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  1. Hong Kong push sevens big boys all the way

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kam-shing for special praise. While it was a well-oiled performance against the Australians, Hong Kong's display against HSBC Sevens World Series leaders New Zealand was error-strewn ... at a rainy and windswept Japan Sevens in Tokyo yesterday. Despite losing all three games on the opening day - the third being a 40-0 loss to top seeds New Zealand - Hong Kong can take satisfaction ...

  2. Where the hell are the Yanks?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... to this event from the world's sole superpower and they have to be a force regardless of the lack of an indigenous rugby culture. If this was the pinochle world championship being held in Ulan ... of the world. In golf, the Europeans crossed the Atlantic and hammered the Yanks in the last Ryder Cup. On American soil no less. They're licking their wounds all over the place. Maybe making ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

    Jürgen Klinsmann rues United States' World Cup qualifying loss to Jamaica

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:58am by AFP

    ... in a World Cup qualifying match. It was the first US loss to the "Reggae Boyz" in 19 matches, although the Americans have never won in Jamaica. "Every time we played simple passing ... in US World Cup qualifying history. But the Caribbean side answered with goals by Rodolph Austin in the 23rd minute and Luton Shelton in the 62nd. "A couple of things went wrong," ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Seven reasons why claims of PLA hacking fail the test

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Graeme Maxton

    ... But the claims made by Mandiant should also be treated with caution, and not just because they have been vigorously denied. There are seven reasons. First, the report said exactly what many people wanted to hear. It reinforced the belief that China is the world's worst cyber bogeyman and gives Western diplomats another cudgel to wield in Beijing. Neither Iran nor Afghanistan is a credible ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com With technology developing and rapidly changing the world, it's best to leave the jokes behind and focus on fixing the problems around us Sochi Games ... and the rest of the world. Technology makes history develop faster than ever. We all need to get used to such rapid changes, and there is no turning back. While we all love a joke, let's focus ...

  6. Jury still out with US players on learning curve

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott The cavalry might have come for United States rugby, but just what impact it has- or will have- appears to be the subject of some debate. With sevens making its Olympic debut ... crossing codes, but it's hard for them to adapt,' US captain Shalom Suniula (pictured) said. 'Rugby is a game where you've got to start when you are young. It combines a lot ...

  7. Battle for the world's oldest and most prestigious trophy

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The America's Cup is the oldest sporting event in the world, first won by the US in the yacht 'America' after a race around the Isle of Wight in southern England against Britain in 1851, watched by Queen Victoria Until 1970, there were only two competitors, the cup holders and the challengers. This was changed to allow a Challenger Selection Series, now known ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

    Tottenham striker Clint Dempsey's double helps US beat Guatemala 3-1

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... said. "A little pressure on us but it's behind us now. We want to go to the World Cup. This is the first step to getting there." Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico rounded ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president to travel to Asia in April seeking to reinforce Washington's 'pivot' to the region President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said on Wednesday, after his ear ...

  10. News - World

    Obama says he would never have ditched Biden for Clinton

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president denies journalist's account vice-president was nearly dropped from election campaign ticket in favour of Hillary Clinton US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he would never have ditched Joe B ...




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