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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Pumas ready to challenge 'world's best teams'

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in London Pumas ready to challenge 'world's best teams' Finally getting the opportunity to play in a regular competition against top-tier nations would be "tough" but rewarding, according to former Argentina captain Agustin Pichot. The Pumas, who finished third at the 2007 World Cup, end years of exclusion from competitions such as the Six ...

  2. Red Sox World Series heralds a brave new world

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... TIM NOONAN There is no one under the age of 86 who has lived in a world where the Boston Red Sox are World Series champions. And there is no one in the world under the age of 96 who remembers the Boston Red Sox as World Series champions. This world as most of us know it is now in uncharted territory and the United States as we know it is in uncharted territory. Man, do I love ...

  3. New Indian league fires up blasts from the past

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... forward to visiting a different part of the world and being involved in something new.' The 79-cap England international will join ex-Thailand and Sunderland boss Peter Reid and former Bolton ... coaches for a new, all-star soccer tournament in Calcutta starting next month, with the aim of replicating the success of cricket's Indian Premier League. It will be his first visit to India. ...

  4. No victory too small at Homeless World Cup

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com From plastic practise grounds in Sham Shui Po to a professional pitch shadowed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Hong Kong team at the Homeless World Cup has experienced a city worlds apart from its hometown. The team arrived in the French capital last week to compete in the annual tournament, which brings homeless people together to play football ...

  5. China suffer World Cup heartbreak

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... to the football authorities not to undo all his work in the wake of the mainland's heartbreaking elimination from the preliminary round of Asia's World Cup qualifying competition. China were ... guessed correctly and dived low to his left to keep out Zheng Zhi's penalty kick. Suddenly word of Kuwait's resurrection seemed to seep through. A new-found urgency spread among ...

  6. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  7. New rules rob HK of top status

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and created a world series - has been accorded No1 status simply by having more points on offer. New Zealand, who defeated England in the World Cup final this year, received 30 points. Cup winners ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong's standing as the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the HSBC Sevens World Series has suffered a big blow after the International Rugby ...

  8. HK boosted by new strength in depth

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow coming up. It is still unclear how the qualifiers will work, whether the Asian Rugby Football Union will decide on a separate qualifying tournament - as they did last time when Hong Kong qualified alongside Japan for the 2009 World Cup in Dubai - or if it will depend on the new ranking system put in place thanks to the annual Asian Sevens Series. Either ...

  9. Regulars lose spots in new-look HK team

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with next week's tour to Papua New Guinea. As Hong Kong build towards the 2014 ICC World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand, the selectors have cast aside underperforming senior batsmen Kruger ... and finally with a real focus on the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand,' Burke said. Two new players who are likely to figure prominently are all-rounders Tanvir Afzaal and Haseeb Amjad. ...

  10. Tenpin ace to use new tour as platform for World Masters title bid

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Asia's No 1 tenpin bowler Wu Siu-hong will use the new Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) tour as preparation for his bid to win the World Masters next year. The tour ... Kong team coach Andrew Fung Chi-san. 'It's going to be an exciting year for him, and hopefully it will prepare him for the World Masters.' The tour comprises six legs, plus ...




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