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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    Ethiopians' team tactics work a treat as Gemada Heyera savours victory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Ethiopians' team tactics work a treat Late bloomer Gemada Feyera dashed the dreams of Julius Maisei- bidding to become the first man to defend the title- to win the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon yesterday. Feyera and his Ethiopian countryman, Abdisa Bedada Sori, worked perfectly as a team to first tag and then out-run Kenya's Maisei as the showpiece event once again ended ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - ADMINISTRATION

    Retired athletes to receive 'contribution' reward

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 10:07pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... [training]. "This is to be done on top of other current support they receive and we will work out a complete scheme that will encourage people to commit to full-time training." It will be a ... athletes from the elite programmes at the Sports Institute, but also other non-elite sports. Athletes, however, must prove they have undergone full-time training and fulfil a minimum of 25 hours ...

  3. Sport - Golf - Frys.com Open

    Straight back to work for American Ryder Cup trio

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:24am

    ... off,” Mahan said. “It’s always weird to say, ‘Five days off’ because people work for a living. I thought I was going to play really, really good. And then I was playing yesterday ...

  4. Sport - BASEBALL

    Kansas City Royals bounce back to level World Series with San Francisco Giants

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:30pm by AP

    ... allowed just two runs while pitching into the sixth inning. The 23-year-old hardly looked like the first rookie to make a World Series start in Royals history, calmly working through a lineup that ravaged staff ace James Shields just 24 hours earlier. The dynamic trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland did the rest. Herrera got the final two outs of the sixth to escape a jam, ...

  5. Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    China’s swimmers set gold standard

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Incheon China proved they are still the Asian Games gold standard in the pool by scooping six swimming titles on Tuesday, while the first doping test of the 17th Asiad also came to light with a Tajikistan soccer player testing positive. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Khurshed Beknazarov had tested positive for a stimulant and had been thrown out of the Games. “His ...

  6. Sport - Tennis

    'Scared and tired’ Rafael Nadal braced for Basel blowout

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 11:25am

    ... surgery for a few more weeks. “It’s going to be one of the most dangerous first rounds in a 500 tournament that I’ve played in a long time,” said Nadal after a two-hour hit at the St Jakobshalle ... but lost first time out to compatriot Feliciano Lopez in Shanghai. “I try to work with the right intensity and the right mentality to play the best tennis again as soon as possible. What happened, ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    Wallabies close to signing ‘humbled’ Michael Cheika as head coach

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:16pm by Reuters

    ... but we'll see what happens," Cheika said. "There are a few things to be ironed out, obviously- the logistics, etc everything being so close. "So we will see how it goes and work ... in England. McKenzie dramatically stepped down a few hours before the Wallabies lost 29-28 to New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday amid the turmoil caused by utility back Kurtley Beale allegedly ...

  8. Sport

    ‘Rabona’ strike helps Tottenham Hotspur cruise in Europa League

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:15am

    ... a 0-0 draw at Standard Liege. The spectre of crowd trouble reared its head again as Slovan Bratislava’s home game with Sparta Prague in group I was halted for several minutes in the first half ...

  9. Sport

    Erik Lamela’s ‘rabona’ strike helps Tottenham Hotspur to comfortable victory in Europa League

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:03am by Reuters

    ... a 0-0 draw at Standard Liege. The spectre of crowd trouble reared its head again as Slovan Bratislava’s home game with Sparta Prague in group I was halted for several minutes in the first half ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Beginner's luck beggars belief as Happy Valley returns

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:24pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com “Can you please back number four for me, just something small each-way? The purple and green silks look cool!” Hours of analysis, countless scenarios considered, a knowledge of the horses, jockeys, trainers, factors – and winners are found by the colours of the silks. Oh, the joy of taking a novice to the races, especially in Hong Kong. Happy ...




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