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  1. Sport - Racing

    Nash Rawiller to appeal 'harsh' ban incurred in Japan win

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:27pm by Michael Cox

    ... 'harsh' ban incurred in Japan Champion Australian jockey Nash Rawiller will appeal against the severity of a suspension incurred in Japan- a ban that has "thrown a spanner in the works" ... more severe punishment than it would be had I been riding in Japan in that time, where they do not race as often." Rawiller will lodge a written application and still plans to arrive ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong on collision course with Japan in second leg of Asian Sevens Series

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 12:23am by Alvin Sallay

    ... from the slight [injury] concerns over Jamie and Salom, we ticked off everything we wanted to achieve Gareth Baber "Japan are looking very good and have quality but we are not looking so far ahead as we have to get past our quarter-finals and semis first," said Hong Kong head coach Gareth Baber. "Japan have not been tested physically so far and it remains to be seen ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Japan ring changes to fight for Asian Sevens Series crown

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan ring changes to fight for Asian crown Japan have rung the changes for the second leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Kuala Lumpur, bringing in six ... Japan sevens manager Yusuke Kuwano "This is a very important tournament for us if we are to defend our Asian sevens crown," said Japan manager Yusuke Kuwano. "With only three legs ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Fownes scraps Lucky Nine's Japan mission

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:25pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Raid on Sprinters Stakes called off over tiny size of quarantine stables Fownes scraps Lucky Nine's Japan mission Champion trainer Caspar Fownes has been forced to consign Lucky Nine's intended third tilt at the Sprinters Stakes to the waste bin due to the size of the quarantine stabling at Niigata racecourse in Japan. Lucky Nine has ...

  5. Sport - China - VOLLEYBALL

    'Tired' China lose again as Japan snatch Macau leg of World Grand Prix

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:39pm

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Macau kinwa.chan@scmp.com Mainlanders unable to match fresher Japanese this time around but still qualify for Tokyo finals Japan snatch Macau leg as 'tired' China lose again Japan claimed honours in the Macau leg of the women's World Grand Prix series on Sunday after pulling off a 3-1 win over China in the last match of the three-day tournament. Led ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Neymar beats players 'on autopilot' say Japan neurologists

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... swimmers were also subjected to the same tests, added Naito of Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. Naito concluded in his paper that the test results ... their footwork and technique." Naito told Japan's Mainichi newspaper: "Reduced brain activity means less burden which allows [the player] to perform many complex movements at once. We ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Questions remain as Japan, Singapore chase ‘super’ hero status

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Either Singapore or Japan will have a team in the Super Rugby competition by 2016. Sanzar, the governing body of the southern hemisphere’s premier club competition, has confirmed one ... its hand. Surely, Japan is the only serious candidate. They have all the ingredients in place – a blossoming corporate rugby scene which includes many top players from Australia and New ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... for future of Japan Six years to the day before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its top brass predict the Games will have as significant an impact as those of 1964, which marked Japan ... on the vast city's skyline. "The world has changed beyond recognition since 1964," he said. "But constants remain. Japan has something unique in its culture to offer the world. ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong

    Asian Games: Moment of truth as Sarah Lee Wai-sze begins chase for gold

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:03am by CHAN KINWA

    ... a winner- though Lee pointed out that there are also strong contenders from South Korea, Japan and Malaysia. There will be two heats, with the top three from each reaching the final. Lee will face Zhong in heat one along with Kayono Maeda of Japan. The Hong Kong men's pursuit team, meanwhile, got off to a convincing start yesterday, finishing second in the qualifiers. The quartet ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton aborts Japan stint to seek treatment for heel injury

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:33am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton cuts short Japan stint over heel injury Despite riding in tremendous form, newly crowned Hong Kong champion jockey Zac Purton has aborted his off-season stint in Japan after aggravating a heel injury and was flying home to Australia on Sunday night to seek specialist treatment. Purton had won two of the three races he had contested ...




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