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  1. Sport - Racing

    A decade in the making, commingling on Hong Kong racing set to commence in the United States

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:44pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Years in the talking and many months in the making, commingling of bets on Hong Kong racing will commence through the TVG network in the United States ... quinella and tierce betting on Sunday's Sha Tin program from its United States customers. In contrast to current arrangements around the world in countries which operate small, localised ...

  2. News - China Insider - Football

    China to build 20,000 soccer academies in bid to raise standards and tackle obesity

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 12:05pm by James Griffiths

    ... national team, an Education Ministry official said this week. Wang Dengfeng, director of the Physical Education, Health and Art Department at the Ministry of Education, said that national student health tests showed that not enough was being done to battle obesity and poor fitness. China has the second-largest number of obese people in the world behind only the United States, according ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Commingling set for Sunday start in United States

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on Sunday's Sha Tin programme from its United States customers. We expect that fresh, commingled turnover will be small to begin with, while people become familiar with our racing Bill Nader, HKJC  ... Kong's racing model lately and many commentators there are suggesting that the United States should be striving to emulate it. "There are things that we have that racing there just does not- ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Right Field: When politics and sports clash

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Sport is an integral part of society in the US, so it is only right that athletes have their say in the presidential election When politics and sports clash It is, after all, the United States of America. And as far as the states part goes, be they electoral colleges or educational colleges, America is very much state driven. But united? Not this week and very likely ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - GYMNASTICS

    United States silence China to retain world title

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 01:17am by AFP

    ... but the balance beam United States silence China to retain world title Simone Biles led the United States to win a second straight women's team title at the world gymnastics championships last night ... with the United States in a  rotational group due to their top two places in qualifying. Led by Yao Jinnan, the 2011 world all-around bronze medallist, they bounced  back from third spot in their opening ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Drug agents raid NFL teams' medical units

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... requested documentation from visiting teams' medical units for any controlled substances in their possession, and for proof that doctors could practice medicine in the home team's state ... teams' medical units Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced to check at least two visiting NFL teams' medical units as part of an investigation into former players' ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    United States crush Serbia to retain world title

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:11pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid The United States completed a clean sweep of the world’s best in crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and become the first country to defend their crown since 2002. The Americans made 15 of 30 three-pointers with Kyrie Irving and James Harden combining for nine three-pointers and 49 points. “Kyrie and James ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - PRESEASON FRIENDLIES

    Manchester United, City, Liverpool lead 'British invasion' of United States

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Five clubs from the English Premier League will play to American audiences still on a high after the US team's encouraging World Cup display United to head new 'British invasion' Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are going to the United States hoping ...

  9. Sport - China - BOXING

    Manny Pacquiao set for his biggest ever payday in Macau bout

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:54pm

    ... and it’s free of US taxes because he’s not fighting in the United States. His net income will be by far his biggest [he will earn],” he said. Pacquiao will not face the almost 40 per cent income ... This will be one of his bigger purses, and it’s free of US taxes because he’s not fighting in the United States Bob Arum “Whoever can carry out their game plan will win. If Pacquiao can cut him out early ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    Disappointing finale for Hong Kong in East Asian Cup qualifiers

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 12:35am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... we should beat Hong Kong playmaker Lam Ka-wai This means the North Koreans have qualified for the finals to be held in China. Having recruited a number of players who play in the United States, the Guam side showed remarkable improvement as they defeated hosts Taiwan in their opening match. But Hong Kong only had themselves to blame for their result against Guam, as they missed ...




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