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  1. Sport - China

    China Open badminton favourites march into finals

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 01:49am by Agence France-Presse in Shanghai

    ... to competition following a controversial Olympic scandal, top seeded women’s duo Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang put on a dominating performance winning in just 17 minutes. It was a good day for China as all ... forcing two walkovers in the draw. A year after returning to competitive action following being kicked off the London Olympics for playing to lose, top seeded pair Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1358202/china-open-badminton-favourites-march-finals
  2. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Vietnam quits as host of 2019 Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:36am

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Olympic Council of Asia waiting for formal communication before deciding new host city Vietnam has quit as host of the 2019 Asian Games, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering from the effects of global recession and the state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1486687/vietnam-quits-host-2019-asian-games
  3. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Indonesia tipped to step in after Vietnam withdraws

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:12pm by Associated Press

    ... which will host this year's Asian Games at the same time. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on Thursday his country was pulling out due to economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1487492/indonesia-tipped-step-after-vietnam-withdraws
  4. Sport - Soccer

    Malky Mackay dug his own grave, says Cardiff owner Vincent Tan

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... poor results Mackay dug own grave, insists Tan Cardiff owner Vincent Tan admitted he sacked manager Malky Mackay because the Scot was airing the Premier League club's "dirty linen" in public. Mackay's acrimonious departure was the inevitable result of his turbulent relationship with Malaysian tycoon Tan, who had last week granted the Bluebirds boss a reprieve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1392045/malky-mackay-dug-his-own-grave-says-cardiff-owner-vincent-tan
  5. Sport - Soccer - HOME AND AWAY PETER SIMPSON

    Why Arsenal must stand by Arsene Wenger

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:19pm by Peter Simpson

    ... Cardiff, Malky Mackay was fired by Malaysian billionaire owner Vincent Tan in the same month. The newly promoted Blue Birds were lying in 17th place, which was not good enough for Tan. The spat between the two became public when it was revealed Tan wrote to Mackay on December 16 asking him to resign or be sacked. Mackay rightly stood his ground; it was only halfway through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1476674/why-arsenal-must-stand-arsene-wenger
  6. Sport - Soccer

    Manager Mackay won’t get single penny, says Cardiff owner Tan

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:57am by Reuters

    ... and owner Vincent Tan who is now unhappy about the manager’s wish for three January signings. "Tan Sri Vincent Tan was extremely upset to read quotes from the manager concerning the possibility ... unfairly raises supporter expectations, placing unnecessary pressure on the club. As such he [Tan] has stated that not a single penny will be made available in January." Iain Moody, seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1383882/manager-mackay-wont-get-single-penny-says-cardiff-owner-tan
  7. Sport - Racing

    What's in a name? Why it's vital for foreign trainers and jockeys to get their Chinese names just right in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:58pm by Michael Cox

    ... Alex Wong Siu-tan offered him a spot as a retained rider, on one proviso: that he change his name to something more “auspicious”. This is how SCMP Racing Editor Alan Aitken reported the change at the time: Australian jockey Stephen Baster has taken the advice of trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan and officially requested for his name to be pronounced differently by Chinese language commentators. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1474126/whats-name-why-its-vital-foreign-trainers-and-jockeys-get-their-chinese
  8. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Third All-England trophy may be last one for Lee Chong Wei

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 08:30pm by AFP

    ... as she and her women's doubles partner Wang Xiaoli saved a match point to complete a successful defence of their title. Yu had said she was quitting after she and Wang were among those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1445510/third-all-england-trophy-may-be-last-one-lee-chong-wei
  9. Sport - TIM NOONAN

    Old geezers can't keep up with kids

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:50pm by Tim Noonan

    ... on two hours' sleep most of the weekend Sevens First-Timer Jeanette Tan At 2.15pm an announcement is made that the South Stand is nearing capacity, but that there are still some seats left. ... Longstocking. Her name is Jeanette Tan, she tells me. "Really?" I ask. "Everybody in Singapore's name is Tan." "Well, I could tell you my name is Smith, but I don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1461167/old-geezers-cant-keep-kids
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG FIRST DIVISION

    Yokohama still bottom despite salvaging a draw with Southern

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:24pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... for Yokohama yesterday, and Leung's younger brother Leung Nok-hang, Tan Chun-lok and Au Yeung Yiu-chung as having a bright future. Fukuda blamed himself for missing two clear-cut chances ... to put Southern back in front but Fukuda's header cancelled out Lopez's effort. Yokohama's Tan was sent off for a second booking with five minutes left. At Sham Shui Po Sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1455622/yokohama-still-bottom-despite-salvaging-draw-southern

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