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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Hong Kong must build 'national style' for footballers

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:24pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is concerned. Yet, dare to dream. The Hong Kong Football Association in its latest blueprint to breathe life into a limp and nearly lifeless system has underlined the need for a "national" ... chief executive Mark Sutcliffe has called for a style of play that will yield better standards at all levels. To achieve this, Sutcliffe wants a "Hong Kong football curriculum" set up ...

  2. News - World

    Patriots player Aaron Hernandez charged with murder in semi-pro football player's slaying

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 02:43am by AP

    ... ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Patriots player Aaron Hernandez charged with murder in semi-pro football player's slaying. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    College football star comes out, could be first openly gay player in NFL

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick. “It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be... I want to be a football player ... in statement. “Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.” Sam said many people ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right field: Nations' souls laid bare in football

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 10:56pm by Tim Noonan

    ... as saving face is the bane of Asia, it is also the bane of Asian football. Thailand is ravenous for football and with a population of 67 million they should be able to find some decent players ... Correlation between culture and the game is alarmingly accurate among Asiancountries- look at their World Cup results Nations' souls laid bare in football Perhaps the greatest thing ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - SPORTS

    Book review: Thirty-one Nil- On the Road with Football's Outsiders: a World Cup Odyssey, by James Montague

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 03:52pm by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet Thirty-One Nil: On the Road with Football's Outsiders- A World Cup Odyssey by James Montague Bloomsbury 4.5 stars Kit Gillet If you are looking for a timely antidote to the blanket coverage of lucratively paid footballers competing in the World Cup in Brazil starting next Thursday, it's time to grab a copy of Thirty-One Nil, a gripping tale of some of the many ...

  6. News - China Insider - Fifa World Cup

    Japan football fans win praise for cleaning stadium after their team's defeat

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:07pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Team Japan may have been beaten in their first match in this year’s FIFA World Cup, but their fans have won praise for setting the standard for model football ... raincoats to combat the drizzly weather. Although cleaning up after themselves after sport events is common in Japan, their act impressed many online users who are accustomed to scenes of football ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Netherlands not just good at football

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 01:21am by James Porteous

    ... of proper sport, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal's decision to allow his players 'family visits' from wives and girlfriends on the morning of the Spain game is one possible reason ... was totally unexpected, I think it will have surprised some of the players too," added Toon Gerbrands (nearly as magnificent), who worked with Van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar. "It’s a new dimension ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Draft Day scores even with non-fans of American football

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... in a cinematic sense. But with their first American football-themed outing, Reitman and Costner show that they still have some of the old magic that marked their winning films of the 1980s and '90s ... when she tells him she's pregnant, and his mother Barb (Ellen Burstyn), who fancies she knows a thing or two about running an American football franchise, not least as a result of having ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Kitchee's Fernando Recio picks up Hong Kong Footballer of the Year Award

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:37am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Defender becomes second Spanish player to win the honour, after Roberto Losada in 2010 Centre half Fernando Recio of Kitchee became the second Spanish player to win the annual Hong Kong Footballer of the Year Award on Thursday night. At the Hong Kong Football Association's annual presentation in Kowloon Bay, the 31-year-old, who only had ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... Ian Ransom in Melbourne Defection of Wallabies’ ‘Honey Badger’ to Japan’s lucrative Top League a sign of the times as talent pool keeps on shrinking Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression all is rosy in rugby Down Under, but the game's power brokers fear a quickening player ...




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