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  1. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    It's a juggling act, says Louis van Gaal of United’s football and commercial demands

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:46am

    ... to secure European football. But Van Gaal’s early double reference to United’s sponsorship imperatives is likely to intrigue and alarm supporters. The club is saddled with approximately US$600 ... the footballing priorities. United, who this week announced a record kit deal with Adidas worth US$130 million a season for 10 years, have added England defender Luke Shaw and Spanish midfielder Ander ...

  2. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Li Keqiang's football musings a signal he wants to see some policy teamwork

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by George Chen

    ... economic ones- into practice at the ground level. The launch of the Shanghai free-trade zone is just one example. Li likened the different ministries to football players, who... need to play ... ministries to football players, who have their own special skills, but at the end of the day need to play together as a team in order to win. In order for policymaking to extend beyond the walls ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Argentine side Boca Juniors coaching young Chinese players

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Buenos Aires In a skills exchange programme with South Americans, players will attend training camps at Casa Amarilla and mainland coaches will also benefit Boca Juniors coaching youngsters from China Boca Juniors will train young Chinese soccer players in Buenos Aires and also prepare coaches in Beijing in a deal sponsored by a leading Chinese drink brand, ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Neymar beats players 'on autopilot' say Japan neurologists

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Neymar beats players 'on autopilot' Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting that he plays as if on autopilot, according to Japanese neurologists. Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar in February this year indicated minimal cerebral ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World

    2 of 3 ex-football players at US Naval Academy to face court-martial in sex assault case

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 10:22pm by AP

    ... ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — 2 of 3 ex-football players at US Naval Academy to face court-martial in sex assault case. ...

  10. 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 ...




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