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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Pack mentality key if Hong Kong are ever to reach a World Cup

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 09:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against teams ranked above us in the world rankings. This is the conclusion from the two test matches Hong Kong lost 31-10 and 39-27. In total we scored five tries, four in the second test, all coming from broken play and created by the backs. It is not surprising, considering the majority of the backline are fully professional, training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, while most ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong make it tough for Russia before conceding series

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 12:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Performance shows local side would not be out of place playing in a second-tier World Cup HK make it tough for Russia before conceding series Hong Kong ... and the Ustinov Cup at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday. For 10 magnificent minutes, early in the second half, Hong Kong's dangerous backs showed what damage they could do if they had enough ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hectic schedule for Hong Kong cricketers

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:58pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... no time to catch their breath as Hong Kong's mushrooming international cricket fixtures see them taking on Nepal in three Twenty20 internationals in Sri Lanka this week followed by a 50-over match. The senior squad returned to Hong Kong for just one day from Australia, before leaving straight away to Colombo for the next stage of an increasingly busy schedule as they prepare ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Young Hong Kong stars have what it takes

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for Hong Kong. The two teenagers come from different backgrounds and play different sports. Yet they evoked the same feeling of optimism this week and this bodes well for their individual codes. ... the spirits of everyone who comes in touch with them Rath, from afar, has been a shining beacon as Hong Kong crumbled against Papua New Guinea in two one-day international matches in Townsville, ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Nicol David breezes through her first round match at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Malaysian world number one gets off to a good start on her 31st birthday in her quest for a 10th consecutive Hong Kong Open title Ageless David keeps ... by defending her title in Hong Kong. "I don't think it has anything to do with age; it 's just that there are better players out there and they are hungry for success. You give them ...

  6. Sport - SQUASH

    Safe and sound: Annie Au clears first hurdle at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong Asian Games hopeful beats Egyptian rival in opening round Relief for Au after injury-free win Annie Au Wing-chi doused Egyptian firebrand Heba El Torky in the first round of the US$220,000 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open yesterday and heaved a huge sigh of relief after emerging injury-free. I was quite focused ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Cooler and calmer Max Lee ready to make his mark at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:25pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... approach, Max Lee Ho-yin will begin his first Hong Kong Open as a fully fledged professional and dreaming big for the Asian Games in South Korea next month. Lee, 26, is the first local men's Chinese player to earn a direct entry into the main draw of the US$220,000 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open. He has played in the main draw in the past, but all by virtue ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Take shackles off Hong Kong Marathon

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

    ... 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 ... even though the marathon maximum has been increased by 1,000 to 15,000. It's a shame Hong Kong's largest participatory sporting event can't cater for more. For years ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Next year's Hong Kong Marathon won't raise quota of runners

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Marathon can't get any bigger The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has reached its saturation point, its top official William Ko Wai-lam said yesterday after organisers revealed ... we cannot increase the quota of runners next year." The Hong Kong Marathon, known by many elite runners as one of the toughest in the world because of its hilly course and humid ...

  10. 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. Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman Mike Walsh rued the lack of financial support from the government as well as the corporate sector in backing the tournament, which has been graced ...




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