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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Nightmare just got worse for Brazil: bitter rivals Argentina reach their Maracana

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:28am

    ... century but it was eclipsed by Brazil in economic and political might in recent decades. At the official “Fan Fest” in Sao Paulo, some Brazilians wore the Dutch team’s orange colours, applauding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1550914/nightmare-just-got-worse-brazil-bitter-rivals-argentina-reach-their
  2. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Freedom fighter pulls no punches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:36pm by Unus Alladin

    ... but ended up in police custody. He was kicked off the Cuban team and denied the chance of a possible third gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The politics in Cuba is too confusing to really ... and boxing. The two-time amateur world champion sees more Cubans defecting for the better life in America. It's too hard to resist, he says. "The politics in Cuba is too confusing to really ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1552829/freedom-fighter-pulls-no-punches
  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Top five unforgettable moments of an unforgettable tournament

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:29pm by James Porteous

    ... as they try to return to 'jogo bonito'? Will the disappointment and despair spell the end of Dilma Rousseff's presidency and have far-reaching economic and social impact on the country? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1553227/world-cup-diary-top-five-unforgettable-moments-unforgettable-tournament
  4. Sport - Soccer

    How late Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano could have joined Barcelona

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... squad was mouth-watering. But political tensions hung over the separatist-minded Catalonia region and its relations with Madrid. "Barca, led by Ladislao Kubala, was winning everything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1551347/how-late-real-madrid-great-could-have-joined-barcelona
  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Mauling could outrank even 1950 final defeat, say shellshocked Brazil fans

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:38am

    ... business manager, said at a bar in Rio de Janeiro. The darkened mood could dent President Rousseff’s approval rating, although the effect might only be temporary, said Claudio Couto, a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1550079/mauling-could-outrank-even-1950-final-defeat-say-shellshocked-brazil
  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Japan win the politeness trophy

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:51pm by James Porteous

    ... to the politeness and cleanliness that seems to be the norm.  And really, why should it be so unusual? What's so hard about bringing a plastic bag with you and spending five minutes picking up after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1534343/world-cup-diary-japan-win-politeness-trophy
  7. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL V GERMANY

    Brazil in mourning after 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... of this defeat will be political, too. Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1550528/brazil-mourning-after-7-1-thrashing-hands-germany
  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Donald Sterling turns up in court fighting

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... the Clippers because of "economic reasons", claiming he could get up to US$5 billion in a sale for the team he has owned since 1981 and predicting an antitrust suit he launched against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1550540/donald-sterling-turns-court-fighting
  9. Sport - Soccer

    Louis Van Gaal's reputation burnished in Brazil

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... fun of you or being dead serious," went the advice. That will certainly make a contrast to Moyes' ever polite and apologetic turns in front of the press in his ill-fated spell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1549739/louis-van-gaals-reputation-burnished-brazil
  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Brazil v Colombia: Euphoria deafening as Andean nation hopes to reinvent reputation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... President Juan Manuel Santos is also devoted, and planned to attend today's contest. The Colombian team's unselfish poise and grace are about the only thing Santos and his political ... people "transcend the political tribalism" that has defined the nation's violent history. It reminded him, he said, of how Nelson Mandela used South Africa's love of rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1545729/colombia-hope-reinvent-reputation-strong-world-cup-run

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