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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. 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 ...

  3. 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- ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Hong Kong open Five Nations with victory in Almaty

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 McColl and Peter ... 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 Lasitha Costa thought he had ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. United fans out in cold as sponsors hog tickets for Macau exhibition

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... said he hoped members of the local branch would be allocated a fair share of tickets for the game at the 15,000-seat Macau National Stadium. When Manchester United visited Hong Kong in 2005, ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong fans are likely to miss out on watching Manchester United in Macau in July with the bulk of tickets reserved for corporate sponsors. Organisers hinted yesterday ...

  10. New-look HK to face Test nations

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in their group) meeting the United Arab Emirates in the final in Kuala Lumpur- the choice of colour is quite appropriate. Any red faces as a result of expected losses against the Test-playing nations can ... in Hong Kong) plus two (deemed nationals or those who have been here four years) rule on the field. But at the Asia Cup, the whole squad can be deemed nationals. At the ACC Trophy, strike bowlers ...




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