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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon ... house in Kowloon Tong has been used as a short-stay love hotel for several years. Yu could not be reached on Wednesday for comment. The kung fu star died in Hong Kong after a severe reaction ...

  2. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

  3. World Cup-bound Japan will respect Five Nations

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong, United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka- but Japan's team manager Takenori Omura pledged his country would continue to show 'respect' to Asia's premier tournament. 'We ... Alvin Sallay World-Cup bound Japan will field their strongest squad at this year's HSBC Asian Five Nations (A5N) tournament as they look to hone their game with a view to finishing ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong ‘must hit ground running’ after Asian Games draw unveiled

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:06am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the preliminary round in the 12-team tournament. The three-day event will be a hectic affair for Jamie Hood and his men in Incheon, after the Asian Rugby Football Union on Saturday revealed the draw which ... about the draw." The 10-team women's competition will comprise two pools of five with the top two teams entering cross-over semi-finals. Hong Kong were drawn in pool B with Kazakhstan, ...

  5. Mitchell continues fine family tradition of scoring in HK

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney There must be something in the water in Hong Kong that brings out the best in Drew Mitchell's family. Both of Mitchell's brothers, Zane and Bronsen, have played on tours to Hong Kong for the Australian army in recent years, with both getting on the scoresheet here. It was only natural, then, that Drew should continue the family tradition by doing the same ...

  6. All-rounder Barnes a superstar in the making

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Brisbane Broncos as an 18-year-old and played nine first-grade matches in his only season in the National Rugby League in 2004/05. 'I was offered a contract by [rugby league coach] Wayne Bennett and I had no hesitation in joining,' says Barnes, whose father was a driver for a coal-mining company. A year later he made the seamless switch to rugby union, joining the Queensland ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong men power into semis and declare ‘we are ready’

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 07:36pm

    ... Games gold in the men’s rugby sevens competition on Thursday. Hong Kong face South Korea in the semi-finals and the furnace at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field stadium won’t get any hotter than ... in the camp is good and we are ready. Just two games away from the gold Tom McQueen Hong Kong skipper Jamie Hood and his team are fired up. “The mood in the camp is good and we are ready. Just two ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... self-belief Here we go again. This was the thought running through the mind of Brian Stevenson as he watched Hong Kong playing Japan in the semi-finals of the rugby sevens competition at the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing last month. Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was on the edge of his seat as the boys' under-17 team grimly defended a 19-12 lead ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Pune this weekend. HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy, welcoming the two coaches, said: "[The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union] has established a very ... and also coached them here. I understand how important sevens is to Hong Kong and what a strong tradition rugby has in this town," said Baber. "While the aim will be to win every ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ... likes what he sees. “There are some quality referees in Hong Kong who need a little fine-tuning and individual analysis on game management, but in the key areas I’ve found they are very switched ...




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