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    Inside Incheon: Hosting the Games is a financial strain for most cities in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Only a handful of countries in the region can afford to build facilities Hosting the Games is a financial strain on Asian cities It is not easy to put ... a state-of-the-art aquatics centre, a new golf course and a cricket field. Koreans love baseball but cricket is as foreign as kimchi is to an eskimo. But because the OCA decreed that cricket should ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Sponsorship deals add ‘competitive charge’ to Premiership, say clubs

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:48pm

    ... is confident the financial backing will add a highly competitive charge to the Premiership, which kicks off on September 27. “The league will be incredibly competitive this year,” he said. “And ... to mount a more serious challenge for the title, after they finished fourth last term. Key among their new signings is South African-born Scottish centre Bryan Rennie, who played more than ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Jockey Club under starter’s orders with new mainland training centre

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... and hold all betting tickets, too. The possibility of regular racing on the mainland is a distant dream, facing a myriad of challenges extending from financial viability to basic horse care ... details with mainland authorities for its new training centre in the Conghua district of Guangzhou, due to open in 2017. The 150-hectare site- which has the potential to house 1,500 horses ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies to target rookie All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney New Zealand forced to call up inexperienced centre after veteran Conrad Smith left the squad to be with his expectant wife Wallabies to target raw centre Fekitoa The Wallabies say they will target rookie centre Malakai Fekitoa as they set out to end 11 years of Bledisloe Cup misery against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday. New Zealand look ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Drug supplier at centre of Rodriguez doping scandal agrees to plead guilty

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Miami Anthony Bosch will admit distributing testosterone to professional athletes and students Drug supplier at centre of 'A-Rod' doping scandal agrees to plead guilty The owner of a defunct Florida anti-ageing clinic at the centre of a doping scandal that led to the suspension of Major League Baseball superstar Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez has agreed to plead ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Big crowd expected for season curtain raiser between South China and Kitchee

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:51pm

    ... semi-finals, will be under scrutiny as they face the challenge of South China, traditional powerhouses of Hong Kong soccer. This is a new event with the financial backing of the Jockey Club and we have ... at the same venue and officials are hoping for a better attendance today. “This is a new event with the financial backing of the Jockey Club and we have the two best teams against each other,” said ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - SPORT AND POLITICS

    Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... is for this. We feel we're up against corporate UK," 28-year-old Danny McGee said at half-time during the match. He said the centre-left Labour Party, currently the main opposition group ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Injury-hit Bayern Munich face tough test against Manchester City

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... The Bayern defence should feature former City centre back Jerome Boateng. ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... storms back to win HK Open title It was hot on Victoria Park's centre court, at least five degrees higher than the 33 recorded on Sunday in Causeway Bay- and it resulted in a meltdown ... Kong for inviting me," a delighted Lisicki told a packed centre-court crowd after she fell to her knees in joy having delivered the coup de grace, a forehand passing shot that left ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Future looks bright for Hong Kong teenagers

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:36am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to be played at the Kallang Tennis Centre in Singapore from October 17-20. The finals of each competition will be played on Centre court at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the venue of the WTA Finals. ...




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