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  1. Sport - Racing

    Tree of strife: improve our Valley view

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 07:44pm by Michael Cox

    ... steps up and offers some mid-season suggestions for the Jockey Club. The two areas under the spotlight: broadcasting, but more specifically trees and their removal, and our other critical area ... technologically. At the risk of offending environmentalists, there’s a whopping great tree smack in the way of viewers at a critical moment of races at Happy Valley, right at the 600-metre mark. It’s about ...

  2. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Eisenhower Tree succumbs to ravages of storm at Augusta National

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:31pm by Associate Press

    ... Associated Press Wrath of Mother Nature succeeds where US president failed in removing Masters landmark Eisenhower Tree succumbs to ravages of storm The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part ... Tree is difficult news to accept," club chairman Billy Payne said. "We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: the Brazilian family keeping all six fingers crossed for victory

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:02am by James Porteous

    ... the goals have been flying in in this World Cup; in Salvador, a plan to plant trees for every one scored at the city's stadium is running into trouble because of the glut. For every goal scored, 1,111 trees will be planted, roughly the area of a football pitch. But after the Netherlands' 5-1 thrashing of Spain and Germany’s 4-0 rout of Portugal in the first two games, local ...

  4. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Play-off let-off for Justin Rose after stumble in Quicken Loans National

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:11pm by APSPT

    ... I'm delighted." The Englishman had thought he had thrown this one away. Tied for the lead as he played the 18th, Rose tried to squeeze a four-iron through a tiny gap in the trees from 209 ... pulled his tee shot in the trees, from where grandstands blocked his view of the green. He chose a six-iron to punch it around the trees. "The grass closed the club down," Stefani said, ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong's Doug Williams on cusp of biggest moment in career

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:54pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... said of the event, which starts at Oak Tree National today. He will go up against the likes of three-time US Open champion Hale Irwin and two-time major winner Mark O'Meara. Williams said ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: A memorable detour into the unknown

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 09:29pm by Paul Kay

    ... in the morning, we realise it's been worth the effort. Bahia is famed for its long, largely untouched stretches of pristine beaches fringed with palm trees, and the Marau Peninsula has one ...

  7. Sport - Golf

    Tiger Woods 'feels great' as comeback begins at US PGA National

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... to get stronger as time goes on," Woods said. "The risk is minimal, and just like it is with every round we play, we can hit behind a tree root and damage something... I'm ...

  8. Sport - Golf - THE MASTERS

    First practice round at Masters is a washout

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:26am by Associated Press

    ... to the demise of the famous Eisenhower Tree also cost the club countless other trees, giving Augusta a slightly different look. Instead of a forest of Georgia pines, players can see from the 10th fairway all the way across to the 15th fairway. Players couldn’t help but notice the number of trees missing from the right side of the narrow, claustrophobic seventh fairway. “You don’t feel like ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    It’s time to get up close and personal

    Posted May 07th 2014, 06:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the trees, and hopefully will have hammered the message home that we have to get up close and personal with the Koreans on Saturday. ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Open water swimmer likes to empty his mind for endurance tests

    Posted May 18th 2014, 12:08am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... ferries," says skipper Highfield. Other concerns include jellyfish and floating refuse, like tree branches. "Jellyfish are common. Simon is used to minor stings from his local training, ...




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