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Education, not 'Olympic spirit', is solution to bad behaviour in soccer

Education, not 'Olympic spirit', is solution to bad behaviour in soccer

As we transition to the new English Premier League season and approach the player-transfer deadline, another kind of transfer is flavour of the month. It's the transfer of Olympic ideals to the world of soccer.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 3:34am

'Super cup' to choose second AFC entrant

The Hong Kong Football Association is planning a new knockout tournament designed to enhance the qualification process for the AFC Cup, the only regional cup competition Hong Kong clubs can participate in.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Benson scores hat-trick on tough mountain run

Darren Benson claimed his third straight victory in the 36th staging of the Skechers Mount Butler (Heritage)Race at Wong Nai Chung Gap yesterday after a clinical display of front running saw him decimate the 1,100-strong field.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Glorious trial puts rivals on notice

Glorious Days confirmed his Group One quality with a tough second to Lucky Nine in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup three weeks ago, and shot out an ominous warning to his next rivals by showing off his devastating turn of foot in a Sha Tin trial on Friday.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Lionel Messi

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Derby draw points to thriller

If the barrier draw for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby had been intended to open the contest up, then what emerged randomly at Sha Tin yesterday could not have been designed any better.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Derby horses can't be judged only on the race itself

There is a famous story in Australian racing, going back to the 1970s, when a Sydney-based trainer renowned for betting well took a lightly-raced horse he rated very highly in private to a low-grade, four-runner Queensland provincial race, only too happy to accept whatever odds were on offer.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Punters line up for happy score in TT

A HK$4.5 million jackpot should generate a big Triple Trio pool tomorrow night at Happy Valley, where barrier one on the 'C' course makes Almond Lee's Happy Score a solid banker in the final leg.

Officials estimate a payout of HK$7 million for the TT, and Lee's in-form five-year-old should be the first horse marked on tickets in the Class Four final leg.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Happy Guys shocks a few Derby hopefuls

Six-year-old Happy Guys came out of left field to dent some big Derby-bound reputations in the final race, giving trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai surprise bookend winners for the day.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Military Attack can spoil his stablemates' Derby assault

Military Attack is one of four runners John Moore has safely qualified for the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, but the boom import could cost another two of his stablemates a place in the classic with a win in the Lion City Handicap (1,800m), a race the trainer knows all too well.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bullish Champion will inject decent tempo into the Derby

It was hidden away in the fine print to some extent but Bullish Champion's victory on the weekend might have given us hope of a relatively rare event - a decent tempo for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby next month.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Blinkered City King and Gurus Dream claim minor silverware for the camp

Trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong was unrepresented in the Group Twos, but he came away with all the minor silverware, winning the Silver Lining Cup and the Yan Chai Trophy. City King (Tye Angland) took the Class Four Silver Lining Cup, hitting form with the blinkers going on for the first time here, though he had won easily in Brisbane wearing them.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The likes of Luis Suarez must earn their goals

They are the men who fans pay to watch and that the TV cameras and journalists love to focus on. Yet how far should administrators go in protecting the beautiful players of the beautiful game?

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Best City makes life easier for Fownes

Caspar Fownes didn't use the 'D word' - Derby - when talking up Best City's Class Three win, but he certainly didn't hold back in his praise for his galloper.

Best City fought out a thrilling finish at the end of 1,400m with another Derby-aged horse who could be headed for bigger things, Liberator, with judges granted Fownes' galloper the win by a short-head.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Derby Day

Derby Day by D.J. Taylor Vintage Digital (e-book)

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am