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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... awareness that more needs to be done to support the underprivileged- most people have no idea that 25 per cent of people in Hong Kong live under the poverty line," said De la Fuente. Last year ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. ...

  2. Sport - Racing - COMMENT

    Why horse racing in Hong Kong is a different beast entirely

    Posted May 01st 2014, 08:10pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... with one tooth wearing newspapers for shoes? They may look like they are on the poverty line, but there is every chance they are a millionaire. Such are the quirks of the local punters. In the end ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    All about Runningrailitis on international trial day

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 08:36pm by Michael Cox

    ... claimed the sprinter “doesn’t like the rail” and planned to make like compatriot Valentino Rossi and take a wide line into the first turn from barrier nine. The claim Amber Sky suffers from ... was anyway, for he was facing an equine-alien hybrid life form known as Able Friend anyway, but what about those unfortunate sprint runners? Peniaphobia is a fear of poverty, and also a completely ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks wary of free-running Samoans in rugby final

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:18am by AFP

    ... Botha was impressive at flank until an early injury against Scotland ended his season, and gave Siya Kolisi a chance to star as he continued a rags-to-riches rise from township poverty ... Kelly Brown. Powerful ball carrier Willem Alberts is back in place of Botha to get the Springboks over the gain line more often and the return of 'scavenger' Francois Louw should ...

  5. Sport - Soccer

    Portugal great Eusebio, 71, dies after heart attack

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 09:01pm by Associated Press

    ... the Portuguese football star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died aged 71, his longtime club ... goals, he picked the ball out of the net, ran back to the halfway line and placed it in the centre spot for the restart. He completed his hat-trick with a 56th-minute equaliser before scoring his ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Thai starlet hopes world title is just the start

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... The Thai teenager last week became the youngest badminton world champion in history, and the first Thai to win a world title. It's the latest in a line of firsts for Ratchanok, who has been ... badminton, I'd probably be in school and had my parents pay for my tuition," she said. "Instead, I make money and I'm helping them out of poverty. Now I'm saving up to buy ...

  7. Comment - Sport - BOXING

    Manny's home is his castle

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 10:42pm by Unus Alladin

    ... weeks before he puts his reputation on the line in the "Clash in Cotai", Manny Pacquiao is in an unusually relaxed mood. It is the calm before the storm few have seen before. ... not extravagantly decorated, is a modern complex with every amenity against a backdrop of a shanty town, where brownouts and poverty are common. There's everything an athlete would want- a fully ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Manny Pacquiao far from finished ahead of Macau fight, insists Bob Arum

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... to swallow and already writers and observers are knocking down the Filipino like the right hook Marquez delivered in Las Vegas. With his reputation on the line, Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) ... in the ring but his fight against poverty and his work on The Fighters, a documentary on the work of one of the world's most renowned human anti-trafficking organisations. "He's so ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TRAILWALKER

    Trailwalker is a mighty test of endurance

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... of endurance Charity, of course, will be the big winner when nearly 5,000 people line up at the MacLehose Trail for the start of the Oxfam Trailwalker on Friday. It is 100 kilometres of sheer agony ... event globally where nearly 5,000 people line up to run and hike a full 100km distance," says Ryan Blair of The North Face team. "The race has the potential to be a world championship ...



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