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  1. United we stand- national duty inspires players

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... In 1953, Hopkins took a look around the world and was not happy with what was out there. The Canadian industrialist saw nations at odds with each other and the dawning of a cold war that would last ... everyone was equal. And so his vision was for an annual event that brought golfers from around the world together, one that promoted goodwill between nations who could find common ground ...

  2. Asia should take a united stand

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Perhaps Manchester United should consider staying at Chungking Mansions if they visit Hong Kong next summer. After all, it costs first-class accommodation prices to stay ... as appearance fees. It is not surprising then that the Hong Kong Football Association has baulked at the absurd price. It is outrageous that United should ask for this sort of money to play one game- ...

  3. United, Gunners turn to old hands hoping for miracles

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wenger. First Paul Scholes reappears for Manchester United, at the age of 37 and seven months into his supposed retirement, and 24 hours later 34-year-old Thierry Henry dons the Arsenal red again ... spell at United five years ago. Arsenal's first Premier League game with Henry in the squad is away to Swansea, who (along with Manchester City) have been the toughest hosts to score ...

  4. How a ball game played its part in changing a nation

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... team is seen as the moment the concept of the 'Rainbow Nation' became a reality. Before the 1.74-metre winger stepped on the pitch and scored four tries in the quarter-final against Samoa, South Africa was a nation where the Springboks and rugby were seen as symbols of apartheid. 'Before that 1995 Rugby World Cup, non-white South Africans cheered for England, Australia ...

  5. United States' loss could be Hong Kong's gain in 2011 World Cup qualifying

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The banning of top seeds, the United States, by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from taking part in the World Cricket League Division Three tournament in May, could pave the way for Hong Kong's entry into the next round of qualifying for the 2011 World Cup. The ICC suspended the US last week after the American governing body failed to hold elections ...

  6. Hong Kong open Five Nations with victory in Almaty

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong began their HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition on a winning note by defeating 13-man Kazakhstan 23-10 in Almaty yesterday. Tries from new captain Tom ... to Sri Lanka.' In Colombo, newly promoted Sri Lanka were left ruing a disallowed try after a 13-13 draw against the United Arab Emirates, in a game played in heavy rain. Substitute winger ...

  7. Kobe Bryant: men's basketball

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Guy Haydon Basketball was invented in 1891 by a Canadian- sports teacher James Naismith- but it is the United States that has always dominated the global sport. Naismith was working ... who won gold in Beijing, such as Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers guard, and the Miami Heat duo of forward LeBron James, and guard Dwyane Wade. Twelve national teams in both men's ...

  8. Fukien lining up NCAA players

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Defending champions Fukien will rely again on top-class foreign players as they appear in the second 3D- Gold Super League next month. Club chairman Alex Wong Wai-hung said they had approached several US collegiate players ...

  9. You reap what you sow

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tim Noonan Schadenfreude is a German word which means pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. It's the type of showy word commonly used by erudite and indulgent media commentators, like book reviewers who are often more verbose then the book ...

  10. Lenovo scores touchdown with NFL sponsorship

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Lenovo, the world's second-largest supplier of personal computers, this week kicked off one of its most high-profile marketing efforts in the United States by announcing a three-year sponsorship deal with the National Football League (NFL). The Hong Kong-listed computer maker signed up as the exclusive provider of laptops, desktops ...




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