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  1. World Cup stars to race in HK

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on strong runs at Saturday's Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan. Hong Kong Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader said an increase in international runners was expected in both races. 'We're in a pretty good spot to have quite a few of the horses from World Cup night make their way over,' he said. 'With the Champions Mile, in the past we've had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997209/world-cup-stars-race-hk
  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky eight are strongest Hong Kong contingent to land in Dubai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... have the form and talent to win the US$10 million Dubai World Cup, with just one question mark. "I've seen what we are up against and it's a quality line-up, as you would expect. ... at the World Cup meeting on March 29. Numbers do not guarantee success and the previous largest team- five runners in 2012- returned with two third placings, but there is an air of quiet confidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1453459/lucky-eight-are-strongest-hong-kong-contingent-land-dubai
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hosea Gear eyes World Cup in return to New Zealand to join the Chiefs

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Former All Blacks winger Hosea Gear is returning to New Zealand rugby next year with the Waikato Chiefs in an effort to break into Steve Hansen’s World Cup squad. The 30-year-old Gear was a late inclusion in the All Blacks’ 2011 World Cup squad after initially being considered one of the unlucky players to miss out and in his prime was a near certain selection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1571620/hosea-gear-eyes-world-cup-return-new-zealand-join-chiefs
  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Miroslav Klose- World Cup's all-time top scorer- retires from internationals

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin World Cup's top scorer Klose bows out a winner German striker Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top scorer, retired from international football on Monday. The 36-year-old leaves the German national team as a World Cup winner after last month helping Joachim Loew's side to their first global crown since 1990 when they defeated Argentina ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1571539/miroslav-klose-world-cups-all-time-top-scorer-retires-internationals
  5. Sheikh's vision leaves the world gasping

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Emirates also hinted strongly, without being tied down to a precise number, that a lift from its US$6 million stake to US$10 million for the Dubai World Cup (DWC) was possible, if not next year ... accounting for a mere five per cent of GDP. That first, ground-breaking Dubai World Cup won by Cigar might seem like yesterday, but it's now 13 years ago. And for every year along the way, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632265/sheikhs-vision-leaves-world-gasping
  6. An oasis in the desert

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... the Dubai World Cup race in March with the world's richest purse at US$6 million. There are some 30 shopping complexes, and the Dubai Shopping Festival is a business-led effort to encourage ... not perceive the emirate as a leisure destination because they associate it with an unstable region of the world. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Dubai prides itself on being one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428011/oasis-desert
  7. Sport - Racing

    Dubai organisers hail Chengdu race meeting

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:36pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Dubai organisers hail Chengdu race meeting Dubai-based organisers were boasting a "world first" in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Sunday when five races were held including the inaugural Chengdu Dubai International Cup at Jinma Lake Racecourse. There was no betting at Chengdu, but the fact quarantine protocol was established- allowing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1466620/dubai-organisers-hail-chengdu-race-meeting
  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    ‘Exhausted’ Kevin Durant drops out of US team for World Cup

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:07am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Kevin Durant will not play for the US team defending their title at this month’s Basketball World Cup due to mental and physical exhaustion, the NBA most valuable player said ... and at the 2010 world championships, said. “After going through training camp... I realised I could not fulfil my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint. I need to take a step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1569021/exhausted-kevin-durant-drops-out-us-team-basketball-world-cup
  9. Marwing takes over World Cup hopeful Gitano Hernando

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong-based Weichong Marwing has been snapped up for top Dubai World Cup contender Gitano Hernando two weeks out from the start of the international carnival at Meydan. ... Dubai Duty Free on World Cup night. The South African begins a careless riding suspension after the New Year's day fixture, but will resume on January 10- three days before the Dubai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734356/marwing-takes-over-world-cup-hopeful-gitano-hernando
  10. Sport - Soccer

    Top women protest Fifa plan to play World Cup on artificial turf

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Some of the world’s top women soccer players say Fifa’s proposal to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup finals in Canada on artificial turf instead of grass is discriminatory and violates human rights. The World Cup finals for men and women, contested every four years, have always been played on natural grass. Players and coaches believe there is a higher risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1568172/top-women-protest-fifa-plan-play-world-cup-artificial-turf

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