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  1. Sport

    Time for Brazil soccer team to return to their free-flowing ways

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and a free spirit. This is what the crowds want to see from the spiritual guardians of the game. It is like watching Fiji play sevens. You thrill in their intuitive skills, their magical and mesmeric ball-handling and passing. There is no more joy in Brazil's football. And it hurts. Time for Brazil to return to their free-flowing ways ...

  2. Free tickets to MJ's Neverland

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... HKAPA's Summer Music School is putting on its annual show after several weeks of theatre training. This year is a tribute to the music of Michael Jackson- and we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the show's opening night tomorrow. For a ...

  3. TVB agrees to pay fee to show Olympics for free

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rights, faces being shut out of a deal to show 200 hours of footage on free-to-air television. With just two weeks to go until the Games open, TVB said yesterday it had made an offer to the IOC to transmit 200 hours of coverage in collaboration with fellow free-to-air broadcaster ATV. The company would pay a 'reasonable fee', its spokesman said, and coverage would include ...

  4. Games won't be shown on free TV

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Stuart Lau Hongkongers are unlikely to catch the London Olympic Games on free-to-air channels. Three television stations have failed to agree on broadcast arrangements. People who do not subscribe to pay-TV provider i-Cable can watch the Games free of charge only online and on their smartphones. The station has secured the broadcasting rights, but has not won ...

  5. Sports terms cause dilemma

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Matthew has just read an interesting piece about Manchester United, his favourite football team, in a sports magazine. But one sentence in the article seems to be wrong. Matthew knows that you always use a singular verb with a singular subject ...

  6. Sevens world found totally free of doping

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The world of sevens is as clean as a whistle, with a stringent anti-doping programme revealing zero positive cases. The IRB undertook 1,714 tests, 587 in competition and 1,127 out of competition, across 15s and sevens in ...

  7. Battle for free Olympic TV reaches final hurdle

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Cable TV is pressing the government to urgently approve its application for a free-to-air licence, or risk denying sports fans in the city live coverage ... years ago. Director and chief financial officer William Kwan Jut-ho said non-subscribers could still see the Games if the broadcaster secured approval to start a free-to-air channel soon. ...

  8. Set them free and they will bloom

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tim Noonan See that wasn't so bad, was it Beijing? Still, I am fairly certain that most of the 25 members of the Politburo were holding their collective breath as one of their countrywomen was being feted on an international sporting stage like never ...

  9. Language point

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The word 'game' usually means an activity involving at least two persons, with fixed rules to follow and a target to achieve. Example: When I was young, my favourite game was hide-and-seek. Here, 'game' is a countable noun. 'They ...

  10. Sixes free of fixing mischief, chief says

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong cricket chief Dinesh Tandon insisted the Hong Kong Sixes are corruption free, despite New Zealand players being approached last year by a 'Middle Eastern ... free. 'We have been made aware by the ICC that an incident happened and we are investigating it further. But I can assure you that there has been no instance of match-fixing or spot-fixing. ...




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