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  1. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... that Hong Kong can finally live up to the slogan that it is "Asia World's City", something seems to happen to pull the rug out from under its feet. The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens ... the Barbarians here on June 1, will it be as big an attraction? The showdown is the first major rugby international in the city since the second Bledisloe Cup encounter between the All Blacks ...

  2. News - World

    Australia wins Rugby League World Cup after beating New Zealand 34-2 in final

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 12:23am by AP

    ... MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Australia wins Rugby League World Cup after beating New Zealand 34-2 in final. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WORLD CUP

    Triad rivalry over floating casinos prompts police crackdown

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Clifford Lo

    ... The source said the crackdown delivered a message to triads. "If they fail to regulate themselves in the underworld, police will take over and regulate them." Some seven casino ships pick ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    World Cup crackdown uncovers almost HK$40m in illegal soccer bets

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 06:56pm by Clifford Lo and Danny Lee

    ... tackle snares illegal bookies as World Cup starts Police made a late tackle on 12 suspected illegal bookmakers and seized records of soccer bets totalling over HK$37.7 million as the World Cup ... showed no more than three bars screening the match live. Hong Kong police have set up a task force with Macau and Guangdong authorities and Interpol to fight illegal betting during the World Cup ...

  5. News - China - TRAGEDY

    Woman jumps to her death in China after World Cup argument with boyfriend

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:28pm by Angela Meng

    ... quarrelling with her boyfriend about the World Cup – one in a string of reports about tragedies befalling the mainland’s soccer fans. The 22-year-old woman leaped from the nine-storey building ... She was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead due to severe injuries. On the same day in Chongqing, a woman who stayed up late watching the World Cup games four nights in a row suffered ...

  6. News - China

    Baby pandas to predict World Cup games as China's answer to Paul the Octopus

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:22am by Mimi Lau

    ... up with its own answer to Germany’s former soccer oracle Paul the Octopus – a group of baby pandas to predict the outcomes of matches for the World Cup in Brazil, Xinhua reported on Monday. The Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre in Sichuan will arrange for the young pandas to predict winners by choosing food, climbing trees and racing. During the last World Cup in South Africa, ...

  7. News - World - WORLD CUP

    Brazilian police, protesters clash in Sao Paulo as World Cup kicks off

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:59pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sao Paulo Brazilian police and protesters clashed on Thursday, hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and political unrest. ... as well as Brazil’s flagging reputation among investors. Many Brazilians are angry over the US$11.3 billion spent on hosting the World Cup when basic social services are poorly financed. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    TVB Pearl to replay Rugby Sevens final after cutting live coverage

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Broadcaster apologises for cutting live coverage of the dramatic decider between Fiji and Wales TVB to replay Rugby Sevens final The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens ... as the Sevens. On June 1, the British Lions will play a historic match against the Barbarians at the Hong Kong Stadium. It will be the first major rugby 15-a-side international in the city since ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police clash as anti-World Cup protesters call for better public services

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted ... strength to go against the injustices of the World Cup,” said Luana Gurther, a social sciences student. “We are the ones who should decide where the public money goes. More funding for schools, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Interpol seizes US$2.2b worth of bets as illegal gambling on World Cup soars

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:06pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com HK, mainland police net HK$750m as gambling on tournament soars in Asia, with 1,400 arrests Interpol scores US$12m in seized World Cup bets Illegal bets seized across Asia during the soccer World Cup totalled 14 times the amount confiscated during the last tournament four years ago, as punters splurged unprecedented amounts on the contest. ...




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