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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong punters bet big at home, but going cold on overseas races

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... racing Taking races from three foreign jurisdictions on the weekend had us thinking about simulcasting- yes, we really should get out more. As the brave new world of commingling expands quietly off set- more of that shortly- what we can see going the other way is making us wonder whether there is a plateauing of interest in overseas racing. Holdings in the Japanese Derby held firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1524725/hong-kong-punters-bet-big-home-going-cold-overseas-races
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Thousands brave the heat to take part in Sai Kung dragon boat races

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:55pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... and an algal bloom were not enough to keep thousands of paddlers and spectators away from the city's famed dragon boat festivities. Races took place across the city to mark the Tuen Ng Festival, a ritual that has roots stretching back more than 2,000 years. In Sai Kung, the smell of sunscreen and the sea breeze infused the promenade as crowds thronged to the Dragon Boat Racing Gala ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523807/thousands-brave-heat-take-part-sai-kung-dragon-boat-races
  3. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    China must wait for first Formula One driver, says Ma Qinghua

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:28pm by Unus Alladin

    ... the first Chinese driver to win a round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in Volokolamsk, Russia, last month, said China was still years behind other developed motor-racing countries, ... clear. But in these 10 years, we have all the biggest events in China and our local championships are getting stronger and more Chinese drivers are taking part in international races," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1556470/china-must-wait-first-formula-one-driver-says-ma-qinghua
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Falling microprocessor prices have scientists racing to develop ingestible ways to allow instant checks on welfare of the human body 'Smart pills' to save cash and lives Early each morning, Mary Ellen Snodgrass swallows a computer chip embedded in one of her pills and roughly the size of a grain of sand. When it hits her stomach, it transmits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522642/scientists-race-develop-microchips-monitor-bodys-health
  5. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Mercedes to revise tactics after driver duel in Hungary Grand Prix

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:38pm by Reuters

    ... finished third with Rosberg fourth, over the radio with a third of the race left. "I'm not letting him past me; if he gets close enough to overtake he can overtake," replied the 2008 ... to 11 points with eight races remaining. Hamilton said he was "very, very shocked" by the request. "I was in the same race as him. Just because he had one more stop than me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1561323/mercedes-revise-tactics-after-driver-duel-hungary-grand-prix
  6. Infographics

    101 yellow jerseys of Paris

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:57pm by Adolfo Arranz; Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Adolfo Arranz- Alberto Lucas Lopez Apart from the first and second world wars, the Tour de France has been held every year since 1903 when journalist Geo Lesevre at L'Auto magazine envisaged a cycle race across the country. Some 60 pioneers set off on July 1 and after six stages only 21 finished. Just over a century later, there are now around 20 stages and here we look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1561132/101-yellow-jerseys-paris
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Dragon V2 capsule from SpaceX is first entry in race to build successor to space shuttle

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Dragon V2 craft is first US has built for manned space travel since end of shuttle programme, with its makers targeting a launch by 2017 New space race up and running A sleek white spacecraft that its makers hope will restore Americans' ability to send people into orbit has been unveiled by the private company SpaceX. The capsule, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522045/dragon-v2-capsule-spacex-first-entry-race-build-successor-space-shuttle
  8. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong is the world's racing capital, so where is the Belmont Stakes?

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:56pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... in the Belmont on June 7. And yet, the world’s horse racing capital is not able to get swept up in the Belmont Stakes hype like the rest of the world. By law, there is a quota on the number of international races which can be wagered on by the Jockey Club – 15 which don’t clash with Hong Kong racing and 10 on local racedays. And it’s not like the rest of the world, where a punter can hunt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1521294/hong-kong-worlds-racing-capital-so-where-belmont-stakes
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Relatively low turnout mars Sisi's victory in Egyptian presidential race

    Posted May 29th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Ex-army chief to become Egypt's president after several years of tumult Sisi's election 'victory for stability' With nearly all ballots counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521388/relatively-low-turnout-mars-sisis-victory-egyptian-presidential-race
  10. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Daniel Ricciardo wins his second grand prix in drenched Hungary

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 11:46pm

    ... Fernando Alonso to take first place in a race which saw several high-speed crashes after a heavy downpour just before the start changed the course of the race. Britain’s former world champion Lewis ... Hamilton’s race engineer Pete Bonnington warned him: “Nico is behind and on the option tyres so don’t hold him up.” I’ll let him through if he gets closer. I’m not slowing down for Nico Lewis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1560771/daniel-ricciardo-wins-his-second-grand-prix-drenched-hungary

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