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Sports Digest, February 16, 2013

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 6:53am
 

Tens gate charge for a good cause

Fans at the GFI Hong Kong Football Club Tens face a HK$100 charge at the gate on the second day of the March 20-21 tournament as a donation to the Operation Breakthrough charity. All spectators over 17 will get a souvenir programme. The proceeds will go to the charity, which uses participation in sports to help rehabilitate young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. "We are delighted to be the official charity of this year's HKFC Tens as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our rugby programme," said Matt Lindsay, executive director of Operation Breakthrough. Alvin Sallay

 

Uribe leads Australian Women's Open golf

Colombia's Mariajo Uribe moved ahead of New Zealand's teen sensation Lydia Ko when she fired a six-under-par 67 to lead the Women's Australian Open by one stroke yesterday. Uribe, in the opening event of the US LPGA season, headed into the weekend holding a narrow advantage over first-day leader Ko, who is an amateur and is aged just 15, and world No 8 Shin Ji-yai of South Korea. AFP

 

Melbourne Rebels off to great Super 15 start

The Melbourne Rebels opened the 2013 Super 15 season in style with an entertaining 30-23 win over the Perth-based Western Force in Melbourne yesterday. The Rebels recovered from 11-0 down midway through the first half to overhaul the visitors. "We have to give credit to the Force, they held the ball really well the first 20 minutes," Rebels skipper Gareth Delve said. AFP

 

Ajmal makes double strike for Pakistan

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal dismissed both opening batsmen as South Africa started their reply to Pakistan's first innings on the second day of the second cricket test at Newlands yesterday. South Africa were 65 for two at tea after dismissing Pakistan for 338. It was a productive day for Ajmal, who helped fellow tailender Tanvir Ahmed put on 64 for the ninth wicket. He then came on to bowl and took the wickets of skipper Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen. AFP

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