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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: HK should follow Australia's lead on being flexible with elite athletes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 07:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the day we respect James' right to make his own decision, although we haven't got to agree with it." It seems in Hong Kong we will go to any lengths to make a point, even ... Kong? What if an athlete decided he/she didn't want to train at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and preferred to train elsewhere? Does this ring a bell? We have had a hue and cry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1646256/left-field-hk-should-follow-australias-lead-being-flexible-elite
  2. Sport - Rugby

    IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong and Russia, now playing a two-test series, want governing body to help lift standards of teams ranked outside top 20 IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup Hong Kong and Russia have urged the International Rugby Board to introduce a World Cup for second-tier countries. Officials from both sides said on Friday that a second-tier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1640171/irb-urged-set-second-tier-world-cup
  3. Sport - China - SAILING

    The mother of all journeys- how Vicky Song Kun sailed into history

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... with her," Song said. In March, Song and Qingdao made an unscheduled stop in Hong Kong after experiencing rigging problems during the Singapore to Qingdao leg. She was impatient then for the repair ... South Africa, Australia, Singapore, China, the United States, Jamaica and the Netherlands. Hong Kong was an unexpected pit-stop. "In total we had more than 50 crew members for the whole ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1640739/vicky-song-kun-talks-about-embarking-mother-all-journeys
  4. Sport - Rugby

    HK Scottish target record third defence of Broony Quaich

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 12:02am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of retaining the Broony Quaich and getting their Premiership aspirations back on track, Hong Kong Football Club will have one priority when they meet Societe Generale Valley on the latter’s turf ... will return on November 22 – click on the link for the full HKRFU Premiership fixtures – but before then Hong Kong will play Russia in two test matches on consecutive Saturdays from November 8. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1629316/hk-scottish-target-record-third-defence-broony-quaich
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Take shackles off Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 09:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... turning up in Hong Kong. The issue of humid weather has been handled as next year's race is being brought forward to before Lunar New Year. Prize money can always be increased. These factors ... as no surprise to find out that the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon had reached "saturation point" as chief organiser William Ko Wai-lam succinctly put it, relaying the fact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1580048/take-shackles-hong-kong-marathon
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Squash officials refuse to give up on their Olympic dream

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:08pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the Summer Games, rather hoping to make room by reducing the number of disciplines in other sports," said the Hong Kong-based Deayton. Malaysian world number one Nicol David, who is chasing a 10th straight title at this week's Hong Kong Open, said: "I have heard there is still a chance squash will be played at the 2020 Olympics and if that is the case, I would love ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1581849/squash-officials-refuse-give-their-olympic-dream
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Injury woes pose headache for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is that front-rowers Steve Nolan and Alex Ng Wai-shing are unavailable. To compound issues, training has been disrupted as the Hong Kong sevens squad, including 15-a-side skipper Nick Hewson, were away ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Despite setbacks, coach Andy Hall is confident of a strong showing in World Cup repêchage Injury woes cast cloud over crucial rugby clash Hong Kong rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1557301/injury-woes-pose-headache-hong-kong
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Organisers forced to cancel Hong Kong Sixes once again

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:09am by Alvin Sallay

    ... scrapped once again The fear of "jeopardising the financial health of Hong Kong cricket" has forced organisers of the Hong Kong Sixes to cancel the tournament for the second year running. ... "After an intensive sponsorship search proved unsuccessful, the HKCA was reluctantly forced to cancel the tournament rather than jeopardise the financial health of Hong Kong cricket. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1556469/organisers-forced-cancel-hong-kong-sixes-once-again
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Empty stadium seats don't help

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 08:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... don't help It's not every day you get the chance to see a world-class player in action in Hong Kong. Five days ago, Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic dazzled fans at Hong Kong Stadium ... was reader Wayson Paterson, a long-time resident who is a keen supporter of the game. In an e-mail to the Hong Kong Football Association before the game, Paterson asked chief executive Mark Sutcliffe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1565080/left-field-empty-stadium-seats-dont-help
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Key to RWC playoff ‘lies with possession’

    Posted May 29th 2014, 08:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... throughout the game, while Hong Kong “faded in that last five or 10 minutes in each half as we were fatigued”. But a more pressing issue is we failed to secure good primary possession. Hong Kong have ... A few eyebrows were raised when Uruguay was frequently mentioned in the run-up to last Sunday’s Asian Five Nations game against Japan, with some asking why Hong Kong were looking ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1521308/key-rwc-repechage-lies-possession

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