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  1. Sport - Golf

    It's surreal: Billy Horschel outguns Rory McIlroy to US$10m bonus

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:27am

    ... a missed cut at last month’s Barclays tournament, he gave himself a timely wake-up call and proceeded to finish second, first and first to secure FedExCup honours and the US$10 million jackpot. I’m ... a shot back coming in." Horschel, who earns a combined US$11.44 million for his week as the Tour Championship purse amounts to US$1.44 million, will be a notable absentee from the Ryder Cup. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1592939/its-surreal-billy-horschel-outguns-rory-mcilroy-us10m-bonus
  2. Sport - TENNIS

    18 going on 19 – Serena Williams looks ahead after beating Caroline Wozniacki to US Open title

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Serena Williams allowed herself a moment to savour a third straight US Open win on Sunday, but only a moment. Just three hours after securing her 18th grand slam title ... to her grand slam haul this season. She had added five tournament titles to her collection this season, coming into the US Open with her career total at 62, but at the grand slams she had fallen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1587709/18-going-19-serena-williams-looks-ahead-after-beating-caroline-wozniacki-us
  3. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    The paths to victory in the 2014 US Open

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:29pm by Cedric Sam

    ... Cedric Sam Marin Cilic only needed 113 minutes to win the men's singles final against Kei Nishikori for his first Grand Slam title. Cilic won the last 10 sets of his tournament. In the women's singles event, Serena Williams won her 6th US Open title in just 469 minutes of play and without dropping a single set throughout the entire tournament. Link to the full-screen interactive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1587417/road-victory-2014-us-open
  4. Sport - TENNIS

    Big guns spiked as Kei Nishikori sets up US Open final showdown with Marin Cilic

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Croatia’s Marin Cilic rocked the tennis world with stunning back-to-back US Open semi-final upsets on Saturday, sending two all-time greats ... a fifth straight trip to the US Open final when he toppled the world number one 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 on a sweltering Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Then, before a disbelieving crowd had fully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1587169/big-guns-spiked-kei-nishikori-sets-us-open-final-showdown-marin-cilic
  5. Sport - TENNIS

    No mercy between friends in US Open final clash between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will get together again on Sunday, but the US Open final won’t be another day at the beach. There’s ... won her 17th grand slam title at the US Open last year. Her pursuit of an 18th – to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time list behind the record 22 of Steffi Graf – has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1587164/no-mercy-between-friends-us-open-final-clash-between-serena-williams-and
  6. Sport - TENNIS

    Bravery not enough as heat fells Peng Shuai in US Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 03:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York   Suffering from heat illness and cramps, a brave Peng Shuai ignored doctor’s advice and returned to a baking court determined to complete her US Open semi-final on Friday – only to have her grand slam dream end in agony. With Caroline Wozniacki leading 7-6 (7-1), 4-3 and closing in on victory when Peng suddenly clutched at her thighs and stumbled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1586590/bravery-not-enough-heats-fells-peng-shuai-us-open
  7. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club bans trainer Michael Chang from using drug in US campaign

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Race-day medication is allowed in America, but it can't be administered to Rich Tapestry Jockey Club bans Chang from using drug in US stint The Jockey ... the Group One Santa Anita Sprint Championship on October 4, a "win and you're in" qualifier for the US$1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint a month later at the same track. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1586180/jockey-club-bans-trainer-michael-chang-using-drug-us-campaign
  8. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Roger Federer battles back from two match points down to reach US Open semis

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... and reach the semi-finals of the US Open, keeping his bid for an 18th grand slam on track. The stirring 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 comeback win marks the ninth time in his career Federer has rallied ... was still unable to compete at last year’s U.S. Open. “I mean, it was a difficult period. I didn’t know when I’m going to start back,” said Cilic, who becomes the first Croatian to reach the US Open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1585797/roger-federer-battles-back-two-match-points-down-reach-us-open-semis
  9. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Japan win the politeness trophy

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:51pm by James Porteous

    ... to the politeness and cleanliness that seems to be the norm.  And really, why should it be so unusual? What's so hard about bringing a plastic bag with you and spending five minutes picking up after ... to symbolise that he's the coach. Cantonese-speaking World Cup fans, send us your assessments and we'll print the best. "They're saying Boo-latter, sir"  On the few occassions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1534343/world-cup-diary-japan-win-politeness-trophy
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Why Hong Kong Tennis Open must build on a good start

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 09:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Open, which draws to an end today. No more is tennis a polite and staid game. Organisers realise they need to cater to the multitasking Snapchat generation who would get quickly bored even ... for choice as we watched all the greats. Kudos to the government for getting the ball rolling. If not for the US$2 million grant we would have never been able to buy the WTA licence. But having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591746/left-field-hong-kong-open-must-build-good-start

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