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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Early boost for city's WTA event

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:01pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Organisers deserve a pat on the back for signing up Bouchard before her recent rise and also securing backing of Prudential Early boost for city's WTA event By reaching the final at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard has given the inaugural Hong Kong Tennis Open in September a massive boost. The tournament- which received another shot ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: Recife is a city that dances to its own drum beat

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 10:43pm by Paul Kay

    ... Paul Kay That's not just the smell of marijuana smoke in the air- there's a little menace, too A city that dances to its own drum beat It's hard to say why, but from ... as a Glaswegian summer. Or perhaps it's the welcome drink. Budweiser has erected stands in host-city airports, where model-quality women in skin-tight wet-look jeans hand out free beers to new ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Pele, penalties and play acting- it's win at all costs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:17am

    ... another two goals to take his 1958 World Cup tally to six.  Mexico City, June 17, 1970 ITALY 4 WEST GERMANY 3 (AET) One of the greatest matches of all time remembered mainly for the astonishing ... to the Germans in the final.  Paris, July 8, 1998 FRANCE 2 CROATIA 1 On a night of almost unbelievable tension France, playing at home in their capital city, came from behind to reach the World Cup ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Game marred by culture of denial

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:27pm by William Lai

    ... Franz Beckenbauer, having received a worldwide ban from all soccer-related activities, denied he was unwilling to help independent investigator Michael Garcia in his ethics probe of Fifa. ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... for Hong Kong to be a part [of the series] and recognised for its incredible open water swimming, just minutes away from the iconic city," said Woodring. The Hong Kong races were selected ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    South China land three from South America

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:36pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... is studying the applications of the nine teams that want to join the Premier League. An independent licensing body will meet today, then make recommendations. "I can't say how many teams ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong's Doug Williams on cusp of biggest moment in career

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:54pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... tournaments, making his international debut in the 1997 Nomura Cup and becoming the first golfer to hit a shot representing the city under Chinese rule. As an amateur, Williams has faced some ... says. Having played the Hong Kong Open close to 10 times and represented the city all over the map, his allegiances are clear- but the game's future here is worrying, he says, pointing ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Cleveland Cavaliers on edge as LeBron James decides his future

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:48pm by NYT

    ... Clearly, LeBron's is as well. Time for everyone to focus on the road ahead Dan Gilbert Most of the rest of the city has already forgiven James. Cleveland, without a major sports title ... But in the backdrop looms the James-Gilbert link. James is giving serious thought to returning to Cleveland, to making amends with the city for the one misstep in an otherwise impeccable NBA career. Yesterday ...

  9. Sport - Racing - GROUP ONE HORSES

    Landmark season for Hong Kong horses at home and abroad

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:15pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... as the most exciting sprinter- on a straight track- when he made all in Dubai's Al Quoz Sprint after scoring in the Centenary Sprint Cup. Moore added his first Dubai win with Sterling City ... in December. Dubai and England are also on Sterling City's agenda, with the owners planning a campaign culminating in the sprinter being Hong Kong's first Royal Ascot runner since 2012 ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Netherlands v Argentina could see House of Orange segmented

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:48am by James Porteous

    ... movements," one of the organisers told Reuters. "These guys come from the outskirts of their cities. Soccer has a unique integration power, like no other sport."    Condoms not enough ...




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