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  1. 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

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Jockey Club's mainland base is a major victory, but regular racing over border remains a long shot Under starter's orders Hold your horses and hold all betting tickets, too. The possibility of regular racing on t ...

  2. News - China - MATCH-FIXING

    China at epicentre of global soccer match-fixing, say experts

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Eugene Henderson

    ... Eugene Henderson in Manchester Soccer is called the 'beautiful game' but the ugly truth is that it is bent, not only in Asia but the world over. And, experts say, the mainland is to blame China fuelling global match-fixing Soccer is in a fix and ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - DIVING

    How high diver Cesilie Carlton conquered her fears of heights to become world champion

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... to take the plunge A brief quiet envelops the House of Dancing Water Theatre as all eyes turn upwards - way, way upwards - and everyone tries to direct their focus towards the place where Cesilie Carlton is standing. It appears as though everyone in the crowd has been focusing on the very same thought: "That looks pretty scary." It turns out they were not the only ones. The next ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Ultramarathon addicts seek special kind of high

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Extreme marathons are latest Asian craze, offering participants physical and mental tests that also build intense camaraderie Going beyond the limit Superheroes are no longer mystical creatures but your colleague sitting next to you. Ove ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkonger Law Chor-kin prepares to tackle Death Vallyy's Badwater Ultramarathon

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... love trail running and we have many common topics to talk about," says Lee. That they fell in love came as a surprise to both, because "we were quite focused on our training instead ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Steven Gerrard hangs up England boots to focus on Liverpool

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Midfielder won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in 2000, but now feels it is time to concentrate on club duty 'Proud' Gerrard calls time on England career England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement f ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Agony of 2013 loss to Heat helped Spurs stay focused, says Tim Duncan

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Antonio, Texas Veteran says their defeat by Miami last year helped San Antonio stay focused this time 'Agony of 2013 loss spurred us on' Tim Duncan insists ... and helped us stay focused for an extended period of time," he said. "It very easily could have hit us in different ways and we could have reacted in different ways. What happened last year ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Moreira's focus shifts to knocking up a century

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 08:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Moreira's focus shifts to century The focus for Joao Moreira seems to have moved from winning the jockeys' championship to notching a personal milestone of 100 wins in a season, but if the Brazilian is going to push ladder leader Zac Purton, he needs to make a big move on Sunday. It's not so much the added motivation, but the extra ...

  9. Sport - Tennis - French Open

    Focused pro Novak Djokovic and party animal Ernests Gulbis set up intriguing semi

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:04am

    ... Reuters Pair went to same academy as youngsters but had very different approaches to their sport It is fair to say that Novak Djokovic and Ernests Gulbis have long held different approaches on how to become a top tennis player, yet the Serbian world numbe ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    History is made but Sam's focus is on the game

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... but Sam's focus on game The overflow crowd at Rams Park did not intimidate Michael Sam. He seemed almost anxious for the attention and scrutiny. The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team ... my job is to focus on football and help this team win a championship." The appearance of perhaps the most famous seventh-round pick in NFL history attracted a massive amount of people. ...




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