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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer says Akeed Mofeed only suffered minor injury in disappointing Gold Cup run

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:50pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Richard Gibson is confident his stable star will be fit for World Cup night Mofeed 'still good for Dubai assault' Relieved trainer Richard Gibson ... is still awaiting the green light to switch Military Attack to the US$10 million Dubai World Cup instead of the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, for which the horse has already had an invitation. ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s World Cup dream shattered by Uruguay

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 09:03am

    ... Uruguay. Ill-discipline and a superior Uruguayan scrum combined to shatter Hong Kong’s World Cup dream with the South Americans advancing to the repechage final with a comfortable 28-3 victory ... play-off for the 2015 World Cup in England. Russia had earlier defeated Zimbabwe 23-15 in Krasnoyask, Siberia. The winner will become the 20th and last team and join pool A alongside Australia, ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Slow going at old Kai Tak keeps World Cup dream grounded

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kai Tak stadium will not be ready before 2018, and that’s a crying shame. Otherwise Hong Kong would have been able to put on the Hong Kong Sevens and host the Rugby World Cup Sevens later ... stadiums for the 2022 soccer World Cup using advanced technology that will cool individual seats. In addition, organisers say the teams will be able play in air-conditioned comfort. Hong Kong, too, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Montevideo playing field a step too far from level

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... It’s a pity the International Rugby Board didn’t see fit to play the first stage of the 2015 World Cup repêchage on a home-and-away basis. It wasn’t a level playing field for either Hong ... was ranked higher and as such Uruguay and Russia – 19th and 20th in the world – laid claim to host status. The IRB must give aspiring teams the best chance of making their dreams come true It would ...

  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 ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall throws hat into ring for permanent coaching role

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:07pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to see more photos from Hong Kong ’ s RWC qualifier against Uruguay. Andy Hall has put his hand up to continue as the national team head coach despite Hong Kong’s 2015 World Cup dream ending ... teams at Uruguay’s level Andy Hall Hong Kong lost 28-3 to Uruguay, ending their hopes of a first-ever appearance at a World Cup. Hall took over as head coach after his predecessor Leigh Jones ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    We could beat Uruguay in Hong Kong: Dai Rees

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36am by ALVIN SALLAY

    ... Kong ’ s RWC qualifier against Uruguay. Hong Kong have a long journey home in which to come to terms with the abrupt and brutal end to their World Cup dreams after being beaten 28-3 by Uruguay ... that we could win here and I think that we showed that we could but the rub of the green didn’t go our way Dai Rees The winners will take the 20th and last place at next year’s World Cup ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New Zealand will begin their bid for a fifth consecutive women's World Cup title on Friday, but insist they will not be dwelling on past achievements ... at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “We’re all here for the same reason, to win the World Cup. There’s definitely pressure there but it’s how we deal with it,” New Zealand captain Fiao’o ...




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