 World Cup final, has again been cast into a key role. It will be up to him to organise a team from Sri Lanka for the opening event ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638053/sixes-spinning-wicket-it-faces-challenge-singapore
  9. 'Time to tackle time wasters'

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and more tournaments are on Ryan's wish list as he looks forward to the new cycle in the IRB Sevens World Series starting next season. 'The game is structurally very solid so you just ... this doesn't increase,' Ryan said. Since taking over the mantle as coach of the national sevens squad in 2007, the affable Englishman is still searching for his first Cup title at Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741921/time-tackle-time-wasters
  10. Japan Cup a victim of its own success

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Japan Cup is not only having an influence on how selections are made and completed for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races but sometimes one wonders if there is perhaps a lesson or a shadow of things yet to come for Hong Kong's showpiece. Last year, we copped a dreadful hiding with dropouts and form slumps from the Japan Cup's proximity to our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480305/japan-cup-victim-its-own-success

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